CE and Ethics Requirements

Continuing Education

Wisconsin 2017-2018 CE Requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services requires 18 hours of continuing education between December 15, 2016 and December 14, 2018. Courses 1, 2, 3 and 4 are mandatory as well as two courses from the list of Elective Topics. Click on the link at the bottom of this page for a description of these courses. 

Mandatory Courses (All licensees must take courses 1-4)
Course 1 - Wisconsin Listing Contracts (Mandatory)
Course 2 - Wisconsin Offers to Purchase (Mandatory)
Course 3 - Wisconsin New Developments (Mandatory)
Course 4 - Ethics and Best Practices* (Mandatory)

Elective Topics (Licensees must take two of the following)
Elective A - New Construction
Elective B - Wisconsin Investment Property and Property Management
Elective C - Financing
Elective D - Other Wisconsin Approved Forms

Effective October 1, 2015 there is a change in Continuing Education requirements. (See Wis. Admin. Code REEB 25: Education)  All licensees will be required to complete the 18 credit hours of continuing education, including for the biennium during which they were licensed.  Therefore, there is no longer an exemption for newly licensed people from the continuing education requirement during the biennium they first receive their license.

However, one group is exempt - a salesperson that received a license after October 1 of the even year of the biennium will not be required to complete continuing education for that biennium.  Brokers will not receive any exemption. For example, if a salesperson received their license October 1, 2018 they would NOT be required to complete continuing education for the 2017-2018 CE biennium.

Live courses and Distance Learning are available through the WRA. Click here for the WRA website.

For more information on Continuing Education requirements, go to the 
DSPS website.

Code of Ethics Training

The National Association of REALTORS® requires 2-1/2 hours of ethics training between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018. 

  1. New REALTORS are required to complete New Member Code of Ethics Orientation offered through a local association or free through NAR (https://www.nar.realtor/coeeduc.nsf/findnrdsrecord?openform)   
  2. Existing REALTORS are required to complete Ethics offered through WRA sponsored CE4 or free through NAR (http://learninglibrary.com/COE/A/HOME?affiliateId=10868)

This NAR link is helpful too: Q&A: Ethics Training Requirements for New and Continuing Members


a) Course 4 of the WRA's 2017-2018 Continuing Education courses will fulfill the NAR Code of Ethics requirement* as well.