What Happens If I Don’t Complete My Online Real Estate CE Courses?

We shared before how important your real estate continuing education (CE) is. The information covered in your online real estate CE courses helps you to stay up to date on the most current trends and nuances of real estate sales. This also helps you to bring more value and trust into your relationships with your clients. At Bob Brooks School, we make getting your continuing education hours a breeze with convenient online courses. This way, you can take your classes on a schedule that works best for you. But what happens if you fail to complete your required continuing education hours?

What Are Your Continuing Education Requirements?

Once you have completed your Louisiana real estate course requirements and passed your licensing exam, you can apply for your real estate license. This license is good for one year. Before your one year is up, you are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education. Each year, the state will issue a mandatory four-hour course topic to complete as a part of your CE hours. You must take these courses through state-certified schools that are approved by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission (LREC), like Bob Brooks School. 

Those who have just received their real estate license will also be required to complete post-licensing courses. This is a 45-hour course that must be completed within 180 days, or approximately five months, of obtaining your license. These hours will contribute eight hours towards your CE hour requirement. But, you will still need to complete the mandatory four-hour course topic specified for that year. After your initial licensed year, you will continue the same process of obtaining 12 yearly continuing education hours to maintain an active status on your real estate license. After completing your courses, you can then renew your license through your LREC online portal for $35. 

What Are the Consequences for Missing the Deadline?

If you don’t finish your required continuing education hours before the deadline, don’t worry! You still have a chance to maintain your license. First, your license will change to inactive status and be considered delinquent. This means that you will be unable to practice real estate sales or collect referral fees. To renew an inactive license, you will still need to complete your 12 hours of CE courses within three months. You will also be required to pay a $35 renewal fee as well as delinquent fees. And, you must then submit a renewal application. If you fail to renew your license before the end of these three months, you will forfeit your renewal rights. This means that you will have to begin your real estate pre-licensing courses again and complete another licensing exam.

Sign Up Today for Online Real Estate CE Courses

Don’t risk a lapse in your active status, or worse—having to begin from scratch. Bob Brooks School has all of the online real estate CE courses you need to remain licensed in both Louisiana and Mississippi. Our courses are LREC and Mississippi Real Estate Commission (MREC) approved. Visit our website today to get started! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-448-5693 or send us a message. Let us help you keep your license active!

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