By Jeff Sorg
OnlineEd – Portland, OR
The Oregon Real Estate Agency has implemented some education changes for 2013. These changes include first-time license renewal education for brokers and property managers, pre-license qualifying education, and principal broker qualifying education. Some of the changes that became effective on January 1, 2013 are:
- Real Estate Pre-License – Pre-license courses taken after January 1, 2013 must have received a new approval from the Oregon Real Estate Agency. The OnlineEd® Oregon Real Estate Broker Pre-License Course is already compliant with these new rules and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency and the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) to meet the new 2013 requirements. Pre-license qualifying education is available from our pre-license course catalog.
- Advanced Practices – All property managers must take the 27-hour Property Manager Advanced Practices course prior to the first active renewal of their license. All real estate brokers must take the 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices course prior to the first active renewal of their license. The OnlineEd® Broker Advanced Practices and Property Manager Advanced Practices courses are already compliant with the 2013 rule and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency to meet the new 2013 requirements. Both Advanced Practices courses are available in our continuing education catalog.
- Law and Rule Required Course (“LARRC”) – LARRC is required with every license renewal, but it can no longer be included in the Advanced Practices Courses. Licensees required to complete an Advanced Practices course will still need to complete a 3-hour LARRC in order to satisfy their 30-hour continuing education requirement. OnlineEd® offers LARRC for free to all Oregon licensees. The course is available in our continuing education catalog.
- Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision (“BASS”) – Brokers who want to become a Principal Broker must complete a 40-hour Agency approved Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision course. As of January 1, 2013, this course is greatly expanded and more difficult than was its 2012 predecessor. There is also a new and longer licensing exam for principal broker licensing. The OnlineEd® Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision (BASS) course is compliant with the January 1, 2013 requirements and is approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency to meet the new 2013 requirements. To assist in passing the licensing exam, the course comes with an exam prep module. Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision is available in our continuing education catalog.
If you have questions about these new education requirements, please contact us by telephone (503) 670-9278 or visit our web site www.OnlineEd.com. We are right here in Oregon standing by ready and able to help!
OnlineEd® is Oregon Real Estate Agency approved continuing education provider number 1038. OnlineEd® is an Oregon licensed vocational school offering real estate, mortgage, contractor and insurance courses.
For more information about OnlineEd®, please visit www.OnlineEd.com.
Jeff Sorg, an Oregon licensed Principal Broker, 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 for real estate education in Oregon, Washington, California, Flordia, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses in those states. Sorg holds the International Distance Education Certification Center’s CDEi Designation for distance education, originally awarded 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.