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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ed Silva I do believe it's too less - however, from practical point of view, what we learn is CE has no value - so even if they increase the number of hours, it's not going to be much beneficial.

Apr 16, 2015 02:35 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Ed... in NC we do 8 hours every year--4 hours mandatory and 4 hours of an elective. I personally think thye 8 hours annually is barely enough.

Apr 16, 2015 08:55 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No Ed, lets weed out the part timers.

Apr 16, 2015 01:28 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Ours has increased to 18....definetly not too little.

Apr 16, 2015 01:19 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Ours is 30 hours every 3 years with a mandatory 8 hours QB class that we don't get credit for.  They are changing this soon but I don't know the details yet. 

Apr 17, 2015 12:05 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I think it is too little. 

Apr 16, 2015 09:25 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Ed. I am a broker in three states.  On the average if you break it down the CE requirements are about 6 hours per year. That's enough

Apr 16, 2015 09:13 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

We have 24  hours every three years with a mandatory update class every year. So your requirement is less than my state's requirement. I don't mind. I like to learn and stay on top of what is new and happening in my business. I know you are the same way, Ed. 

Apr 16, 2015 01:30 PM
Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA

In my state, C.A.R. give us 12 hours for free per year. I take them online at home. 

Apr 16, 2015 01:27 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WE are 15 hours and I feel it should be more.   I think also that new agents need more CE.  If we look around and see the non-professionalism all around us...we need to do something.


I had an agent last year that didn't know how to fill out the inspection addendum and he was not new.

Apr 16, 2015 12:54 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Ours is the same in Florida.

Oct 07, 2018 05:45 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

It's fine.

Apr 21, 2018 09:32 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It's more than double that in Arizona

Sep 21, 2017 04:34 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Too little. Realtors should be reminded again and again that there is a code that they should follow. The problem, most of us take it online and do not even read it:(

May 23, 2015 06:03 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ours are every four years, and ethics is mandatory and it is 45 hours for renewal.  I am still surprised that people don't get ethics or Equal Housing laws.  Does it better our community, we all hope it does...then you run accross a total nincompoop, and it leaves you speechless!  A

Apr 17, 2015 08:05 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Ed, we now have to do twelve hours every year and I think thats about right.

Apr 17, 2015 06:12 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Wow you are lucky is is 24 CE required in GA.  The commission is going to 36 CE hours this year.

Apr 17, 2015 04:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is probably too little for most agents.

Apr 16, 2015 11:35 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ed Silva Here in Virginia agents are required to take 16 hours of CE and brokers have to take 24 hours. There is a mandatory 3 hours in ethics and 2 hours in Fair Housing. Seeing some of the Fair Housing and ethics debates here, it may be too little.

Apr 16, 2015 10:58 PM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Up here it's 24 hours every two years.

I'm encouraged by the answers here. When they mandated the 24 hours education requirements people were up in arms about being "forced" to educate themselves further. So nutty.

Apr 16, 2015 10:32 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Education is a crazy quilt in the US for REALTORS® and because NAR can't dictate the hours it is up to the states. On the otherhand the better question is what is the cirriculum? Just having hours in and of itself doesn't help educate so the devil is in the details.

Apr 16, 2015 10:23 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

In Louisiana, 10 hours every year and 4 are mandatory. It would not bother me if they increase. In my area as for as professionals, CPA, RN's and the like require at 24 per year. I say increase at least here in my state. Education is never wasted. 

Apr 16, 2015 10:19 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Ed. And there will be so those who will do just the bare minimum. I think it is up to the professional to go beyond the bare minimums.

Apr 16, 2015 06:40 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

They just raised our to every year.  6 hours per year is not enough.  Ethics is madatory here too.

Apr 16, 2015 12:41 PM