Maine State Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education
Renewal Date: Every 2 years
Hours Required: 21 hours
- 3 hours – Mandatory hours
- 18 hours – Elective hours
Please Note: there are separate core courses for associate brokers/brokers and designated brokers:
For License renewals effective April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2023 the Real Estate Commission core course requirement is dependent upon your license type as follows:
Designated Brokers: “Core Course for Designated Brokers – 4”
Brokers and Associate Brokers: “Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers – 4”
The applicable course is required if:
- your license expiration date is on or after April 1, 2021.
- your license has expired and you renew on or after April 1, 2021.
- you activate a license on or after April 1, 2021.
For license renewals on or after April 1, 2023 the "Buyer Relationships Core Course" is requried (all license types)
The "Buyer Relationships Core Course" is required if:
- your license expiration date is on or after April 1, 2023 (even if you renew before April 1, 2023).
- your license has expired and you renew on or after April 1, 2023.
- you activate a license on or after April 1, 2023.
The CE Shop’s Offering: 21 hours
- 3 hours - mandatory hours
- 18 hours - elective hours
Reporting: The state does not require schools to report course completions.
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 an 85% 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.
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