The Real Estate Authority or REA (formally REAA) requires every person who holds a current real estate certificate or license to attend ongoing learning every year to remain current in knowledge and skill that ultimately provides consumer protection and a consistently high standard of service for the buying, selling and leasing public.
We develop verifiable and non-verifiable learning each year
We deliver our content online and partner with REINZ for classroom delivery
We assess your work and provide student help and update your training attendance records online
We report your results to the REA on your behalf
The Real Estate Authority (REA) requires every person who holds a current real estate certificate or license to attend ongoing learning every year to remain current in knowledge and skill that ultimately provides consumer protection and a consistently high standard of service for the buying, selling and leasing public.
The REA recognises that continuing education is necessary to:
- raise and maintain industry standards
- promote consumer confidence in the real estate industry
The REA has therefore designed a continuing education program to improve licensees’ knowledge of the law, rules and regulations that govern the industry, to understand and uphold the concepts of ethics and professional competence in a real estate context, and to improve their skills and judgement.
Licensees must complete 20 hours of continuing education each year:
- 10 hours Verifiable education covering industry content and assessment specified by the REA.
- 10 hours Non-Verifiable education covering general real estate knowledge and skills used in the field.
Note that 20 hours of continuing education the Authority requires all licensees to complete is a minimum, not a maximum.
Harcourts can provide all 20 hours
- 10 Hours
- Academy Online Workshops
- 10 Hours
- Harcourts and REINZ Classroom Workshops
- 8 Hours
- Harcourts May Conference
- 2 Hours
- Harcourts classroom workshops
(or other provider's online workshops e.g. REINZ)
Verifiable content for 2018
The 10 hours of verifiable continuing education for 2018 is split into the following topics:
- Topic 1
- Supervision (2 hours)
- Topic 2
- Appraisals (2½ hours)
- Topic 3
- Knowing the parties to the contract (2½ hours)
- Topic 4
- Methamphetamine standard and disclosure obligations in situations involving affected properties (1 hour)
- Topic 5
- Multiple Offers (2 hours)
All topics are compulsory and there are no specialist strands.
How to Get Started
Online workshops: Complete your Verifiable Continuing Education online
Harcourts Conference: Harcourts 2018 Conference held in May
If you are reviving a suspended licence after a period of 12 months or more, you will need to complete a refresher course (to get up to speed with what you have missed) plus the continuing education for the calendar year in which you revive your licence.
You must complete the continuing education by 31 December of the year in which you revive your licence, and you must complete the refresher training before you renew your licence for the second time.
The Academy is not offering 2017 Verifiable Continuing Education Referesher training this year.
The Support Behind You
- Contact your local Academy trainer for information, assistance and advice (Northern and Central, Wellington, South Island
- Use the Academy helpdesk during self-paced learning online
- Go to HarcourtsOne > Search Directory > (your name) > Training Attended to access your classroom training attendance - records (Please note that your verifiable online CE records are updated nightly)
- All verifiable training records will be sent to the REA by Harcourts on your behalf