Board of Realty Regulation

Education Requirements

Examination Information:
All test scores may be scaled and equated for the specific examination by the testing agency that provides or administers the examination.  Prior to applying for a license, candidates must take a board-approved examination scheduled through the testing agency and make a passing score as determined by a psychometrically sound, criterion-related method associated with assessment of minimal competence.  The method used shall be published prior to the administration of the examination.

Real Estate Education

1) All new sales licensees are required to complete the board-mandated new licensee mandatory continuing education requirement, commonly known as the 12-hour rookie course, within 120 days following their original license issue date. If no rookie course is offered within the 120-day period, the new licensee must complete the class when the class is next offered after the 120-day period unless, at the board’s discretion, it is extended for good cause. Only live in-person presentations of the rookie course will be approved by the board. No online or webinar rookie courses are appropriate.

2) For the first licensing year only, the rookie course will substitute for a salesperson’s regular continuing education. The regular 12-hour continuing education requirement begins with the second year of licensing.

3) All licensees are required to submit the renewal form and renewal fee by the date set by ARM 24.101.413 and each renewal date thereafter.

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.

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.  Two of the hours must consist of courses in property management trust accounts.

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.

Broker – Each broker 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.

Supervising Broker – A supervising broker endorsement will be issued to any broker completing the 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 board-approved education in the area of supervising broker continuing education as designated by the BRR.

Lookup Reported Continuing Education Credits

Board of Realty Regulation: Lookup Credits

Missoula Organization of REALTORS: Lookup Certificates (Information will already be submitted to BRR)

To look up what classes may be coming up in different areas: http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/rre