REAL ESTATE CE
Classes are offered online and live in Salt Lake City and Southern Utah. Real Estate CE classes are for active Sales Agents and Brokers and the tuition cost is /hour. Active real estatePlicensees are required to complete 18 hours of CE every 2 years. At least 9 of the 18 hours must be CORE credits.
New Agents must complete the 12-hr New Agent CoursePplus 6 CE hours. Each of our CE classes are approved by the Utah Division of Real Estate for renewal certification. Scroll down for individual class descriptions. Online CE classes are sold by the hour.
You simply purchase the number of hours you need, up to 18 hours, and you have full access to all the CE classes we offer. Once you have registered and purchased hours need, then you pick and choose the hours you need. As of January 2011, the Utah Division of Real Estate requires that all licenses must be renewed online. P They suggest completing your hours by the 15th of the month in which you expire in order to ensure on-time renewal.
CE Class Descriptions: 12 Agent Course (RA140657) – Core P (12 hours) – Also available live with a 2 day class for 9 This course is required for all agents who received their real estate license after July 1, 2007, who are doing their first renewal, and whose license is on active status. This course covers topics on Agency, Contacts, Federal Laws, Ethics, Forms, and many more important topics. 6 additional credit hours (in addition to this course) will satisfy your CE renewal requirement for your first renewal. Agency Law A (RC150754) P – Core (2 hours) This course is an unusual excursion into the dimension of agency in real estate. During this section, a thorough review of the principles of agency is covered.
Such factors as types of agents, types of principals, ways agency is created and terminated are explored in depth. Agency Law B (RC150755) P – Core (2 hours) Here we discuss intensively the application of the principles of agency. The class includes extensive discussion of agency disclosure, buyer agency, sub agency and limited (dual) agency. It is focused on how to be successful in the practice of real estate using the law of agency, rather than focusing on how to avoid going to prison or incurring law suits.
It is a fun, practical, highly recommended examination of agency in real estate. Agency Practices 1 (RC140638) – Core (2 hours) This class discusses Agency forms in more detail. P It will specifically discuss the Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement; Addendum to Listing Agreement; and the Unrepresented Buyer Disclosure Agency Practices 2 (RC140639) – Core (2 hours) Much like Agency Practices 1, this course will also go into more detail regarding Agency forms. P This class will cover the Exclusive Buyer-Broker Agreement; Limited Agency Consent Agreement; Non-Exclusive Buyer-Broker Agreement; and the For Sale by Owner Commission Agreement.
Principal and branch brokers are responsible for exercising active supervision over the conduct of all licensees affiliated with them. P This class is great is great for brokers as it will define what is considered “adequate supervision. ” This class goes over the application and underwriting requirements for residential loans. P It will also go into FHA insured loand and review VA loan guidelines. Application Underwriting 2 (R140640) – (2 hours) This class discusses finance contract clauses, a variety of conventional loans and government loans.
P It also goes into detail on leverage and loan to value ratios. Appraisal Valuation (R150756) – P (2 hours) The current requirements for becoming an appraiser are discussed, and there is an interesting introduction to appraisal and the essential elements of value; appraisal reports; and the fundamental principles involved in the appraisal process. Advanced Appraisal (R150757) – P (2 hours) In this session the market data (comparison) approach and the cost approach to appraisal are discussed, including an overview of the Marshall and Swift method of determining value by the cost approach. Brokerage Types Affiliations (R140641) – (2 hours) This class explores different variations to Brokerages including different training, compensation and commission schedules to expect and look for when choosing a brokerage.
P It also looks into different polices procedures as well as the purpose of real estate associations. Business Financial Statement Analysis (R140727) – (2 hours) – Online Only This course presents a fundamental approach to analyzing business and personal financial statements. P The class will focus on reviewing the financial statements for liquidity, leverage, sales, margins, expenses, net income and key financial ratios. Code of Ethics (RC140160) – Core (3 hours) – Online Only This course is an in depth overview of the NAR Code of Ethics.
Commercial Acquisition, Development and Building (R140529) – (2 hours) – Online Only The course focuses on the principles of the many unique aspects of acquiring raw law, converting land into building lots and then building single family homes on the site. Commercial Appraisal Regulations (RC140422) – Core (2 hours) – Online Only This course presents the fundamentals of lender appraisal requirements when financing commercial real estate. P This class focuses on the principles of the appraisal process, regulatory requirements placed on the lender, lender management of the ordering and evaluation of a commercial appraisal, selecting the right appraiser and lender review of the completed appraisal. Commercial Real Estate Financing (R140423) – (2 hours) – Online Only This course focuses on the principles of CRE borrowing/lending, lender expectations/requirements, developing a winning loan package, selecting the right lender, structuring the deal and presentation of the loan request to the lender.
Commercial Real Estate Investing (R140421) – (2 hours) – Online Only This course goes over the principles of the many unique aspects of investing, commercial properties types, different management requirements of each type, financing options and potential investment risks. Contract Law 1 (RC150775)P – Core (2 hours) Since real estate agents often have to deal with attorneys, this course will be extremely helpful. P The course covers legal terms relating to contracts; contrasts unilateral and bilateral contracts used in real estate; addresses issues of the enforceability of contracts, discusses voidable contracts and the clauses in the Real Estate Purchase Contract that can lead to a voidable contract; and the essential elements of a contract, including contractual requirements of a legal offer and acceptance. Contract Law 2 (RC150758)P – Core (2 hours) This section on contracts discusses the Statute of Frauds; special real estate oriented contract contingency clauses; types of fraud and penalties associated with each; remedies for breach of contract; and termination of contracts.
P The course emphasizes how the principles of contract law relate to the practice of real estate with special attention to their application in the Real Estate Purchase Contract. Advanced Contract Law (RC140636) – Core (2 hours) This class expands your understanding of the different purchase contracts. It will review the proper way to construct a counter offer and discuss the complex situations that can arise. This course also explores termination of an offer and multiple offer situations.
A thorough understanding of the Real Estate Purchase Contract is recommended before taking this CE course. Deeds Transfer (R150759) -P (2 hours) The law in Utah allows a broker to fill out the appropriate paper work (which would include a deed) and conduct a settlement and closing. P Do you know what the various kinds of deeds are and how they differ from one another? P Take this class to find out.
E O Insurance Conflict Resolution (R150502) – (2 hours) – Online Only Who needs E O Insurance? P Isn’t just another unnecessary cost of being a real estate agent? If I have E O Insurance what would it cover? Discover the different avenues to resolve conflicts without going to court.
This will save you and your broker money. After this class you will understand the benefit of E O Insurance and how best to resolve conflicts. Eviction Process (R150429) -P (2 hours) – Online Only Ever been faced with evicting a tenant? P Do you know what your rights are verses the tenant’s rights?
Does the tenant even have rights? What is the process for eviction, what happens when the property is abandoned? Can you sell or donate to charity those items abandoned by the tenant? P Understanding the eviction process will make your life a whole lot easier.
Federal Laws PA (RC150760)P – CoreP (2 hours) Fair Housing laws and their implications, as well as the associated illegal practices connected with them will be explained. P Truth in Lending and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act; Equal Credit Opportunity Act; Americans with Disabilities Act;P the Sherman Antitrust Act;P the Uniform Commercial Code and the Environmental Protection Agency will be discussed in this class. Federal Laws B (RC140642) – Core (2 hours) As we all know nothing stays the same concerning the law. P Do you have the most update information concerning Do Not Call Registry?
P Calling the wrong person could cost you ,000. P Are you up-to-date with the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act? P How about Wetlands and Floodplains? P What is your knowledge depth on CERCLA? P What is CERCLA? P This class will help you get up to speed on these issues and many more.
Federal Lending Laws (RC140643) – Core (2 hours) – Online Only This class goes over many of the mortgage lending laws. P It will go over the Truth in Lending Act; RESPA; Fair Housing Act; Equal Credit Opportunity Act; Home Mortgage Disclosure Act; Fair Credit Reporting Act; Community Reinvestment Act; Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; Fair Accurate Credit Transactions Act; Secure and Fair Enforcement Act as well as Privacy Protection and the Do Not Call Registry. In this course you will learn the ins and outs of the Federal Reserve System. P We will not only go into how the Fed works but also how it impacts consumers.
Finance Basics (R140644) – (2 hours) This course goes over the differences between Primary and Secondary Mortgage Markets. P It will also go over capital mortgage market functions, Deposit Insurance Entities and other agencies and institutions. P We will go over different mortgage loan categories as well. Advanced Finance (R140637) – (2 hours) What are the different components of loan payments and what are the different mortgage repayment methods?
P This class will delve into these questions as well as the difference between fixed-rate and adjustable rate mortgages. P You will also learn about other types of mortgages, retail mortgage pricing and lender fees. Financial Responsibility (RC150761) – Core (2 hours) This class will discuss in detail the handling of the real estate trust account;P record keeping and statements of account;P audits ordered by the Division;P broker supervision requirements;P and the Real Estate Recovery Fund. Foreclosure Credit (R140645) – (2 hours) Real estate will always have its boom and bust times.
P This class goes over the steps involved in the foreclosure process. P We will also go over the role of credit bureaus, credit scores and re-establishing your credit after bankruptcy or foreclosure. Leases (R150762) -P (2 hours) From the title, this might seem a very simplistic class. P But, do youP really Pknow the legal difference between “rent” and “lease? “P Or are they just synonyms?
P What are the various types of leasehold estates and what differentiates them? P Sale/leasebacks, the implications of subletting versus assigning a lease, and the eviction process are also discussed. Listings and Options (R150763) -P (2 hours) Think you know everything there is to know about listings? P As teachers, when we discuss this in the broker class we think it can all be covered in 30 – 60 minutes.
P However, when viewed from the perspective of legal and usage issues, the class gets very interesting and time flies. P A discussion of options and first right of refusal is included in the discussion. The US Treasury Department has shown a progressive increase in the number of borrowers committing loan fraud over the past several years so it is very important for you to be able to recognize and avoid loan fraud. P This class will review the indicators and consequences associated with various types of fraud, as well as the responsibilities you have to your clients Market Evaluation (R140726) – (2 hours) Whether you are working with a buyer or a seller, it is important to be able to accurately evaluate property.
P The process of researching, gathering data, compiling and presenting should be a process every real estate agent knows well and this class will help! Math A – A New Method (R150764) – (2 hours) This class presents a new way to approach any math problem involving a percent (which is most real estate applications of math). P This was developed by Arnold Stringham, and once you get it firmly in place of the methods you learned previously, it really is quite simple. P This class introduces and explains the new method.
Math B – Application (R150765) – (2 hours) Once having been exposed to the new method in Math A, a student needs to work with it to make it their own. P This class applies the new approach very methodically to 14 different types of math problems. Minimum Service Requirements (RC140646) – Core (2 hours) In 2005 the State of Utah along with many other states adopted minimum service requirements for Real Estate Brokers and Agents. P These requirements were necessary to ensure that the public would not be left to address sensitive situations such as contractual offer presentations and counter offers alone.
This course will discuss those requirements. Mortgage Law (R150766) – (2 hours) This class covers the different theories of mortgage law. P It will also discuss how a mortgage works, trust deeds and notes, the Uniform Real Estate Contract, and more! New Home Construction Basics (R140647) – (2 hours) – Online Only The ways and means by which a modern home can be built are expanding every day.
P The aim of this class is to outline and describe the basic steps in the home building process and give examples of those steps using common methods. P Understanding these basic steps and processes will give a greater insight into the improvements a piece of land may possess. Organization and Licensing (RC150767) – Core (2 hours) This class includes provisions of rules and regulations. It is a must for keeping up to date on licensee conduct, improper practices and the standards of practice a licensee is to follow.
It discusses personal assistants; the process for complaints, hearings and appeals; and many other license-related topics you should know. How much do you remember from your pre-license classes about the Bundle of Rights and all its implications in the practice of real estate? P Might be wise to brush up. P You’ll also explore the availability of, and ramifications of, life estates and fee simple defeasible.
P Did you know you can sell your property and put restrictions on the owners who follow you? Ownership Principles (R150769) – (2 hours) How clearly do you understand the various forms of taking title and the implications of each. P Joint Tenancy seems like a good idea for a married couple. but is it really? P This class will also talk about partnerships versus corporations, and fill you in on the details of how adverse possession works.
Where is the line between real and personal property? P Does it change from one to the other, and if so, how? P What in the world are emblements, and how do you tell the difference between regular fixtures and trade fixtures, and who cares, anyway. Take the class and you will find out the answers to these fascinating questions!
Property Management (RC150318) – Core (2 hours) This class is a basic overview of both commercial and residential property management. P It will cover different aspects of property management including: preparing a business plan, lease negotiations, maintenance and risk management. P We will also touch on Utah law, specifically on the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and Utah Landlord/Tenant Law. Property Management Contract (RC150428) – Core (2 hours) This class covers the different property types and then goes into typical property management contracts.
PIt will also review the different issues that apply to the contract relationship. Property Tax and Title Insurance (R150771) – (2 hours) The class covers issues regarding how property taxes are handled in the State of Utah, including how to compute property taxes. P Are you aware of what a standard policy of title insurance, as called for in the REPC, will cover for the new owner and what it will not? P You will be, if you take this class.
A lot is covered in this brief two credit-hour class, from the ins and outs of eminent domain to prescriptive easements. P It all has to do with public (government) controls that limit the use of property and private limitations, such as CCR’s. P It’s theP E P Class P- Encumbrances, escheat, eminent domain, encroachments and easements. Real Estate Acts A (RC150773) – Core (2 hours) This class will discuss the Marketable Record Title Act;P the Utah Exemption Act (also known as the Homestead Act);P the various forms of ownership (condominiums, stock cooperative, planned unit developments); mechanic’s liens;PUtah Uniform Land Sales Practices Act; Timeshare and Camp Resort Act; Marketing Disclosures, Undivided Fractionalized Long-term Estates.
Real Estate Acts B (RC140648) – Core (2 hours) This class will go over water law in Utah. P It will also discuss complaints, hearings and appeals; enforcement; administrative procedures; stigmatized property; and the sex offender registry. Real Estate Economics (R140725) – (2 hours) – Online Only This class focuses on the basic economic principles effecting the development, construction and sales of real estate properties. PIt will introduce the participant to basic economic principles and describes, explains and identifies supply demand, patterns of prices and how trends in demographics may shed light on the behavior of the real estate market.
Real Estate Forms 1 (RC140649) – Core (2 hours) This class reviews the different forms categories. P It goes into more detail on the Transaction Document Receipt; Seller Property Condition Disclosure; Buyer Due Diligence Checklist; Seller financing Addendum and Buyer Financial Information Sheet; and the Standard Supplementary Clauses. Real Estate Forms 2 (RC140650) – Core (2 hours) Much like the Real Estate Forms 1 class, this course continues discussion on different forms. P Specifically it will discuss the documents applicable to the assignment of the REPC; Multiple Offer Situations; Lead Based Paint Documentation; FHA/VA Addendum; and Lease/Option Situations.
Real Estate Purchase Contract A (RC150543) – Core (2 hours) Need more understanding of the State approved Real Estate Purchase Contract? P Then this is the right course for you. P From beginning to end you will learn how to correctly fill out this important contract. P Remember, if one of these contracts is not filled out, there is little chance that you will make money in real estate.
P On the other hand, if it is filled out, but filled out incorrectly, it could lead to more problems than you want to deal with, up to and including the possibility of losing the transaction. Real Estate Purchase Contract B (RC150544) – Core (2 hours) The REPC has some problems that every agent should be familiar with. This class is designed to isolate those problems and give suggestions about how they can be used to an advantage. You will find this course most helpful in increasing your skill to use the REPC to solve problems rather than create them.
RESPA (RC140652) – Core (2 hours) What do you know about the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act? P This class will discuss it in more detail while also covering the Good Faith Estimate, escrow account regulation and the settlement statement. While risk and liability cannot be totally avoided, sound business practices can control the possibility. P This class will look into potential risks to a business as well as ways to protect brokerages and the relationships agents have with clients.
Selecting a Tenant (R150545) – P(2 hours) – Online Only Is there any way to find those perfect tenants for your rental properties? What can and can’t you use when you are interviewing potential tenants? P Does it really help to call the references they listed? What information should you ask for to make sure that they will be able to make their monthly payment?
P What kind of red flags should you be aware of? P This class will help you with the ins and outs of selecting your next tenant. Settlement Procedures (RC150546) – Core (2 hours) Everything you always wanted to know about settlement, but were afraid to ask. in case it would make you look stupid! P Do you know what the R. E. Division requires of principal brokers (and you, acting in the broker’s behalf) when it comes to settlement statements?
P Find out in this class. P Find out where the buyer’s debits and credits go. P You will feel much more comfortable reviewing settlement statements and answering questions about the items on them for you buyers or sellers after this class. This is a practical application class in which you are given a case study and will complete a HUD-1 settlement statement.
P This is a worksheet that will be available to print online for this class. Short Sale Forms (RC140651) P – Core P(2 hour) Ever find yourself sitting in a forms class nodding off? Well that won’t happen with this class on the Short Sales Forms. P This class is a must for every agent.
With the increase in Short Sales in today’s market every agent needs to know how and what forms to use. This class is very concise and takes you right to the point of each of the forms used in Short sales. This class will hold your attention every step of the way as you walk through each section of the Short Sale Addendum and learn the purpose of each section. You will know how to utilize the Secondary Backup Contract, along with being able to accurately breakdown each section of the disclosure to illustrate the short sale process to your buyer/seller.
Short Sales Made Easy (RC150321) – PCore (3 hours) – Online Only Do you ever wish that someone would sit down and explain how to do a Short Sale? In this three hour class you will be shown the Short Sales process from beginning to close. P Included in this class are some marketing techniques, processing, organizational skills and paperwork hints that will make Short Sales seem easy. Standards P of Conduct (RC150774) – Core (2 hours) This class includes provisions of rules and regulations.
It is a must for keeping up to date on licensee conduct, improper practices and the standards of practice a licensee is to follow. It discusses personal assistants; the process for complaints, hearings and appeals; and many other license-related topics you should know. Stigmatized Property Law (RC150427) – Core (1 hour) – Online Only How does the Utah Code define “Stigmatized”? Could you explain to your clients what constitutes a Stigmatized Property and what they do and do not have to disclose?
How does the Sex Offender Registry affect the way you do business? This course will help clarify what you as agents need to tell your clients. Survey Description (R150868) – (2 hours) It is not fitting that a real estate professional would not understand the standard practices of identifying land and being able to read a legal description. P This class will help by discussing informal references; lot, block, and plat; metes and bounds; surveys and more!
Taxation (R150542) – P(2 hours) This class is a discussion of the tax benefits of home ownership, depreciation techniques for investment properties, the ways taxes can be deferred and the benefits to tax deferment. Training agents new to a brokerage is an important occurance that provides an avenue not just for basic office polices to be shared, but also can be a great opportunity for gaining more knowledge and setting both personal and professional goals. P This class is a great one for new brokers to help figure out how much and what kind of training they plan on providing for their agents. This class will teach you how to organize and create a paper trail system for managing all real estate transactions, while complying with all required rules and laws.
Trust Accounts in Practice (RC150426) – Core (3 hours) – Online Only The Trust Account isn’t such a big deal. P Basically I turn in my client’s Earnest Money check and all that takes place is the office secretary endorses the back of the check and then deposits the funds into the bank. P Then after settlement I receive my commission check. P Attend this class and really see and understand what goes into maintaining your company’s Trust Account legally.
After this class you will have more appreciation for those in charge of your company’s Trust Account. Truth in Lending Act (TILA) (RC140653) – Core (2 hours) Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act, Truth in Lending, the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 are covered in this course. P The purpose of APR, the 72-hour right of rescission, consumer advertising and disclosures for an ARM are also discussed. Utah Agency, Liens Title (RC150425) – Core (2 hours) Mechanic’s Liens, Residence Lien Restriction and the Lien Recovery Fund Act, State Construction Registry, and Adverse Possession are discussed during this class.
P This class will give you helpful information on Lien’s their priority and who gets paid first. This class will give you information that can help you with a transaction that may have a Lien attached. Utah Foreclosure and Tax Laws (RC150424) – Core (1 hour) – Online Only Is Utah a Lien Theory or Title Theory state? P What types of foreclosures will the state of Utah allow?
What are the steps that lead to foreclosures? Do I have to know and understand what FAA stands for? What about the Primary Residence Tax Exemption? This class will help you better understand these very crucial issues.