New Hampshire – New Post Licensing Requirements FAQ’s

As a New Hampshire approved real estate school, we receive numerous inquiries from licensees about renewing their NH real estate license. Effective February 1, 2022, there is a new set of post-licensing education requirements that will be enforced. The post-licensing rules have been in effect since Feb 1, 2020, but enforcement will begin effective Feb 1, 2022.

If you obtained your New Hampshire real estate license before February 1, 2020, the new post licensing requirements do not apply to you. In other words, if this is your second or subsequent time renewing your New Hampshire real estate license, this article does NOT apply to you. Again, this article is only for you if this is your first time ever renewing your NH real estate license.

Included below is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers provided to us by the New Hampshire real estate commission.

 

Q – I renew on February 10th, 2022.  Do I need the Post Licensing CE?

A – Yes, anyone who was licensed on or after February 1, 2020 is required to complete the Post Licensure CE elective courses for their first renewal

Q- If I renew in December but my license doesn’t expire until February, can I be grandfathered?

A – No, if your original license was issued after February 1, 2020, it does not matter when you actually submit your renewal, you must follow the Post Licensing Continuing Education Requirements.

Q – The rules state that the post licensure courses must be taken in a classroom setting, does this include the Core?

A – No, the core was not part of the Post Licensing Requirements for in class settings.

Rea 403.01  Continuing Education Requirements.

(a)  All active and inactive renewal applicants shall complete a minimum 3- hour continuing education core course that has been accredited by the commission pursuant to Rea 302.01

Q – I was licensed yesterday, when can I start earning my Core and Post Licensing Continuing Education?

A – A licensee can begin taking education for their renewal the day after they are licensed.  This is the same timeframe that is given to all licensee’s.

                    Rea 403.01  Continuing Education Requirements.

(f)  All applicants, when submitting an application for renewal of a broker or salesperson license prior to the expiration date of the license, shall have completed the continuing education required …. within the current 2 year license period

Q – Does the rule require the new licensee to take all 4 topics or just 1 of the 4?

A – Must take all 4 required topics.

Rea 403.01 Continuing Education Requirements.

(d)The 12 hours of post-licensing continuing education in Rea 403.01(b) shall consist of accredited

courses from one each of four approved post-licensing course topics, and may include one or more

additional accredited courses from approved optional post-licensing course topics.

Q – Does the Post Licensing requirement impact All new licensees or just new Salesperson licensees?

A- Only salespersons are required to take the new post licensing.

Rea 403.01 Continuing Education Requirements.

(c) A salesperson renewal applicant as defined in Rea 403.01(b), who is applying for his or her first

renewal, shall complete post-licensing continuing education courses as designated by the commission

to meet the applicant’s 12 hours of continuing education elective courses in addition to the core

course.

Q – Would this impact newly licensed individuals that came over through reciprocity?

A – The rule does not distinguish between first time renewal licensees who obtained by reciprocity or

not, therefore, all first time renewal licensees are required to complete post-licensing.

                      Rea 403.01  Continuing Education Requirements.

(a)  All active and inactive renewal applicants shall complete a minimum 3- hour continuing education core course that has been accredited by the commission pursuant to Rea 302.01.

(b)  All renewal applicants whose licenses are on active status, and inactive licensees who are applying to have their licenses placed on active status, shall complete an additional 12 hours of continuing education elective courses accredited by the commission pursuant to Rea 302.01.

(c)  A salesperson renewal applicant as defined in Rea 403.01(b), who is applying for his or her first renewal, shall complete post-licensing continuing education courses as designated by the commission to meet the applicant’s 12 hours of continuing education elective courses in addition to the core course.

Q – I am a broker who received my reciprocal license after February 1, 2020, do I need to do the post licensure courses?

A – No, 403.01 (c) specifically states “A Salesperson applicant…”

                          Rea 403.01  Continuing Education Requirements.

(c)  A salesperson renewal applicant as defined in Rea 403.01(b), who is applying for his or her first renewal, shall complete post-licensing continuing education courses as designated by the commission to meet the applicant’s 12 hours of continuing education elective courses in addition to the core course.

 

Q – This is my first renewal but I am renewing inactive, do I still have to take all the post licensing Continuing Education?

A – No, you are only required to take the core if you are renewing inactive.  However, when you return to an active status, you must complete the post licensure courses before you apply for activation of an inactive license.  (c)  A salesperson renewal applicant as defined in Rea 403.01(b), who is applying for his or her first renewal, shall complete post-licensing continuing education courses as designated by the commission to meet the applicant’s 12 hours of continuing education elective courses in addition to the core course.

                          Rea 403.01  Continuing Education Requirements.

(b)  All renewal applicants whose licenses are on active status, and inactive licensees who are applying to have their licenses placed on active status, shall complete an additional 12 hours of continuing education elective courses accredited by the commission pursuant to Rea 302.01.

(c)  A salesperson renewal applicant as defined in Rea 403.01(b), who is applying for his or her first renewal, shall complete post-licensing continuing education courses as designated by the commission to meet the applicant’s 12 hours of continuing education elective courses in addition to the core course.

We will continue to update this list as appropriate.