Washington DC Continuing Education Requirements

Washington, District of Columbia Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Real Estate Salesperson, Associate Broker, Broker

License renewals in the District of Columbia are on a two-year cycle, in every odd-numbered year: February 28 for brokers and property managers and August 31 for sales agents.

An applicant for renewal of any license that expires on February 28 or August 31, must submit proof of completing approved continuing education (CE) credit in the following subjects:

2019-2021 Renewal Cycle CE Requirements:

DC Fair Housing3 hours
DC Legislative Update3 hours
DC Ethics3 hours
General Electives6 hours

2021-2023 Renewal Cycle CE Requirements:

Salesperson, 9 Hours – Mandatory

DC Fair Housing3 hours
DC Ethics3 hours
DC Legislative Update3 hours
Property Management3 hours
Electives3 hours

Broker, 9 hours – Mandatory

DC Fair Housing3 hours
DC Ethics3 hours
DC Legislative Update3 hours
Property Management3 hours
Broker Supervision3 hours

Any license that expired during the current public health emergency is valid until September 1, when enforcement begins again. DCRA will start accepting renewal applications July 1, 2021. Please note: the DCRA licensing platform is in the process of switching to a new system, so there is currently no way to confirm course completion/earned hours. We recommend agents keep record of the certificate of completion that is issued in there account on our website. Tristar Academy is awaiting resolution and will continue to retain your records for when reporting becomes available, as instructed by the Commission. Thank you for your patience and we will be in communication when more information is made available to Tristar Academy. More information for DC licensees is available here.

Please Note: Classes can be rescheduled up to one time. If registered for a class and does not attend without notice, there is no refund. Tristar Academy gives a 24-Hours window for cancellation or one reschedule via email.

Elective Credits For DC from MD Required Course: The Below Classes are Available for DC Elective Credits for $10 Per Class. You may add this to your course at the time of registration online or over the phone

  • BRAD: Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures formerly MREC Agency – Residential
  • MD Ethics, Flipping, & Predatory Lending


CE Credit Uploading: 
CE Credits are uploaded electronically directly to the DCRA Real Estate Commission website. Once the credits are uploaded, you receive an email receipt of your CE credit completion. The State requires Real Estate Educators to upload the completed CE credit within five to seven days after the completed class date.

Tristar Academy is an Approved Real Estate Education Provider by the Washington DC Real Estate Commission.

License Renewal Date: Every odd-numbered year in August, every 2 years for a licensee. For Brokers, every odd-numbered year in February, every 2 years.

Washington DC Licensee Quick Links

DC Real Estate License Search

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs – Real Estate
1100 4th St. SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-442-4320 | Fax 202-698-4329