Continuing Ed & Ethics Information

Continuing Education for Salespersons and Brokers as Required by the State of CT

The current CE Cycle is:
*Brokers: 4/1/2020 – 3/31/2022
*Salespersons: 6/1/2020 – 5/31/2022

The 12 hours of CE required in the current cycle consists of:

~ Two MANDATORY three-hour classes:

  • CT Real Estate Law for Brokers and Salespersons, and
  • Understanding and Preventing Racial Bias in Real Estate

~Plus Six hours of ELECTIVE real estate courses.

ECAR offers the mandatory and elective classes on Zoom and in-person at our office!

Click here to view our upcoming CE classes and register online!

Helpful links:

CT DCP 2022 real estate license CE requirements document

Am I required to complete CE? What if I am a reciprocal license holder? What if I am a referral only agent?

Note: the CT Real Estate Commission sets the policies for the real estate licenses. If you have any questions about these policies, please contact them directly at: 860-713-6100 or visit their site:

CT Continuing Education Exam in Lieu of Completing CE

In lieu of completing the required continuing education, you may take and pass the 40-question Connecticut CE Examination during the CE cycle. Details are as follows:

  • Exam cost is $59
  • 75 mins to answer 40 questions.
  • Licensees who wish to take exam do not need to let DCP know; just follow directions in the PSI Candidate Bulletin.
  • Questions on the exam may be drawn from “general and state-specific topics reflecting laws and practices in the real estate industry.”  Content areas include:  Agency Relationships, Property Disclosures, Fair Housing, Connecticut Real Estate Law and Regulations.  Please note, the outline in the PSI Candidate Bulletin is based on the continuing education mandatory curriculum for 2018-2020 (this is the most recent candidate bulletin available from PSI).
  • Can register online, via mail or phone.  Once registered and paid for, can schedule exam as soon as processed (may be up to two weeks).  Have to select a “School Code” to register under.  Do have to alert PSI if you have previously passed this examination.
  • Test taken at PSI testing sites (same as pre-licensing tests). 
  • In order to pass the examination, you must receive a score of at least 75%.
  • If you fail, you can reschedule to retake as early as 2 days later depending upon space availability.  Would need to pay fee ($59) again.

NEW!!! CT DCP Continuing Education Certificate Upload

All Continuing Education, required and elective courses, can now be reported through the DCP’s existing e-License System (the same system used for renewals). This process can be completed at any time by Real Estate Brokers or Salespersons!

Click here for details and instructions

NAR Code of Ethics Training Requirement

Existing REALTOR® members must complete ethics training, meeting specific learning objectives and criteria, within three-year cycles. The current cycle is: 1/01/2022 – 12/31/2024

How can you fulfill the requirement?

1.Take the C2EX Certification Course. C2EX satisfies the Code of Ethics requirement. Start your C2EX now: While we highly recommend you get C2EX certified, please be advised that C2EX does NOT qualify as a State of CT Elective CE.

2. Take the course online through NAR, by clicking here. (Course options are at the bottom of the NAR page).

3. Take an Ethics class with a third-party provider, like RECampus, The CE Shop, or McKissock. Most 3 hour Code of Ethics classes also qualify as an ELECTIVE for the State of CT cycle ending March 31 for Brokers, and May 31 for Salespersons. Be sure the Ethics class description indicates that it fulfills the NAR requirement AND gives 3 hours of CE credit. If you’re not sure, call ECAR at 860-892-2595.

*New Realtors: If you became a Realtor and took the New Member Code of Ethics Training within the current NAR cycle (1/1/22 – 12/31/24), then you do not need to take Ethics until the next NAR three-year cycle.

Learn more about the NAR triennial requirement by clicking here.
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