Real Estate CE Courses Michigan
Total Hours Required: 18
Education Due By: 10/31/2021
Elective Hours: 16
Mandatory Hours: 2
License Level: All
Renewal Cycle: 3 years


Online Info:

Michigan Real Estate Licensees are required to take 18 hours of continuing education every 3 years. At least 2 hours of education per year, due by the end of the calendar year (12/31), is required in law, rules, or court cases regarding real estate topics.

Licensees can NOT receive credit for a class twice in the same renewal cycle (3 year period), however they can in consecutive cycles. 

The real estate law changed on January 1, 2015 to no longer require continuing education (CE) courses to be preapproved or reported to the Department as a condition of renewal. Within each 3-year cycle, a licensee must still complete at least 18 clock hours of CE courses that involve any subjects that are relevant to the management, operation, and practice of real estate or any other subject that contributes to the professional competence of a licensee, and at least 2 of those hours of CE must be completed in each license cycle year that involve law, rules, and court cases regarding real estate. A licensee must retain evidence acceptable to the Department that demonstrates he or she has met the CE requirements for at least 4 years after the date of that certification, and must produce that evidence at the request of the Department.

It is the licensee’s responsibility for documenting the evidence to support the fulfillment of Continuing Education requirements; the Department does not maintain a record of this information. The Department is working with the Michigan Realtors (MR) to provide all Michigan licensed real estate salespersons or brokers with access to the CE Marketplace to electronically track continuing education hours. Licensees may set up an account at using their Michigan real estate license number (Permanent ID No.).

No Final Exam Passing Requirement


Roster Required: No

Roster Process:

Roster Sent: n/a 

Michigan State Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons
Bureau of Commercial Services Licensing Division
Testing & Education Services
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 517-241-9231
Fax: 517-373-1044
Web: Michigan Department of Licensing