Approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) is required before an in-state training entity may offer to the general public the 60 clock-hour Principles and Practices of Real Estate for Salespersons pre-licensing course. This is a regulatory requirement of the Maryland Real Estate Commission (MREC).
Also, a business must first be approved by MHEC to offer the pre-licensing course as a private career school program before it may apply to MREC to offer real estate continuing education courses.
The following application and materials are to be used by a business applying to MHEC to operate in Maryland as a private real estate career school, offering the 60 clock-hour Principles and Practices of Real Estate for Salespersons pre-licensing course. Note that the program curriculum must first be submitted to MREC for review and approval before submitting the complete application to MHEC.
These materials are for residential and distance education (online) delivery formats.
APPLICATION - Real Estate School Applicants ONLY (MS Word)
Information on Market Demand/Educational Need
Guide for Developing a School Catalog (PDF)
Sample Catalog for a Real Estate School (MS Word)
Sample Enrollment Agreement, (PDF)
Sample Account Card (PDF)
Sample Permanent Student Transcript (PDF)
Sample Private Career School Daily Lesson Plan Format (MS Word)
Policies and Procedures for Private Career Schools (PDF)
Minimum Requirements for Private Career Schools are contained in 13B.01.01. of the Code of Maryland Regulations (PDF) (COMAR). Refer to 13B.01.01.00 through 13B.01.01.27 inclusive. Alternately, you may request a hard copy of the Minimum Requirements for a Private Career Schools, Code of Maryland Regulations "COMAR", by calling 800-974-0203, or faxing your request to 410-332-0270, Attention Private Career Schools.
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