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All classes on this page are approved for CE for PA real estate licensees.

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE 2016-18 RENEWAL

The Commission implemented a new policy requiring that all licensees take at least three hours of continuing education during the 2016-2018 renewal in topics related to commission rules and regulations.  RAMP’s education staff stayed on top of this new requirement and developed a 3.5 hour “Required Rules and Regulations” continuing education course, taught by top instructors well-versed in Regulation.  Select one of the classes and register today!  New agents or those in their first continuing education renewal cycle who are required to complete the mandatory new agent courses, are exempt from this requirement.

All licensees should have received an email from the Commission notifying them of this change. 



 

Read here to find out what classes "New Agents" need to take.


Agents who received their licenses after Dec. 1, 2015 or are taking continuing education for the FIRST TIME in Pennsylvania, are required to take 2 classes (a total of 14 hours) of continuing education in specific, mandatory commission-developed "New Agent" courses. 

1.)  Mandatory General Module (7 hours)
2.)  New Agent elective (7 hours)
    a.) New Agent Residential elective (7 hours)
                                   OR
    b.) New Agent Commercial elective (7 hours)

 These courses will be added to the schedule starting Fall, 2017. These licensees are exempt from the required 3 hours in Rules and Regulations.

Transcript Information

NOTE: The Real Estate Commission does not require students to submit education transcripts at the time of applying for license renewal. You do not need a transcript to renew your license.  If you want a copy for your records, there is a $10 charge.

In the event the Commission randomly select you for a compliance audit, you may be asked to furnish transcripts to verify the affidavit you signed on your renewal application swearing that you had completed 14 hours of approved classes.  If you require a transcript during the audit process, please email us at dawnp@realtorspgh.com.  One free transcript will be emailed to you for your audit.

 

Click each class link for more details and to register.

 
 Date Class Location Summary
 10/24/2017 Real Estate Ethics (3.5 hours) | Oct 24 | 1-4:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Mary Lynne Deets, M.Ed GREEN, GRI, SRES will teach Real Estate Ethics, an approved 3.5 hour continuing education course. All REALTORS® are required by the National Association of REALTORS® to complete Ethics training every two years. The current biennial cycle will end Dec. 31, 2018. Our course meets this requirement and provides you with 3.5 hours of continuing education at the same time!
 10/27/2017 What's New in Residential Construction | Oct 27, 2017 | 8 AM -12 PM 14 Wyndom Hill Place South Side Slopes The Power of Green – Understanding and Selling Green Features Register Now Curious about things like solar panels, high-efficiency HVAC, updated storm water lines and adequate insulation levels? Wondering how “green features” affect home values? Interested in learning about how new homes are being built to be more energy efficient?
 11/01/2017 Real Estate Investment (30 hrs - 2 credits) | Nov 1 - Dec 20 | 1 - 5 PM REALTORS® Association Of Metropolitan Pittsburgh Real Estate Investment will be taught by Marvin Levin, Broker, ARM. This is a 30 hour course with 2 credits for broker candidates. This course is also approved for CE credit.
 11/07/2017 Accredited Buyer's Representative ABR (15 hrs - 1 broker credit) | November 7 & 8 | 9-5 Holiday Inn Express - Green Tree Taught by top national instructor, Adorna Carroll, ABR, CRB, SRS, the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process. FREE LUNCH INCLUDED!
 11/07/2017 $299 PACKAGE PRICE: Accredited Buyers Rep & At Home With Diversity - November 7-9 | 9-5 Holiday Inn Express - Green Tree This is your package price available for a limited time only! The ABR requires an elective - the AHWD is your approved elective. FREE LUNCH INCLUDED!
 11/09/2017 At Home With Diversity (AHWD certification) - November 9 | 9-5 Holiday Inn Express - Green Tree Taught by top national instructor, Rebecca Straley, the AHWD certification course addresses the topics of diversity, fair housing and business planning development. FREE LUNCH INCLUDED!
 11/10/2017 Real Estate Ethics (3.5 hours) | Nov 10, 2017| 9-12:30 pm Fairfield Inn Monaca Mary Lynne Deets, M.Ed GREEN, GRI, SRES will teach Real Estate Ethics, an approved 3.5 hour continuing education course. All REALTORS® are required by the National Association of REALTORS® to complete Ethics training every two years. The current biennial cycle will end Dec. 31, 2018. Our course meets this requirement and provides you with 3.5 hours of continuing education at the same time! Free breakfast and Lunch!
 11/10/2017 *Required Rules & Regulations* (3.5 hours) | Nov 10 | 1-4:30 pm Fairfield Inn Monaca Mary Lynne, M.Ed, GREEN, SRES will teach the Commission-mandated CE course "Required Rules and Regulations", an approved 3.5 hour continuing education course. The Commission implemented new policy requiring that all licensees take at least three hours of continuing education during the 2016-2018 renewal in topics related to commission rules and regulations. Free lunch before class!
 11/13/2017 Property Assessment in PA (residential focus) (3.5 hr) | Nov 13 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM 1427 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Instructor Michael J Suley, CPE, CRB, CRS, GRI, a state licensed Real Estate Broker and State Certified Assessor and past RAMP President, will deliver a presentation on property assessment and appeal processes in the State of Pennsylvania. Mike teaches all over the State and has a wealth of information based on his impressive work experience in the field.
 11/13/2017 Incredible Penn Avenue (3.5 hr) | Nov 13 | 1-4:30 RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Louise Sturgess from the PH&LF presents a CE class covering Penn Avenue from Wilkinsburg to the Point in Pittsburgh.
 11/14/2017 Staging Strategies and Benefits (3.5 hours) | Nov 14 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 The Staging Strategies and Benefits course will focus on various staging options and how it benefits the consumer. The course will begin by uncovering the differences between designing and staging including a review of general staging terminology. The instructor will then uncover keys to understanding the buyer’s expectations, depersonalizing the property, de-cluttering, making the property distinctive, red flags, and the art of placement.
 11/14/2017 *Required Rules & Regulations* (3.5 hours) | Nov 14 | 1-4:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 CLASS IS FULL - NO WALK INS. Mary Lynne, M.Ed, GREEN, SRES will teach the Commission-mandated CE course "Required Rules and Regulations", an approved 3.5 hour continuing education course. The Commission implemented new policy requiring that all licensees take at least three hours of continuing education during the 2016-2018 renewal in topics related to commission rules and regulations. (Our course is 3.5 hours)
 11/15/2017 New Agent CE Residential Module (7hr) | Nov 15 | 9-4:30 p.m. RAMP 1427 West Liberty Ave. Pgh 15226 Taught by Suzanne Gruneberg, ABR, CRS, GREEN, GRI SRES this is the 7 hour mandatory course for salespersons to satisfy their first continuing education requirement. (If this is the first time you are satisfying your CE requirement, you must take the 7 hour General Module and either the 7 hour New Agent Residential or the 7 hour New Agent Commercial practice specific modules.)
 11/15/2017 Deeds: The Devil is in the Details | Nov 15, 2017 | 9-12:30 PM Fairfield Inn Monaca Ginny Frank will teach all about deeds and you can be sure that the devil is in the details on this one! Fast paced and informative course, don't miss out!
 11/15/2017 Risk Reduction (3.5 hours) | Nov 15, 2017 | 1-4:30 PM Fairfield Inn Monaca Agents will review section 604 of Act 15 (The Prohibitive Acts) so that they will have a better understanding of the laws that will keep both themselves and their clients out of trouble. Agents will become aware of the most common mistakes that agents make and how to avoid them. Agents will have a better understanding of the Consumer Notice, Sellers Disclosure Statement. The instructor will also touch on the PAR Listing and Sales Agreements.
 11/16/2017 New Agent CE General Module (7hr) | Nov 16 | 9-4:30 p.m. Hyatt Place Cranberrry Taught by Ginny Frank, this is the 7 hour mandatory course for salespersons to satisfy their first continuing education requirement.
 11/17/2017 New Agent CE Residential Module (7hr) | Nov 17 | 9-4:30 p.m. Hyatt Place Cranberrry Taught by Ginny Frank, this is the 7 hour mandatory course for salespersons to satisfy their first continuing education requirement. (If this is the first time you are satisfying your CE requirement, you must take the 7 hour General Module and either the 7 hour New Agent Residential or the 7 hour New Agent Commercial practice specific modules.)
 11/17/2017 From Old to Sold: the Power of Historic Preservation (3.5 hours) | Nov 17 | 9-12:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Taught by Justin Greenawalt, a Director of Preservation Pittsburgh and President of the East Liberty Valley Historical Society, and REALTOR. Learn about historic preservation, historic properties in the Pittsburgh region and market and what it means for buyers and sellers.
 11/18/2017 Maximize MLS Functions (3.5 hr) | Nov 18 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM RAMP 1427 West Liberty Ave. Pgh 15226 Instructor: Megan LaScola, West Penn MLS Trainer West Penn Multi-List training for MATRIX. This course designed to effectively educate you on the many new functions and benefits provided by MLS.
 11/20/2017 Commercial Leasing (3.5 hr) | Nov 20 | 9-12:30 RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Taught by Marv Levin, ARM, this course explains the fundamentals of commercial leasing. It is suitable for commercial and "resi-mercial" practitioners but is open to all interested residential agents as well.
 11/20/2017 Celebrating Pittsburgh: Its Character, Significance and Quirks (3.5 hr) | Nov 20 | 1-4:30 RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Louise Sturgess, Executive Director of the PH&LF presents an interactive course on the enduring character of our City in regard to "built things", the physical environment, and the quirks that make downtown Pittsburgh and City neighborhoods so distinctive.
 11/21/2017 New Agent CE General Module (7hr) | Nov 21 | 9-4:30 RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Taught by Mary Lynne Deets, M.Ed, SRES, GREEN, this is the 7 hour mandatory course for salespersons to satisfy their first continuing education requirement. (If this is the first time you are satisfying your CE requirement, you must take the 7 hour General Module and either the 7 hour New Agent Residential or the 7 hour New Agent Commercial practice specific modules.) FREE LUNCH!
 12/07/2017 Seniors Real Estate Specialist SRES Designation - Dec 7 - 8, 2017 | 8:30 - 4:30 Hyatt Place Cranberry Are you prepared for the future of real estate? Earn NAR's SRES® Designation, taught by Mary Lynne Deets, M.ED., GREEN, SRES, e-PRO. Baby Boomers represent the largest and wealthiest group of buyers and sellers in the country. This TWO DAY class is approved for CE and one broker credit as well.
 01/09/2018 Incredible Penn Avenue (7hr) | Jan 9 | 9-1230 PM RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Louise Sturgess from the PH&LF presents a CE class covering Penn Avenue from Wilkinsburg to the Point in Pittsburgh.
 01/09/2018 Navigating the Digital Marketing Maze (3.5 hours) | Jan 9 | 1-4:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Taught by Deb Hansen. Learn how to effectively communicate with web-based consumers in the real estate market while staying compliant with State Real Estate Commission and Fair Housing regulation. Main topics include how and where to reach online consumers; advertising procurement, creation and placement; and how regulation defines what is an allowable use of advertisement.
 01/16/2018 Understanding Commercial Property Insurance (3.5 hr) | Jan 16 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Our instructor for this course is Mac McIlrath, CRB, CLU, CIC. Mac served as RAMP President in 1993. This course will examine the various property coverages for commercial property. The instructor will explain insurance terminology and uncover particulars relative to the four rating factors for commercial insurance, covered perils, and loss valuation provisions.
 01/16/2018 Property Assessment in PA (commercial focus) (3.5 hr) | Jan 16 | 1-4:30 PM 1427 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Instructor Michael J Suley, CPE, CRB, CRS, GRI, a state licensed Real Estate Broker and State Certified Assessor and past RAMP President, will deliver a presentation on property assessment and appeal processes in the State of Pennsylvania. Mike teaches all over the State and has a wealth of information based on his impressive work experience in the field.
 01/17/2018 Pricing Strategy Advisor: Mastering the CMA | Jan 17 | 9 - 5 Hyatt Place Cranberry Taught by top national instructor, Melanie McLane. The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification is specifically designed to enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values. FREE LUNCH INCLUDED!
 01/17/2018 Deeds: The Devil is in the Details | Jan 17 | 9-12:30 PM RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Ginny Frank will teach all about deeds and you can be sure that the devil is in the details on this one! Fast paced and informative course, don't miss out!
 01/18/2018 *Required Rules & Regulations* | Jan 18, 2018 | 1-4:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Suzanne Gruneberg, Associate Broker, ABR, CRS, GREEN, GRI, SRES will teach the Commission-mandated CE course "Required Rules and Regulations", an approved 3.5 hour continuing education course. The Commission implemented new policy requiring that all licensees take at least three hours of continuing education during the 2016-2018 renewal in topics related to commission rules and regulations.
 01/22/2018 Listing with Style: The Architectural Styles of Southwestern PA (3.5 hours) | Jan 22, 2018 | 1-4:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Taught by Justin Greenawalt, a Director of Preservation Pittsburgh and President of the East Liberty Valley Historical Society, and REALTOR. Objective: To equip Real Estate Professionals with a beyond-basic, applicable understanding of architectural styles commonly found throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
 02/06/2018 Pittsburgh 20th Century Architecture | Feb 6 | 9-1230 PM RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Louise Sturgess from the PH&LF presents a CE class on the 20th Century Architecture in Pittsburgh.
 02/06/2018 New Agent CE Commercial Module (7hr) | Feb 6 and 13 | 1-4:30 RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Taught by Marv Levin, ARM, this is a 7 hour "new agent" module (mandatory education elective) for licensees to satisfy their first time continuing education requirement.
 02/07/2018 How to Choose Sell & Profit from Investment Properties | Feb 7 | 9 AM -12:30 PM RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Students will learn about the reasoning and calculations used to identify good investments such as cash flow vs. equity gain, neighborhood & cap rate, return on investment, and much more. Students will discover what to scrutinize when working as a buyer's agent such as return on investment, cash on cash return, deferred maintenance, and more. The instructor will explain what listing agent's should do such as writing an accurate and detailed listing and well as providing marketing examples.
 02/07/2018 From Old to Sold: the Power of Historic Preservation (3.5 hours) | Feb 7 | 1-4:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Taught by Justin Greenawalt, a Director of Preservation Pittsburgh, President of the East Liberty Valley Historical Society, and REALTOR. This course will equip licensees with an applicable understanding of historic preservation in the Pittsburgh region and market and what that means for buyers and sellers.
 02/13/2018 Staging Strategies and Benefits (3.5 hours) | Feb 13 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 The Staging Strategies and Benefits course will focus on various staging options and how it benefits the consumer. The course will begin by uncovering the differences between designing and staging including a review of general staging terminology. The instructor will then uncover keys to understanding the buyer’s expectations, depersonalizing the property, de-cluttering, making the property distinctive, red flags, and the art of placement.
 02/15/2018 Real Estate Ethics (3.5 hours) | Feb 15 | 1-4:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Mary Lynne Deets, M.Ed GREEN, GRI, SRES will teach Real Estate Ethics, an approved 3.5 hour continuing education course. All REALTORS® are required by the National Association of REALTORS® to complete Ethics training every two years. The current biennial cycle will end Dec. 31, 2018. Our course meets this requirement and provides you with 3.5 hours of continuing education at the same time!
 02/17/2018 Maximize MLS Functions (3.5 hr) | Feb 17 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM RAMP 1427 West Liberty Ave. Pgh 15226 Instructor: Megan LaScola, West Penn MLS Trainer West Penn Multi-List training for MATRIX. This course designed to effectively educate you on the many new functions and benefits provided by MLS.
 02/21/2018 *Required Rules & Regulations* | Feb 21 | 1-4:30 PM RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Mary Lynne, M.Ed, GREEN, SRES will teach the Commission-mandated CE course "Required Rules and Regulations", an approved 3.5 hour continuing education course. The Commission implemented new policy requiring that all licensees take at least three hours of continuing education during the 2016-2018 renewal in topics related to commission rules and regulations. (Our course is 3.5 hours)
 03/12/2018 Celebrating Pittsburgh: Its Character, Significance and Quirks (3.5 hr) | Mar 12 | 9-12:30 RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Louise Sturgess, Executive Director of the PH&LF presents an interactive course on the enduring character of our City in regard to "built things", the physical environment, and the quirks that make downtown Pittsburgh and City neighborhoods so distinctive.
 03/12/2018 Commercial Leasing (3.5 hr) | Mar 12| 1-4:30 RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Taught by Marv Levin, ARM, this course explains the fundamentals of commercial leasing. It is suitable for commercial and "resi-mercial" practitioners but is open to all interested residential agents as well.
 03/13/2018 Property Assessment in PA (residential focus) (3.5 hr) | Mar 13 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM 1427 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Instructor Michael J Suley, CPE, CRB, CRS, GRI, a state licensed Real Estate Broker and State Certified Assessor and past RAMP President, will deliver a presentation on property assessment and appeal processes in the State of Pennsylvania. Mike teaches all over the State and has a wealth of information based on his impressive work experience in the field.
 03/13/2018 Understanding Homeowners and Rental Properties Insurance | Mar 13, 2018 | 1-4:30 PM RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Our instructor for this course is Mac McIlrath, CRB, CLU, CIC. Mac served as RAMP President in 1993. The following topics will be discussed: ◾Sales Agreement regarding Fire/Homeowners policies ◾Property Coverage - Section I Perils (Cause of Loss) Coverage ◾Liability Coverage - Section II of Homeowners ◾Insurance Underwriting Procedures
 03/22/2018 Listing with Style: The Architectural Styles of Southwestern PA (3.5 hours) | Mar 22, 2018 | 1-4:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Taught by Justin Greenawalt, a Director of Preservation Pittsburgh and President of the East Liberty Valley Historical Society, and REALTOR. Objective: To equip Real Estate Professionals with a beyond-basic, applicable understanding of architectural styles commonly found throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
 04/05/2018 Real Estate Ethics | Thurs April 5 | 9-12:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Mary Lynne Deets, M.Ed GREEN, GRI, SRES will teach Real Estate Ethics, an approved 3.5 hour continuing education course. All REALTORS® are required by the National Association of REALTORS® to complete Ethics training every two years. The current biennial cycle will end Dec. 31, 2018. Our course meets this requirement and provides you with 3.5 hours of continuing education at the same time!
 04/10/2018 Staging Strategies and Benefits (3.5 hours) | Apr 10 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 The Staging Strategies and Benefits course will focus on various staging options and how it benefits the consumer. The course will begin by uncovering the differences between designing and staging including a review of general staging terminology. The instructor will then uncover keys to understanding the buyer’s expectations, depersonalizing the property, de-cluttering, making the property distinctive, red flags, and the art of placement.
 04/17/2018 Deeds: The Devil is in the Details | April 17 | 9-12:30 PM RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Ginny Frank will teach all about deeds and you can be sure that the devil is in the details on this one! Fast paced and informative course, don't miss out!
 04/17/2018 *Required Rules & Regulations* | April 17 | 1-4:30 PM RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Mary Lynne, M.Ed, GREEN, SRES will teach the Commission-mandated CE course "Required Rules and Regulations", an approved 3.5 hour continuing education course. The Commission implemented new policy requiring that all licensees take at least three hours of continuing education during the 2016-2018 renewal in topics related to commission rules and regulations. (Our course is 3.5 hours)
 04/21/2018 Maximize MLS Functions (3.5 hr) | Apr 21 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM RAMP 1427 West Liberty Ave. Pgh 15226 Instructor: Megan LaScola, West Penn MLS Trainer West Penn Multi-List training for MATRIX. This course designed to effectively educate you on the many new functions and benefits provided by MLS.
 04/21/2018 How to Choose Sell & Profit from Investment Properties | Apr 21, 2018 | 1 - 4:30 PM RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Students will learn about the reasoning and calculations used to identify good investments such as cash flow vs. equity gain, neighborhood & cap rate, return on investment, and much more. Students will discover what to scrutinize when working as a buyer's agent such as return on investment, cash on cash return, deferred maintenance, and more. The instructor will explain what listing agent's should do such as writing an accurate and detailed listing and well as providing marketing examples.
 05/10/2018 Understanding Commercial Property Insurance (3.5 hr) | May 10 | 1-4:30 PM RAMP, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Our instructor for this course is Mac McIlrath, CRB, CLU, CIC. Mac served as RAMP President in 1993. This course will examine the various property coverages for commercial property. The instructor will explain insurance terminology and uncover particulars relative to the four rating factors for commercial insurance, covered perils, and loss valuation provisions.
 05/17/2018 Listing with Style: The Architectural Styles of Southwestern PA (3.5 hours) | May 17, 2018 | 1-4:30 pm RAMP, 1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15226 Taught by Justin Greenawalt, a Director of Preservation Pittsburgh and President of the East Liberty Valley Historical Society, and REALTOR. Objective: To equip Real Estate Professionals with a beyond-basic, applicable understanding of architectural styles commonly found throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

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