Louisiana State Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education
Renewal Date: 12/31 of each year
The license renewal period has changed, beginning with 2023 licenses.
The new renewal period is as follows:
- Timely Renewal Period: August 1 – September 30
- First Delinquent Renewal Period: October 1 – November 15 ($50 delinquent fee for active and inactive licensees)
- Second Delinquent Renewal Period: November 16 – December 31 ($50 delinquent fee for inactive licensees; $200 delinquent fee for active licensees)
Failure to renew your license by December 31 will result in expiration of your license.
All active real estate licensees must complete 12 hours of approved continuing education coursework, including any LREC mandatory course topic(s), each year to be eligible to renew their license for the next year.
Hours Required: 12 hours
- 4 hours – Mandatory hours
- 8 hours – Elective hours
Visit LREC's website for more information.
The CE Shop’s Offering: 12 hours
- 4 hours - mandatory hours
- 8 hours - elective hours
The CE Shop is an approved provider in Louisiana.
Provider Approval Number: 9097
Reporting: Real estate course completions are reported to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. The state requires schools to report course completions within seven to ten days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported within this time frame. Core courses are reported to the state by the 10th of the following month.
Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in your account.
Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.
Certificates: Immediately upon real estate course completion, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic copy of the course certificate of completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies at a later time. Please refer to your renewal application to determine if you need to submit your certificate(s) of completion with your renewal. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificate of completion will reflect this.
License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew your license.
Post-Licensing: All initial licensees must complete 45 hours of post-licensing education within 180 days of the initial license date for their first renewal cycle. Initial licensees are also required to complete the annual mandatory course.
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