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If you are a licensee who:

     1. Has a broker or salesperson license in Active or Unassigned status

             and

     2. Has held the license for twelve (12) or more months prior to the expiration date*

Then you must complete a total of sixteen (16) hours of continuing education before renewing your license. These hours are broken down as follows:

     1. Six (6) total hours in three (3) separate courses from the following mandatory course subjects:
          (1) Indiana licensure and escrow law
          (2) Indiana agency law
          (3) Fair housing and civil rights law
          (4) Listing contracts and purchase agreements
          (5) Settlement procedures
          (6) Antitrust
          (7) Environmental issues
          (8) Ethics and standards

             and

     2. Ten (10) total hours in either mandatory or elective Commission-approved courses.

All continuing education must be taken during the renewal cycle prior to the time of application for renewal.

* Licensees issued an initial license less than twelve (12) months prior to the expiration date are not required to complete continuing education for that renewal cycle.

Renewal Cycles

Salesperson renewal cycles begin July 1 of years ending in even numbers and end June 30 of years ending in even numbers.

Broker renewal cycles begin July 1 of years ending in odd numbers and end June 30 of years ending in odd numbers.

For salespersons renewing in 2012, the following is the renewal cycle period during which continuing education must have been completed:

     07/01/2010 to 06/30/2012

For brokers renewing in 2011, the following is the renewal cycle period during which continuing education must have been completed:

     07/01/2009 to 06/30/2011

All continuing education is required to have been completed during these time periods to qualify for application towards renewal of a license.

Commission Requirements Concerning Continuing Education

The continuing education requirements mandated by the Commission are found in the Indiana Administrative Code. Below are excerpts from the IAC concerning those requirements.

876 IAC 4-2-1 Continuing education requirements
Authority: IC 25-34.1-9-21
Affected: IC 25-34.1-3-10; IC 25-34.1-9-11; IC 25-34.1-9-19
Sec. 1. (a) Every licensed real estate broker and salesperson who has not been granted:
     (1) an inactive license under IC 25-34.1-3-10; or
     (2) a waiver under IC 25-34.1-9-19; must complete during each two (2) year licensure period at least sixteen (16) hours of the approved education requirements under IC 25-34.1-9-11 and this article that are given by commission-approved sponsors of courses in order to qualify for license renewal.
(b) Licensees attending continuing education courses shall present a:
     (1) government-issued photo identification; and
     (2) real estate broker or salesperson pocket card; for inspection by the course sponsor or a person designated by the course sponsor.
(c) Measurements and reporting shall be in full hours with a fifty (50) minute instruction period equaling one (1) hour.
(d) A course shall be a minimum of a two (2) hour instruction period.
(e) A minimum of two (2) hours and not more than eight (8) hours of instruction may be offered in a one (1) day course. However, instruction for an approved distance learning continuing education program may be more than eight (8) hours of instruction in a one (1) day course.
(f) A licensee shall not be entitled to any continuing education credit for a course unless the licensee completes the entire course.
(g) There shall be no minimum requirement of numbers of credit hours to be completed in each single year of the two (2) year licensure period.
(h) Any continuing education credit accumulated above the minimum requirement for a two (2) year licensure period shall not be carried forward to the next two (2) year licensure period.
(i) A licensee who attends the same approved continuing education course more than once in the same two (2) year licensure period is only entitled to continuing education credit for one (1) course.
(j) An instructor shall be entitled to continuing education credit for courses the instructor teaches. However, an instructor may not: (1) be credited for more than six (6) hours of credit for instructing in any two (2) year licensure period; or (2) receive credit for repeated courses.

876 IAC 4-2-2 Curricula for salesperson under IC 25-34.1-9-11(a)(1)
Authority: IC 25-34.1-9-21
Affected: IC 25-34.1-9-11
Sec. 2. (a) This section establishes the six (6) hour continuing education requirement under IC 25-34.1-9-11(a)(1) for salespersons.
(b) To qualify for license renewal, salespersons must have two (2) hours of continuing education instruction in three (3) of the following:
     (1) Indiana licensure and escrow law.
     (2) Indiana agency law.
     (3) Fair housing and civil rights law.
     (4) Listing contracts and purchase agreements.
     (5) Settlement procedures.
     (6) Antitrust.
     (7) Environmental issues.
     (8) Ethics and standards.

876 IAC 4-2-2 Curricula for brokers under IC 25-34.1-9-11(a)(1)
Authority: IC 25-34.1-9-21
Affected: IC 25-34.1-9-11
Sec. 2. (a) This section establishes the six (6) hour continuing education requirement under IC 25-34.1-9-11(a)(1) for brokers.
(b) To qualify for license renewal, brokers must have two (2) hours of continuing education instruction in three (3) of the following:
     (1) Indiana licensure and escrow law.
     (2) Indiana agency law.
     (3) Fair housing and civil rights law.
     (4) Listing contracts and purchase agreements.
     (5) Settlement procedures.
     (6) Antitrust.
     (7) Environmental issues.
     (8) Ethics and standards.