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Louisiana Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective
You Need: 12 4 8
We Offer: 12 4 8

Louisiana State Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education

Renewal Date: 12/31 of each year

Note: The license renewal period is changing, beginning this year.

The new renewal period for 2023 licenses is as follows:
  • Timely Renewal Period: August 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022
  • First Delinquent Renewal Period: October 1, 2022 – November 15, 2022 ($50 delinquent fee for active and inactive licensees)
  • Second Delinquent Renewal Period: November 16, 2022 – December 31, 2022 ($50 delinquent fee for inactive licensees; $200 delinquent fee for active licensees)

When you complete your renewal during the upcoming renewal period, you are renewing for January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023. Failure to renew your license by December 31, 2022, will result in expiration of your license.

Note: new licensees will only be required to complete any LREC-required Mandatory Course Topic(s) for the year in which they become licensed. Any continuing education requirement other than the mandatory course(s) will be waived for these initial licensees in the year in which they become licensed.

Hours Required: 12 hours

  • 4 hours – Mandatory hours
  • 8 hours – Elective hours

The CE Shop’s Offering: 12 hours

  • 4 hours - mandatory hours
  • 8 hours - elective hours

The CE Shop is an approved provider in Louisiana.

Provider Approval Number: 9097

Reporting: Real estate course completions are reported to the Louisiana 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 within this time frame. Core courses are reported to the state by the 10th of the following month.

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. 

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.

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 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 certificate of completion will reflect this.

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 your license.  

Post-Licensing: All initial licensees must complete 45 hours of post-licensing education within 180 days of the initial license date for their first renewal cycle. Initial licensees are also required to complete the annual mandatory course. 

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Louisiana Real Estate Commission

Address: 9071 Interline Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Telephone: 225.925.1923 or 800.821.4529

Fax: 225.925.4501

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