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Education for Licensees

Information on license education including continuing education requirements and license examinations.

Licensees

Real Estate Agents and Appraisers can find continuing education course information at the Pulse website.

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Insurance Producers can find approved continuing education course information on the Sircon website.

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Requirements for Obtaining a Real Property Appraiser License in Minnesota

Insurance

Producer

Pre-license education 

Before sitting for a licensing exam, insurance producer applicants must first complete the 20 hours of Minnesota Department of Commerce pre-approved insurance pre-license education per line of authority as required in MN Statute 60K.36 Subd.4.

Continuing education 

  • A minimum of 24 credit hours of approved courses with no more than one-half of the credit hours per licensing period sponsored by, offered by, or affiliated with an insurance company or its agents. 
  • A licensee must obtain three hours of the credit hours per licensing period from a class or classes in the area of ethics. 
  • No credit will be earned if the licensee has previously obtained credit for the same course during the same licensing period.
  • A licensee will not receive credit for more than eight hours of continuing education in one day.
  • Contact your course provider directly if you have taken a course that is not listed on your CE transcript. The Department of Commerce cannot assist you with this issue. All completed continuing education courses must be uploaded by the course provider.

Adjuster (Independent or Public)

Pre-license education 

None required 

Continuing education

Independent or Public adjuster licensees must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of approved courses as required in MN Statute 72B.045

  • A licensee must obtain three hours of the credit hours per licensing period from a class or classes in the area of ethics. 
  • No credit will be earned if the licensee has previously obtained credit for the same course during the same licensing period.
  • A licensee will not receive credit for more than eight hours of continuing education in one day.
  • Contact your course provider directly if you have taken a course that is not listed on your CE transcript. The Department of Commerce cannot assist you with this issue. All completed continuing education courses must be uploaded by the course provider.

Real Estate

Broker

Pre-license education 

Before sitting for a licensing exam, real estate broker applicants must first complete the 30 hours of Minnesota Department of Commerce pre-approved broker pre-license education as required in MN Statute 82.59 Subd.8.

Continuing education 

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved courses each 2 year license period. 
  • *A licensee must obtain 1 hour of the credit hours per licensing period from a class or classes in the area of fair housing, each 2 year license period..
  • *A licensee must obtain 1 hour of the credit hours per licensing period from a class or classes in the area of agency law, each 2 year license period.
  • *A licensee must obtain any assigned required module hours as part of the credit hours each licensing year.  Required module titles and credit hours are subject to change each year.
  • No credit will be earned if the licensee has previously obtained credit for the same course during the same licensing period.
  • A licensee will not receive credit for more than eight hours of continuing education in one day.
  • Contact your course provider directly if you have taken a course that is not listed on your CE transcript. The Department of Commerce cannot assist you with this issue. All completed continuing education courses must be uploaded by the course provider.

Salesperson

Pre-license education 

Before sitting for a licensing exam, real estate salesperson applicants must first complete the 30 hours of Minnesota Department of Commerce pre-approved real estate salesperson pre-license education course 1 as required in MN  Statute 82.59 Subd.8.   Two additional Minnesota Department of Commerce pre-approved real estate salesperson 30 hour pre-license courses must be successfully completed before filing an application for the license.  (These three 30-hour courses are know as, course 1, course 2, and course3)

Continuing education 

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved courses each 2 year license period. 
  • *A licensee must obtain 1 hour of the credit hours per licensing period from a class or classes in the area of fair housing, each 2 year license period..
  • *A licensee must obtain 1 hour of the credit hours per licensing period from a class or classes in the area of agency law, each 2 year license period.
  • *A licensee must obtain any assigned required module hours as part of the credit hours each licensing year.  Required module titles and credit hours are subject to change each year.
  • No credit will be earned if the licensee has previously obtained credit for the same course during the same licensing period.
  • A licensee will not receive credit for more than eight hours of continuing education in one day.
  • Contact your course provider directly if you have taken a course that is not listed on your CE transcript. The Department of Commerce cannot assist you with this issue. All completed continuing education courses must be uploaded by the course provider.

(Commercial Only) Brokers & Salespersons

Fair Housing, Agency Law, and the Module Training continuing education requirements do not apply to commercial-only salespersons and brokers engaged solely in the commercial real estate business and who file with the commissioner a verification of this status. The Department of this Commerce has to be notified Yearly, prior to June 30th. Primary Brokers have the ability  to enable and disable this designation online within PulsePortal. The feature is called: “Verify Commercial-Only Designations.” Please note: Paper exemption forms are no longer accepted. 

Closer

Pre-license education 

Before applying for a closer license, all closer applicants must first complete the 8 hours of Minnesota Department of Commerce pre-approved closer pre-license education as required in MN Statute 82.641. Subd.4.

Continuing education 

None required

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