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

  • If you:

    • Renewed your license in 2018 
    • Were issued a new license between 7/1/2018 - 10/31/2019 
    • Were relicensed between 7/1/2018 - 10/31/2019

    Then you need:

    • 6 hours (2 hours each year) of CE that involves law, rules & court cases regarding real estate
    • 12 hours of other CE
    • For a total of 18 hours of CE prior to renewing your license in 2021

    If you:

    • Were issued a new license between 11/1/2019 - 10/31/2020 
    • Were relicensed between 11/1/2019 - 10/31/2020

    Then you need:

    • 4 hours (2 hours each year) of CE that involves law, rules & court cases regarding real estate
    • 8 hours of other CE
    • For a total of 12 hours of CE prior to renewing your license in 2021

    If you:

    • Were issued a new license between 11/1/2020 - 7/3/2021 
    • Were relicensed between 11/1/2020 - 7/3/2021

    Then you need:

    • 2 hours of CE that involves law, rules & court cases regarding real estate
    • 4 hours of other CE
    • For a total of 6 hours of CE prior to renewing your license in 2021

    Note:

    • If you hold an associate and/or individual broker license and you have held an active salesperson license between 7/1/2018 - 10/31/2019 you are required to complete the entire 18 hours of CE.
    • 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.

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  • 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.