Important post-licensing changes

This is a reminder — but an important one — about post-licensing curriculum changes. (It will mostly affect new real estate licensees, but brokers need to remember it.)

The PL curriculum is changing from three tracks (residential, property management, commercial) to a single-track system.

  • The old system will be in place until December 31, 2013.
  • The new system will be available starting July 1, 2013.

The overlap is what’s important.

You know you must take 30 hours of PL education within a year of getting your license. You must take those 30 hours under the current system or the new system — you cannot mix them.

If you begin meeting your PL requirement using the current three-track system, you have until December 31 to complete it. Come January 1, 2014, if you have fewer than your 30 hours completed, they will reset to zero.

Or you can wait until July 1 to use the new curriculum, but be aware of your one-year deadline. (For example, if you have until August 1 to complete your requirement, you might not want to wait till the new curriculum is available.)

Real estate schools are well aware of the change, and DPOR will be reminding new licensees as well.

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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