Real Estate Commission
Created in 1951, The Tennessee Real Estate Commission licenses, registers and regulates real estate brokers and affiliate brokers, real estate firms, rental location agents, time-share salespersons and developments, vacation clubs and vacation lodging services.
The Commission also enacts rules addressing professional conduct and standards of practice.
The mission of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission is to protect the public through establishment and administration of minimum requirements for candidates and licensees, effective professional education of licensees and enforcement of professional conduct.
REMINDER: Education providers shall submit continuing education for affiliate brokers or post licensing courses for brokers to the Commission within ten (10) working days of the completion of the course. We do not accept continuing education certificates from licensees. You can verify your continued education at Public Search.
Non-Resident Licensee Continuing Education
In accordance with T.C.A. § 62-13-303(g) & (h), all licensees, including non-resident licensees, are required to submit sixteen (16) hours of real estate education as a requisite for re-issuance of their real estate license.
T.C.A. § 62-13-303(g) states,
Every two (2) years, as a requisite for the re-issuance of an affiliate brokers license originally issued on or after July 1, 1980, the affiliate broker shall furnish certification of satisfactory completion of sixteen (16) classroom hours in real estate courses at any school, college or university approved by the commission.
T.C.A. § 62-13-303(h) states, in pertinent part,
… Beginning with the license period immediately following the license period in which the licensee completes the one hundred twenty (120) hours of education specified in this subsection (h), the licensee of a broker's license originally issued after January 1, 2005, every two (2) years shall furnish certification of satisfactory completion of sixteen (16) classroom hours in real estate courses at any school, college or university approved by the commission as a requisite for the re-issuance of the license.
On June 14, 2017, the Commission voted to grant a waiver of the continuing education requirements in T.C.A. § 62-13-303(g) & (h) above, for non-resident licensees whose license is due for renewal prior to September 1, 2017. Starting September 1, 2017, if a non-resident licensee does not submit satisfactory completion of sixteen (16) hours in real estate courses approved by the Commission, the licensee’s real estate license will not be renewed. If you have any questions, please contact TREC staff at TREC.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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