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Maryland Real Estate Agent and Broker Courses And Classes

Continuing Education is a requirement for your license renewal. Below are links to the continuing education requirements for each state.

  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

At the Frederick Academy of Real Estate, Continuing Education is our specialty! Offering the latest updates in legislation, laws, ethics and practices.

Courses can be created to include only those areas that you or your group require and presented at your site. Combine several topics into one course and spread out over a period of time, the Frederick Academy can maximize your time, enhance your personal knowledge and provide unparalleled course content, all while earning the required continuing education course hours as required by law. Contact us ~ let us tailor a course of instruction to your specifications ~ relevant to your market.

Frederick Academy of Real Estate General Course Offerings

Course TitleCredit HoursCourse TitleCredit Hours
Agency – Residential3.0MD Fair Housing – Fair Housing Advertising1.5
The Anatomy of a House 6.0Surviving New Fair Housing Testing: The Condensed Version 1.5
Anatomy of a House: The Condensed Version 3.0Surviving New Fair Housing Testing 3.0
Anti-Trust 3.0Financing 3.0
Practice of Appraising 3.0Foreclosure: Law and Process 3.0
Assignment and Subleasing 3.0Land Installment Contracts 3.0
Understanding the Bankruptcy Reform Act 3.0Lead-Based Paint and Other Environmental Hazards 3.0
Building a Better Open 3.0Federal & Maryland Lead Based Paint Disclosure 3.0
CDA Financing 3.0Lease Options vs. Delayed Settlement and Equity Sharing 3.0
Capital Gains Tax 1.5Legal Issues & Risk Reduction Strategies 3.0
Commercial Administrative Process 3.0Real Estate Legislation 2010 3.0
Commercial Legislative Updates 3.0Maryland Legislative Updates 3.0
Introduction to Commercial Real Estate 3.0Real Estate Legal Hot Buttons 1.5
Maryland Commercial Real Estate Broker’s Lien Act 1.5Real Estate Legal Hot Buttons 3.0
Commercial Real Estate Hot Buttons 3.0Maryland Real Estate Legal Issues 3.0
Commercial Investment Real Estate Overview 3.0Recurring Legal Issues (Maryland) 3.0
Common Settlement Problems 3.0Letters of Intent 3.0
Contract Addenda 3.0Managing and Minimizing Risk 3.0
Contracts: Formation & Termination 3.0Maryland Real Estate License Law 3.0
Contract Law 3.0Material and Confidential Facts 1.5
Contract Offers 3.0Negotiate from Strength 3.0
Maryland Contract Law Review & Update 3.0Procuring Cause 3.0
Creative Financing for Real Estate Investment 3.0Real Estate Investment Fundamentals 3.0
Deferred Exchanges 1.5Renewal and Expansion Options 3.0
Deferred Exchanges and Capital Gains Tax 3.0The Residential Home Inspection 3.0
Disclosure 3.0Residential Leases 3.0
Dispute Avoidance and Resolution 3.0Retail Site Selection 3.0
Environmental Legal Issues 3.0Risk Reduction Practices 3.0
Ethical Practice 1.5Risk Management, Antitrust, Misrepresentation & Advertising: An Overview 3.0
Maryland Code of Ethics and Predatory Lending 3.0Serving the Unsold Seller 3.0
Maryland: Case Studies I 3.0Short Sales Done the Right Way 3.0
Maryland: Case Studies II 3.0Tenant-In-Common (TIC) Investments 3.0
Maryland: Case Studies III 3.0Use of Personal Assistants 1.5
Ethical Case Studies 3.0VA Financing 3.0
FHA Programs 3.0Wetlands Regulation and Riparian Rights 3.0
Fair Housing 3.0What’s Material? 3.0
Fair Housing Law 1.5  

The courses listed above are just some of the many that are offered to the individual broker/sales person. Please check our Course Schedule page for a complete listing of those courses on our current schedule, including the dates and locations.

We also offer contiuning education and pre-licensing courses online. Please visit our Online Courses page for more information.

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Get Your Real Estate License

  • Get Your Real Estate License
  • Take the Real Estate Class

What You Need to Know About Getting a Real Estate License in Maryland:


  1. Complete an approved 60 hour Principles & Practices of Real Estate Course.  The Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® offers 2 classes per year (see other tab) or you may check out the list of approved education providers on the Maryland Real Estate Commission’s website .
  2. Within 1 (one) year of the Principles & Practices of Real Estate Course completion date, complete two exams through PSI Exams (a testing agency) – one focusing on national real estate laws and the other on state real estate laws.
  3. Within 1 (one) year of the PSI exam completion date, a candidate must affiliate with a real estate brokerage.

Additional Info:

Real estate remains one of the best career opportunities available.  The potential earnings in relation to the startup costs is hard to beat, yet those considering a career in real estate must not underestimate the challenges they will face in getting started.  A significant learning curve and the need for a high degree of self-motivation are just two of the many hurdles new agents face.  New agents should expect a significant period of spending before seeing any serious income – this means there may be more overhead costs associated with real estate than many realize. If you do not have a real estate partner or spouse to help support you, you may need to have money saved.

For example, most agents are self-employed and are responsible for their expenses.  A challenge comes from not receiving any income from your real estate business until your first settlement.  Until then, you have your basic business start-up fees – yes your real estate career is YOUR business.  While commission checks are exciting, you must remember what expenses you had or will have such as:

  • Marketing materials such as business cards, yard signs, etc
  • Taxes
  • Gas and car maintenance
  • MLS (multiple listing service to list and search for properties)
  • Education – 60 hours is just the beginning
  • Membership with a REALTOR® Association. While this is voluntary, membership provides many benefits.

There have been many articles written to those thinking about a career in real estate.  Here are just a few:

How Real Estate Agents Can Succeed

Considering a career in real estate? 5 reasons ‘to be or not to be’

7 things you must do after getting your real estate license

Enough is Enough: Time to Debunk 4 Myths About Real Estate Agents

What should you do in your first year? Here are some things to consider:


Tips for New Realtors

Classroom Education

Principles & Practices of Real Estate Course Information


Please contact the Education Director at 301-274-4406 ext 122 with any questions.

A Winter and Summer Session will be held in 2018 beginning on February 6th and July 10th respectively. Please see the course catalog for the complete schedule.

All applicants must complete the enrollment agreement and receive a course catalog from the Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Academy.  Click here to download the Course Catalogue and here to download the 2018 Summer Enrollment Agreement . If you would prefer to have the Course Catalog and Enrollment Agreement emailed or mailed to you, please send a request to the Education Director via email .

Register ONLINE (all major credit cards accepted). You may choose the course and books together ($275.00) or if you already have the books, a no books option ($205.00). Please note your registration is not considered complete, even after reserving and paying online, until you have received a copy of the Course Catalog and Enrollment Agreement is returned to the Education Director via email .  Your online order/reservation is not considered complete unless you have the Course Catalog  and Enrollment Agreement is returned to the Education Director.

Note: Students may not enroll in a class that has already begun. Entire sessions must be completed in order to graduate from the program. See the Course Catalogue for graduation requirements.


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SMAR’s Real Estate Academy is pleased to announce that through one of its partner schools, The CE Shop, the 60-Hour Maryland Principles and Practices of Real Estate for Salespersons Course is available as an online interactive course that teaches you everything you need to obtain your Maryland real estate license!

Cost varies by package, click here for more information to explore your options !

Questions & support are handled by The CE Shop at 888.827.0777 or [email protected] 7 days a week!