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Confused about CE Requirements and Renewal?

10/10/2018

Can you believe that it is almost the end of the licensing cycle? We can’t either! Now that we are coming to the final weeks, CE Marketplace has been flooded with questions from licensees. We wanted to take this opportunity to clear up some confusion about CE requirements and license renewal.

  • As a licensee, you will want to complete your remaining continuing education requirements before the October 31, 2018, renewal deadline.
  • Please remember when filling out your licensing application, you are verifying that you have completed your CE requirements prior to filing for renewal.
  • Remember, the licensing cycle year starts on November 1st and ends on October 31st annually. Beginning November 1, 2018, the State will only recognize CE deadlines based on the licensing cycle, NOT calendar year.  
  • Are you confused with CE requirements for the upcoming licensing cycle? Let us help! You will want to complete 18 hours of CE within the three-year licensing cycle. A minimum of TWO hours of legal continuing education is required each year of the licensing cycle. On the plus side, the additional 12 hours can be completed anytime between November 1, 2018, and October 31, 2021, and can be made up of elective or legal credits for the additional 12 hours.

Reach out to us anytime by phone at 844.642.6633 or on the web at www.cemarketplace.net.

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Why Register with the CE Marketplace?

10/4/2018

It is the one place you can store and view your Real Estate CE history to prepare for renewal and it is easy to use.

Here is how to register. Visit www.cemarketplace.net and click on Register in the upper right corner. Use your full 10-digit license number to search for your record. Once you have found your name, click on Select. This will generate a “token” email for you to complete your registration. 

What will you see once you register and log into the system? From the main screen select Licensee to view your continuing education history. This will show you a breakdown of certified credits earned for this licensing cycle. You also can track any self-reporting credit hours, which were not CE Marketplace certified and that you upload to your record. 

At the bottom of the page you will see the total of legal and elective hours you have earned for this cycle. This will be a total of CE Marketplace certified courses and self-reported credits. If you are a broker, you will see a link to the left of your record that says Office CE Credits.  By clicking on this link you can view all of your agents Continuing Education credits. Please note, the credits for your agents will only show CE Marketplace credits and any credits the agents are self-reporting. 

And there is more for you. For any CE Marketplace certified course that you have completed, you have the ability to resend a certificate of completion by clicking on the icon next to the class information just in case you want that hard copy to file away.



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Upcoming Cycle Course Submission Information!

9/10/2018

Course submissions for CE Marketplace are now closed for the 11/1/2015-10/31/2018 licensing period.

Courses that have been previously certified may be sponsored as individual classes through 10/25/2018 for dates up until 10/31/2018. Any additional requests to sponsor a certified course after 10/25/2018 from an existing CE Marketplace certified course must be processed manually by contacting education@cemarketplace.net or calling 844-642-6633.

Future classes with completion dates from 11/1/2018 and beyond must be scheduled from a course certified for the 11/1/2018 -10/31/2021 licensing cycle.

What if I am an existing provider and need to submit a course between 9/1/2018 and 10/31/2018 for CE Marketplace certification in the current cycle?

CE Marketplace course certification is no longer open for this licensing cycle. Current CE Marketplace certified courses remain certified until 10/31/2018.

As CE Marketplace was considered optional for Instructor/Sponsors for the 11/1/2015-10/31/2018 licensing cycle, you may still issue a certificate of completion to your students to testify to completion of your CE course for this cycle until 10/31/2018. Licensees may enter these independently issued certificates as 'Self-Reported' certificates into their individual CE Marketplace accounts until 10/31/2018.

For more information on new cycle course submission, visit please https://www.cemarketplace.net/course-submission-update.aspx.

 

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Online Real Estate Renewal is In!

8/23/2018

As of August 6, 2018 Michigan Real Estate Licensees can now renew their licenses online at www.michigan.gov/icola. The State of Michigan will no longer be accepting paper renewals. Remember, license renewals and continuing education requirements are due to LARA by October 31, 2018.

To renew, licensees mush have completed 18 hours of continuing education, including TWO hours of legal education per calendar year of the cycle. Licensees are responsible for tracking and recording all continuing education to meet the renewal requirements.

Visit CE Marketplace today to view reported courses. All a licensee needs is their ten-digit licensee number to create an account and learn more about how CE Marketplace can help with their CE needs.

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The Last Day to Submit New Courses for this Licensing Cycle is August 31st!

8/22/2018

Can you believe that we are already at the end of another licensing cycle? We certainly can't! As we approach the last two months of the licensing cycle and licensees rush to complete their continuing education requirements, we have some helpful information to help you have a smooth transition.

  • The last day to submit new courses for this licensing cycle will be August 31, 2018. The one-time $45 fee for each course submission will remain in place for this cycle and the next. Your course will be certified based on the audit criteria created by the department.
  • The CE Marketplace will accept new cycle course submissions beginning September 18, 2018. There will be enhancements to the process and you'll see a lot of new features to make it easier to use for instructors, sponsors, and licensees.
  • As a reminder the approved rule changes to the Real Estate Brokers Salespersons General Rules will take effect November 1, 2018, courses are required to be CE Marketplace certified. You will also notice some changes to the layout of the CE Marketplace course history as the new licensing cycle will only consist of CE Marketplace certified hours.

We will continue to give you the latest CE Marketplace updates or you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news. 

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Is Your Email Correct with CE Marketplace?

8/8/2018

CE Marketplace users can update their account information at any time.

1. Simply go to the CE Marketplace homepage at www.cemarketplace.net

2. Click Login in the upper right corner, and enter your Username and Password to proceed.

3. Select Licensee from the main screen to view your continuing education history, add self-reporting credits and change your email, username, and password.

4. To change your profile information, click on Your Name in the upper right corner.

CE Marketplace communications, updates, and certificates of completion are sent to the email address on file. For first time users of CE Marketplace, please register online using your 10-digit LICENSE number to generate an email for you to complete your registration. If you do not receive the registration email, please check your spam filter or junk mail.

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Important Update from LARA about License Renewal

8/1/2018

Important information just in from LARA. Your GREEN license renewal postcard from the State will not be mailed out until early August via standard mail. The postcard will outline the new renewal process. We will continue to give you updates as we receive them or you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.

 

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Are you using CE Marketplace to find Certified Courses?

7/11/2018

CE Marketplace is the only place to find audit proof CE before your license renewal day of October 31, 2018. Find certified courses in the CE Marketplace calendar.

You can access the calendar from the CE Marketplace homepage by clicking on the Calendar in the upper right corner. Login is not required to view the classes, Advanced Search and On-Demand sessions. You can see a daily breakdown of upcoming classes. The calendar allows you to look for certified classes to meet your requirements based on instructor, topic, credit type, class location, and more through the advanced search options.

For more information on how to use the CE Marketplace for all of your CE needs, visit us at www.cemarketplace.net or give us a call. We are happy to help - 844.642.6633.

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Code of Ethics Update

3/27/2018

As we wind down the licensing cycle and look forward to enhancements for the next we also are taking time to think about current changes that are impacting real estate education. The biggest change is the move by NAR to biennial Code of Ethics requirement. This change has created opportunities in CE Marketplace to serve REALTORS® and local associations in a new way with the tracking and reporting process. We have also changed CE Marketplace policies with regards to certifying code of ethics courses. With changes come questions so let us answer some commonly asked questions about Code of Ethics and CE Marketplace certification.

Why Code of Ethics is no longer certified as legal credit? NAR now requires all REALTOR® members to complete two and half hours of ethics training every two years. Due to this change, it would have been possible for a REALTOR® to complete their annual legal requirements two out of the three years in the licensing cycle by completing a Code of Ethics course. Although Code of Ethics and legal topics might overlap in limited areas, we feel that REALTORS® would miss important legal topics impacting the practice of real estate in Michigan if four of the six hours were code of ethics.

If a local association develops its own course materials, does it have to be submitted to NAR for approval? No, NAR does not have to approve training programs developed by local or state associations. The Code of Ethics learning objectives and minimum criteria were created to give local and state associations a reference to assist in defining key elements, which must be included in any Code of Ethics training.

Do instructors need to be certified to teach NAR Code of Ethics courses? There are no specific requirements to teach the Code of Ethics courses and CE Marketplace does not certify instructors, only courses.

I have a CE Marketplace certified Code of Ethics course that I would like to market to locals can I have it “tagged” as Code of Ethics? Yes, CE Marketplace now has a new feature that allows you to check a box to indicate whether the course is intended to meet the NAR Code of Ethics requirement. CE Marketplace will have the Michigan Realtors® Professional Standards Administrator review the course and if the course is seen as meeting the NAR requirements it will stay tagged as a Code of Ethics course and we will promote these courses to locals and Realtors®. Please remember that the local association/board has the final say on if they will accept the course as Code of Ethics compliant. Please reach out to us with the existing course code and we will be happy to check the box for you for the review process.

Thank you for your part in helping to make this licensing cycle as positive experience for licensees. If you have any questions about continuing education please don’t hesitate to contact us at 844.642.6633 or you may visit our website at www.cemarketplace.net. We will be sharing information about the renewal process as soon as we have them from the department.