RULE 076.00.14-002 - Arkansas Real Estate Commission Regulation 11 - Continuing Education

RULE 076.00.14-002. Arkansas Real Estate Commission Regulation 11 - Continuing Education

SECTION 11. CONTINUING EDUCATION.

11.1 Requests for waiver or extension.

Each request for a waiver of the continuing education requirement under A.C.A. § 17-42-307(c) or extension of time to complete post license education requirement, shall be in writing and shall be supported by clear and convincing evidence. The Commission shall acknowledge each such request and shall announce its decision in writing. If the waiver or extension is granted, the Commission may impose such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate.

11.2 Renewal of expired license.

Repealed (10/10/2014)

11.3 Approved courses and instructors.

Only those courses and instructors which are approved by the Commission or which are exempted from such approval by Section A.C.A. § 17-42-503 shall be accepted by the Commission for continuing education credit.

11.4 No duplication of pre-licensing and continuing education credit.

No educational courses or hours submitted as credit toward the prelicensing education requirement shall be used as credit for the continuing education requirements, and no educational courses or hours submitted for credit toward the continuing education requirements shall be used or counted to satisfy the pre-licensure educational requirements.

11.5 Post-license education requirements

(a) Each salesperson and broker will complete a post-license education course as provided herein.

(b) Salespersons shall complete an eighteen (18) classroom hour salesperson course.

(c) Brokers shall complete the thirty (30) classroom hour broker course developed by the Commission.

(d) All post-license education courses shall be conducted by either the Arkansas Real Estate Commission, a school or organization licensed by the Commission, or post-secondary school accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education wherever situated. All post-license education hours shall be conducted by actual classroom attendance.

(e) The Arkansas Real Estate Commission will establish the course content for the post-license education courses for new salespersons and brokers.

(f) The broker or salesperson shall deliver to the Commission the original certificate of completion of the post-license education course, or a copy thereof, from an approved provider, or other documentation satisfactory to the Commission. Said documentation must be received by the Commission no later than the end of the month one (1) year following the date of the broker's or salesperson's initial license. If documentation of an individual's post-license education is not received by the Commission within said time period, the license will be placed on inactive status until the broker or salesperson files satisfactory documentation of his completion of said post-license education course.

(g) A broker who is initially licensed in that capacity cannot become an executive broker or principal broker until such broker has completed and filed satisfactory documentation of his completion of the post-license broker education course. However, the Commission my temporarily waive this requirement for a real estate broker who has submitted proof of enrollment in an upcoming course acceptable to the Commission.

(9/25/2014)

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