Continuing Education (CE)

CE requirements – Nov. 16, 2022 through Nov. 15, 2023 (NDAC 70-02-04)

For -- North Dakota resident licensees who want to renew as active for 2024

Total CE hours required -- 12 CE hours total from NDREC-approved courses, including 3-6 hours on mandatory topic/s and 6-9 hours on elective topics. Mandatory hours and topics vary based on type of license (salesperson, broker associate, or broker). (70-02-04-02)

No limit on number of CE hours that can be taken in 1 day

CE cycle – Nov. 16, 2022 through Nov. 15, 2023 (70-02-04-02)

No grace period – There is no grace period to complete required CE. (70-02-04-02)

If required CE is not completed by Nov. 15 -- Licensees must renew as inactive for 2024 to avoid potential disciplinary action if CE was not completed as required. If the licensee renews as inactive due to late completion of CE, the licensee can transfer the license to active effective Jan. 1, 2024 or later, provided CE is completed. (70-02-04-01)

Salespersons licensed before Jan. 1, 2023 – Must complete mandatory 3 hours on contract law with administrative rules changes, plus 9 hours on elective topics for a total of 12 hours

Broker associates – Must complete mandatory 3 hours on contract law with administrative rules changes plus mandatory 3 hours on agency law – a broker’s perspective, plus 6 hours on elective topics for a total of 12 hours

Brokers -- Must complete mandatory 3 hours on contract law with administrative rules changes plus mandatory 3 hours on agency law – a broker’s perspective, plus 6 hours on elective topics for a total of 12 hours

Salespersons first licensed in 2023 who completed the 90-hour pre-licensure course – Are exempt from CE requirements for their first renewal (70-02-04-15)

Salespersons newly licensed in 2022 or 2023 who completed the 45-hour pre-licensure course – Are exempt from CE requirements for the CE cycle/s in which they are completing or completed their 15 hours of post-licensure CE

Brokers newly licensed after Nov. 15, 2022 – If new brokers passed the broker license exam this CE cycle, they are exempt from CE requirement for this CE cycle (70-02-04-15)

Non-resident licensees – Must meet the CE requirements in their state of residence (70-02-04-04)

Licensees who are CE course instructors – Can request 1 hour of CE credit for every hour as an instructor of a unique course, not to exceed 50 percent of CE required and not to replace any mandatory CE requirement (70-02-04-16)

Licensees who have been continuously licensed since Jan. 1, 1969 -- Are exempt from CE (43-23-08.2(3))

Approved courses – Licensees must take courses approved by the ND Real Estate Commission to earn mandatory and elective CE. See “Approved Courses” link, at right. (70-02-04-02)