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GREC Proposed CE Changes for Brokers

May 17, 2024

The Georgia Real Estate Commission has proposed changes to two rules regarding the Continuing Education (CE) requirements for all Georgia Brokers. Below is a summary of the main features and reasoning for the proposals.

Proposed change to Rule 520-1-.05

  • Main Features: This rule would require a minimum of eighteen CE hours of topics specific to Broker education. The 18 hours will be included within the 36 hours of CE currently required of Georgia Brokers during each 4-year renewal period and will address core activities performed by Brokers in their daily real estate activities.
  • Purpose: The purpose of this proposed amendment is to ensure a minimal level of competence from licensed Georgia Brokers while conducting real estate brokerage activities. A minimal level of competence protects the public interest in real estate which is the core mission of the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

Proposed change to Rule 520-2-.04

  • Main Features: Broker CE courses shall be a minimum of three credit hours long and shall contain subject matter on any of the following topics: training Licensees, supervising Licensees, reviewing Brokerage Agreements, or managing a Firm. These topics are broad enough that Broker CE courses can be developed by real estate Schools and offered to Brokers practicing all types of real estate brokerage activities. Real estate brokerage activities include residential and commercial transactions, property management, community association management, apartment management, and auctions.

  • Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to define the subject matter of the specific CE courses offered as Broker CE courses.

The full text of the proposed changes may be found HERE.

Written comments can be submitted to Commissioner Lynn Dempsey via email:

or by mail to: Georgia Real Estate Commission
Attn.: Commissioner Dempsey Suite
1000 International Tower
229 Peachtree Street, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

The proposed amendments will be considered for adoption by the Commission at its meeting on June 12th, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. following a Public Hearing to provide licensees and the public an opportunity to comment upon and provide input into the proposed changes.

All comments should be submitted before June 12, 2024, for consideration.

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