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District of Columbia Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 15 9 6
We Offer: 9 9 0

Attention DC Students

The OPLA has shut down their licensing management system effective 04/01/2021. Course completions will not be reported to DC until we receive further direction from the OPLA.

District of Columbia State Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education

Renewal Date: 2/28 every odd-numbered year for Brokers and Property Managers; 8/31 every odd-numbered year for Salespersons

Hours Required: 15 hours
Broker - effective now (03/01/2021 - 02/28/2023)
9 hours – Mandatory (DC Fair Housing; DC Ethics; DC Legislative Update)
3 hours – Property Management
3 hours – Broker Supervision* (Course content outline pending)
Reciprocity - effective now (03/01/2021 - 02/28/2023)
3 hours – DC Fair Housing
3 hours – Property Management 

Please Note: If you are seeking return to active status and have been on inactive status for 5 years or more, you will be considered a new applicant and will be required to meet all current requirements for licensure.  If this is the case, you will need to do one of the following:

  • Apply to the DC Real Estate Commission as a brand new, first time applicant; INCLUDING completing the pre-licensing course and passing the licensing examination.
  • Apply to the DC Real Estate Commission using a currently active real estate license from another jurisdiction via the reciprocity or endorsement process.

The CE Shop’s Offering: 15 hours

The CE Shop is an approved provider in the District of Columbia.

Provider Approval Number: 603799

Reporting: The OPLA has shut down their licensing management system effective 04/01/2021. Course completions will not be reported to DC until we receive further direction from the OPLA.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in your account. 

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Certificates: Immediately upon real estate course completion, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic copy of the course certificate of completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies at a later time. Please refer to your renewal application to determine if you need to submit your certificate(s) of completion with your renewal. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificate of completion will reflect this.

Duplicate Courses:  please note that a licensee (active or reinstatement) will NOT be given credit on transcripts for taking the same course(s) within the same cycle.

CE Exemptions: Newly licensed brokers, salespersons and property managers are exempt from taking CE courses for the remainder of a licensing cycle during which their license is obtained, but are required to renew the license when that first cycle ends.  CE credits taken by (new) licensees do not roll over and cannot be carried forward into the next cycle.

License Renewal Process:  The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew. 

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