Course Information

Pre-licensing Courses

Before you can take the real estate license exams, these 3 courses are required.

1. Real Estate Law

This course focuses on the fiduciary relationship between real estate agent and client, ownership rights, law of agency and law of contracts.  In addition, this course includes environmental issues, federal and New Mexico state fair housing laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, anti-trust, and ethics.  Upon successful completion of this course, the New Mexico Real Estate Commission has certified this course to earn 30 hours of credit toward the New Mexico Real Estate License Exam or 10 hours of continuing education credit towards the renewal of a New Mexico real estate broker’s license.

2. Real Estate Principles and Practice

This course covers the real estate market, real property ownership and interest, deeds and real estate descriptions, property transfer including settlement procedures, finance, real estate math, new construction, and appraising. Upon successful completion of this course, the New Mexico Real Estate Commission has certified this course to earn 30 hours of credit toward the New Mexico Real Estate License Exam or 10 hours of continuing education credit towards the renewal of a New Mexico real estate broker’s license.

3. Broker Basics

This course covers the establishment of a real estate office, agency relationships, brokers’ duties, trade names and signage, listing and purchasing agreements, common forms, property management, trusteeship/trust accounts, real estate related New Mexico state laws, and New Mexico real estate broker rules and laws.  The New Mexico Real Estate Commission has certified this course as 30 hours of credit toward the New Mexico Real Estate License Exam. On the other hand, if you are currently licensed and/or you are going to obtain your Qualifying Broker’s license, this course counts towards 10 hours of continuing education credit.

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Post-licensing Course

New Broker Business Practices

You are licensed … now what do you do?  This course covers the basics of starting your real estate business, setting up a customer database, listing, and selling residential property.  You will learn how to work with residential buyers and sellers from the first meeting to a successful closing.  To help you stay on track with each transaction, numerous checklists are included in this course.  This 30-hour course counts towards 10 hours of continuing education credit.  

NOTE: For all Associate Brokers who are licensed for the first time on or after January 1, 2012, you must complete this course within your first year of licensure.  This is a New Mexico Real Estate Commission requirement.  

Starting in January 2017, there is a different optional course for commercial real estate brokers.  Please check with the Commission for more details.

If you have been licensed longer than one year, you may also take this course and earn 10 hours of continuing education credit in any one licensing cycle.