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Education FAQs

New Member Orientation
Education Requirements For License Renewal
Quadrennial Ethics Requirement
Locations | Registration | General Course Information
Class Attendance Records | CE Slips
Confirmations
Cancellations | No Shows

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New Member Orientation

Is NEFAR Orientation required for all new members?
Orientation is a mandatory two day class for all primary Realtor members of NEFAR. Orientation must be completed within 90 days of joining.

Do secondary Realtor members have to attend Orientation?
No, secondary members are not required to attend NEFAR Orientation since they should have already completed Orientation through the primary Realtor association.

How do I schedule my required Orientation?
You must schedule your Orientation by contacting NEFAR's Education Department: (904) 394-9494, ext. 1650 or Education@NEFAR.org.  You will receive verification of the date of your scheduled Orientation via email from NEFAR, typically the following business day.

What is the duration of an Orientation class?
Orientation is two full days from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at NEFAR's headquarters Service Center - The Resource Center. Your attendance is required all day for both days as a mandatory membership requirement. You must also sign-in and sign-out as directed, as a record of your actual attendance is required.

What is included in the Orientation class?
The mandatory Code of Ethics training (a National Association of Realtors quadrennial requirement); an in-depth overview of NEFAR contracts; an NEFMLS Orientation; a Realtor safety segment; Fair Housing and Agency training; and an induction to become a Realtor.

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Education Requirements For License Renewal

How do I renew my license?
Online via www.MyFloridaLicense.com.

How many credit hours are required for license renewal?
Sales Associates - Sales associates in their first renewal period must complete the 45 Hour Salesperson's Post Licensing Course only. Successfully completing the GRI I course also satisfies this requirement. Note: taking miscellaneous classes that total 45 hours does not satisfy the requirement. If you are not in your first renewal period, you must complete 14 hours of continuing education credits, three of which must be Core Law.
Brokers - Brokers must complete 60 hours of Broker Post Licensing (initial renewal only). Taking both GRI II and GRI III satisfies this requirement (each class is 30 hours).

How do I track the number of credits I've accumulated?
Optimally, you should retain the certificate from each class you take for seven years (in case of audit). You can also view your credits online at www.MyFloridaLicense.com. Note: NEFAR has files on only those classes for which NEFAR is the CE provider. NEFAR electronically reports all CE credits earned within 48 hours to the Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation.

By when must I complete my CE credits?
All CE credit requirements must be completed by the renewal date indicated on your real estate license. Note: accumulated CE credits are applied only to the current licensure period; they cannot be carried over to the next period.

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Code of Ethics Requirement

Ethics is a Realtor association membership requirement mandated by the National Association of Realtors. Effective in 2017, it is now also a State of Florida license renewal requirement. You must complete this Code of Ethics requirement to maintain a Florida real estate license, as well as maintain Realtor association membership.

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Locations | Registration | General Course Information

NEFAR Classes: NEFAR offers both in-class and online courses. In-class instruction may take place at any of our five NEFAR Service Centers: The Resource Center (headquarters Service Center in Jacksonville), Beaches Service Center, Putnam Service Center, Southwest Service Center and St. Johns Service Center. In addition, classes are held at varying offsite locations as announced.

Online registration is preferred for all in-class courses. You may, however, register for in-class courses, for those classes that do not require payment,  through NEFAR's Education Hotline: (904) 394-9494, ext. 1650. Selected classes may require a completed registration form to be submitted to NEFAR or elsewhere. Registration requirements are included in the course description for each class. Course descriptions and registration links are available for all in-class courses via the Calendar: In-Class Education and Event Registration of this website. A wide variety of online education courses are also available; visit the Online Education: FAQs tab.

flexMLS Classes: All course registrations, questions, cancellations and all other aspects of flexMLS courses are handled directly by the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (not NEFAR). Call (904) 394-9494, ext. 1605.

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Replacement CE Slips

Replacement CE Slips can be purchased for a $10 fee for courses taken within the past two years. For courses taken beyond the two-year time frame, the charge for replacement CE Slips is $20.

 

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Confirmations
Course Registration Confirmations are emailed to you the next business day after registering, to the preferred email address listed on your NEFAR member record. It is your responsibility to maintain a current, valid email address in your NEFAR member record. If you do not receive a Course Registration Confirmation after the next business day, please contact NEFAR Education Department staff (or contact NEFMLS if you've registered for a flexMLS course). Course Registration Confirmations list only the first date of the class, even if the class is a multiple day course.

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Cancellations | No Shows

NEFMLS courses are free unless you fail to attend a course for which you've registered, in which case you will be invoiced $10 by NEFMLS.

Although NEFAR does not charge a no-show fee, calling to cancel a registration is a courtesy protocol that often allows a fellow NEFAR member on the waiting list to be accommodated. NEFAR does not confirm course cancellations.

In instances where you wish to cancel a course for which you have registered and paid a fee, email a cancellation and refund request (no verbals) to NEFAR's Education Director  no later than four business days prior to the first day of the class, unless otherwise indicated.