Continuing Education Classes

All Live CE Classes are held at the Tilghman St. location.

CE courses are also available on-line at TheCEShop

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

If licensed PRIOR to December 1, 2017, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission, pursuant to 49 PA Code 35.384(b), has imposed a continuing education requirement for the 2018-2020 renewal period. Fourteen (14) hours of continuing education are required. Of the 14 hours, 1.5 hours must be in the topic of Property Management as a real estate licensee and at least 2 hours must be in the topic of Advertising. The coursework must be completed between June1, 2018 and May 31, 2020 in order to meet the requirement.

New licensees who are renewing for the first time ever are exempt from the advertising and property management requirement, but ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE MANDATORY COURSES FOR NEW LICENSEES pursuant to 49 PA Code 35.384(b)

FIRST TIME RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS: New licensees must complete the Commission developed 14-hour required courses. This group of people must take two 7- hour courses (total of 14 hours) before May 31, 2020 in order to renew their licenses. These required courses are (1) a "General" Module and (2) either a "Residential" Module OR a "Commercial" Module. No other continuing education or Broker courses will satisfy this requirement for new licensees.

NAR REQUIREMENTS: Members of the National Association of REALTORS® are required to complete periodic ethics training of not less than 2 hours and 30 minutes of instructional time once every two years. Lehigh Valley Real Estate Institute offers a course entitled “The Code of Ethics in Action: Real Life Applications. This course will satisfy the NAR requirement AND 3.5 hours of elective CE for PA continuing education requirements.

PROOF OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

The LVREI will furnish the student with a paper transcript for the student to keep in the event of an audit by the Commission.


Not For First Time Renewal

Title & Escrow: Two Families/One Transaction

You showed your buyer clients dozens of homes. You took their calls morning, noon, and night. You comforted them when they were outbid. You helped them cope with rejection, disappointing home inspections, and stressful counteroffers. But, after months and months of work, your buyers are finally about to close on their dream home. That’s right—they’re almost there. Almost. First, you have to help them navigate the closing process and all the potential landmines hidden within. From unexpected tax liens, easement issues, title insurance requirements, and final walk-through hiccups, the closing process can be a tricky one. Enter Title and Escrow: Two families, One Transaction. This course provides a comprehensive review of common title and escrow issue that may pop up! Course highlights include: Details that will help you understand liens, encumbrances, and title insurance; a list of the four basic rights of owning and possessing property and explanations of how these rights impact property owners; characteristics of a valid deed, and descriptions of grant deeds, warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds, tax deeds, gift deeds, and deeds in lieu of foreclosure; items included on a full title report, an ownership and encumbrance property report, a legal and vesting report, and a land title report; details about items covered by the lender's title insurance policy and those covered by the borrower's policy and an explanation of the contents of the Closing Disclosure. This is a live class offered in conjuction with our on-line provider, The CE Shop. RECE005202 - 3.5 HOUR ELECTIVE

Price = $40


Preparing a Market Analysis - Best Practices

If it is priced right, it will sell! A market analysis, properly done, can mean thousands of dollars in the pockets of buyers and sellers. This 3.5 hour course covers the how-tos of a professionally researched and presented comparative market analysis. Course highlights include: The three-step approach to market analyses: the market, the property, the numbers; sources for subject property data and market data, using expired and active listings to inform pricing strategy, how to prioritize criteria when selecting comparables, how to adjust and homogenize selected comparables and how to weigh selected comparables when selecting a list price range. This is a live class offered in conjuction with our on-line provider, The CE Shop. RECE005153 - 3.5 HOUR ELECTIVE

Price = $40


The Code of Ethics In Action: Real-Life Applications

Ethical dilemmas occur every day in the real estate industry. That’s why the National Association of REALTORS® provides its members with a regularly updated Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Adopted in 1913, the Code consists of 17 Articles and supporting Standards of Practice that provide ethical principles for dealing with clients and customers, the public at large, and other REALTORS®. In this course, you’ll review each Article, gain insight into recent changes, and discover important takeaway points you can apply to your day-to-day business dealings to ensure you’re always ethical in your business practices. Plus, you’ll walk through real-life scenarios designed to hone your ethical instincts. Course highlights include: A review of recent revisions and additions to the Code of Ethics, tips for applying the Code’s principles and guidelines to your practice, a discussion on the benefits of mediation, activities and examples to illustrate the practical application of the new information and frame it in everyday context. *This course meets the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training Bi-Annual Requirement. This is a live class offered in conjuction with our on-line provider - The CE Shop. RECE005199 - 3.5 HOURS ELECTIVE

Price = $40


Assistance Animals & Fair Housing

Have you ever held an open house and had a visitor who insisted they bring their support dog into the house? How does the concept of reasonable accommodation play out in property management? Must a property manager accept a tenant's emotional support animal, and under what conditions? What proof can a property manager or landlord require of a tenant who claims a need for an emotional support animal? What about homeowners associations—must accommodation be made in these communities? How does the Fair Housing Act apply, and where does it all stop? This is a topic that sparks questions around what the laws are and how and when they apply in cases of individuals with assistance animals. Course highlights include: An overview of the evolution of fair housing law, a cross-comparison between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act, definitions related to disability and the types of assistance animals, a diagnosis of when the Americans with Disabilities Act applies and when the Fair Housing Act does, a discussion as to how to work with clients with assistance animals, an examination of how to handle reasonable requests for accommodation, a look at pets in property and where they’re permitted by law, a discussion on practical application of the laws in real estate sales and property management scenarios, and a sampling of case studies and legal trends as this field of the law continues to evolve. This is a live class offered in conjuction with our on-line provider, The CE Shop. RECE005201 - 3.5 HOURS ELECTIVE

Price = $40


MANDATORY: Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Compliance & Property Management

Advertising 2-hour Mandatory: Post on Facebook, Tweet on Twitter, Do a virtual tour on YouTube, Get connected on LInkedin. Todays internet marketing opportunities are endless. This course highlights how you can use the unique highway of advertising and marketing opportunities now available through social media to better serve your clients and customers and promote your professionalism. Property Management 1.5 hour Mandatory: Residential Property Management explores the role of the property manager, common tenant issues you’re likely to encounter, and crucial federal and state laws that every property manager needs to understand. RECE005154 - 3.5 HOURS MANDATORY CE CREDIT

Price = $40


Hot Topics In Real Estate

The real estate professional’s job is to act within the scope of his or her responsibility to make sure everything goes right. When dealing with flood zones, property inspections, and consumer privacy and data security, a lot can go wrong! This course takes a closer look at each of these topics. You will learn how to support your clients from flood zone disclosure obligations and insurance requirements to inspection contingencies and third-party referrals to federal data security laws and breach notification policies. Course highlights include: FEMA flood terminology and flood hazard mapping, flood insurance requirements and homeowner obligations, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and its current status, environmental hazards associated with flooding, home inspection and testing contingencies; the home inspection process, and who does what, when, and why; different inspection types, including septic system, sewer line, and well inspections; federal laws that address data security and consumer privacy, and risks related to data breaches, fraud, and identity theft. This is a live class offered in conjuction with our on-line provider - The CE Shop. RECE005203 - 3.5 ELECTIVE HOURS

Price = $40


First Time Renewal?

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES FOR AGENTS LICENSED AFTER 12/1/2017

The purpose of these courses is to provide recently licensed standard salespersons with a high level of knowledge and understanding regarding key areas of real estate practice. Content areas introduced in pre-license coursework will be further developed, amplified and reinforced. Material presented will enable the salesperson to bridge their pre-license experience to a high level of real world professional practice.

In order to meet the needs of salespersons engaging in various specialty areas of practice, the course consists of two parts; a general module and two practice specific modules. The first module, the mandatory general module is required to be taken by all standard salespersons taking continuing education for the first time and focuses on issues applicable to all salespersons. The 7-hour commercial module develops key areas in which a salesperson engaging in brokerage and/or management of commercial properties would be expected to be proficient. The 7-hour residential module is designed to help develop appropriate skills to enable salespersons to provide the highest level of professional services to consumers in residential brokerage transactions.

Mandatory General Module (FIRST TIME RENEWAL)

This class content is really dictated by the State of PA. This course is a required course for all newly licensed licensees or individuals who are taking their continuing education courses for the first time. The licensee shall have a clear understanding of relationships between consumer and brokers and how they relate to written agreements, general rules and regulations with specific attention to advertising, escrow duties and potential violations. The licensee shall receive detailed explanations regarding closing costs, agreements of sale, title insurance, zoning, agency relationships and environmental concerns in real estate. RECE003702 - 7 Hour Mandatory CE credit for first time CE Credit.

Price = $65


The Residential Module (FIRST TIME RENEWAL)

The Residential Module is outlined by the state of PA to be used as Option 1 elective for licensees renewing their licenses for the first time but may also be used by licensees who are renewing their licenses for the 2nd or subsequent times as an elective 7-hour CE course. This class is real estate sales from the ground up! In this class you will learn about land development, zoning, construction, environmental concerns, mortgages, qualifying and the agreement of sale with focus on the mortgage contingency and the property inspection contingency. 7 Hour Option #1 CE credit for first time CE Credit. 7 Hour CE Credit Elective Course for 2nd time renewals and beyond. RECE003708.

Price = $65


The Commercial Module (FIRST TIME RENEWAL)

The Commercial Module is outlined by the state of PA to be used as Option 2 elective for licensees renewing their licenses for the first time but may also be used by licensees who are renewing their licenses for the 2nd or subsequent times as an elective 7- hour CE course. Licensees will learn definitions of commonly used terms in the commercial real estate world. Other topics covered in this class will be Letter of Intent, Agreement of Sale, Assignment of Contracts, Escrow Instructions, Environmental Issues, Leases, Property Management, and zoning issues as they relate to commercial real estate and the 1031 Exchange. This is an invaluable course for anyone interested in getting involved in commercial real estate! RECE003709 - 7 Hour Option #2 CE credit for first time CE Credit. 7 Hour CE Credit Elective Course for 2nd time renewals and beyond.

Price = $65