Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Classes Are Open

UPDATED: 07/28/2020, 9:00 PM, CDT

COVID-19 and Your Real Estate Education

The CE Shop is committed to the wellbeing of our students, partners, and staff. We understand the news surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be confusing and that recent developments have caused many events and gatherings to be canceled, including real estate classes.

Many of you have reached out in the last few days asking for our assistance with registration in online classes. We understand many of you are trying to complete the required courses and are facing important deadlines.

Because of these many uncertainties, we have created and will continuously update this page with information vital to your real estate courses, proctoring, and state-by-state exam changes due to the virus.

Are Real Estate Courses Still Open?

Due to our 100% online format, our school does not require in-class instruction, which allows you to continue your education as planned.

If your in-person classes have been canceled or you’re looking for an alternative during these times, we’d like to let you know that all The CE Shop classes and course exams are available at this time.

Please give us a call at 888.827.0777 to create a customized course package in case you only have certain courses left to complete for Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing, or Continuing Education.

 

Can I Get an Extension If I Contract the Virus and Cannot Complete My Courses or Exam in Time?

We’re here to work with you during these difficult times. Our team will review your case and consider your state’s laws and updated policies. We will work with you to create appropriate extensions.

 

Doing Business During COVID-19

This free course breaks down what you need to know in order to safely but effectively work as an agent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the course here.

 

COVID-19 & Your Real Estate Education Webinar

View our 30-minute webinar, COVID-19 & Your Real Estate Education. Our staff answers some of your most frequently asked questions, including:

  • Are real estate courses still available?
  • How can I complete my final course exam if proctoring is required?
  • What if I'm unable to complete my course on time?
  • How can I take my licensing exam if the exam centers are closed?

 

NAR Updates

NAR will be sending out updates explaining how REALTORS® can safely operate and work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis. See their information page here.

 

Updates for Licensing Exams

National exam providers have released statements on their current status for licensing exams.

Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE is following recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and staff.

Appointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location but some test centers in the United States have extended their hours to be nearly 24 hours a day.

Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centers.

PSI

As of June 18, 2020, 98% of PSI’s owned and Operated sites are open. All sites have opened in accordance with the guidelines provided by governmental entities within a state, city or county. Due to these guidelines, many of the sites have opened with reduced capacity which results in longer lead times for candidates. A list of all opened sites can be found here.

PSI FAQ document

PSI Updates concerning COVID-19.

 

State-by-State Policy Changes Regarding COVID-19

As more information comes in, we will be updating this state list to help better inform you of any changes to your real estate education requirements.

These changes include course and exam extensions, proctoring, requirements, and any other information that relates to these and similar matters.

Click your state below:

Alabama

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Alabama:

PSI Test Sites for Salesperson & Broker Exams

All PSI sites reopened on May 1, 2020.

Commissioners have granted a 6-month exam deadline extension to everyone who was eligible to take the license exam on March 1, 2020 or later.

Exams can be scheduled by calling 888-818-5824 or visiting GoAMP.com.

Extension for CE Deadline

The deadline for completing the required CE to activate an inactive real estate license renewal period or renew an active real estate license for the upcoming license renewal period has been extended to December 31, 2020.

Failure of active licensees to complete the 15-hour CE requirement by December 31, 2020, will result in the renewed license being placed on inactive status as of January 1, 2021.

Please visit the Alabama Real Estate Commission for more information.

Alaska

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Alaska:

Pearson VUE Testing Sites

Pearson VUE sites have reopened. You must bring and wear your own face mask.

Real Estate Business during COVID-19

According to the Alaska Essential Services and Critical Workforce Infrastructure Order, the state considers real estate business to be essential, as licensees are necessary to ensure the public has access to housing. Please reference the Governor’s Mandates, Alerts, and FAQs here.

Please refer to the CBPL COVID-19 Website for the most up-to-date information and guidance from DHSS and Boards.

For the latest general information on the COVID-19 outbreak in Alaska, please visit the Alaska Department of Commerce Coronavirus update page.

Arizona

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Arizona:

Licensing Exam Online

The Arizona Real Estate Commission has approved the temporary use of e-proctoring. You can now take your licensing exam through PSI.

Extension for CE Deadlines and License Renewals

Nearly 90% of the Department of Real Estate’s services, such as renewing your license, applying for an original license, transferring your license, and filing a complaint, can be completed online through the Online License System.

ADRE is directing individual licensees that are due to expire at the end of the month to search the ADRE Public Database for available online CE courses. The Department is not waiving CE courses for license renewals, or extending expiration dates.

California

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of California:

Executive Order from DRE

The State of California released an executive order N-69-20 on June 15, 2020, which impacts DRE applicants and licensees. The California Department of Real Estate is following the many executive orders issued by the State of California and has provided the following FAQ for assistance.

Extension for CE Deadline and License Renewals

If your license expired during the period between April 16, 2020 and June 14, 2020, you have been granted an extension until December 31, 2020 to submit your renewal application, fee, and Continuing Education requirements.

If your license expired during the period between June 15, 2020 and August 14, 2020, you have been granted an extension until December 31, 2020, to submit your renewal application, fee, and Continuing Education requirements.

At this time, if your license is set to expire between August 15, 2020 and December 30, 2020 you have been granted an extension until December 31, 2020, to submit your renewal application, fee, and Continuing Education requirements.

This situation will continue to evolve, so please continue to check the FAQs provided by DRE.

Colorado

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Colorado:

DORA encourages you to read through the additional guidance for real estate Brokers and other services Safer at Home order.

Connecticut

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Connecticut:

DCP employees will no longer be working or receiving correspondence at their 450 Columbus Blvd address. Please do not send mail.They recommend using the online services or sending an email to the appropriate division/person.

The office encourages licensees to read up-to-date information on COVID-19.

Delaware

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Delaware:

Extensions for CE Deadlines and License Renewals

License renewal dates will remain the same as all renewals can be accomplished online with no in-person reporting required.

Any licensees who attest that he/she has had difficulty completing CEs before renewal date due to the declared state of emergency, will be granted additional time to complete CEs. When completing your online renewal, the Continuing Education attestation page will ask if you have been unable to complete your required Continuing Education due to the Governor's declared state of emergency. Any licensee who attests that she or he has had difficulty completing CEs before renewal due to the declared state of emergency will be immediately granted additional time to complete their CEs.

If the declared state of emergency has impacted your ability to complete your CE, you will be given until sixty days after the lifting of the state of emergency to finish for this renewal cycle.

Please visit the Division of Professional Regulation site for more information.

Florida

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Florida:

Extensions for CE Deadline

For the holder of any license issued by the Florida Real Estate Commission with an existing renewal deadline falling within June 2020 through December 2020, the existing renewal deadline is suspended through December 31, 2020, unless extended by subsequent order. No late fee shall be assessed on an eligible license renewal during this period.

Georgia

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Georgia:

Applications

Due to the coronavirus, offices are closed to the public. Applications that require a fee, background clarence applications, or requests for investigation must be submitted via mail. All other applications can be emailed or faxed. Appropriate email and numbers will be on each application.

Please visit this source for more information.

Hawaii

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Hawaii:

Office Hours

Pursuant to health concerns regarding COVID-19, the Department of Consumer Affairs has limited walk-in services from 7:45 A.M. to 12:00 P.M, Monday through Friday until further notice. They recommend utilizing phone and online services. Please email at hirec@dcca.hawaii.gov or call at (808) 586-2643.

Extension for CE Deadline

The license renewal deadline of November 30, 2020, including the requirement of 20 credits for Core A and Core B 2019--2020, still stands.

Please visit this source for more information.

Idaho

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Idaho:

Office Reopening

The IREC office will be closed to the public and licensees. All functions of the Commission are to be done online and/or on the phone.

Extension for CE Deadlines

Licensees are still required to renew their licenses on time and all renewals must be completed online. All Continuing Education and Post-Licensing courses are available online. At this time, no adjustments have been made to the number of CE hours or type of CE required for license renewal.

Please visit this source for more information.

Illinois

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Illinois:

Extensions for CE and License Renewals

All current licensees under the Department’s jurisdiction whose license renewal deadline falls within the period beginning March 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, shall have up to and including September 30, 2020, to complete their CE coursework. This in no way affects the requirements to complete CE prior to the extended renewal date.

Any license issued by the Department that has a renewal date between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 is granted automatic extension to renew until the day of September 30, 2020.

Please review this press release from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to learn more about these extension and educational requirement changes.

Indiana

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Indiana:

Office Reopening

The Professional Licensing Agency will have the majority of staff working remotely. While routine operations of the agency will continue, please note that there may be disruptions or delays in the processing of your request.

Extension of CE Deadlines and License Renewals

The amount of time that an individual who completes a Pre-Licensing course has to take the RE Broker Exam in 2020 is extended six months. If an individual's one year window in which they can take the exam is set to expire in 2020, then that window is extended six months. All other requirements and regulations regarding the exam are still in place beyond this extension.

Iowa

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Iowa:

Office Hours

The Professional Licensing Bureau is operating during its normal business hours but with reduced staff. However, the Real Estate Commission will not receive public visitors without an appointment. They are available by phone and email at realestatecommission@iowa.gov or (515) 725-9022, extension 8.

Extensions for CE Deadlines and License Renewals

At this time, there are no extensions granted for real estate licensing renewal. The renewal period for all licenses that expire on December 31, 2020, begins on November 16, 2020.

Fingerprint Authorization

If you are applying for your Iowa Real Estate Broker or Salesperson license and you are unable to get an authorized fingerprint service, you can get licensed without the completion of a background check due to the State Public Emergency Declaration. Upon the expiration of the emergency, the commission staff will reach out to licensees and will be given thirty days to mail in a completed fingerprint card.

Kansas

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Kansas:

Office Hours

The KREC Office is open with limited hours from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Phones are monitored but communication via email to KREC@KS.GOV is encouraged.

Extension of CE Deadlines and License Renewals

All renewal applications for licenses that were to expire on April 30, 2020, June 30, 2020, and August 31, 2020, will be considered timely if received by the Commission on or before September 15, 2020. The Commission will consider the renewal application late if received after September 15, 2020, and a late fee will apply.

Please visit this source for more information.

Kentucky

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Kentucky:

Extensions for Post-Licensing/Continuing Education Deadlines and License Renewals

The Commission has extended the deadline for completing broker license requirements until the State of Emergency is concluded, plus forty-five days.

All Post-License education deadlines have been extended until the State of Emergency is concluded, plus thirty days.

All Continuing Education requirements still need to be completed to renew your license.

Get more information from the Kentucky Real Estate Commission.

Louisiana

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Louisiana:

Office Reopening

Office of LREC is reopening and now open to the public. They are operating with a rotating skeleton staff, which may result in longer processing times. Visitors will only be allowed in the lobby area and are not permitted in employee offices.

Extension of License Renewals

Consistent with Governor John Bel Edwards’ proclamation, LREC will be extending the delinquent renewal deadline to Monday, June 15, 2020.

Maine

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Maine:

Office Reopening

The Office of Professional and Financial Regulation building is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Their staff remains available to resolve complaints, answer questions, and continue to deliver high-quality service to customers and regulated industries. Please contact them by email or by phone at rlestate.com@maine.gov or (207) 624-8637.

Extension of CE Deadlines and License Renewals

During the ongoing state of emergency resulting from COVID-19, licensees can request a deferment of the Continuing Education requirement for renewal of a license due to circumstances related to the emergency. If a request is approved, the CE requirement will be deferred for 120 days after the COVID-19 related state of emergency is terminated, at which time you will receive further instructions.

The deferment request form must be completed and submitted prior to the submitting the license renewal application. The requests are evaluated and you will receive notification with instructions for completing the renewal process.

Maryland

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Maryland:

Office Reopening

The offices of the Maryland Real Estate Commission currently have limited access to the public. They can be reached using email or telephone. Please be patient as it may take longer than usual to respond to voicemails and emails. If you have any questions please contact the Commission at (410) 230-6200.

Extension of CE/PRE Deadlines and License Renewals

It is important to note that all license expiration dates have been temporarily extended per an Executive Order from Governor Larry Hogan. You are still encouraged to take your CE courses, renew your license online, and perform all other activities required for your license to the extent that you are able. The expiration date of each Covered Authorization has been extended to 30 days after the date by which the State of Emergency has been terminated and the catastrophic health emergency is rescinded.

Persons who have completed the Pre-Licensing course and now need to take the final licensing exam, administered by PSI Service, LLC but were unable to take the exam within the one year period because of the State of Emergency have six months from the end of the State of Emergency to take the final licensing exam.

Persons who have passed the final licensing exam but did not apply for licensure within the one year period because of the State of Emergency shall have thirty days from the end of the State of Emergency to submit applications for licensure.

Note: Applications are still being received and processed by the Commission during the State of Emergency.

Massachusetts

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Massachusetts:

Extension of License Renewals

Licensees whose licences are expiring and were scheduled to renew between March 10, 2020 and July 10, 2020, will now have an expiration date of October 1, 2020.

Learn more about this issue from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure.

Michigan

No information has been provided or published by the Commission.

Minnesota

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Minnesota:

Online Proctoring - Final Examination

The Minnesota Department of Commerce is temporarily allowing for students to complete the final exam via online proctoring.

Mississippi

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Mississippi:

Office Closures

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, MREC offices are closed to the public and by licensees. However, they will continue to respond to emails, answer calls, and assist you.

No fingerprint scans can be processed.

Missouri

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Missouri:

Office Reopening

MREC office is re-opening with limited staff. They are receiving telephone calls (573) 751-2628 and responding to emails.

Extension for Applying for Salesperson Licensure

For individuals applying for a new Salesperson with a course expiration date prior to March 1, 2020, no extension has been granted. For those with a certificate expiration date on or after March 1, 2020 but before August 31, 2020 an extension has been approved until August 31, 2020.

Extension for CE Deadlines and Broker Renewals

The current 2020 broker renewal and CE deadlines have been extended until August 31, 2020. The renewal periods for the brokers licenses will begin June 1, 2020, and will run through August 31, 2020.

Extension for CE Deadlines and Salesperson Renewals

The current 2020 Salesperson renewal and CE deadlines have been extended until October 31, 2020. The renewal period for Salesperson type licenses will begin August 1, 2020 and will run through October 31, 2020.

Some extensions have been granted depending upon specific criteria. Please review the FAQs MREC has provided.

Montana

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Montana:

Office Reopenings

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff. All services are available through remote delivery. To assist customers please go through the online public portal at: ebiz.mt.gov/pol. For other services, please contact via email at dlibsdwebhelp@mt.gov or by phone (406) 841-2300

License Renewals

The license renewal date for Salesperson has not changed from the October 31, 2020 date.

Nebraska

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Nebraska:

Office Reopenings

NREC Office is temporarily closed to the public. In-person services provided by the Commission will be transitioned to mail, online, email or over the phone. If you have any questions regarding licensing, evaluation or complaints, contact the Commission at (402) 471-2004 or email realestate.commission@nebraska.gov.

Safety Procedures as a Real Estate Agent

Nebraska Real Estate Commission does not have the authority or inclination to regulate what types of real estate activities should or should not occur in the light of the COVID-19 outbreak. They encourage all licensees and applicants to be cognizant of the situation and exercise common sense in their practice.

Please visit this source for more information.

Nevada

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Nevada:

Office Reopenings

NRED office remains closed to the public until further notice. In-person services provided by the Division have been transitioned to mail, online, email or over the phone.

Extension of CE/Post-Licensing Deadlines and License Renewals

Any and all licenses, certificates, permits, and registrations due in May 2020 and beyond MUST be renewed in the month day are due. There are no additional extensions.

Due to the initial temporary closure on March 18, 2020, it prevented the processing of license renewals in the mail. As a result of the temporary building closure, the Division extended renewal payments for licenses, certificate, permits, and registrations due in March & April of 2020, to May 31, 2020.

The Post-Licensing education and CE that is required for certain licenses, certificate, permits, and registrations in March, April, and May of 2020 have been extended for 90 days from the expiration date.

Please visit this source for more information.

New Hampshire

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of New Hampshire:

Office Communications

Due to the current State of Emergency around COVID-19, all board and licensing communication is being done electronically via email at this time. For questions regarding applications, renewals, and exams please email, Bobbie.Mayo@oplc.nh.gov. All other inquiries/questions, please email, Ricky.Wisler@oplc.nh.gov.

Emergency Order for Pre-Licensing Examinations, Continuing Education Deadlines, and License Renewals

Allows all candidates for the real estate licensing examination up to 90 days past the expiration or termination of the State of Emergency to take the examination.

Allows applicants for license up to 90 days past the expiration or termination of the State of Emergency to complete the salesperson Pre-Licensing requirements through remote instruction.

No CE Courses are required for any licensee renewing before the end of the year. Licensees are encouraged to take Continuing Education courses to further their professional knowledge and many courses are available online. However, due to the health emergency REC Continuing Education, including core courses, will not be required at time of renewal for any licensees due to expire between March 13, 2020, and December 31, 2020.

Please visit this source for more information.

New Jersey

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of New Jersey:

Office Communications

Effective immediately and until further notice, all notices, inquiries, and correspondence must be submitted electronically by email rather than by courier, overnight, mail or fax. You may submit inquiries by email to relic@dobi.nj.gov.

Pre-Licensing Examination Extension

Ordinarily, applicants must pass the licensure test and submit their applications within one year of passing a Pre-Licensing course. With EO 103 in effect, the Department will now evaluate any applications for licensure that are submitted after one year of passing the real estate Pre-Licensing course. The Department may request the submission of additional documents and undertakings by the requesting applicant.

Please visit this source for more information.

New Mexico

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of New Mexico:

Concerns or questions related to COVID-19 regarding renewals, Continuing Education deadlines or an exception to any other license requirements due to the virus must be communicated in writing to the appropriate board or commission. You may submit a written request to the New Mexico Real Estate Commission via email, RLDRealEstate.Comsn@state.nm.us. All correspondence must contain the name, address, phone number of the applicant or licensees, and license number, if any.

Please visit this source for more information.

New York

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of New York:

NYS Real Estate Board has determined that qualifying course final exams may be temporarily conducted online.

The following Customer service centers will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19: Albany, Hauppauge, Manhattan, Utica, Binghamton, Buffalo. The Department of State continues to provide services to customers remotely.

North Carolina

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of North Carolina:

Extension for CE Deadlines

Any licensee who does not complete all eight hours of Continuing Education by June 10, 2020 will be permitted to make up missed hours from July 1 until September 30, 2020. However, you will only be able to complete elective courses to make up missed hours.

Licensees and Applicants

Commission encourages licensees to read through their FAQs.

Commission encourages applicants to read through their FAQs.

North Dakota

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of North Dakota:

Office Hours by Appointment Only

For the health and safety of the public and staff, the North Dakota Real Estate Commission offers access to its office by appointment only.

Ohio

Office Closures

The Ohio Division of Real Estate has postponed walk-in services and will no longer accept walk-in customers. Additionally, many of the staff will be working remotely.

Oklahoma

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Oklahoma:

Office Hours

The Commission office building has limited access to the public. For faster service, please email your name, license number, and question/issue to help@orec.ok.gov. Emails will be prioritized over phone calls as there is limited staff on site to field calls.

Statement from the Commission

The Commission fully understands the challenges and problems presented by the COVID-19 emergency. Please be rest assured that we will work with you to resolve any issues that arise.

Oregon

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Oregon:

Office Reopenings

Oregon Real Estate Agency remains closed to the general public. You are still able to contact the office by phone or email, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Most agency services are available 24 hours a day via our online licensing system.

Extension for Continuing Education Deadlines

For licensees who renew in July, the agency has extended the deadline for Continuing Education. Licensees who choose the extension option in eLicense during the renewal process, renew and pay the $300.0 active renewal fee by July 31. Then, submit the Continuing Education records to the Agency by August 31.

Similar extensions have been provided to licensees who renewed in March, April, May, and June.

Pennsylvania

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Pennsylvania:

Contacting the Office

The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs is currently unable to accept walk-in customers and phone calls. Please submit your questions to Ra-realestate@pa.gov. Please ensure you include: Your name, the board or commission you wish to reach, your license or application number, your email address and phone number and actionable topics you wish to have addressed.

Extension for CE Deadlines and License Renewals

Renewal deadlines for all license types will be extended from May 31, 2020, to Aug. 29, 2020. You must complete 14 hours of CE, including the required mandatory topics if applicable, between June 1, 2018 and August 29, 2020, in order to meet the requirements.

The next CE cycle will begin August 30, 2020 and extend to May 31, 2022.

Please visit this source for more information.

Rhode Island

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Rhode Island:

Rhode Island is encouraging licensees to review the RI Department of Business Regulation website for updates and notices regarding COVID-19.

Please visit this source for more information.

South Carolina

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of South Carolina:

Online Proctoring

South Carolina Real Estate Commission has approved the temporary use of e-proctoring. You can now take your licensing exam through PSI.

Extension for License Renewals

SC REC is extending the license renewal deadline for licenses, registrations, and permits scheduled to renew during the months of April, May, June, July and August. The new renewal deadline will now be extended to September 30, 2020.

South Dakota

No information has been provided or published by the Commission.

Tennessee

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Tennessee:

Office Status

TREC remains fully operational and can be reached by email or phone during normal business hours.

Extension of CE Deadlines and License Renewals

Licensee’s expiring March 12, 2020 through August 29, 2020m have been granted an additional extension for Continuing Education per Governor Lee’s Executive Order No. 50. To make use of the extension, please email TREC at trec.renewals@tn.gov with your name, license number, and any issues you are having with your license renewal during this difficult time.

Please visit this source for more information.

Texas

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Texas:

Extension of License Renewals

Anyone with a license expiration date of March 31, 2020, April 30, 3030, May 31, 2020, or June 30, 2020, is granted an extension through July 31, 2020. Licensees are highly encouraged to review the FAQ surrounding TREC and COVID-19.

Utah

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Utah:

Office Reopening

The Heber Wells building is closed to the public. If you need live assistance, please call (801) 530-6747 or email realestate@utah.gov

Information Regarding New Licensees

Fingerprinting services at the division are temporarily suspended. New licensees who are unable to be fingerprinted, are being issued “conditional licenses.” Conditional licensees will have until September 30, 2020, to be fingerprinted or license will be denied.

Extension of CE Deadlines and Licensee Renewals

Real Estate licensees whose license expire in July or August can now renew their licenses without being enrolled in the FBI RAP Back Fingerprint System. Complete your CE requirements and you will be able to renew your license on-time without being fingerprinted.

Vermont

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Vermont:

Extension of CE Deadlines and License Renewals

The Office of Professional Regulation will waive any late testament penalties that may accumulate if your renewal is late up until July 1, 2020.

The office will issue a 180-day extension to licensees who cannot meet their CE requirement due to COVID-19.

Virginia

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Virginia:

PSI Testing Sites

PSI test centers in Virginia are reopened as of May 4, 2020.

State of Emergency Amendment

On May 26, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam amended and proclaimed that the state of emergency continues to exist: “Pursuant to the authority granted to the agency head by Amended Executive Order 51 (2020), I hereby extend the validity of licenses, certifications, registrations, and other authorizations issued by regulatory boards under the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation that would otherwise (i) expire during the state of emergency and (ii) be eligible for renewal or reinstatement during the state of emergency under applicable regulations, until the 30th day after the date by which the state of emergency is lifted. This waiver does not waive statutory requirements or limitations, nor does it amend or permanently extend the previous expiration date of affected licenses, certifications, registrations, and other authorizations. This waiver shall take effect on March 18, 2020, and shall remain in full force and in effect until amended or rescinded by further executive order.

Please visit this source for more information.

Washington

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Washington:

New Online Service

Please visit their new online service for managing professional and business licenses.

Please visit this source for more information.

Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia)

No information has been provided or published by the Commission.

West Virginia

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of West Virginia:

PSI Testing Centers

Current PSI Testing Locations are as follows: Beckley - WV University; Clarksburg - Hinton Garden Inn - PSI Mobile; Huntington - Mountwest Community and Technical College; Dunbar, West Virginia; Hagerstown, MD; Pittsburgh, PA. Learn more about PSI testing centers and what precautions they are taking in regards to COVID-19.

Wisconsin

No information has been provided or published by the Commission.

Wyoming

The following information pertains to real estate students and professionals of Wyoming:

Emergency Order

Section 3(a) Commission has the authority to waive requirements for license applications in the event the applicant experienced a verifiable, significant life disturbance beyond their control in 2020. New rule only applies to significant events occurring between March 1, 2020, and August 1, 2020. You must file a 2020 Waiver of Application Documentation with Commission. Rules will be in effect through July 28, 2020.

Please visit this source for more information.

CDC Guidelines for Staying Safe

As educators, helping you is our priority. We strongly encourage you to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to learn more about sickness prevention for you and your family. Visit the CDC.

Have More Questions? Give Us a Call.

Our support team is standing by seven days a week. Please give us a call at 888.827.0777. We’re here to help you get through this time of uncertainty.