The new 30 hour Single-track Post Licensure education (SPLE) requirements the for new salesperson licensees goes into effect on July 1, 2013. This change to the educational requirements has special significance for new salespersons who began their post licensure education under the previous approved curriculum (PLE).
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The new SPLE curriculum consists of eight courses, approved for a specific number of hours as follows:
2 hrs. Fair Housing
3 hrs. Escrow Management
3 hrs. Ethics
8 hrs. Real Estate Law
3 hrs. Agency
6 hrs. Contracts
3 hrs. Risk Management
2 hrs. Current Industry Trends
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The previous Post Licensure Education (PLE) requirements included 15 mandatory and 15 elective hours. Under the new SPLE requirements elective hours have been eliminated. All 30 hours are in designated topic areas. Between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013, both SPLE and PLE curriculum will be available and accepted for credit. After December 31st , only the new SPLE curriculum will be accepted by DPOR. New salespersons who have taken PL education courses before July 1, 2013 date must complete their remaining PL hours prior to December 31, 2013 or those credits will expire.
Important: This pertains to all new salespersons, even if your one year anniversary date is after December 31, 2013.
Example: I received my license on February 14, 2013. My one year anniversary is February 13th, 2014 which means, I started my PL education under the previous requirements and must either complete all 30 hours of PLE before December 31, 2013. If I do not complete the 30 hours of PLE, I would then have from January 1, 2014 through February 13, 2014 to complete all 30 hours in the new Single Track system.
If your licensure renewal date falls between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2014 all licensees must complete the additional 3 hours Residential Standard Agency (RSA) course.
If your license renewal date is after June 30, 2014, you do not have to take this course.
If you have any questions or concerns about this new requirement, please contact the Richmond Association of REALTORS Education Department at (804) 422-5000.