Minnesota Course Catalog

Requirements Overview
Mandatory Hours
5.5 Elective Hours
15 Total Hours
License Renewal
Period: 1 Year(s)
Packages Approval # Total Hours Elective Hours Mandatory Hours Sale Price
15 hr. Minnesota 2013-2014 Renewal Package
Package 15 6.5 8.5 $119
15 hr. Minnesota Electives Only Commercial Package
Package 15 15 $180
Individual Courses Approval # Total Hours Elective Hours Mandatory Hours Sale Price
Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business
Approved 3 3 $30
Online Risk Management
Approved 4 4 $35
Sign Here: Contract Law on E-Signatures
Approved 3 3 $30
7/1/13-6/30/14 Broker & Salesperson Required Module-Risk Management
Approved 7.5 7.5 $59
7/1/13-6/30/14 BROKER ONLY REQUIRED MODULE-Broker Supervisory Obligations
Approved 1 1 $10
Basics of Real Estate Taxation
Approved 4.5 4.5 $39
Did You Serve? Identifying Homebuying Advantages for Veterans
Approved 2.5 2.5 $29
Diversity: Your Kaleidoscope of Clients
Approved 1.5 1.5 $15
Fair Housing in Minnesota
Approved 1 1 $10
From Contract to Keys: The Mortgage Process
Approved 4.5 4.5 $39
Hot Market Strategies
Approved 3 3 $30
Keeping it Honest: Understanding Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud
Approved 1.5 1.5 $15
Minnesota Agency Law
Approved 1 1 $10
Real Estate Investors and Your Business
Approved 4 4 $35
Roadmap to Success - Business Planning for Real Estate Professionals
Approved 3 3 $30
Selling to Your Sphere of Influence
Approved 1.5 1.5 $15
Title and Escrow: Two Families, One Transaction
Approved 1.5 1.5 $15
Uncle Sam has Homes for Sale: Listing and Selling HUD Homes
Approved 3 3 $30
Anatomy of Commercial Building
Approved 3 3 $36
Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate
Approved 3 3 $36
Commercial Ethics
Approved 2 2 $35
Commercial Landlord Representation
Approved 3 3 $36
Determining Value of Commercial Properties
Approved 3 3 $36
Investment Strategies in Commercial Real Estate
Approved 3 3 $36
The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate
Approved 3 3 $36
Career Extras
All of the courses below are NOT APPROVED for continuing education credit in your state, but are great for building your business
Total Hours Elective Hours Mandatory Hours Sale Price
Conducting Open Houses and Developing a Safety Plan
2 None None $19
New Lending Rules: Ability-to-Repay, Qualified Mortgages and Appraisal Transparency
1 None None $5
The Ins and Outs of Transit Oriented Developments: Why you Should Understand this Niche Market
1 None None $5

Minnesota Requirement Details

The CE Shop is an approved real estate education provider in Minnesota: Code/Approval Number: 21006660

Renewal Date: 6/30 every 2 years

Hours required: 30 hours with 15 hours each year of the 2 year renewal cycle

CE Shop Offering: 2013-14 Required Module for Sales and Brokers, 1 Mandatory hour of Fair Housing, 1 Mandatory hour of Agency Law, 1 hour Broker Supervisory Obligations Module, plus all Electives.

Module Requirements: As part of the continuing education that is due each license year, module training topics are required. (This is part of the 15 hours that are due each year, not in addition to it). Note: Commercial-only salespersons and brokers are exempt from these module requirements.

  • The topic for 2013-2014 is Risk Management and the number of total credit hours is 7.5. The topic for 2013-14 Broker Module is Broker Supervisory Obligations and the number of total credit hours is 1.0.
  • The topics for 2014-2015 are: Minnesota Disclosure Laws (Module #1) for 3.75 credit hours and Financing Issues, Earnest Money, and Trust Accounts (Module #2) for 3.75 credit hours. The Financing Issues, Earnest Money, and Trust Accounts (Module #2) will also satisfy the broker module training requirement for 2014-2015.  Note: The CE Shop, Inc. does not offer the new 2014-2015 module topics at this time.  They are expected February 2015.

NOTE: Credit may not be earned if the licensee has previously obtained credit for the same course as either a student or instructor during the same licensing period.

Seat time: All students must spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. The course system will track your participation time as well as count down the minimum time required. Distance learning seat time is calculated in the same way as it is for classroom courses (50 minutes per clock hour). Your course will not be counted as completed until the minimum time requirement has been met. 

Reporting: Real estate course completions are recorded with the Minnesota Department of Commerce each business day. It may take an average of 2-4 business days from the time we report your hours before the Commission updates your license and/or their website with the hours. Please be patient with this process and understand that it may vary depending on your state. Course completion(s) are reported on the designated and publicly posted scheduled days. Course completion(s) will be reported the following scheduled reporting day from the course completion date(s). PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ENTER IN YOUR MN REAL ESTATE LICENSE NUMBER AND LAST NAME CORRECTLY TO ENSURE YOUR COURSES ARE REPORTED ON TIME.

If you do not see your CE courses on MN Pulse Portal:

  • Please make sure you are viewing the "Current Period"
  • Please make sure your pop up blocker is off, as the CE transcripts open in a new window. It may take a couple of minutes for the window to open.
  • Please make sure you have selected the correct license type. The default license type is salesperson, so if you are a broker you will only see past salesperson courses unless you change the license type.
  • There may be CE courses listed on more than one page. Please click "Next" to view each page of your CE transcripts. Your most recently reported courses may not be on the first page.
  • If you are a licensee in inactive status, Pulse Portal will not display your CE credits. Please contact the MN Dept of Commerce to verify that they have received your courses.
  • If you still cannot view your CE, you may contact Pulse Portal at 866-274-4756 or the MN Dept of Commerce at (651) 539-1599

Max hours in 24 hr period: Minnesota Real Estate Licensees are not allowed to complete more than 8 hours of courses in a 24 hour period. It is up to the licensee to monitor this and ensure they are not completing more than 8 total hours in a 24 hour period. The date the course is electronically signed is the date the course is completed. For example, if your certificate says you completed a course for 6 hours of CE on June 1st, then you have taken 6 of your allowed 8 hours on June 1st regardless if you’ve taken part of the course on May 31st. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificates of completion will reflect this. The CE Shop is unable to alter the completion dates on your certificates of completion.

Expiration date of course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in your account. 

Please Note: The Cracking the Code of Ethics course (Approval # 1000590) will no longer be approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce as of 10/31/14. Be sure to sign and complete this course prior to that date.

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with a 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass. Per MN rules, licensees are not allowed to view the details of their final exam results.

Certificates: Immediately upon real estate course completion, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic copy of the course Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five (5) years, should you need additional copies at a later time. Please refer to your renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate(s) of Completion with your renewal. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificates of completion will reflect this. Minnesota approval numbers are on the certificates of completion that are received after the course has been completed. All courses in the catalog are approved.

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