How to Read/Write a Policy Manual for Licensees (3 hrs, Georgia)

This course is written to provide the licensee with a better understanding of the role of policies in the practice of real estate.


This intermediate level, three-hour elective, CE credit course on Policies to Reduce Risk is accepted by the State of Hawaii.  The course is written to provide the licensee with a better understanding of the role of policies in the practice of real estate.

The course covers:

  • Importance of a Policy Manual
  • Important policies
  • How to develop a policy manual
  • Office policies
  • Electronic and Internet policies
  • Standard forms
  • Mandatory disclosures
  • Improving customer service
  • Increasing compliance with laws
  • Ethics
  • Risk management

The course learning objectives are:

  • Explain importance of a Policy Manual
  • Increase compliance with the law
  • Improve level of service to consumers
  • Better management of high-risk areas of practice
  • Aid the in the development of a policy manual 


License Renewal
Licensees are required to complete 20 hours of approved continuing education (CE) courses every two years. The composition and number of hours is subject to change by the Real Estate Commission.  This term the 20 hours consists of 6 hours of Core courses and 14 hours of electives. The deadline to renew a license on active status is November 30th (of even-numbered years). Unless renewed, all real estate licenses expire at the end of every even-numbered year.  As of the time of this writing, new salespersons renewing their license (issued that year) will be exempted from the continuing education requirement. 

License Reactivation
Licensees must satisfy the continuing education (CE) requirement of the previous biennium in order to reactivate their license. Licensees who wish to reactivate a license need at least 20 credit hours of continuing education (core course + elective courses). 
The previous biennium's core courses are available through May 31 of odd-numbered years. After May 31, licensees who have not completed the biennium's Core course(s) will need to complete 20 hours of continuing education elective courses.   This is because the Core courses, by nature of their being legislation updates for that term, may be outdated by the next term and therefore, Core courses can only be used in the term in which they were designed; Core courses cannot be applied toward make-up for previous term.

Check your CE Status
You can check the number of hours needed to reactivate or renew at the State's CE Status Page at:

Reporting of Credit
The Real Estate Branch requires school to report course credits within 7-10 days of the courses date of completion.   We will report completion credits within the state's requirement.  If your specific situation requires special attention please contact us. 

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