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

Investment Strategies In Commercial Real Estate

So you would like to work with investors! It is important to understand the goals of commercial real estate investors. They are clear: generate cash flow and produce higher returns.Commercial real estate must be considered in terms of the risks and rewards of the type of commercial property, income during the investment period, the investor’s own situation, and how these are impacted by the economic, market, tax, and legal conditions (particularly zoning) for the market niche. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: • Describe the six main categories of commercial properties, and their challenges and opportunities for investors • Describe the purpose of zoning and its impact on commercial property investment • Describe the process of financial analysis for commercial properties. RECE004412 - 3.5 HOURS CE CREDIT Schedule Pending

Price = $35


Red Flags: Property Inspection & The Real Estate Transaction

This course is loaded with the latest information for agents inspecting properties! You will learn new “Red Flag” topics including synthetic stucco, water wells, carbon monoxide and more as well as key vocabulary associated with home inspection reports and case studies to help demonstrate the necessity for attention to detail. 7 HOURS - CE CREDIT

Price = $65


Marketing, Advertising & Social Media Compliance

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. RECE004416 - 35 HOURS CE CREDIT

Price = $35


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