Continuing Education Requirements

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The state of Michigan requires real estate licensees to earn at least 18 hours of continuing education (CE) credits every 3 years to renew their real estate license. The topic number and course name must differ from the other courses a licensee has taken within the 3-year period. Each year a licensee must complete at least 2 hours of education that involves the law, rules, and court cases regarding real estate. This is part of your 18 total credits for the 3 years. Any extra legal hours earned will count towards the total requirement. 

If a licensee fails to complete 2 hours of legal credit in a year, they may try to make it up in proceeding years. If the licensee is audited, this does not guarantee the licensee will not be penalized. To check your CE Credits, visit and log into the CE Marketplace. If you do not yet have an account, please create one by visiting CE Marketplace. 

Locate answers from LARA to questions related to real estate licensing, continuing education requirements, MiPlus account information, licensing applications, licensing forms, renewal requirements, licensing guides, and much more by visiting the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website

Important Reminder About Credit Reporting

After an instructor or school administrator has reported your class attendance, you will receive a class completion certificate by email. Watch for this email to arrive! It confirms that your class attendance has been successfully reported and recorded in your CE Marketplace account.

Please note that your class attendance will be reported to CE Marketplace within ten days. If you do not receive the confirmation, it is your responsibility to contact the school administrator or instructor.

Further, you do not need to send proof of CE to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) unless you are being audited and asked to submit the information.  

For answers to any questions about CE hours or tracking credits and class completion, visit www.cemarketplace.net or contact via email at tracking@cemarketplace.net. You can also call during normal business hours at 844.642.6633.

For answers to education questions, please visit our Education FAQs

  • CE Requirement: 18-hours including 2-hours of legal updates per year. If you were issued a new license or relicensed after 8/24/2020, you may need 6, 12, or 18 total credits depending on the license expiration date indicated on your pocket card. 

    If you:

    • Were issued a new license or relicensed by 08/25/2020 and expires 10/31/2021

    Then you need:

    • 2 hours of legal credit before 10/31/2021
    • 4 additional CE credits before 10/31/2021
    • For a total of 6 CE credits prior to renewing your license on 10/31/2021

    If you:

    • Were issued a new license or relicensed by 08/25/2020 and expires 08/25/2022

    Then you need:

    • 4 hours of legal credit or 2 hours required each license cycle year between 8/25/2020 and 8/25/2022
    • 8 additional CE credits that may be taken anytime between 8/25/2020 – 8/25/2022
    • For a total of 12 hours of CE credits prior to renewing your license 08/25/2022

    If you:

    • Were issued a new license or relicensed by 08/25/2020 and expires 08/25/2023

    Then you need:

    • 6 hours of legal CE credits or 2 hours required each license cycle year between 08/25/2020 and 08/25/2023
    • 12 additional CE credits that may be taken anytime between 8/25/2020 – 8/25/2023
    • For a total of 18 hours of CE credits prior to renewing your license 08/25/2023

    Note:

    • You do not need to send proof of CE to GMAR's Education Department unless you are being audited and have been asked to submit information. 
    • If you were relicensed and used any courses to fulfill the previous year’s CE requirements, those courses cannot be used again for the 2021 renewal.

     

  • Broker License Requirements:

    • 90 hours of broker prep training
    • 9 hours of Fair Housing training
    • 3 years of experience as a licensed salesperson
    • Must have at least 5 transactions in three different - 12 month periods.

    If you have already completed your requirements and are looking to test, please visit www.PSIExams.com to schedule your exam.