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Tennessee Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Core Elective Hours
You Need: 16 6 10
We Offer: 16 6 10
License Renewal Period: 2 years

Tennessee Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education for Affiliate Brokers and Brokers

The CE Shop is an approved real estate CE School in Tennessee; license number 1456

Continuing Education and License Renewal Date: Every two years

Hours Required By The State: 16 hours

  • 6 core hours
  • 10 elective hours

The CE Shop's Offering: 16 hours

Seat Time: The Tennessee Real Estate Commission requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.

Reporting: Real estate course completions are reported to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. The state requires schools to report course completions within seven to ten days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported and posted within this time frame.

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

Final Exams: Passing a final exam is not required to receive continuing education credit in Tennessee, therefore our system is set up so that final exams can be passed with a 0% passing score.

Certificates: Upon completion of the course, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license renewal request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.

Additional Licensing Information:

License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew.  https://apps.tn.gov/cirens/

Repeating Courses: The Tennessee Real Estate Commission only allows a licensee to complete one core course per licensing renewal cycle. If you complete more than one core course in the same renewal cycle, the system will not recognize the second core course and you will not receive any credit for the second core course.

Post-Licensing: Brokers initially licensed after 01/01/2005 are required to complete 120 hours of Post-Licensing during the first three years of licensure. These 120 hours can consist of any approved Continuing Education (CE) courses including the ones listed in our Tennessee catalog. Every course in our catalog, once complete, can be applied toward this requirement. 

Special Licenses: There is a special license issued in TN - Designated Agent for Vacation Lodging. This licensee must take CE, but The CE Shop cannot report the course on their behalf. Each licensee must send their certificate(s) directly to the state.

Tennessee Real Estate Commission

500 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243-1151

Toll-Free: 800.342.4031

Phone: 615.741.2273

Fax: 615.741.0313

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