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New NAR Ethics Requirement Announced

The Code of Ethics, Cycle IV, deadline was December 31, 2016.  NAR has announced a change in their Ethics requirement effective January 1, 2017.  Every REALTOR will be required to complete an Ethics "refresher" course every TWO years.  This biennial course will be offered by The Real Estate Institute as a 4 hour elective course and part of our normal 16 hour offering for license renewal.  As in the past, this will offer the licensee 4 hours of CE while simultaneously completing the NAR mandatory Ethics compliance requirement.

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2017 CE Schedule Announced

As in past years, The Real Estate Instiitute is offering all 16 hours necessary to renew your license.  That would include the MREC "required" 2 hours of License Law, 2 hours of Contracts and the 4 hours of Agency.  In addition, TREI will be offering 8 hours of "electives" including 4 hours of REALTOR Safety and 4 hours of Ethics.

The 4 hours of Ethics will also satisfy the NAR mandated Quad Biennial Ethics that needs to be completed by December 31, 2018.  

Sign in and walk-in registration begins at 8 AM.  The "required" Law and Contracts will be offered in the AM with Agency being offered in the afternoon.  On our "elective" day, Ethics is offered in the AM with REALTOR Safety being offered in the afternoon.

 

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CE Credit Reporting Procedures

j0444333We have had numerous inquiries from Attendees concerning their CE credits being properly reported to the MREC.  Statute requires that we report hours within 30 days of the class.  However, we usually report hours within a few days after the class, weekends and holidays notwithstanding.

Once we report hours to MREC, we have no control over the process.  If there have been a large number of classes reported by TREI as well as other instructors, the process can become delayed.  Another common problem that we encounter is with licensees who are non-compliant with inactive licenses.

CE credits are applied to the oldest licensing period where the licensee is non-compliant.  It is applied as the renewal date NOT as the date the CE was taken.  This is sometimes confusing.  If you are trying to become current with your past CE to activiate an inactive license, you need to check carefully as to how your hours have been applied before you contact us about non-reported hours!

Please note The Real Estate Institute is not responsible for reporting hours to other states.  Moreover, other states will NOT ACCEPT hours directly from TREI.  They will only accept a transcript from Mississippi once your hours are posted to your file at the MREC.

It is the responsibility of the licensee to send their transcript to states where they may hold a valid Real Estate License.  Again, we do not send any documentation to any State other than Mississippi.




 

 

Upcoming Courses

Continuing Education (Required) 8/2 - Picayune, MS, Picayune, MS
Continuing Education (Elective) 8/3 - Picayune, MS, Picayune, MS
Continuing Education (Ethics - Elective) 8/9 - Columbus Lion Hills, Columbus MS 39705
Continuing Education (Required) 8/10 - Columbus Lion Hills, Columbus MS 39705
Continuing Education (Required) 9/18 - Gulfport (DeBuys), MS, Gulfport, MS
Continuing Education (Elective) 9/19 - Gulfport (DeBuys), MS, Gulfport, MS
Continuing Education (Required) 10/10 - Jackson, MS, Ridgeland, MS
Continuing Education (Elective) 10/11 - Jackson, MS, Ridgeland, MS
Continuing Education (Required) 12/4 - Gulfport (DeBuys), MS, Gulfport, MS
Continuing Education (Elective) 12/5 - Gulfport (DeBuys), MS, Gulfport, MS

Real Estate Education with an "Attitude"

The Real Estate Institute was created in 2000 with its primary objective to provide a quality Continuing Education experience that would be educational, informative and entertaining. We recognize that every Real Estate licensee must complete periodic CE classes to keep their license current. Our goal is not only to help the licensee meet these requirements but in the process to provide them the latest and most up-to-date information about the Real Estate industry...all with a simple but powerful message…”increase your productivity and your income while better serving your client and your profession!”