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Posted Mar 31, 2010 11:15 am (8 years ago)

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Arizona Department of Real Estate Proposed Real Estate Renewal Classes

Arizona Real Estate Commissioner Judy Lowe has established a goal of improving the professionalism of Arizona licensees.  One way she is hoping to achieve this is by increasing the education requirements for renewal of a real estate license.  Currently, a licensee is required to complete 24 credit hours of real estate education every 2 years.  The required topics are:  Agency, Disclosure, Contract Law, Fair Housing, and Legal Issues. 

House Bill 2689 proposes changes to the current requirements that include an additional 6 hours of continuing education for a total of 30 credit hours of real estate renewal classes every two years.  The 6 additional hours would be called "Commissioner's Current Topics" and could include topics related to specific areas within the real estate industry, such as property management, business brokerage, land sales, etc. or specific concerns of current market conditions such as short sales, foreclosures, etc.  

The Bill also includes a proposed requirement of 15 hours of "broker supervision" instruction for designated brokers.  Designated brokers and/or employing brokers would be required to complete the additional education hours within 60 days of becoming a supervising broker.  Under the provisions of the Bill, those currently functioning as designated brokers/employing brokers would have until January 1, 2012 to complete the additional 15 hours of instruction.

For more information or for a copy of the propsed changes, go to www.azleg.gov/bills.asp and search for HB 2689.

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