Georgia real estate post-licensing refers to the state-mandated continuing education required of all newly licensed salespersons. These requirements are set forth by the fine folks at the Georgia Real Estate Commission, fondly referred to as GREC.
The post in post-licensing speaks to the fact that even to be eligible to complete this additional coursework, you must have already fulfilled the state’s requirements for obtaining a real estate license. Typically, this means that you have completed the required 75-hour Salesperson Pre-license Course at a school approved by GREC.
Georgia Post-Licensing in Year One
The Georgia Real Estate Commission has vested interest in seeing 1st-year agents get their careers off on the right foot. To that end, GREC has mandated that newly licensed salespersons complete a state-approved, 25-hour Salespersons post-licensing course in their first year of licensure.
And don’t be fooled, friends — this mandate has teeth: Failure to complete this post-licensing education will cause the salesperson’s license to lapse!
Year Two: Continuing Education
After a new salesperson successfully completes their post-licensing education requirement, they will find that GREC eases up a bit, transitioning the salesperson from 1st-year post-licensing to career-long continuing education.
Starting year two, GREC requires actively licensed salespersons to complete 36 hours of continuing education coursework during each four-year license renewal period.
Although these courses have to be approved by GREC, the salesperson will find a certain degree of flexibility in the variety of topics on offer that allow the student to pursue additional knowledge and growth in their particular areas of professional interest.
Steps to Fulfilling Georgia Post-Licensing Requirements
If you’re ready to embark on your 1st-year Georgia real estate post-licensing requirements, here are the steps you will want to take:
Complete your pre-licensing. Oh, you’ve done that already? Good on you, mate! Pat yourself on the back, take a deep breath, then move on to the next step.
Make sure you know GREC’s latest post-licensing requirements. As much as we try to stay on top of things, those pesky government officials will change things up from time to time. So, check their website and make absolutely sure you’ve got the latest details. That way, you can be sure to carve out enough time to do your post-licensing coursework.
Find an approved education provider. It will probably come as no surprise to you, but we happen to have an inside track to one of the best real estate education providers in the state!
Ace the course, and let us share your good news with GREC. All approved educational providers are required to certify and post student course completion electronically via GREC’s website. Take the course with us, and we’ll proudly let them know of your accomplishments within 24 hours.
Why Does GREC Require Post-Licensing Education?
We want you to know that GREC has your best interests at heart in mandating this post-licensing education. As stated earlier, they do want you to get your career off the ground with a good foundation in the basics.
Consequently, much of what you see in this course will be a review or at least sound familiar to many of the concepts you were first exposed to in pre-licensing.
But this time around, you will be revisiting these concepts even as you put them into daily practice in your first year as a real estate professional. And it will be that combination of study and practice that will enhance your understanding and cement these concepts in your mind.
Let us be part of your success. Enroll in your Post-Licensing course with Aceable today!