If you have attended a continuing education class through the Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS, you may download your Certificate of Completion from your Info Hub. Simply log in, then click on Continuing Education on the left. Under My Continuing Education/Certification, you should see Ongoing Continuing Education. When you click on that link, you will be able to see which courses you have completed () and download the certificate by clicking on the course title.
IF YOU ATTENDED CLASSES AT THE MAINE ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ANNUAL CONFERENCE, YOU WILL NEED TO LOG ON TO THEIR RAMCO PORTAL FOR YOUR CERTIFICATES. TYPICALLY, YOUR LOG IN CREDENTIALS WILL BE THE SAME AS FOR MAINE LISTINGS. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE, PLEASE CONTACT MAR AT 622-7501.
For Online or Livestream Continuing Education, or to request a copy of a continuing education certificate:
Real Estate Institute of New England (formerly Arthur Gary School of Real Estate)
The Real Estate Learning Group
In-Person and Livestream Continuing Education courses may be available at other local associations of the Maine Association of REALTORS, which you can contact through the following links:
Greater Portland Board of REALTORS
Kennebec Valley Board of REALTORS
Mountains to Shore Board of REALTORS
Maine Association of REALTORS
(York County Council, MAR Convention, Maine Commercial Association of REALTORS®)
Real Estate Commission - Continuing Education REQUIREMENTS
Active associate brokers, brokers and designated brokers are required to complete 21 clock hours of approved continuing education, which includes the 3 clock hour core course that is mandatory at the time of renewal, as a prerequisite to the renewal of a license. A renewal license will be issued upon receipt of the renewal application, fee and confirmation by the licensee that the required continuing education has been completed. The statement of completion does not mean you “think” you’ve completed the required hours or that you intend to complete the hours at a later date. When you check the “yes” response to the continuing education question that means you are attesting to the truthfulness of the statement and that the Commission can rely upon the response to issue the license. If it is found after audit that you had not completed the required 21 clock hours, sanctions may be imposed.
Do it Right!
Keep a file of your continuing education course certificates. In addition to the course certificates keep a list of the courses you’ve completed including name of the sponsor, course title and date of completion. If you misplace a certificate, you can contact the sponsor for a replacement.
Before you renew:
Review each certificate to confirm the course is approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission;
Count the number of clock hours, which must include the core course that is mandatory at the time of your renewal, to be sure they total a minimum of 21 clock hours; and
Check the dates of completion reported on the certificates to be certain the courses were completed within the current renewal term.
After you renew:
Keep the course certificates in a readily accessible place for four years (the current renewal term and the previous renewal term) in case you are audited by the Commission and need to submit copies of the certificates in response to the audit; and
Start a new continuing education certificate file for the courses completed after the issuance date of your renewal license. REMEMBER, the new renewal term begins on the issuance date of your renewal license.
If you have questions about continuing education courses, requirements, or the mandatory core course, you may call the Commission office at (207) 624-8521 or 624-8518, or click HERE to send an e-mail message to the Real Estate Commission.
Maine Real Estate Commission Core Course Requirement
WHICH COURSE DO YOU NEED TO MEET THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENT?
Effective April 1, 2023 the Real Estate Commission core course requirement is “Buyer Relationships Core Course”.
The course noted above is required if:
your license expiration date is on or after April 1, 2023 (even if you renew before April 1, 2023).
your license has expired and you renew on or after April 1, 2023.
you activate a license on or after April 1, 2023.
Licensees with a license expiration date prior to April 1, 2023, who renew prior to April 1, 2023 may fulfill their core course requirement with either “Core Course for Designated Brokers 4 - Communication” or “Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers 4 - Communication ” (depending on your license type) or the new core course as noted above.