OREN-J_June_2015

Oregon Real Estate News-Journal Official Publication of the Oregon Real Estate Agency

Volume 69, Number 3, June 2015

Continuing Education Audit Program Shows Success Gene Bentley, Real Estate Commissioner T heAgency started auditing the continuing education records of licensees in October 2013.

complete this three-hour course for each active license renewal. This course dis- cusses law changes and reviews current laws and rules. • BrokerAdvanced Practices. Brand new broker licensees renewing acitve for the first time must take both LARRC and this 27-hour course. • Property Manager Advanced Prac- tices . Brand new property managers re- newing active for the first time must take both LARRC and this 27-hour course. A list of LARRC and Advanced Practices course providers can be downloaded from eLicense .

For that first audit, we found that only 55% of the selected licensees initially met the continuing educa- tion requirements for an active li- cense renewal. Audit results have since greatly improved. In the first quarter of 2015, the compliance rate was 98%. The most common reason licensees are out of compliance is a failure to take one or more of these specific required courses: • Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC) . All licensees are required to

Commissioner Gene Bentley

We’re Moving! The Oregon Real EstateAgency will transition to our new location July 27. Please see page 5 for more information.

IN THIS ISSUE

Oregon Real Estate Agency 1177 Center St. NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 378-4170 (503) 378-2491 Fax www.oregon.gov/rea

The Agency is Moving........................... 5 Timeline of Oregon Real Estate Licensing............................................. 6 Washington Now Accepts Some Oregon Continuing Education............. 8 Administrative Actions........................... 9

Continuing Education Audit Program Shows Success................................... 1 10 Things That Property Managers (and Brokers) Must Do to Prosper....... 2 Continuing Education Requirements..... 4 Changes to Real Estate Board.............. 5

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