License Renewal Cycle and Fees
COVID 19 Related Renewal Deadline Extension:
Under the State Real Estate Commission, renewal deadlines for all license types will be extended from May 31, 2020, to Aug. 29, 2020. The CE renewal cycle has also been extended to August 29, 2020. You must complete 14 hours of CE, including the required mandatory topics if applicable, between June 1, 2018 and August 29, 2020 in order to meet the requirements. The next CE cycle will begin August 30, 2020 and extend to May 31, 2022.
***PER SECTION 802 OF THE REAL ESTATE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION ACT, THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION WILL BE ASSESSING A REAL ESTATE RECOVERY FUND FEE IN THE AMOUNT OF $10.00, IN ADDITION TO THE RENEWAL FEE, AGAINST EACH LICENSEE AND REGISTRANT FOR THE 2020 RENEWAL CYCLE.***
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO GRACE PERIOD FOR RENEWALS OF ANY LICENSE OR REGISTRATION BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2020. ANY LICENSE OR REGISTRATION THAT EXPIRES ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020 WILL BE REQUIRED TO REACTIVATE OR RE-REGISTER IF A COMPLETED RENEWAL APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN PROPERLY SUBMITTED TO THE COMMISSION BY THE EXPIRATION DATE.
Licenses expire May 31 of every even-numbered year. The Commission e-mails renewal notices three months prior to the license expiration date. Notices are sent via e-mail to the e-mail address registered on the PALS website. You may update your registered e-mail address on that site also.
Please note: the Commission no longer offers paper renewal applications. All renewals must be completed by logging on to the PALS website.
Licensees who are having trouble accessing their licenses for renewal may want to review this helpful tip regarding PALS accounts:
Linking Personal and Facility Licenses to your PALS account
|Associate Broker - Standard and Reciprocal
|Broker Corporation, LLC, Partnership - Standard and Reciprocal
|Broker of Record, Broker Officer, Broker Partner - Standard and Reciprocal
|Broker Sole Proprietor - Standard and Reciprocal
|Cemetery Associate Broker
|Cemetery Broker of Record
|Rental Listing Referral Agent - Corporation, LLC, Partnership
|Rental Listing Referral Agent - Sole Proprietor
|Manager of Record
|Real Estate Salesperson
|Campground Membership Salesperson
Section 404.1(a) of the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act requires real estate brokers and salespersons to complete 14 hours of Commission-approved continuing education during each two-year license period. If you are a new salesperson licensee and you are renewing your license for the first time, you are required to complete a specific set of continuing education courses. Please visit the Education Information - New Students and Licensees
page for further information.
Additionally, a licensed broker or salesperson who wishes to activate a license that has been placed on inactive status shall be required to document 14 hours of continuing education. Per Section 35.382(b) of the Regulations, continuing education that is used to reactivate a license cannot be used to renew the license during the same renewal period. An additional 14 hours of continuing education will need to be completed prior to renewal.
Per Section 501(b) of the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act, “Any person who remains inactive for a period of five years without renewing his license shall, prior to having a license reissued to him, submit to and pass the examination pertinent to the license for which the person is reapplying.”
If your license is currently inactive or expired, you have five years from the date of inactivity or expiration to reactivate your license without taking the licensing examinations. Your completed application for reactivation must be received in our office before your five year deadline. A completed application includes the reactivation fee and continuing education certificates. Applications will not be considered complete if they are faxed or emailed, as a fee cannot be submitted in this manner.