What are the requirements for Continuing Education for Real Estate Professionals in VT?
Within 90 days of the issuance of your license, you must complete 8 hours of instruction addressing topics specified by the VT Real Estate Commission. NVRA’s New Agent Orientation plus the NAR Code of Ethics Course fulfills these hours and are free for NVRA members.
Additional courses that fulfill these hours:
The CE Shop Post-Licensing Course – 8 CE Hours
McKissock Learning Post-Licensure Course – 8 CE Hours
Real estate licenses must be renewed every 2 years in VT and requires completion of a set number of continuing education hours:
- Brokers must complete 24 total hours of CE.
- Salespersons must complete 16 total hours of CE.
- Please note: First-time licenses issued 90 days or less from the renewal date are granted for the next full two-year period. Initial licenses issued 91 days or more before the renewal date will be required to renew on the next deadline.
- For example: Your license was issued on April 9, 2024. You are exempt from the 16 hours of CE requirement. Alternatively, your license was issued January 9, 2024. You are NOT exempt from the 16 hours of CE requirement.
ALL VT licensees must take the following courses as part of their CE hours:
Vermont Mandatory Course – 4 Hours
VT Energy Goals – 1-2 Hours (depending on provider)
The current renewal deadlines are:
- Brokers: March 31, 2024
- Salespersons: May 31, 2024
Additional Educational Requirements for REALTORS®:
REALTOR® members are required to complete training for 2.5 hours on the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics every 3 years. The next renewal deadline is December 31, 2024. Please send your completion certificates to email@example.com in order to register your completion with NAR.
Online Courses that Qualify:
New Member COE – Submit your certificate to NVRA to register CE credits.
Existing Member COE – No CE credits attached
NAR C2EX Endorsement – No CE credits attached.
Where do I find CE classes to take?
NVRA and VAR provide various courses throughout the year both in-person and via Zoom. Your broker might bring in their own CE instructors, as well. For a full list of approved courses in VT, visit OPR’s Online Services and choose “Continuing Education” to search the database or download the list.
Online CE Providers:
While we hope you will participate in the courses provided at NVRA, there are opportunities to obtain CE credits online through these providers:
How do I keep track of the continuing education courses I have completed?
At the end of every CE course, you will receive a certificate of completion. All VT Licensees must keep track of their CE course completion certificates individually. Course providers are required to keep a list of attendees and CE certificates, but those can be hard to access when it comes time for renewal.
NVRA does not retain certificates for courses for which we are not the credit provider. You can see the list of credit providers on the OPR website. We recommend saving all certificates to a specific folder on your computer/Google Drive/etc., or in a physical folder.
For additional questions, please consult the General FAQ from the Office of Professional Regulation (OPR).