New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) President Drew Fishman recently offered some clarification on the NJ Real Estate Commission (REC) flip in its position supporting continuing education requirements for NJ Realtors.
Appearing at last week’s Atlantic County Women’s Council of Realtors meeting, Fishman said the REC wants to exempt its members from the continuing education requirements. This follows its approval of the recommendations by a joint study committee made up of Commission appointees and NJAR. Those recommendations were outlined in New Jersey Catches Up With the Nation.
“NJAR does not support these exemptions from the proposed law. We will continue seek legislative approval of these bills and look for passage in spring, 2009,” Fishman explained.
The NJ Real Estate Commission is made up of five members who have been licensed as New Jersey real estate brokers for at least ten years, two public members, and one representative of an appropriate governmental department.
The members are appointed by the Governor and will be responsible, under the proposed legislation, for determining the content of qualifying continuing education courses.
Exemption for these appointees makes no sense to me!