PLEASE NOTE: We provide the following renewal information as a courtesy and it may change at any time. It is the individual licensee's responsibility to be sure that he or she meets the requirements for his or her own particular license renewal circumstance(s).

  • Total Hours: 18
  • Mandatory/Core: 6
  • Elective: 12
  • Renewal Cycle: 3 years

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs ("LARA") is the State’s real estate licensing authority.

Each cycle renewal period is three years. Within the three-year period licensees must complete 18 hours of education, including 6 mandatory/legal hours and 12 elective hours. To meet this requirement licensees must take at least 2 hours of mandatory/legal and 4 hours of electives within each of the three cycle renewal years, between November 1 and October 31. Courses can NOT be repeated within a 3 year cycle.

Current 3-Year Cycle
2019November 1, 2018 - October 31, 20196 Hrs CE
2020November 1, 2019 - October 31, 20206 Hrs CE
2021November 1, 2020 - October 31, 20216 Hrs CE

CBT Alliance submits course completions to The CE Marketplace. You may view your courses listed at the CE Marketplace website by clicking this link: https://www.cemarketplace.net/

Log into the Michigan licensing system and follow the prompts to renew your license. https://www.lara.michigan.gov/icola/Entry

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Receiving Credit for Completed Courses

The LARA operates on an audit system. CE hours are recorded with the CE Marketplace and can be queried by LARA in the event of an audit. NOTE: CBT keeps records of all course completions for no less than 7 years.

Navigate to the Michigan.gov website to login to LARA and renew your license. https://www.lara.michigan.gov/icola/Entry

Regulation of Online CE Courses

There are no limits to the number of continuing education courses that can be taken online. The LARA requires that all online education providers use a timing mechanism to ensure that a minimum seat time is spent in each course (equal to 50 min per credit hour). For example, a three hour course must be open and active for no less than 150 minutes. The course timer mechanism will “time out” if navigation in a course is inactive for more than 15 minutes. If this happens, simply resume activity to restart the timer. For example, click the Forward Arrow button or the Back Arrow button. Final exams are not required by the state and therefore are not in these courses.

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We are a CE Marketplace approved real estate school offering flexible online MI real estate continuing education courses. Our Michigan real estate license renewal courses can be taken anytime day or night.

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