Education

  • Licensees, with the exception of those recently licensed, are required to complete a total of 9 hours of continuing education each annual continuing education (CE) cycle to renew as active for the next calendar year. See 70-02-04-15. The CE current CE cycle is Nov. 16, 2021 through Nov. 15, 2022.
  • Exemptions from continuing education requirement -- if you have been licensed as a salesperson or broker within the current CE cycle.
  • A salesperson who completed the prerequisite 90 hours of course of study to obtain a license is exempt from the continuing education requirement for the first license renewal.
  • Continuing education for renewing your license as active for 2023 must be taken between November 16, 2021 and completed by November 15, 2022.
  • There is not a grace period for completing your annual continuing education.
  • If you do not have the required number of hours for an active license, you need to renew as inactive beginning Jan. 1, 2023. You will need to transfer to an active license when you have completed the CE.
  • For the current continuing education cycle (November 16, 2021 through November 15, 2022) there are 2 mandatory course topics, and 3 hours on each topic must be taken.
  • The mandatory topics and required hours are:
    • Respect, ethics and professionalism -- 3 hours total, and also
    • Fair housing -- 3 hours total
  • N.D. licensees must complete 3 hours on both mandatory topics, which will total 6 hours, plus
  • An additional 3 CE hours total on an elective topic or topics.
  • Altogether, 9 hours of continuing education as described above must be completed during the current CE cycle (Nov. 16, 2021 through Nov. 15, 2022).
  • Salespersons who have completed the 45 hours needed for pre-license education prior to January 1, 2021 must also complete a total of 15 hours of post-licensure education on any topics from approved CE courses within 12 months of the date they became licensed.
    • Those who have completed the 45-hour pre-licensure course have 2 years from the date of completion of their course to apply for a salesperson license.
    • While completing the 15 hours of post-licensure, new salesperson licensees are exempt from the 9 hours of continuing education.
  • Beginning January 1, 2021, salespersons need 90 hours of pre-licensing education prior to licensure, and do not need 15 hours of post-licensure education.
    • Licensed salespersons who have completed the 90 hours of pre-licensing education are exempt from the continuining education requirement for their first license renewal.
    • Those who have completed the 90-hour pre-licensure course have 2 years from the date of completion of their course to apply for a salesperson license.

See "Approved Courses" link, at right.