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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!!!!

The Designated Broker Course (PDF) document details the Maine Real Estate Commission Course Guidelines.



About our Instructor

Geoff MacLean has been licensed in Maine since 1983. He has been involved in thousands of real estate transactions and lead multiple companies as a Designated Broker and sales manager. Beginning in 2003 he spent 6 years supervising several hundred agents as Designated Broker of one of Maine's largest real estate companies. Currently, he divides his time among his partnership at TRELG, actively representing buyers and sellers as part of the North Star Realty, and acting as a consultant to licensees and company owners as well as an expert witness in broker liability lawsuits. Licensees appreciate the wealth of experience, energy, good humor and real-life examples Geoff brings to his teaching.

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. It is also approved for 18 clock hours of CE for Broker and Designated Broker license renewals. The course covers business planning, creating a company policy manual, risk management, ethical issues, and 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.  You  begin your online work as soon as you register for the class and  attend the workshops as scheduled in each class offering (see below). 
  • There is no textbook, and there are no "state" or "national" exams after you complete the course.
  • Complete your required online self-study -- videos, audio clips, animations, knowledge checks, case studies, scored quizzes -- at your own pace, in accordance with the student workbook we provide to you.
  • Attend the live or livestream workshops as scheduled.
  • Take a 2-hour Final Exam proctored by your instructor in-person at the end of your last workshop, or as scheduled.

You must have been licensed as an Associate Broker affiliated with a real estate brokerage agency for 2 years within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of application submitted to the Commission. You must also complete the Designated Broker Course with a minimum final grade of 75% and include your Designated Broker Course Completion Certificate with the license application. The Course Completion Certificate is valid for up to 1 year from the course completion date.

In addition, a licensed real estate broker may act as the designated broker for an agency and, as such, is responsible for the actions of the agency and its associates or employees.

COVID Policy Info

Current CDC Guidelines recommend but do not require face coverings to be worn by all individuals in indoor settings. TRELG instructors and students may use their discretion and may or may not be wearing masks. We do not ask for proof of vaccination for entry into our classes. Maine has lifted capacity limits and physical distancing requirements for public indoor and outdoor gatherings.

Please note that any and all recommendations are subject to change on a daily basis.  You can find current guidance on COVID precautions, which is updated daily by the state of Maine at this website:


Upcoming Maine Designated Broker Classes:

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The Designated Broker Course - January 2022 - Portland
Clarion Hotel TRELG Education Center 1230 Congress Street Portland

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The registration deadline for this class is Thursday, January 6th.

This course will include online self-study and workbook activities, an introduction meeting and 2 check-ins (via zoom) and (3) live in-person workshops and the Final Exam.

Instructor: Geoff MacLean
ME 18 clock hours
The registration deadline for this class is Thursday, January 6th.

This course will include online self-study and workbook activities, an introduction meeting and 2 check-ins via zoom and (3) live workshops and the Final Exam.