Tennessee Real Estate Continuing Education (CE)

Earn your Tennessee Real Estate CE units Online

Every two years prior to your expiration date, you will need to get 16 hours of continuing education. Four hours must be the TREC Core course and 12 hours can be elective but all courses must be courses preapproved by the Commission.

Reporting Schedule – Real Estate Continuing Education

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Individual Courses Info Hours Price

1031 Real Estate Exchanges More Less 3.0 $27.00

1031 Real Estate Exchange

Real Estate Appraisal More Less 3.0 $27.00

Real Estate Appraisal

Real Property Ownership and Land UseMore Less 3.0 $27.00

This course explores the meaning of real property ownership and the differences between real estate and personal property. Although these terms are often used interchangeably in everyday conversation, there are different rights associated with these different commodities. It is important that licensees understand the differences between them and are able to explain the distinctions to their clients and customers. This course addresses the following topics:

• Personal and Real Property Ownership
• Land Description
• Controlling Development
• Real Estate Practice Lesson

Throughout this course, the student will learn how different commodities—land, real estate, and real property – transfer and relate to one another. In addition, the student will learn about land use theory and come to understand how our federal, state, municipal and private authorities govern and plan our communities. This course covers legal descriptions as well as informal descriptions, the development of these concepts and the role they play in the real estate industry. This course’s final lesson presents real-world dilemmas and provides opportunities to apply the information covered in the rest of the course.

As the student completes this course, he or she should try to develop a broad understanding of real property use and to place this understanding within the larger context of real estate practice as a whole. This final lesson aims to help the student achieve this goal using comprehensive content questions, practice examples and case studies.

Assett Managment More Less 3.0 $27.00

Asset Management

Home InspectionMore Less 3.0 $27.00

Home Inspection

Liens, Taxes and Foreclosures More Less 3.0 $27.00

Liens, Taxes and Foreclosures

Tax Favorable Real Estate TransactionsMore Less 4.0 $36.00

Tax Favorable Real Estate Transactions

Using the Internet to Serve Clients More Less 4.0 $36.00

Using the Internet to Serve Clients

Fair HousingMore Less 4.0 $36.00

Fair Housing

Course Description

This course covers broad issues on fair housing laws. Specifically, the student will learn: what fair housing laws exist, what classes of individuals are covered under these laws, how discrimination is defined in real estate, how can one avoid discriminating practices, and what the consequences are for non-compliance with fair housing laws. This module addresses the following topics:

Introduction to Fair Housing
Additional Legal Protections to Prevent Discrimination
Enforcement of Fair Housing Laws
Avoiding Discriminatory Practices
Real World Practice


Upon completion of this course the student will:

Understand the purpose of the Federal Fair Housing Laws and be able to identify the protected classes covered by the Fair Housing Act.

Be aware of the seven activities considered illegal as a result of the Fair Housing Laws.

Know the five exemptions from the Federal Fair Housing Laws for property owners.

Be able to recognize discrimination in real estate practice. Be able to identify acts considered discriminatory under the Fair Housing Act of 1968 as amended in 1972 and 1988. Understand the purpose of the Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and know the classes it protects. Understand the purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA).

Know how the ADA affects real estate practice.

Know how Fair Housing Complaints are handled.

Know the penalties for non-compliance with Fair Housing Laws. Know how to incorporate business practices designed to prevent discrimination by real estate professionals. Understand the purpose of the HUD/NAR Partnership and why it is important.

Know the most important principle in following HUD Advertising Guidelines.

Be able to identify acceptable and unacceptable words and phrases for use in advertisements.

Have learned how to apply those practices that will assist a REALTOR® in evidencing that he or she does not discriminate.

Closing and Settlement CostsMore Less 4.0 $36.00

Closing and Settlement Costs

Environmental HazardsMore Less 4.0 $36.00

This course covers major environmental hazards. Licensees need to familiarize themselves with environmental issues because they have a responsibility to disclose to buyers any information that might affect their decision to buy. Environmental hazards can dramatically affect a property's value, so buyers, sellers, lenders and licensees all can be affected by them. This course includes the following lessons:

• The Indoor Environment
• The External Environment
• Legislation
• Disclosure and Site Assessment
• Real Estate Practice

Students will learn throughout this course to identify internal and external environmental issues. They will learn about health hazards, environmental legislation, liability and responsibility for cleanup and protection. They will also learn about actions they should take and how issues affect licensees and lending. Licensees are not expected to be environmental experts, but in this course students will acquire a competency with environmental issues which will help them to elucidate issues for buyers, sellers and lenders. Knowledge of environmental issues also will help protect them from charges of nondisclosure.

Contracts, Purchase and Sales Agreements More Less 4.0 $36.00

Clear, mutually-acceptable agreements are an essential component of the legal transference of ownership. In the practice of real estate, contracts are the instruments used to describe and record the agreements surrounding the conveyance of property. Some type of contract is nearly always involved, whether a salesperson is promising to sell a property within a specified period of time, a prospective buyer is placing an offer on a house or a seller is considering an offer on property. Before entering into a legally binding agreement, real estate professionals must fully understand the contracts that govern their industry. Failure to understand contracts opens a licensee to various kinds of liability and can seriously damage one's professional reputation. Therefore, it is vital that real estate professionals learn this material so that they can protect themselves against errors, oversights and misunderstandings.

In this module you will learn about the types of general contracts as well as the different kinds of real estate contracts. The module provides the student with an overview of the various types of contracts: bilateral, unilateral, implied, express, executed, executory, valid, void, voidable and unenforceable. Once the student is introduced to the different types of contracts, he or she learns what makes a contract legally enforceable, this being the five components that make a contract valid: mutual assent, legally competent parties, consideration, lawful objective and adherence to a statute of frauds. This module includes the following lessons:

• Types of Contracts
• Features of a Legally Valid Contract
• Contract Fulfillment
• Real Estate Contracts

The fifth and concluding lesson in this module presents real-world dilemmas and concrete applications of the information presented in the rest of the course. As the student completes this module, he or she should try to develop a broad picture of environmental issues and how they fit into the larger practice of real estate; the last lesson will help with this project by presenting comprehensive content questions, practice problems and case studies.

Property Managment More Less 4.0 $36.00

Property management is a special category of real estate work. The term "property management" generally refers to the group of services which an owner hires a professional property manager or management firm to perform. The quality of management directly affects the profitability of the property being managed. A skilled property manager thus protects the owner's capital investment in real estate and makes sure that the property generates profit. In many cases, property managers must be licensed real estate brokers.

This course includes the following lessons:

• Introduction to Property Management
• Management Agreements
• A Property Manager's Typical Duties
• Interacting with Tenants
• Property Management and Leases
• Real Estate Practice Lesson

We will cover a property manager's basic functions, including administrative duties, leasing practices and the manager's legal relationships with the owner and the tenants of the property. The course also discusses the way to construct a management agreement so that the manager and the owner clearly understand one another's roles. Licensees will benefit from understanding the various types of property management, as well as the duties that successful property managers must carry out.

The concluding lesson in this module presents real-world dilemmas and concrete applications of the information presented in the rest of the course. As the student completes this course, he or she should try to develop a broad picture of property management and how it fits into the larger practice of real estate; the last lesson will help with this project by presenting comprehensive content questions, practice problems and case studies.

Real Estate FinanceMore Less 4.0 $36.00

This course provides an introduction to residential real estate finance, including information on the underwriting process for FHA, VA, FNMA & FHLMC loans. It includes the following lessons:

• Introduction to Loans
• Conventional Loans
• FHA Loans
• VA Loans
• The Basics of Real Estate Financing
• Real Estate Practice

In this course the student will learn the basics of the different types of loans available and the advantages and disadvantages of each; loan applications; appraisals; escrow; titles; and credit reports, including qualifying for loan amounts and verifying income and assets.

The student will also learn how to calculate loan amounts, estimate monthly payments from property taxes, hazard and mortgage insurance, qualifying ratios and income.

Code of Ethics More Less 6.0 $54.00

Code of Ethics

Tennessee Education Requirements

State Laws


Beginning Jan. 1, 2005, a 60-hour Pre-License Principles course and 30-hour Course for
New Affiliates must be passed prior to licensure as an affiliate broker.

Affiliate Broker Continuing Education Requirements

NOTE: There are different requirements for affiliate brokers based on the date the
affiliate broker’s license was issued. Check your license issuance date to be sure that
you meet the correct education requirement for license renewal.

  • Affiliate Brokers licensed between July 1, 1980 and Dec. 31, 2004 are required
    to complete 16 hours of approved continuing education between Nov. 2, 2004 and
    Nov. 1, 2006 to renew their licenses.
  • Affiliate Brokers licensed between Jan. 1, 2005 and June 30, 2005 are not
    required to complete continuing education until their subsequent licensing
  • Affiliate Brokers licensed on or after July 1, 2005 are required to complete 16
    hours of approved continuing education in their first and all subsequent licensing

All affiliate brokers needing continuing education must take the TREC CORE 05/06
(a specific four-hour course which is approved for both classroom and home study
delivery), and at least 12 hours of elective education.

Broker Education


“Brokers Licensed after January 1, 2001 must complete 120 additional hours of Commission approved education before the third anniversary of their broker license. Failure to comply with the post-broker education requirement will result in non-issuance of a license renewal. Brokers licensed after January 1, 2005 must complete continuing education requirements after completing the 120-hour post license requirement.”

For questions concerning your renewal, please visit the Tennessee Real Estate Commission