New Licensees Frequently Asked Questions
What are the continuing education requirements of a new licensee the first year?
- 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, but do not need 15 hours of post-licensure education. Salespersons who have completed the 90 hours of pre-licensing education and have been licensed are exempt from the CE requirement for their first renewal.