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Licensing Requirements

The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® provides a variety of continuing education opportunities to REALTORS® and affiliates. NVBR’s continuing education program is designed to help REALTORS® meet their mandatory education requirements and to help REALTORS® succeed as professionals and community leaders.

Salesperson Licensing Requirements

All newly licensed salespersons are required to complete 8 hours of educational instruction within 90 days from the issuance of their initial salespersons license. This post-licensure education requirement shall address topics specified by the Vermont Real Estate Commission (VREC) related to the salesperson’s practice of the profession post-licensure.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW LICENSEES:

JULY 1, 2017 – Vermont’s Office of Professional Regulations (OPR) has made changes to how the state handles initial salesperson licenses. A 2017 OPR bill went into effect on July 1, making initial salesperson licenses valid for only 90 days. New licensees are required to complete 8 hours of post-licensure education within 90 days of receiving their temporary license. Salespersons must provide documentation to the VT Real Estate Commission within 90 days to renew their license until the end of the biennial licensing period.

If a salesperson with an expired license performs activities that require a license, that action can be considered unprofessional conduct.

A full copy of the bill can be found here. The pertinent change to 26 VSA §2292 begins on page 20 is:

(2)(A) An initial salesperson license shall expire 90 days from issuance.

(B) The license of a salesperson who has provided documentation to the Commission showing successful completion of eight hours of instruction addressing topics specified by the Commission relating to the salesperson’s post licensure practice of the profession shall be renewed without application or fee and remain valid until the end of the biennial licensing period.

All real estate salespersons are required to complete 16 credit hours for license renewal. Four credit hours must include the current Vermont Real Estate Commissions (VREC) mandatory course.

Broker Licensing Requirements

All brokers are required to complete 24 credit hours for license renewal. Four credit hours must include the current Vermont Real Estate Commissions (VREC) mandatory course.

Important Facts about your Continuing Education

NVBR does not regulate real estate licensing. For information about license regulations, contact the Vermont Real Estate Commission (VREC).

NVBR does not track continuing education credits. It is the responsibility of the real estate professional to track credits.

Continuing education certificates do not need to be submitted to VREC for license renewal. However, you must keep copies/records of certificates in the event you or your business is audited.

NVBR can provide information and certificates for any class that the Association sponsors.

Licensing and Education Links

How to become a licensed real estate salesperson or licensed real estate broker.
Vermont Real Estate Commission (VREC)
Real Estate Salesperson 90 Day Post-Licensure Education Requirement
VREC Education information

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