ORS 696.174¹
License renewal
  • continuing education courses
  • rules

(1) To qualify an active license for renewal, the real estate licensee must present evidence of attendance during the preceding two license years at 30 clock-hours of real estate oriented continuing education courses, of which a minimum of 15 clock-hours shall be in required course topics.

(2)(a) The Real Estate Commissioner, with advice from real estate professionals, educators and the public, may accept a broad range of topics for real estate oriented continuing education courses. Required course topics shall be flexible so as to allow for changes in the real estate profession.

(b) The minimum length of each course, required or elective, shall be one hour. A standard form, created by the Real Estate Agency in consultation with real estate professionals, shall be developed to ensure that licensees have completed the required number of hours. Certification of attendance by the principal real estate broker with whom the real estate broker is associated, or self-certification if the licensee is a sole practitioner, a principal real estate broker or a real estate property manager, shall be considered evidence of attendance.

(3) The commissioner, with advice from real estate professionals, educators and the public, shall prescribe rules for certifying continuing education courses. The rules shall provide for correspondence courses and other distance learning alternatives, including but not limited to rules for minimum course length, comprehension of written materials and tests for course completion. The rules shall also provide that continuing education course topics contain an advanced course in real estate practices that must be completed by a licensee prior to the licensee’s first renewal of an active license.

(4) The commissioner may waive the continuing education requirements of subsection (1) of this section for any licensee who submits satisfactory evidence of inability to attend such courses because of health or other circumstances beyond the licensee’s control. [1969 c.674 §11; 1973 c.416 §6; 1977 c.649 §25; 1981 c.617 §9; 1983 c.359 §1; 1987 c.611 §19; 1989 c.724 §6; 1991 c.5 §33; 1995 c.335 §1; 2001 c.300 §14]

Chapter 696

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Sales of subdivision lots by mobile home salespeople, (1975) Vol 37, p 865; sales or offers of interests in limited partnerships to invest in real estate, (1978) Vol 38, p 1971

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 696—Real Estate and Escrow Activities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­696.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 696, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­696ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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