Maine Designated Broker Course
Maine Designated Broker Course

Ever thought of qualifying for the Broker level license?

Ever thought of being more successful in your individual brokerage practice?

Ever thought of running your own successful real estate brokerage company?

Could you use a great refresher course on the responsibilities of the Designated Broker? Geoff does a great job!!!!

About the Class
The Designated Broker Course is a 50-hour program approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission as meeting the criteria for getting a Maine Broker real estate license and to serve as a Designated Broker. 
The Designated Broker Course (PDF) Maine Real Estate Commission Course Guidelines
It is also approved for 18 clock hours of Continuing Education for current Broker and Designated Broker license renewals.
The course covers business planning, creating a company policy manual, risk management, ethical issues, how to set up an effective training program, and more. In unique TRELG fashion, it is offered in a "blended" format where you complete online self-study at your own pace and attend workshops in the classroom or via livestream.  Only 20 hours of seat time! You begin your online work as soon as you register for the class and attend the workshops as scheduled in each class offering. There is no textbook, and there are no "state" or "national" exams after you complete the course.

Engage in 28 Hours of Online Learning:

  • Immerse yourself in a variety of materials, including videos, audio snippets, and case studies. Test your knowledge with checkpoints and ensure a 75% passing rate on all Knowledge Checks and Scored Quizzes. All of this can be done at your convenience, following the provided training roadmap.

Partake in 20 Hours of Interactive Workshops:

  • After finishing the necessary online content for each session, join the scheduled workshops. Here, you'll delve into case studies and exercises, which you'll be expected to bring to each workshop for hands-on learning.

Successfully complete a Final Exam:

  • Achieve a 75% passing rate on the 80-question multiple-choice exam, overseen in person by your course instructor.  Alternative proctor options can be arranged in your local area if necessary. Please reach out to us for additional information and requirements.


To qualify for application to the Commission, you need to have held an Associate Broker license, affiliated with a real estate brokerage agency, for a span of 2 years within the immediate 5 years leading up to your application date. These 2 years of licensure don't have to be consecutive, but they must fall within the 5-year timeframe preceding your application.

Furthermore, you're required to successfully complete the Designated Broker Course, securing a final grade of at least 75%. Your application should be accompanied by the Designated Broker Course Completion Certificate. Remember, this certificate remains valid for a duration of up to 1 year from the date you complete the course.

Lastly, it's worth noting that a licensed real estate broker is eligible to serve as the designated broker for an agency. In this capacity, they assume responsibility for the agency's operations and the conduct of its associates and employees.

About the Instructor

Geoff MacLean, a founding partner of TRELG, brings an impressive 40-year background in practical brokerage and company leadership to his extensive teaching and consulting endeavors. With a remarkable aptitude for mediating disputes within the REALTOR® organization, between licensees, and among consumers, Geoff's expertise is widely recognized. As a sought-after consultant for numerous real estate companies and an esteemed expert witness in real estate brokerage matters, Geoff's insights are highly valued. Since 1996, he has served as the chair of the Maine Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee, and his exceptional contributions have led to him being named REALTOR® of the Year twice by his local Board of REALTORS®. Geoff's passion for education is evident as he imparts his knowledge through teaching various courses, including the Maine Designated Broker pre-license course, as well as a diverse array of continuing education courses, available in-person, via livestream, and online.

Please review our Policies for additional details!

This is what our students are saying about this course:
"Hi Geoff, thank you for a great broker class.  I think I was a little stunned after the course and test but it all went well!! I am so glad I took it and you kept us all going and laughing.  Much appreciated." 
"Geoff MacLean is a Maine treasure. I am licensed in MA and NH and neither of those states prepare you for the challenges, strategies, and logistics of operating a brokerage as a designated broker like Maine licensing law and Geoff's years of experience do. I'm not sure people can appreciate the education and opportunity that TRELG offers without the perspective of operating in the dark in other states. Thank you Geoff. The in-the-trenches examples are invaluable. I was not required to take this course, because I hold the Designated Broker position in two other states, but I wanted to make sure we could operate at the highest level. This is is the single best course I have taken in my several decade career. If you never want to be the designated broker, but you value best practices and operating at the highest level, take Geoff's class. You won't regret it."

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Upcoming Maine Designated Broker Classes:

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Zoom Livestream

Class Schedule:
02/07/24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Intro (zoom livestream)
02/14/24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Check-in #1 (zoom livestream)
02/21/24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Check-in #2 (zoom livestream)
02/28/24, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop #1 (zoom livestream)
03/06/24, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop #2 (zoom livestream)
03/13/24, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop #3 (zoom livestream)
03/15/24, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Final Exam (proctored live in-person at The Real Estate Learning Group, 220 Maine Mall Road, So. Portland)
Instructor: Geoff MacLean
The registration deadline for this class is February 6th or when all virtual seats are filled.

The intro, check-ins and workshops are via zoom livestream.

You will have access to your online work by January 1st.

The final exam will be live proctored through The Real Estate Learning Group. Other proctor options can be arranged in your local area. Please reach out to us for additional information and requirements.

The Real Estate Learning Group, 220 Maine Mall Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 240, So. Portland

Class Schedule:
04/17/24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Intro (zoom livestream)
04/21/24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Check-in #1 (zoom livestream)
05/01/24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Check-in #2 (zoom livestream)
05/08/24, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop #1 (live in-person)
05/15/24, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop #2 (live in-person)
05/22/24, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Workshop #3 and Final Exam (live in-person)
Instructor: Geoff MacLean
ME 18 clock hours
The registration deadline for this class is April 16th or when all seats are filled.

The intro and check-ins are 1 hour via zoom livestream.
The 3 workshops and final exam are live in-person and cannot be attended via zoom.

You will have access to your online work by March 1st.