The table below will help you determine how many hours of continuing education you will need to renew your real estate license and in which educational categories those hours must be taken. Please be aware that the Arizona Department of Real Estate will not accept credit for more than 9 hours of continuing education hours per day.
Salesperson's and broker's licenses are issued for two years. Effective January 1, 2013, continuing education requirements for designated brokers (DBs) and delegated associate brokers (DABs) increased to 30 hours. A self-employed broker is considered by ADRE to be a DB; therefore, self-employed brokers must also take 30 hours of continuing education. An example of a DAB is an associate broker who has been authorized to review contracts and other documents on behalf of the brokerage. The continuing education requirement for salesperson's or associate broker's remains at 24 hours for each 24-month educational period.
Classes may be taken at any time within each 24-month educational period. License renewal is done within the last 90 days of the license period.
A Note about General Classes: You will need 6 hours of Electives, plus the other required categories, in each 24-month education period. The 6 hours of Electives may be in ANY category, including the General category. Electives can be any approved class you have not already taken in the two-year education period -- in any category, from any school, with any teacher, from any location. However, you may not receive credit for taking the same class twice in any two-year period. You may take different classes in the same category. All of our classes may be used either for the stated course category or for Elective hours (but not both during the same two-year educational cycle).
Proof of completion of educational hours must be uploaded to ADRE's Online License Renewal System. You may upload your hours as soon as you complete your classes and receive your course completion certificates; you do not need to wait until the end of the time period.
Before you renew your license, you will need to know your license number. You can find this by accessing the Arizona Department of Real Estate Public Database. And if you have not already done so, you will need to provide Proof of Legal Presence; we recommend you provide your Proof of Legal Presence documents to ADRE several days before you need to renew.