From the Montana Board of Realty Regulation (BRR):
Real Estate Education
Each active licensee is required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing real estate education every licensing year. The licensing year is from November 1 through October 31.
For New Members
It is the Board and Audit Division’s practice that licensees who are issued a license during the renewal period of 9/2 through 10/31 do not have to complete 12 hours of CE until their license expires on 10/31 of the following year.
For example if a license is issued on 10/15/2022, the CE requirement would be due by 10/31/2023.
If a license is issued prior to the renewal cycle, CE would be required of the licensee before the current year’s renewal deadline (10/31).
Property Management Education
New property management licensees are required to complete 12 hours of property management continuing education by the second renewal date following their original license issue date. Four (4) of the hours must consist of courses in property management trust accounts and must be taken before the first renewal date following original issuance of the license.
After satisfactorily completing NEW LICENSE CE (by second renewal), property manager licensees may satisfy continuing education courses approved by the board, whether designated as property management education or not.
A supervising broker endorsement will be issued to any broker completing an 8-hour approved supervising broker pre-endorsement course. Each licensing year, a supervising broker must complete 12 hours of continuing education. Four (4) of those hours must be education in the area of supervising broker continuing education, example: Supervising Broker Update Courses.