Real Estate Instructors
Only real estate instructors approved, by name, by the Commission may teach Community Association Manager's Prelicense, Salesperson's Prelicense, and Broker's Prelicense approved courses. Schools may utilize guest instructors with expertise in particular areas in any approved course provided a properly approved instructor is present at the time of the presentation or with prior written approval of the Commission.
The Commission does not require approved schools to file an application or request approval from the Commission before hiring an instructor for approved postlicense or continuing education courses.
To apply for instructor approval, the applicant must submit the Application for Prelicense Instructor to the Commission. A cashiers check or money order for $175 payable to the Georgia Real Estate Commission must accompany the application. The application must include:
- Evidence of the applicant's having successfully completed within one year prior to making an application for instructor approval, the following:
- A Commission approved instructor development workshop, and
- A Salesperson's Prelicense Course including the passing of the course examination
- Applicant's resume or other biographical information;
- Applicant's Real Estate License Information;
- A list of the Applicant's teaching experience;
- List of all approved prelicense and continuing education courses in real estate and any college real estate courses completed;
- Description of the applicant's real estate experience, membership in professional real estate associations, experience with auxiliary fields training in real estate brokerage and education and specific numbers and types of brokerage transactions in which the applicant has been involved;
- Copy of the Georgia Crime Information Report (GCIC) on the applicant.
The Commission may approve a non-resident instructor who has been approved by another jurisdiction's real estate regulatory body and who can provide evidence of having already taught prelicense courses as an approved instructor for at least 5 years.
Maintaining & Renewing Approval
In order to maintain approval, an instructor must:
- Supply the Commission satisfactory evidence that the applicant has engaged in at least 60 hours of instructional contact with students in any Commission approved course or courses during the preceding 4 years
- Provide satisfactory proof that the instructor has either:
- attended each of the four Commission's Annual School Meetings for approved schools and instructors during the renewal period, or;
- attended at least two of the Commission's Annual School Meetings for approved school and instructors during the renewal period and has successfully completion of the following types of courses:
- a minimum of twelve instructional hours in a continuing education course(s) that meet the requirements of this Chapter that an approved instructor other than the applicant teaches;
- a 25 hour classroom course that leads to a professional designation related to real estate brokerage activities offered by the National Association of Realtors, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, or such other private trade association as the Commission may approve prior to the applicant's enrollment in the course;
- a five quarter hour or three semester hour college course that leads to a degree in real estate or that focuses on teaching techniques, or;
- any other course which the Commission approves for instructor continuing education prior to the instructor's taking the course.
All instructors must apply for renewal of approval by December 31st of the year in which their approval expires. The Commission approves real estate prelicense instructors for a four-year period. The renewal process can be completed online through the Online Services menu.
If your instructor approval has lapsed, you can renew your approval by completing and submitting the Real Estate Instructor Reinstatement Application.