2021-22 Real Estate CE Curriculum

Every two years, real estate licensees must complete 18 hours of CE to maintain their real estate license in the state of Wisconsin, as required by the Department of Safety and Professional Services. Coursework must be completed by December 14, 2022. The required courses for 2021-22 CE are:

  • Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts
  • Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase
  • Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments
  • Course 4: Wisconsin Risk Reduction Through Professionalism (fulfills NAR Ethics)
  • Course 5: Wisconsin Real Estate Law and Practice
  • Course 6: Wisconsin Real Estate Transactions

Course descriptions 

Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts 

Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts provides licensees mandatory instruction on protected buyers, exclusions and extension of the listing contract. Licensees will then select two additional topics to complete their course. Additional topics include modifying the listing contract, commission, cooperation and offers of compensation, marketing, and agency. Explore marketing topics such as open houses, advertising, and seller cooperation with marketing efforts. Consider how commission and offers of compensation intersect with cooperation between firms. 

Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase

Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase provides licensees mandatory instruction in the financing commitment and appraisal contingencies. Licensees will then select two additional topics to complete their course. Additional topics include inspection and testing, multiple offers, closing of buyer’s property and secondary offer contingencies, and avoiding mistakes that can threaten your transactions. Help your parties navigate multiple offer situations. Review drafting pointers and mistakes to avoid when drafting contracts. 

Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments 

Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments provides licensees mandatory instruction on technology tools for your Wisconsin transactions. Licensees will then select two additional topics to complete their course. Additional topics include Wisconsin real estate statutes and administrative code, Wisconsin real estate case law, Wisconsin approved forms both new and revised, and federal legal real estate issues update. Take a deep dive into Wisconsin case law and see its effect on real estate related law and statutes. Check out the forms that have been revised. 

Course 4: Wisconsin Real Estate Ethics and Consumer Protection (fulfills NAR Ethics)

Course 4: Wisconsin Risk Reduction Through Professionalism provides licensees mandatory instruction on fair housing. Additional topics include disclosures by licensees, competent practice, risk reduction, and management and supervision. This course will satisfy the National Association of REALTORS®’ code of ethics requirements.

Course 5: Wisconsin Real Estate Law and Practice 

Course 5: Wisconsin Real Estate Law and Practice provides licensees eight different topics from which licensees choose three to complete their course. Topics include independent contractors, financing, trust funds and trust accounts, seller disclosure, 1031 exchanges, landlord tenant law, emerging issues in Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin condominium listing. Get a refresher on seller financing including land contracts and how 1031 exchanges can be used for tax benefits. Answer your questions about landlord tenant law. 

Course 6: Wisconsin Real Estate Transactions 

Course 6: Wisconsin Real Estate Transactions provides licensees eight different topics from which licensees choose three to complete their course. Topics include working with representatives, options and rights of first refusal, buyer agency/tenant representation, vacant land transactions, Wisconsin condominium offer to purchase, short sale and foreclosure basics, environmental matters, and cooperation with out-of-state licensees. Explore how to use an option with a lease to create a rent-to-own arrangement. Brush up on the foreclosure process and how to negotiate a short sale. 

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