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Get Your 2022-2023 Law and Rule Required Course For Free

On January 1, 2022, OnlineEd launched its new 2022-2023 Oregon Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC), and you can get it for free here!

House Bill 2703, Oregon Laws 2021, Chapter 161 now requires real estate licensees renewing active licenses or reactivating licenses on or after July 1, 2022, to complete this specific version of LARRC, which includes specific fair housing content to qualify for renewal or reactivation. This means if you already completed LARRC before January 1 of this year, and your renewal is on or after July 1, 2022, you will need to complete the new LARRC that includes the required fair housing component.

Fair Housing Learning Objectives

OnlineEd’s newly-authored course includes all of the Agency’s suggested learning objectives – and there are many:

  • List the federally protected classes.
  • Describe the history of discriminatory practices by regulators and industry professionals related to restricted covenants, redlining, blockbusting, and steering that led to the creation of the Fair Housing Act.
  • Define blockbusting, redlining, steering, implicit bias, and disparate impact.
  • List Oregon’s protected classes and compare them with the federally protected classes.
  • Identify when parties are exempt from the Fair Housing Act.
  • Describe the real estate property types covered in the Fair Housing Act.
  • Explain fair housing advertising guidelines.
  • Relate under what circumstances reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications are necessary to allow persons with disabilities to enjoy their housing
  • Define the laws that govern protections from discrimination against disability at the federal level.
  • Identify prohibited actions involving the sale and rental of housing under the Fair Housing Act.
  • Discuss prohibited actions relating to mortgage lending under the Fair Housing Act
  • Cite contemporary examples of fair housing law violations that make these issues relevant today.
  • Recognize the two categories that fall under sexual harassment, quid pro quo, and hostile
    environment.
  • Explain the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) as Oregon’s governing agency that reviews complaints, regulates, and assesses civil penalties for fair housing violations.
  • Review the requirement that BOLI and the Oregon Real Estate Agency share complaint information and report findings regarding fair housing violations.
  • Explain how to submit a fair housing complaint

Other Law and Rule Required Course Required Topics

The required topics were developed from changes made to Oregon Revised Statute 696 and Oregon Administrative Rule 863 and input from the board, the Oregon Real Estate Agency staff, and other stakeholders. This year, in addition to the fair housing component, other required topics found in the OnlineEd course include:

  • Advertising rules update
  • House Bill 2550 (Client love letters)
  • House Bill 3113 (Exemptions on rent increase limits for landlords)
  • House Bill 278 (Requirement to delay termination of tenancies for nonpayment for 60 days if tenant provides documentation of application for rental assistance.
  • Senate Bill 291 (New applicant screening charges and written screening criteria rules)

This OnlineEd Oregon real estate continuing education course includes timed video presentations by Jeff Sorg and online reading materials with follow-along audio. No final exam is required for this course. A continuing education course completion certificate for Oregon Real Estate Agency license renewal will be issued after completing the course and its required seat time.

Sign up now to lock in your free course! This course counts for three hours of Oregon continuing education credit for real estate license renewal and will remain available to OnlineEd learners for 730 days after enrollment.

 

Oregon Requires New Course for First Principal Broker License Renewal

 

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Oregon Principal Broker Advanced Practices – Required for the first renewal of a principal broker license

If your principal broker license expiration date is after July 1, 2019, and you will be renewing your active license for the first time, you will have to take the 27-hour Principal Broker Advanced Practices course.  If your first principal broker license renewal was in inactive status and you want to reactivate it for the first time on or after July 1, 2019, you will have to take the 27-hour Principal Broker Advanced Practices course.

The 3-hour Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC) is also required to renew or reactivate your license. Except for LARRC, if you already have taken regular continuing education, it will not count if you are renewing active for the first time, or if you are reactivating after an inactive first renewal, on or after July 1, 2019.

If you didn’t know of this new requirement, and you erroneously completed regular continuing education through OnlineEd for your first principal broker license renewal, you may qualify to have your previous purchase credited toward the cost of Principal Broker Advanced Practices. Give us a call at 503.670.9278 for details or assistance with enrollment.

 

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Continuing Education for Oregon Real Estate License Renewal

How to renew an Oregon estate broker, principal broker, or property manager license with the Oregon Real Estate Agency

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog

(December 29, 2017)

 

cropped-Logo_O_512_512.jpg  (PORTLAND-OR) OnlineEd – To renew an Oregon real estate license (broker, principal broker, or property manager) the licensee must pay a renewal fee and meet continuing education requirements.

Continuing Education Requirements

  • 30 hours of continuing education are required during the two years preceding license renewal;
  • At least 3 of the 30 hours must be in a course on recent changes in real estate rule and law, called the Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC);
  • A licensee renewing a license for the first time must take a Real Estate Board-approved 27-hour course on Broker Advanced Practices and a 3-hour course on recent changes in real estate rule and law (LARRC);
  • Continuing education courses, along with course objectives, must come from the Real Estate Board approved topics;
  • Continuing education must be provided by an Oregon Real Estate Agency approved Certified Continuing Education Provider to be eligible. OnlineEd is Certified Education Provider 1038;
  • The Certified Continuing Education Provider must ensure that persons who teach continuing education courses meet certain instructor qualification requirements; and
  • As part of the license renewal process, licensees will self-certify that they have met the continuing education requirement for the applicable renewal cycle.
  • While courses might be delivered by approved providers, it is still the licensee’s responsibility to see that the courses meet timing requirements and that the provider can prove the licensee’s time in the course to the Agency. This means that online courses must have timers and live lecture courses must have a method in place to verify time spent in attendance. A provider’s certificate of completion issued when the provider cannot prove time spent in the course will not be counted if discovered during an agency audit.

Eligible Course Topics

At least 3 of the 30 hours must be from a course on recent changes in real estate rule. The course on the recent rule and law changes is known as Law and Rule Required Course, commonly known by its acronym LARRC (“lark”). The remaining 27 hours of continuing education can come from any of these topics:

  • Principal broker or property manager record keeping
  • Principal real estate broker supervision responsibilities
  • Principal broker or property manager client trust accounts
  • Agency relationships and responsibilities for brokers, principal brokers, or property managers
  • Misrepresentation in real estate transactions
  • Property management
  • Advertising regulations
  • Real estate disclosure requirements
  • Real estate consumer protection
  • Anti-trust issues in real estate transactions
  • Commercial real estate
  • Real estate contracts
  • Real estate taxation
  • Real estate property evaluation, appraisal, or valuation
  • Fair Housing laws or policy
  • Managing a real estate brokerage
  • Business ethics
  • Risk management
  • Dispute resolution
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate title
  • Real estate escrows
  • Real estate development
  • Condominiums
  • Subdivisions
  • Unit owner or homeowner associations
  • Timeshares
  • Water rights
  • Environmental protection issues in real estate
  • Land use planning, zoning, or other public limitations on use
  • Real estate economics
  • Real estate law or regulation
  • Negotiation

Specifically excluded from eligible continuing education are courses about these topics:

  • Real estate broker or property manager pre-licensing courses
  • Examination preparation classes
  • Sales meetings
  • Motivational classes or seminars
  • Time management classes or seminars
  • Sales and marketing classes or seminars
  • Psychology classes or seminars
  • Trade association orientation courses
  • Courses in standardized computer software programs not specifically related to one of the eligible topics
  • Courses with content that is specific to another state or jurisdiction

Certified Continuing Education Providers

For continuing education to qualify for license renewal, the education must be delivered by a Certified Continuing Education Provider. To qualify as a Certified Continuing Education Provider, the applicant must be one of the following:

  • An Oregon Real Estate Agency registered business name. Eligible applicants are a principal real estate broker or real estate property manager who conducts business under a registered business name.

A real estate trade association or a trade association in a related field but not the individual members of those associations. A “real estate trade association” is defined as a local, state, regional, or national organization with members that include real estate licensees.

A “trade association in a related field” means a local, state, regional, or national organization with members including, but not limited to, a certified or registered:

  • Private career school approved by the REA. A private career school means a school licensed by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission and approved by the REA to provide the 150-hour real estate license applicant course of study, the 60-hour property manager license applicant course, or both.
  • Distance-learning provider approved by the REA, which means a person whose course has been certified by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO).
  • Appraisers, architects, attorneys, contractors, professional engineers, and tax professionals

A provider who does not meet one of the listed qualifications to become a certified continuing education provider may petition the Real Estate Board for approval. Once approved as a certified continuing education provider, the provider must:

  • ensure that a course offered is within the scope of one or more of the eligible course topics;
  • identify to the licensee which course topic the course covers;
  • ensure that the course meets the minimum length requirement of one credit hour (50 minutes);
  • assign each course a four-digit number that is unique to that course;
  • ensure that courses offered will meet the stated learning objective requirements;
  • ensure that the instructor who teaches a continuing education course meets the applicable instructor qualification requirements;
  • give each licensee who completes a course a course completion certificate; and
  • keep records of each course provided for three years.

Online License Renewal

Once the continuing education requirement is met and to renew a real estate license, licensees are required to use the REA’s online renewal system known as e-License. Real estate licenses cannot be renewed through the US mail.

During the online renewal, licensees are asked to certify that they have completed their required continuing education requirements. As part of their certification process, licensees will submit the information necessary to complete their renewal that is found on each certificate. Additionally, certificates must be kept by the licensee for three years after the renewal date for which the certificate was used for continuing education credit.

The REA’s eLicensing website is: https://orea.elicense.irondata.com

The REA required information to be included on all qualifying continuing education course certificates includes:

  • the licensee’s name and license number;
  • the REA certified course provider’s name and REA provider number;
  • the course name and identification number. This course identification number is a four-digit provider number assigned by REA, followed by the 4-digit course number assigned by the provider and registered with the REA;
  • the date, location, and length of time assigned to the course;
  • the eligible course topics covered, or whether the course is the three-hour Law and Rule Required Course, the Property Manager or Broker Advanced Practices Course, or the Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision course; and
  • the name of the instructor.

Click here visit a list of approved continuing education courses.

Click here to enroll in the FREE 3-hour approved Law and Rule Required Course, LARRC.

OnlineEd® is an Oregon Real Estate Agency Certified Continuing Education Course Provider No. 1038.

 

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For more information about OnlineEd and their education for real estate brokers, principal brokers, property managers, and mortgage brokers visit www.OnlineEd.com.

All information contained in this posting is deemed correct as of the date of publication, but is not guaranteed by the author and may have been obtained from third-party sources. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements and laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

OnlineEd® is a registered Trademark

OnlineEd Offers Free Real Estate Broker Safety Course

Free real estate continuing education course

Oregon Continuing Education – Real Estate Agent Safety

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) In addition it their free Oregon Law and Rule Required Course (“LARRC”) OnlineEd has just released a new online-delivered real estate agent safety course. Offered for 1-hour of continuing education in Oregon, the course helps licensees learn to recognize the personal safety risks present in their industry, what they can do to protect themselves from these risks, learn about the types of crimes committed against real estate professionals, and how to develop and implement a their own personal safety program.

The course also contains real life examples of crimes against real estate agents, including muggings, disappearances, and murders. Both of the the OnlineEd free courses can be found in the OnlineEd Oregon Continuing Education Catalog. OnlineEd is Oregon owned and operated Oregon Real Estate Agency Certified Continuing Education Provider No. 1038.

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For more information about OnlineEd and their Oregon pre-license and continuing education courses for real estate licensees, please visit www.OnlineEd.com or telephone Chris Culbertson at 503.670.9278.

For more information about OnlineEd and their Oregon pre-license and continuing education courses for real estate licensees, please visit www.OnlineEd.com or telephone Chris Culbertson at 503.670.9278.

OnlineEd is  Oregon owned and operated Oregon Real Estate Agency Certified Continuing Education Provider No. 1038.

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This article was published on March 11, 2014. All information contained in this posting is deemed correct and current as of this date, but is not guaranteed by the author. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements and laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

For more information about OnlineEd and their education for real estate brokers, visit www.OnlineEd.com. OnlineEd is Oregon Approved Education Provider No. 1038.