2014 Education Topics 

 ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

Approved CONTINUING EDUCATION TOPICS FOR 2014

(Adopted at July 2013 Meeting of AREC)

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THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION:

 

1. License Law and Commission Regulations

2. Agent and Broker Responsibility (Includes Post-Licensure Course Module IV)

3. Regulatory Compliance with Trust Account Record Keeping & Transaction File Maintenance (Includes Post-Licensure Course Modules III & V)

4. Real Estate Policies and Procedures (Includes Post-Licensure Course Module V)

5. Real Estate Contracts and Forms (Includes Post-Licensure Course Module II)

6. Agency and Disclosure (Includes Post-Licensure Course Module I)

7. AREC Formal Hearing Procedures, Commission Decisions, and Reasons for Complaints Being Filed

8. Closing Methods & Practice (Includes Post-Licensure Course Module III)

9. Ethics and Professionalism in Real Estate

10. Real Estate Law (i.e., Antitrust, Misrepresentation, Megan’s Law, etc.)

11. Fair Housing

12. Property Management and Landlord-Tenant Relationships

13. Environmental and Hazardous Substances Issues (e.g. Lead-Based Paint Disclosure and Mold – Federal Requirements)

14. Short Sales

15. Sustainable Building Practices

 

 

OTHER ACCEPTABLE TOPICS:

 

15. Applied Construction and Land Use

16. Appraisal/Establishing Marketing Value Range

17. Commercial, Industrial and Investment Real Estate

18. Farm-Rural Property

19. Finance (mortgage fraud, mortgage programs HUD, FHA/VA, FmHA, Conventional, etc.)

20. Real Estate Tax Issues

21. Buyer Representation

22. Real Estate Auctions

23. Home Inspections With Emphasis on Inspection and Repair Clauses in Real Estate Contracts

24. New Technology Including Usage of Computers in Real Estate Activity

 

 

THESE TOPICS CANNOT EXCEED TWO (2) CLASSROOM-HOURS OF CONTENT:

 

25. Real Estate Court Decisions

26. Researching County and City Records and Requirements Regarding Real Estate (Practical information about local ordinances, zoning and property records)

27. Security Issues – Protection of Clients’ Property

28. Real Estate Advertising Through Interactive Media

 

 

NOTES: ALL TOPICS MUST BE REAL ESTATE-RELATED. THERE IS NO REQUIRED TOPIC FOR 2014.