How to Renew Your Real Estate License: Oregon Active Real Estate License

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) – As of July 1, 2011, a licensee is required to submit a license renewal application, including the payment of the license renewal fee, using the newly developed online application process available on the Oregon Real Estate Agency’s web site: http://www.oregon.gov/REA/index.shtml License renewals are no longer submitted for processing using the mail.

A license renewal is effective at the date and time the licensee completes the online renewal process. If a real estate broker, principal broker, or property manager fails to renew a license on or before the license expiration date, the licensee may not engage in any professional real estate activity after the license expires. In order to be considered on-time, a license renewal must be completed by the last day of the month in which a license expires.

The procedures to renew online are as follows:

  • Go to the Oregon RealEstateAgencyweb site: http://www.oregon.gov/REA/index.shtml

    Oregon real estate licenses will be renewed online at the Oregon Real Estate Agency web site

  • Once at the web site, click on Online License Renewal and follow the steps required to renew the license. To access the process you will be asked to enter a User Name and Password for your account. If you do not remember your User Name or password you can create a new account.
  • Once you have accessed your accountyouwill be required to electronically:
    • Pay the required renewal fee
    • Certify that continuing education requirements have been met
    • Electronically attest to the truth of the statements made during the online renewal process.
  • Once the renewal process has been completed, the license will be renewed for another term.

The same procedures for active license renewal also apply to inactive licenses.

In the case of an expired license, the Agency will renew an expired license to either active or inactive status, when the licensee renews within one year of the date the license expired. The license must be renewed online at the Agency web site: http://www.oregon.gov/REA/index.shtml

  • Once the expired licensee has created or accessed their account, thelicenseewill be required to electronically:
    • Pay the required renewal fee
    • Complete the online renewal form
    • Certify that continuing education requirements have been met
    • Electronically attest to the truth of the statements made during the online renewal process.
  • Once the renewal process has been completed, the license will be renewed for another term.

When the Agency renews an expired license, the renewed license is effective the date the renewal requirements are met. The renewal is not retroactive to the date the license expired and an expired license retains the status of expired during the expiration period. An expired license renewed following the renewal procedures expires two years from the date of the original expiration date.

NOTE: A real estate license that has expired for more than one year is lapsed. A license cannot be renew if it is lapsed, surrendered, suspended, or revoked. In order to obtain a new license, the former licensee must reapply and meet all the licensing qualifications required of new license applicants.

If you are looking for more information regarding renewing an inactive real estate license, check out our other blog post, How to Renew Your Expired Oregon Real Estate License.

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Jeff Sorg

About the Author

Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses. Sorg was awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education in 2008. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.