Washington DC Broker Supervision


As you know, the District of Columbia Real Estate Commission (DCREC) requires all real estate brokers, salespersons, and property managers to renew their licenses every two years. Real estate brokers and property managers must renew their licenses before March 1 of each odd-numbered year. Real estate salespersons renew their licenses by August 31st of each odd-numbered year. If not renewed, the license expires, and you may not provide brokerage services. Anyone who continues to transact real estate business after the license expires could face serious consequences that might include a civil (monetary) penalty and license revocation. [§47-2853.12(k)].

In the District, brokers, real estate salespersons, and property managers must complete at least 15 clock hours of continuing education prior to submitting a renewal application. Nine of the 15 hours are mandatory topics that include 3 hours of legislative updates, fair housing, ethics, agency, financial updates, or any other topic considered important by the Commission. (The purpose of continuing education (CE) is to provide licensees with current facts, concepts, and laws to conduct real estate transactions in a legal and professional manner that the Commission has determined will protect the public interest by ensuring and improving the competency of licensees.

For the 2021-2023 renewal cycle CE requirement, brokers must complete:

9 hours of mandatory courses consisting of:

  • DC Fair Housing (3 hours)
  • DC Ethics (3 hours)
  • DC Legislative Update (3 hours)

3-hour Property Management CE course

3-hour Broker Supervision CE course [DCMR 2605.3(a)].

This course contributes to the professional competence of brokers and reinforce their knowledge and skills in the real estate profession. This course covers the required topics and meets the criteria for the 3-hour Broker Supervision CE Course.