2020 Real Estate CE Requirements

The license renewal deadline has been extended to May 31, 2020.   View the memo from RI Department of Business Regulations here. 

All RI primary licensees who received their license before November 3rd 2019 need a minimum of 6 CORE CEs and 18 Elective CEs for a total of 24 (classes that count towards CORE are indicated on the RIAR education calendar descriptions).

With the deadline extended until May 31st, course completions taken during the period of May 1 thru May 31, 2020, and submitted toward this renewal cycle, will not be accepted for the next renewal cycle (May 1, 2020, thru Apr 30, 2022). If you take a May class and do not submit for the current renewal cycle, you may submit it toward the next renewal cycle.  No course completion can be counted twice.

If you completed all CE requirements prior to April 30th, any CE course taken after May 1, 2020, will count towards the next renewal period.

Reminder:  Effective January 1, 2020, all new licensees will renew by their 2 year anniversary date.  Any approved class for CE will count during that 2 year period.



Reminder: If you are considering earning your GRI designation in the next 5 years, or obtaining a brokers license in the next 4 years, all classes must be taken in-person and with the same school. Online courses are not accepted by the state for broker 90 or for earning the GRI designation.

Have questions?  Check out the Professional Development renewal FAQ’s.

Once you’ve completed all 24 hours, you can renew with the Department of Business Regulations online!  Online will receive the first priority for processing.

Advantages of filing online over paper:

  • Faster processing times
  • Application if incorrect or contains missing information will not have to be mailed back – All communication would be done by email
  • Upload of Documents allowing user to keep their originals
  • Pay online
  • After initial license issued – May renew in future from any location.
  • Renewed real estate licenses will be sent out weekly (Fridays) by email from the Department of Business Regulations.

Renew online: https://elicensing.ri.gov/