State of Alaska Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements
All Real Estate Licenses expire on January 31 of even-numbered years regardless of when first issued, except new licenses issued within 90 days of the expiration date will be issued to the next biennium.
Licensees who receive their original license within 12 months of the expiration date pay the full license fee and then at their first renewal pay a prorated renewal fee (half of the current license fee).
You must renew your license on or before the expiration date to continue practice in Alaska. There is no grace period to practice on a lapsed license. Renewal forms will be mailed at least 60 days before the expiration date to the last address you provided to the board. You must report all new addresses to the Board in writing.
Before a license can be renewed, real estate licensees must complete the following for maintaining continuing competency (Article 8 of 12 AAC).
1.An 8-hour continuing education core curriculum, identified by the Commission, that stresses current trends in real estate practices and changes in state, federal and case law in the areas of real estate sales, property management, community association management or commercial sales (12 AAC64.500(b)(1)).
2016-2018 Approved DCE Courses are:
`Situational Ethics – 2DCE
`Contract Law – 2 DCE
`Consumer Protection (to include TRID) – 2 DCE
`Practical Licensee Relationship Disclosure – 2 DCE
2. 12 contact hours of continuing education in elective topics that meet the requirements designated in 12 AAC 64.500(a).
For more information visit the Real Estate Commission Webpage
NAR CODE of ETHICS Requirement
The National Association of REALTORS requires all REALTORS complete a 2.5 hour Code of Ethics Training to maintain your Realtor status and title. The last cycle ended 12/31/2016. The next cycle dates to meet this requirement at January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018. The NAR Code of Ethics is separate from the State of Alaska Real Estate Education Continuing Education Requirements.
The NAR Code of Ethics training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.
Background on the Code of Ethics:
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS was formed in 1908 and the Code of Ethics was adopted in 1913. The purpose of the Code was to establish a professional standard of conduct for real estate practitioners.
The REALTOR Code of Ethics is based on the concepts of “service to the public,” and a “commitment to professionalism.” These central concepts of public protection are the foundations upon which the Articles of the Code stand. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS was one of the first business groups to adopt a code of ethics. The first Code included “duties to clients” and “duties to other brokers.” Later, when real estate license laws were established, many of these laws were based on the standards set in the REALTORâ Code of Ethics. To this day, many judicial decisions cite the REALTOR Code of Ethics as the recognized standard of conduct in the real estate industry. Courts have applied the standards of conduct embodied in the Code of Ethics even to real estate licensees who are not REALTORS.
For more information or to get a jumpstart on the current cycle (January 1, 2017-December 31, 2018) visit the NAR website at NAR.realtor
These are the types of classes offer at VBR.
VBR offers both designated (DEC) and elective (ECE) continuing education classes for real estate license renewals. To review the Real Estate Commission educational requirements for this licensing cycle Click Here
New Member Orientation
New Member Orientation is required within 90 days of application approval. This course will acquaint new members with VBR’s policies & procedures. Please contact us to schedule your orientation.
In addition to continuing education, VBR offers industry specific courses to enhance your professionalism in the real estate industry.
Designations and Certifications
The National Association of REALTORS® has developed numerous professional designations that train REALTORS® to specialize in a variety of specialty fields within their real estate profession.