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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the continuing education requirements in Maine?

In Maine, Associate Broker and Broker licensees must complete 21 hours of approved continuing education every two years. Three of these hours must be the Core Course.

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENT

Effective April 1, 2021 the Real Estate Commission core course requirement is dependent upon your license type as follows:
Designated Brokers: “Core Course for Designated Brokers 4- Communication
Brokers and Associate Brokers: “Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers 4 - Communication
The applicable course noted above is required if:

    • your license expiration date is on or after April 1, 2021 (even if you renew before 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.

Licensees with a license expiration date prior to April 1, 2021, who renew prior to April 1, 2021 may fulfill their core course requirement with either “Core Course for Designated Brokers 3”  or “Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers 3 ” (depending on your license type) or the new core course appropriate for the license type as noted above.

Can I carry over "extra CE credit hours" for my next license renewal? 

The answer is no.  CE hours completed prior to your renewal only apply to that renewal cycle.  Your clock hours for your next renewal begins on or after the issue date of your license.

What happens if I have not completed my 21 hours of CE when my license expires?

You are not able to renew your license until the CE hours, including the applicable Core Course has been completed.  You have up to 90 calendar days from your license expiration date to complete your CE, and then submit a late renewal with an additional $50 late fee. 

YOU MAY NOT PRACTICE DURING THE TIME THE LICENSE IS EXPIRED!

Please refer all specific questions regarding renewal, continuing education and core course requirements to the Real Estate Commission. (207) 624-8518


The Real Estate Learning Group offers both classroom and online options for approved continuing education courses. Classroom offerings are usually free for you to attend; online course are always available and you may print your completion certificate the instant you finish.