: New Jersey REALTOR Continuing Education Now Law!

New Jersey REALTOR Continuing Education Now Law!

Good news for New Jersey home buyers and sellers!  Governor Corzine has signed into law legisltion that requires up to 16 hours of continuing education for New Jersey REALTORS.

It won't be long now before New Jersey's new Governor, Chris Cristie, is sworn in.  But the New Jersey Association of REALTORS (NJAR) just reported via Twitter, that Governor Corzine has signed the continuing education bill.

The continuing education courses are not contained in the new law.  An advisory committee will be appointed to decide what will and will not qualify for continuing ed credit.

More on the new law is available here.

Good job New Jersey REALTORS...Good job NJAR! 


Comment balloon 5 commentsLaura Giannotta • January 19 2010 10:00AM


Laura, We in New Hampshire have to submit 4- 3 hour courses, one is a core course and 3 are electives every two years to renew or state approved license (and once every other renewal...one has to be an approved 3 hour ethics course). These set up seams to work pretty well for our Real Estate Commission.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 10 years ago

The mortgage classes are as follows..

17 hours of national instruction

3-4 hours of state level instruction PER STATE

Then a national test and a state test..PER STATE


Posted by Eric J, Dream Home Financing (Eric J - Dream Home Financing) over 10 years ago

Welcome to the rest of the Real Estate world.  We have 15 hours per year.  It needs to be more, and more to get a license.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 10 years ago

Hi Laura,

I'm glad to see it's finally happened.  As an EMT, I need to do 48 hours every 3 years for NJ re-certification, but usually end up with far more. There is always something new learned, old reinforced, or both. The classes are good for camaraderie too...

Thanks for keeping us up to speed on this.



Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) over 10 years ago

It is a good idea, we need to stay informed, education in any form is important.

Posted by Eileen Campos, ABR , SFR, CNE (Choice Group) over 10 years ago