So I am a bit biased when it comes to real estate topics that interest me. Today's topic concerns continuing education credits. Our neighbors to the east, New Jersey, are very close to requiring continuing education for some in the real estate industry.
According to NJAR's website:
"On January 7, 2010, the New Jersey Senate approved A-3099/S-2068, which provides for mandatory continuing education (CE) for real estate brokers, broker-salespersons and salespersons. The final passage of this bill in the Legislature represents two years of work by NJAR® and the NJAR® CE Task Force."
This legislations is now headed to the desk of Governor Jon Corzine where it must be signed before becoming law. Full text A-3099/S-2068.
New Jersey agents - how do you feel about this possible new requirement? I will admit I'm a proponent of mandated continuing education. Yet there is a lot that goes into the regulations and tracking of CE from a school standpoint. New Jersey has their work cut out for them with implenting this requirement (should it become law).
In looking to the future - this might mean quite a few more attendees at the annual Triple Play conference! No longer will PA and NY attendees have to watch their NJ counterparts skip the sign in/out procedures!