Ohio Real Estate License Renewal Requirements
Salesperson or Broker

Thirty (30) hours of approved continuing education. Nine (9) of the hours must include the mandatory topics: 3 hours Civil Rights, 3 hours Core Law and 3 hours Canons of Ethics. The remaining 21 hours may consists of electives. Any licensee that is seventy (70) years or older is only required to complete the Nine (9) hours of mandatory topics.


Renewal Cycle: Every 3 years from licensed year on Licensee's birthday.

Inactive or Exempt: No CE is required if a licensee is 70 years old or over and in an inactive status. Licensees that are 69 years old and younger DO need to complete their 30 hours of continuing education even while in an inactive status. License must be renewed and renewal fee must be paid. There is no time limit on how long your license can remain inactive.

30 hours Salespersons or Brokers Renewal Package #1
This package meets the requirements for real estate brokers or salespersons. This package is approved for 21.0 Elective Hours, 3.0 Core Law Hours, 3.0 Civil Rights and 3.0 Ohio Canons of Ethics.

This renewal package contains the following 8 courses:
  1. Building Green
  2. Valuation, Marketing, and Listings
  3. Agency Exposed
  4. Disclosure Is Not A Secret
  5. Risk Awareness
  6. Civil Rights
  7. Ohio Core Law
  8. Ethics - Ohio Canons

30 hours Salespersons or Brokers Renewal Package #2
This package meets the requirements for real estate brokers or salespersons. This package is approved for 21.0 Elective Hours, 3.0 Ohio Canons of Ethics, 3.0 Civil Rights and 3.0 Core Law Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 8 courses:
  1. Avoiding Common Mistakes
  2. Floods and other Natural Hazards
  3. Contracts and Leasing
  4. The Power of Social Media Marketing
  5. Mortgage Fraud
  6. Civil Rights
  7. Ohio Core Law
  8. Ethics - Ohio Canons

30 hours Salespersons or Brokers Renewal Package #3
This package meets the requirements for real estate brokers or salespersons. This package is approved for 21.0 Elective Hours, 3.0 Core Law Hours, 3.0 Civil Rights and 3.0 Ohio Canons of Ethics.

This renewal package contains the following 8 courses:
  1. Personal Safety
  2. Property Management
  3. Floods and other Natural Hazards
  4. Managing Conflicts with Tenants, Clients, and Employees
  5. Planning and Growing a Real Estate Business
  6. Civil Rights
  7. Ohio Core Law
  8. Ethics - Ohio Canons

9 hours Salespersons or Brokers Mandatory Topics Package
This package meets the mandatory requirements for real estate brokers or salespersons. This package is approved for 3.0 Ohio Canons of Ethics, 3.0 Civil Rights and 3.0 Core Law Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 3 courses:
  1. Civil Rights
  2. Ohio Core Law
  3. Ethics - Ohio Canons