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

If needed, your broker has the ability to print a copy of your real estate license.

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).

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 two years:

Code of Ethics
The deadline for the current two-year period is December 31, 2018.

You must provide proof of completion to the Association that you have completed the course between the dates of January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018.  Transcript copies for Code of Ethics classes with Minnesota CE can be retrieved from Pulse Portal and emailed to COE@spaar.com.

Note:  If you took this course from the National Association of REALTORS, it will NOT show up in Pulse Portal. Email your course completion certificate to COE@spaar.com to ensure you are considered compliant.

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