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49 Pa. Code § 35.384. Qualifying courses.

§ 35.384. Qualifying courses.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b), a licensee shall complete 14 hours of continuing education in acceptable courses in a minimum of 2-hour increments.

 (b)  The Commission may, for a given biennial license period and with adequate notice to standard license holders, require that all or part of the 14 hours be completed in required topics. In addition, during the first biennial period that continuing education is required, a new licensee shall complete the Commission-developed 14-hour required course for new licensees in satisfaction of the continuing education requirement.

 (c)  Acceptable courses include the following:

   (1)  Real estate ethics.

   (2)  Laws affecting real estate.

   (3)  Real estate financing and mathematics.

   (4)  Real estate valuation and evaluation.

   (5)  Property management.

   (6)  Land use and zoning.

   (7)  Income taxation as applied to real property.

   (8)  Ad valorem tax assessment and special assessments.

   (9)  Consumer protection and disclosures.

   (10)  Agency relationships.

   (11)  Landlord-tenant laws.

   (12)  Environmental issues in real estate.

   (13)  Antitrust issues in real estate.

   (14)  Current litigation related to real estate.

   (15)  Legal instruments related to real estate transactions.

   (16)  Legalities of real estate advertising.

   (17)  Developments in building construction techniques, materials and mechanical systems.

   (18)  Real estate investment analysis.

   (19)  Management of real estate brokerage operations.

   (20)  Property development.

   (21)  Real estate securities and syndication.

   (22)  Real property exchange.

   (23)  Broker courses encompassing supervisory duties and standards of conduct and practice contained in Subchapter E (relating to standards of conduct and practice).

   (24)  Marketing promotion and advertising of real estate inventory.

   (25)  Use of technology in delivering real estate services.

 (d)  Unacceptable courses include: mechanical office and business skills; for example, typing, speed writing, preparation of advertising copy, development of sales promotional devices, word processing, calculator and computer operation and office management and related internal operations procedures that do not have a bearing on the public interest.


   The provisions of this §  35.384 issued under sections 402, 404, 404.1 and 513 of the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (63 P. S. § §  455.402, 455.404, 455.404a and 455.513); amended under sections 201, 404.1, 501, 601, 602 and 604 of the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (63 P. S. § §  455.201, 455.404a, 455.501, 455.601, 455.602 and 455.604).


   The provisions of this §  35.384 adopted July 31, 1992, effective August 1, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 3980; amended December 10, 2004, effective December 11, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 6530; amended August 19, 2005, effective August 20, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 4711; amended December 21, 2012, effective December 22, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7647. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312851) to (312852).

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