Approved Broker Classes

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all in-person meetings, events or classes at RI REALTORS® have been canceled through April 30th. RIAR is offering a number of Live Streaming classes that are approved for broker 90. Classes available by Live Stream are listed as such on the education calendar.  Additionally, NAR’s online REALTOR University offers several NAR Designation and Certification courses that count towards the broker 90. Please click here to view a list of those specific classes and to learn more about REALTOR University.

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90 hours of Approved Broker Classes with RI REALTORS®

Students may choose any of the classes below which are approved to go toward the required 90 hours of continuing education.

It is strongly encouraged to take #1 Broker Pre-license prior to taking the Broker state examination.  Because exam results are valid for 1 year, it is encouraged to take the majority of the 90 prior to taking Broker Pre-License which counts for 24 hours.

Reminder, per the change in DBR requirements:

  • DBR does not accept any on-line courses for meeting the broker 90 requirement. 
  • All courses MUST be taken in person
  • The below list is approved for RIAR ONLY.  Similar titles at other schools do not apply unless the school and course have been approved for the broker 90 by DBR.
  • Broker 90 must be completed all at the same school. 
  • Courses from the below list taken in person through RIAR are valid for 4 years.
  • Sales Pre-License and Lead Paint do NOT count toward the 90.
  • It is not required to have 2 years experience prior to begin taking these courses.  However, you will need 2 years experience with transactions prior to applying for the broker’s license. 
  • Once completing the 90 hours you MUST contact RIAR to receive a certificate of completion for 90 hours.   DBR will not accept individual certificates adding up to 90.

NOTICE – Effective November 15th, 2019 –  Anyone taking the SALES exam or BROKER exam at Pearson VUE MUST have a copy of their certificates (45-hour certificate for Sales, 90 hour for Broker).   If you do not bring a copy of this with you to the exam, they will not allow you to sit for the exam and you will need to repay the cost of the exam to take again.

For questions about state requirements or other schools offering the 90, please contact the RI Department of Business Regulations 401-462-9506 option 6.

Please note the cost of classes below may vary based on member and non-member pricing.  Using the list below, please refer to the RI REALTORS® Professional Development Center calendar for dates, times, pricing and descriptions.  If you have any questions or would like to be added to a list to be notified once these classes are scheduled, please contact professionaldevelopment@rirealtorsorg.

Classes that are on the list of approved broker 90, once scheduled, are added to the RIAR calendar and highlighted in blue. For questions regarding the below classes, please contact RIAR Professional Development at 401-785-9898 option 1.

1 Broker Pre License 24
19 Code of Ethics 3
20 Government Lending 3
24 Fair Housing 3
28 Residential RE Closings 3
44 Contract Law 3
46 Home Inspection 3
52 Condominium Law 3
121 Ethnic Awareness 6
158 Big 3 Environmental Issues 6
220 Accredited Buyer Representative 12
226 Introduction to Commercial Real Estate 6
232 Truth About Mold: Mold Risk 3
302 Seller Representation Specialist 12
317 Don’t Play with Fire: Fire Codes 3
318 Real Estate Contracts & Forms 3
341 Realtor & Consumer Relationships 3
348 Basic Appraisal Principles I 15
349 Basic Appraisal Principles II 15
352 Environmental Due Diligencey 3
374 Brokerage Management 12
379 Situational Agency 3
390 RI Purchase & Sales Agreement 3
399 Realtor & Consumer Safety 3
400 Introduction to Rental Process 6
401 State Regulations 3
402 Recordkeeping & Maintenance  3
403 Property Management 3
412 Navigating Negotiations 3
415 Assessing Town Hall 3
418 Understanding Today’s Appraisal Process 3
420 REALTOR Property Resource 3
424 Floods & FEMA 3
427 Military Relocation Professional 7
428 Realtors Guide to Social Media 3
431 Title Law 3
433 Even Real Estate Has Taxes 3
435 Real Estate & Estate Administration 3
436 Intermediate Tax Deferred Exchanges 3
438 Team Collaboration  7
439 Positioning Your Team for Profit  7
440 Understanding & Leveraging Your Team  14
441 HR Solutions for Teams  7
443 At Home with Diversity 6
444 Negotiating to Win 3
447 Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) 12
448 Designing & Sustaining Successful Teams 7
458 Matrix CMA & Statistics
460 Transaction Desk by INSTANET 3
468 Power of 1031 Exchanges 3
471 HR Essentials 7
480 Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) 6
491 e-PRO 12
501 The Buyer’s Agent 3
502 Home Financing 3
503 Risk Management 3
504 Negotiating the P&S 3
505 Real Estate Forms 3
520 Generation Buy 6
521 Home Sweet (Second) Home 7
522 New Home Construction 6
523 Real Estate Investing 6
524 Real Estate Marketing Reboot 6
525 Generating Buyer & Seller Leads 6
236A Environmental Issues 3
GRI-152 GRI 101 Skills for Success 15
GRI-102-A Pricing Residential Properties 6
GRI-102-B Real Estate Financing 6
GRI-102   15
GRI-201-A Agency, Anti-Trust & Misrepresentation 6
GRI-201   15
GRI-202-A Residential Construction Design 3
GRI-202   15
GRI-301-A Real Estate Investing 3
GRI-301   15

The RI REALTORS® Professional Development staff is on hand Monday – Friday during business hours to help you with any questions you may have about registration and pre-license classes, the process of obtaining your license or any questions you may have about continuing education once you receive a real estate license.