REALTOR® Requirements

License Requirements

All licenses are on a two-year renewal cycle. All agents are required to complete at least 15 hours of approved Continuing Education every year, for a total of 30 hours each renewal cycle. You may check your renewal date on the Pulse Portal Website. To view a copy of your license, follow these steps:

  • Go to http://www.pulseportal.com
  • Choose “Minnesota Department of Commerce” program
  • Choose “Real Estate” as a Board
  • Select “Search Licensees (to find and verify a person or entity is licensed)” from the Search/Inquiry Services
  • Enter your last name, first name, or you may enter your license number

You will be able to print a copy of your real estate license for your records.

If you encounter difficulties or need assistance in viewing your license, contact the Pulse Portal Customer Service Department at 877-244-1688 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:oo p.m. CST).

Important Licensing Changes Effective July 1, 2010

What have you completed?

Paper certificates are no longer being provided and all records are being maintained by the Minnesota Department of Commerce on Pulse Portal.  Continuing Education credits must be reported annually to your broker. Each broker is required by the Commerce Department to certify that all licensees have fulfilled their continuing education requirements each year.

Any agent who desires a transcript of attendance can obtain one directly from the Pulse Portal Website. To obtain a copy of your attendance transcript for your records, follow these steps:

  • Go to http://www.pulseportal.com
  • Choose “Minnesota Department of Commerce” program
  • Choose “Real Estate” as a Board
  • Select “Review your CE Transcript” from the Search/Inquiry Services menu.
  • Enter your last name, license number and Social Security Number

From this menu you will be able to print copies of all your real estate continuing education classes you have completed during this current licensing cycle.
If you encounter difficulties or need assistance in obtaining transcripts, contact the Pulse Portal Customer Service Department at 877-244-1688 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST).

NAR Requirement

All REALTORS® are required to take the following course every four years:

  • Code of Ethics
    The deadline for the next four-year period is December 31, 2016.  You must provide proof of completion to the Association.  Transcript copies can be retrieved from Pulse Portal (see directions below) and emailed or faxed (651-287-3941) to Andrea Riley. Note:  If you took this course from www.realtor.org, it will not show up in Pulse Portal and you will no longer receive CE Credit for the online course. Register now for upcoming training: SPAAR Offerings | Online Offerings

Important Note: If you take the Code of Ethics Online Training through www.realtor.org you are required to take the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training to fulfill your 2013 – 2016 Quadrennial Period. This training is FREE but is not approved for CE Credit. To access the course, click here.

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