2017 Education Topics  

ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
CONTINUING EDUCATION TOPICS FOR 2017
(REVIEWED AT AUGUST 2016 MEETING OF AREC)

ANNUAL REQUIRED TOPIC (1 HOUR)*:

LIMITING RISK TO PRESERVE PERSONAL SAFETY FOR AGENTS AND CLIENTS

2017 REQUIRED TOPIC FOR SUPERVISING BROKERS (3 HOURS):

2017 MANDATORY SUPERVISING BROKER COURSE

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

1. License Law and Commission Regulations
2. Agent and Broker Responsibility
3. Regulatory Compliance with Trust Account Record Keeping & Transaction File Maintenance (Includes Salesperson Post-Licensure Course Module III)
4. Real Estate Policies and Procedures
5. Real Estate Contracts and Forms (Includes Salesperson Post-Licensure Course Module II)
6. Agency and Disclosure (To Include Buyer Representation; also Includes Salesperson Post-Licensure Course Module I)
7. AREC Formal Hearing Procedures, Commission Decisions, and Reasons for Complaints Being Filed
8. Closing Methods & Practice (Includes Salesperson 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
16. Security and Risk Assessment in the Real Estate Market Place

OTHER ACCEPTABLE TOPICS:

17. Applied Construction and Land Use
18. Appraisal/Performing Broker Price Opinions (BPO)
19. Commercial, Industrial and Investment Real Estate
20. Farm-Rural Property
21. Finance (mortgage fraud, mortgage programs HUD, FHA/VA, FmHA, Conventional, etc.)
22. Real Estate Tax Issues
23. Real Estate Auctions
24. Home Inspections With Emphasis on Inspection and Repair Clauses in Real Estate Contracts
25. New Technology Including Usage of Social Media in Real Estate Activity

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

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

NOTE: ALL TOPICS MUST BE REAL ESTATE-RELATED.