LOS ANGELES, CA – December 24, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — In response to member feedback, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today announced that all members of the Association will receive 12 free hours of online continuing education (CE) courses, included as part of membership dues, beginning January 1, 2013.
Every four years, real estate licensees are required to complete 45 hours of CE courses to renew their California real estate license. C.A.R. now provides members with 12 free credit hours of online CE courses to use towards renewing their California real estate license in California. C.A.R. members can choose the mandatory courses required by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) including Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management. Or C.A.R. members can choose their electives from other online courses needed to complete the DRE requirements from both Consumer Protection and Consumer Service, plus topics needed to manage and improve the real estate business in today’s market.
“Ongoing education is vital to the success of every California REALTOR®, and these online courses have been developed to improve and protect their business and the future of real estate,” said C.A.R. President Don Faught. “Members look to C.A.R. as the trusted source for professional development education in order to keep current on the issues affecting their business. We listened to our members, and we are pleased to provide members with the opportunity to learn at their convenience 24/7.”
C.A.R. will also offer additional courses needed to complete the license renewal requirements for those members needing more than the 12 free CE credit courses through C.A.R. Education. C.A.R. Education’s online courses provide C.A.R. members with a unified curriculum and raises the level of professionalism for members.
For more information, visit store.car.org/12FreeCE.
Leading the way… ® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States with more than 155,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.
C.A.R. Education is a product division of Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and is the leading provider of real estate products and services to practitioners in California.