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18 Hour Michigan Real Estate Continuing Education Package

This packages consists of three 4-hour courses and three 2-hour courses:  4 hours Drone Technology, 4 hours Self Defense, 4 Hours Lead Paint Safety, 2 hours Michigan Water Rights, 2 hours Michigan Property Management, and 2 hours Michigan Environmental Issues.

  • Qualifies for 6 Hours Legal Updates
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus
18 Credit Hours

$119.00


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6 Hour Michigan Legal Descriptions, Property Management & Auction Law Package

This package consists of the 2 Hour Michigan Real Estate Legal Descriptions course, the 2 Hour Michigan Real Estate Continuing Education Property Management, and the 2 hour Real Estate Auction Law in Michigan course.

  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Michigan Real Estate Legal Descriptions Syllabus
Michigan Real Estate Property Management Syllabus
Auction Law in Michigan Syllabus

6 Credit Hours

$45.00


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6 Hour Michigan Real Estate Legal Descriptions/Estimating and Bidding for Success

Legal descriptions, as the name implies, are the way and means by which real property, or real estate, is legally identified, conveyed, assessed and taxed. When real estate is transacted, it is the legal description that uniquely describes and identifies the property involved in the transaction and all of its appurtenances. To do this effectively, an adequate understanding of legal descriptions is necessary. This two hour video course describes the history of legal descriptions in the state of Michigan.

The Estimating and Bidding for Success segment of this course is an introduction to the construction estimating process. Although this course will be beneficial to junior estimators just entering in this field, it could also help architects, engineers and contractors become more familiar with how bids are prepared. The estimator who can visualize the project, and accurately determine its costs will become one of the most important persons in any construction company.

  • 2 Hours Legal Descriptions with Gwyn Besner (video)
  • Qualifies for 2-hours of legal updates
  • 4 Hours Estimating and Bidding with Paul Acker (Narrated)
  • CE Marketplace Certified
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

6 Credit Hours

$45.00



 

6 Hour Michigan Real Estate Water Rights/Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Building VIDEO

Demand for waterfront property is always high so having a clear understanding of the legalities involved in a waterfront Real Estate transaction can help make the process easier and more successful for you and your client. This course covers water law and Riparian Rights, inland lakes and streams, the Great Lakes and oceans, and state and Federal judicial systems.

Wind and solar energy generation systems are gaining popularity and can add value to a property. This course will explain what products are on the market, and what rebates and incentives are available for those who want to take advantage of energy efficient resources and components. Also covered are methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment, while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner. Students successfully completing this course will gain confidence in their ability to provide valuable information to their customers regarding renewable and energy efficient options.

  • 2 Hours Water Rights with Gwyn Besner (video)
  • Qualifies for 2 Hours of legal updates
  • 4 Hours Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Building with Rodger Peck (video)
  • Online HD Video
  • CE Marketplace Certified
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

6 Credit Hours

$45.00



 

6 Hour Michigan Environmental Issues & Lead Paint Safety Package

This packages consists of the 4 Hour Lead Paint Safety course and the 2 Hour Environmental Issues (Legal) course.

  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!
  • CE Marketplace Certified

Real Estate Environmental Issues Syllabus
Lead Paint Safety Syllabus

6 Credit Hours

$45.00


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4 Hour Real Estate Personal Safety and Self Defense

Course instructor Preston L. Taylor “PT” is a police officer with over 20+ years of experience, and is extremely knowledgeable in the realm of personal protection and self-defense.

This online course offers self-defense tactics from the stand-up position utilizing gross motor skill (easy but effective) techniques as well as ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention) tactics which can be used anywhere in any situation.

You will also learn to be aware of your surroundings and potential dangers.

  • Qualifies for 4 Hours General Education
  • Instructor: Preston “PT” Taylor
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

4 Credit Hours

$35.00


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4 Hour Real Estate Estimating and Bidding for Success

This course is an introduction to the construction estimating process. Although this course will be beneficial to junior estimators just entering in this field, it could also help Realtors, architects, engineers and contractors become more familiar with how bids are prepared. The estimator who can visualize the project, and accurately determine its costs will become one of the most important persons in any construction company.

  • Qualifies for 4 Hours General Education
  • Instructor: Paul Acker (Narrated)
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

4 Credit Hours

$35.00


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4 Hour Real Estate Lead Paint Awareness VIDEO

This course will explain what lead-based paint is, and why lead-paint is a problem for property owners. Describe the health risks of lead to children, and adults and explain why we are concerned with lead-contaminated dust.

  • Qualifies for 4 Hours General Education
  • Instructor: Scott Corbat
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

4 Credit Hours

$35.00


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4 Hour Drones in Real Estate

Drones are the new tool Realtors are raving about for their marketing and personal use. There are many potential uses for drones in the Real Estate industry, but there are rules and regulations you must be aware of. Stay up to date with technology and ahead of your competition. This course is designed to familiarize Realtors with the practical use of drones.

  • Qualifies for 4 Hours General Education
  • Instructor:  Greg MacMaster
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus
4 Credit Hours

$35.00


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4 Hour Real Estate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Building VIDEO

Wind and solar energy generation systems are gaining popularity and can add value to a property. This course will explain what products are on the market, and what rebates and incentives are available for those who want to take advantage of energy efficient resources and components. Also covered are methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment, while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner. Students successfully completing this course will gain confidence in their ability to provide valuable information to their customers regarding renewable and energy efficient options.

  • Qualifies for 4 Hours General Education
  • Instructor: Roger Peck
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

4 Credit Hours

$35.00


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3 Hour Real Estate Finance

This course will cover the rules and regulations of state and federal agencies as they pertain to real estate finance;  insurance, mortgages, loans and lenders. As well as covering the importance of case laws that illustrate the problems in the conveyance of real property.

  • Qualifies for 3 Hour Legal Update Requirement
  • Instructor: Gwyn Besner
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

3 Credit Hours

$29.00


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3 Hour Real Estate Code of Ethics

This course outlines the standards of practice expected of licensed realtors, and provides several case studies to illustrate those standards.

  • Qualifies for 3 Hour NAR Requirement
  • Instructor: Gwyn Besner
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

3 Credit Hours

$29.00


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3 Hour Real Estate Risk Management

This Risk Management course will help you to assess and identify risks and then determine what kind of agreements, insurance or policies will best protect your business.

  • Qualifies for 3 Hour Legal Update Requirement
  • Instructor: Gwyn Besner
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

3 Credit Hours

$29.00


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2 Hour Michigan Real Estate Water Rights VIDEO

Demand for waterfront property is always high so having a clear understanding of the legalities involved in a waterfront Real Estate transaction can help make the process easier and more successful for you and your client. This course covers water law and Riparian Rights, inland lakes and streams, the Great Lakes and oceans, and state and Federal judicial systems.

  • Qualifies for 2 Hours Legal Updates
  • Instructor: Gwyn Besner
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

2 Credit Hours

$19.00


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2 Hour Michigan Real Estate Legal Descriptions VIDEO

Legal descriptions, as the name implies, are the way and means by which real property, or real estate, is legally identified, conveyed, assessed and taxed. When real estate is transacted, it is the legal description that uniquely describes and identifies the property involved in the transaction and all of its appurtenances. To do this effectively, an adequate understanding of legal descriptions is necessary. This two hour video course describes the history of legal descriptions in the state of Michigan.

  • Qualifies for 2 Hours Legal Updates
  • Instructor: Gwyn Besner
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

2 Credit Hours

$19.00


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2 Hour Real Estate Auction Law in Michigan VIDEO

This 2 hour continuing education course provides an in-depth introduction to auction law: the rules, regulations and requirements, as well as how auctions relate to real estate sales. Real estate professionals will gain an understanding of public vs. private auctions, different types of auctions, the law surrounding auctions, and how real property is sold through the auction process.

  • Qualifies for 2 Hours Legal Updates
  • Instructor: Gwyn Besner
  • Online Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

2 Credit Hours

$19.00


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2 Hour Michigan Real Estate Fair Housing VIDEO

It is important to realize Fair Housing laws are very much a part of today’s real estate market. This course guides you through the basic principles of the Civil Rights Act, Federal and State Fair Housing, and ADA requirements.

  • Qualifies for 2 Hours Legal Updates
  • Instructor: Gwyn Besner
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

2 Credit Hours

$19.00


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2 Hour Michigan Real Estate Agency

Real estate agents are subject to a broad range of legal and ethical requirements that are designed to protect buyers, sellers and the community at large. Buyers and sellers typically will delegate authority to a real estate broker to act as their agent when conducting real estate business. When this happens, an agency relationship has been created. This relationship falls under the domain of “law of agency”. This two-hour video course outlines the various types of agency and the standards of practice associated with each.

  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

2 Credit Hours

$19.00


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2 Hour Michigan Real Estate Property Management VIDEO

Property management can be, and often is a legitimate part of a real estate business. Many brokerages find that incorporating property management into the business can bolster revenue during a down market. Laws that govern property management are, however, different from those that govern how to operate a real estate brokerage. This course will outline some of the most important aspects to keep in mind when considering expanding your business.

  • Qualifies for 2 Hours Legal Updates
  • Instructor: Gwyn Besner
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

2 Credit Hours

$19.00


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2 Hour Michigan Real Estate Environmental Issues VIDEO

Human activity has been impacting the environment for thousands of years. Industrial, chemical, and energy related waste materials have had an exponential effect on the environment. It has only been in the last 50 years or so that environmental laws have been enacted to protect public health, safety and welfare, as well as preserving natural resources. These and other issues have made environmental law more and more prevalent in real estate transactions and litigation, as opposing groups seek to contain and re-mediate costs associated with contaminated sites and similar issues.

  • Qualifies for 2 Hours Legal Updates
  • Instructor: Gwyn Besner
  • Online HD Video
  • No Tests!

Course Syllabus

2 Credit Hours

$19.00


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40 Hour Michigan Real Estate Salesperson Pre-Licensure Online Course

Are you looking to become a Real Estate Agent or Realtor? This course is approved and certified by the State of Michigan. Students will learn the fundamentals of real estate, and will also gain the expertise and tools to pass the state exam. Gwyn Besner, a respected and well known educator in Real Estate, now offers a top quality online video course that walks you through the basic principles of law, contracts, ethics, property law, finance and management. Included are hundreds of practice questions and math problems to help prepare you for the Michigan Real Estate License Exam.

Course Syllabus

40 Credit Hours

$239.00


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Michigan Real Estate Broker Pre-Licensure Law 101 Online Video

This 30-hour Broker prelicensure video course provides a broad range of information pertinent to the rules, regulations and requirements as they pertain to Real Estate Law. The topics covered are: the history and execution of law, Michigan Occupational code, the basics of auction law, water rights as they pertain to property owners, environmental laws, income taxes for real property, property management, agency and realtor ethics, and finally Fair Housing and civil rights.

Course Approval #3700

Course Syllabus

30 Credit Hours

$219.00


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Michigan Real Estate Broker Pre-Licensure Law 102 Online Video

This 30-hour Broker prelicensure video course walks you through Business Startup and the Real Estate Practices that realtors are faced with on a daily basis.  The topics covered are:  Employer Information Systems, Safey and Risk Reduction, Brokerage Practices, the Judicial System, Contract Law, Finance, Rights, Restrictions, Real Property Descriptions, Fair Housing and Civil Rights.

Course Approval #3750

Course Syllabus

30 Credit Hours

$219.00


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30 Hour Michigan Real Estate Broker Preparation Online Course

This 30-Hour real estate course is the final step for brokers to take before taking the exam to become licensed as a real estate broker.
Course Syllabus

30 Credit Hours

$219.00


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Michigan Real Estate Exam Prep

This 100 question sample exam will help prepare salespeople and brokers for the State of Michigan Real Estate exam. Gwyn Besner of The Acme Institute, is a respected and well known educator in Real Estate. She leads this top quality online video review that walks you through the basic principles of law, contracts, ethics, property law, finance and management. This is an outstanding way to refresh your understanding of real estate topics prior to taking the exam.

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Michigan Real Estate License Courses
Frequently Asked Questions

How to get my Michigan Real Estate Salesperson License or Real Estate Broker License?

There are three major steps to getting a Real Estate License as a Salesperson license or Real Estate Broker License, and they must be completed in this order:

Step 1: Meet the prelicensure requirements:
For a Salesperson:

For a Broker:

  •  Complete 90 hours of approved real estate coursework within 36 months of application, unless licensed continuously.
    • Note: if you have been a practicing attorney for 5 or more years you only have to take 30hrs to become a licensed broker.
  • Have at least 3 years full time experience as a real estate salesperson, or equivalent experience (Rule 205).

Step 2 – Submit your real estate license application.

Go to www.michigan.gov/icola to apply for a license. Upon accessing iCOLA, you will be asked to create an account, pay your license fee, and submit your license application electronically.

Salespersons:  You do not need to have a broker at the time you submit the license application. If you list your employing broker’s 10-digit number when applying, please inform your employer that you have submitted your license application. Your employing broker should then access his or her iCOLA account and confirm sponsorship.  Broker information may be supplied to the State of Michigan at a later time using the Employee Broker Notification Form. Your license application will remain in a “Pending” Status in our system until broker sponsorship is confirmed, or for one year from the date of your application.

Step 3 – Register with PSI for your exam. The cost for the Salesperson or the Broker exam is $76 and the tests are timed (180 minutes).

To schedule your exam date, call PSI at 1-800-733-9267. Use the 24/7 Automated Registration System or speak with a representative between 7:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. ET.  Michigan Real Estate Salesperson Exams are given at the following locations:

Gaylord
Grand Rapids
Holt
Marquette
Southfield

You will be informed immediately after the exam whether you passed or not. PSI will import your exam data into your iCOLA record within 48 hours of successful completion of the exam.

Salespersons:  Once your exam score is received by the Department and your broker is confirmed, the State-issued paper wall license and pocket card will be mailed to your employing broker’s main office.

How often do I have to renew my Michigan Real Estate Salesperson or Broker License?

The renewal cycle for Salesperson and Broker licenses are every three years on October 31:  2015… 2018… 2021… etc.

NOTE: There is a 60 day grace period for realtors who did not renew by the October 31, 2015 deadline.  The grace period ends December 31, 2015. The fee to renew during this period is $20 late fee + $78 renewal fee = $98.  Realtors can renew by paper application with a check or online with a credit/ debit card.

How much real estate continuing education is required for my Real Estate Salesperson or Broker License?

The real estate salesperson license continuing education requirement is 18 hours every three years, with at least 2 hours legal per calendar year.  At least 6 of the 18 hours must cover legal updates, specifically law, rules and court cases involving real estate.

The education topics must be on management, operation and practice of real estate or any other subject that contributes to the professional competence of a real estate licensee or applicant.

I heard the State has sample real estate licensing tests available.  How do I get access to them?

Yes, the State of Michigan has an electronic library that contains free sample exams. Here are the steps to take those sample tests:

  1. Go to MEL.ORG
  2. Register for a username and password
  3. Log in and select Practice Tests
  4. Click on Adult Learning Center
  5. Then click on Other Centers and select Career Center
  6. Then click on Prepare for an Occupation Exam and select Real Estate
  7. Choose between Real Estate Salesperson and Real Estate Broker

NOTE:  We are told these sample exams are more difficult than the real test so no worries if you do not do well the first time.

What is the difference between a Real Estate Broker and Real Estate Salesperson?

Real Estate Broker is an individual or an entity:

  • who with intent to collect or receive a fee, compensation, or valuable consideration
    • sells or offers for sale,
    • buys or offers to buy,
    • provides or offers to provide market analyses,
    • lists or offers or attempts to list,
    • or negotiates the purchase or sale or exchange or mortgage of real estate,
    • or negotiates for the construction of a building on real estate;
  • who leases or offers or rents or offers for rent real estate or the improvements on the real estate for others, as a whole or partial vocation;
  • who engages in property management as a whole or partial vocation;
  • who sells or offers for sale,
    • buys or offers to buy,
    • leases or offers to lease,
    • or negotiates the purchase or sale or exchange of a business, business opportunity, or the goodwill of an existing business for others;
  • or who, as owner or otherwise, engages in the sale of real estate as a principal vocation.

Associate Broker is an individual:

  • who qualifies as a broker
    • but who is licensed to a broker
    • but who is licensed to a broker or another broker entity type, LLC, partnership, corporation broker.
  • An Associate Broker cannot operate with an assumed name.

Real Estate Salesperson is an individual:

  • who for compensation or valuable consideration is employed either directly or indirectly by a licensed real estate broker to
    • sell or offer to sell,
    • buy or offer to buy,
    • provide or offer to provide market analyses,
    • list or offer or attempt to list,
    • negotiate the purchase or sale or exchange or mortgage of real estate,
    • negotiate for the construction of a building on real estate,
    • lease or offer to lease, rent or offer for rent real estate,
  • who is employed by a real estate broker to engage in property management,
  • or who
    • sells or offers for sale,
    • buys or offers to buy,
    • leases or offers to lease,
    • or negotiates the purchase or sale or exchange of a business, business opportunity, or the goodwill of an existing business for others, as a whole or partial vocation.

Contact Information

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons

Website:  http://www.michigan.gov/realestate

Phone:  517-241-9288

Licensing References

Michigan Real Estate – Frequently Asked Questions

Michigan Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons — Occupational Code

Free 1-hour Agency

This 1-hour course has been designed as a sample preview of the full course.  Real estate agents are subject to a broad range of legal and ethical requirements that are designed to protect buyers, sellers and the community at large. Buyers and sellers typically will delegate authority to a real estate broker to act as their agent when conducting real estate business. When this happens, an agency relationship has been created. This relationship falls under the domain of “law of agency”.

Free!


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