Education

RAMC provides all your educational needs! Courses offering continuing education units (CEUs) and free monthly programs are held to increase your knowledge, improve professional skills and fulfill your license and association requirements. Information regarding all your requirements and due dates can easily be found on our website. Designation courses, such as GRI and CRS, are held in conjunction with local associations. Links to online courses are also available for your convenience.

Upcoming programs are listed below. All future programs are listed in our Education signup section, where members can learn more about the programs and easily register.

Renee Jordan is our Professional Services Coordinator. If you have any questions she can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM at 772-283-1748, or email renee@ramcfl.org.

 




Programs at a Glance

“Programs at a Glance” is a listing with a description of the programs currently being offered at RAMC. It is emailed monthly to all members and is also available online. Click here to download the current Programs at a Glance flyer!

Local Designation Courses

All 3 GRI courses are offered locally each year. RAMC co-sponsors with the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound and the St. Lucie associations so our REALTOR® members have the opportunity to earn the designation without additional traveling expenses. Click here for the current schedule and additional information.

NAR Designations

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, proficiency and knowledge. Designations and Certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses. To learn more, go to http://www.realtor.org/designations-and-certifications.

Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. Florida Realtors offers all 3 GRI courses throughout Florida. Click here for the current GRI schedule and online course information.

MLS Classes

MLS Classes offer 3 CEU credits each and are FREE to RAMC MLS members and their administrative personnel. Registration is required. Each class covers different aspects of using MLXchange to search for properties and communicate results effectively with your clients. Basic MLS is a pre-requisite but you may take Intermediate and Advanced in whatever order you like (they are not sequential; they each cover different in-depth topics). Basic MLS is offered monthly, Intermediate and Advanced are bi-monthly. Click here for the current schedule and additional information.

License Requirements

The Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) requires that all Florida real estate licensees must first satisfy the 45 hour post-licensing requirement by their expiration date (date on license). Then they must complete 14 hours of instruction (Continuing Education Units/CEUs) every 2 years thereafter.

45 Hour Post-licensing Requirement - Must attend either a 45 Hour Post Licensing Course or GRI-1 “Standards of Practice”

14 Hour Renewal Requirement - Must complete the mandatory Core Law 3 hour course (3 CEUs). The other 11 “specialty” hours (CEUs) are all the other courses related to real estate practices. The GRI-1 “Standards of Practice” course, correspondence books and 14 hour online renewal courses include everything you need for your 14 hour renewal.

Broker’s Post-licensing Requirement - Must attend either the Broker’s 60 Hour Post licensing or GRI-2 “Essential Real Estate Techniques” and GRI-3 “Real Estate Specialties”

RAMC Does Not Track Your License Renewal. Please go to your Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) Online Services Account to access your personal license information, verify your renewal date and education requirements and renew your license online.

To find license education renewal requirements: Log into http://Myfloridalicense.com and select View My Continuing Ed. It will list how many hours required, how many satisfied and your shortfall during your current cycle. A listing of the courses you have completed will be listed on the bottom of the page. NOTE: If you had a short fall during the prior cycle, CEUs from your current cycle will be applied to the prior cycle. .

Association Requirements

All REALTORS® must complete several requirements upon application. Some are on-going while others are fulfilled by attending one class.

NAR Code of Ethics Requirement

All REALTORS® are required to complete a Code of Ethics course within 6 months of joining and then once during every four year cycle thereafter (the current cycle ends 12/31/12.) The training may be satisfied by attending a Code of Ethics class, GRI 1 – Standards of Practice, or by completing an online Code of Ethics course:

Free Course (No CEUs) - Go to http://www.realtor.org/code-of-ethics/training. Under “Get Started” select Training for New Members or Training for Existing Members. You will need an ID and password to log in.

Fee Courses (3 or 4 CEUs) - Go to realestatece.com and select either Code of Ethics course.

RAMC Legal Liability Training Requirement

Within two years of joining and every two years thereafter, every REALTOR® of the Association is required to complete a 3 hour course of instruction on antitrust laws, agency laws, civil rights laws or the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. The 14 Hour Renewal Course and the Core Law course DO NOT satisfy this requirement. Complete one of the following courses to satisfy the requirement:

GRI 1- Standards of Practice
CIPS International Real Estate for Local Markets
Misrepresentation: Property Disclosures
FAR/BAR Sales Contract Seminar
Roadmap to a Successful Closing
At Home with Diversity
Cruising for Diversity: Marketing Diversity on the Internet
7 hour Instructor’s Renewal Education
24.5 hour Attorney’s Renewal Education
45 hour Salesperson’s Post Licensing
Broker Pre-Licensing
Broker Post Licensing
Online Fair Housing course at realestatece.com
Online Code of Ethics Courses (Fee offers 3 or 4 CEUs) at realestatece.com
Online Code of Ethics (Free but no CEUs) Go to http://www.realtor.org/code-of-ethics/training. Under “Get Started” select Training for New Members or Training for Existing Members. You will need an ID and password to log in.

Basic MLS Class:

Completion of Basic MLS is mandatory within 30 days and ensures that every new member has a good working knowledge of the MLS system and RAMC Rules and Regulations. MLS Participants/Subscribers may obtain a User ID and password for the MLS system as soon as their application is processed. Once you have attended you are not required to attend another Basic MLS.

New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation is a mandatory requirement for all new REALTORS®. Classes are held bi-monthly from 9am to 4pm and cover the benefits/obligations of membership and the Code of Ethics. Provisional Members must attend within the first 2 offerings. Once you have attended you are not required to attend another orientation.