As you will recall, Michigan Realtors® has been working over the past several months to make continuing education more responsive to the ever changing market place, and in turn more responsive to the needs of our members by providing greater flexibility in the approval of continuing education credits. Additionally, Michigan Realtors® will replace LARA for the tracking of continuing education credits in order to assist members and local associations throughout the licensing cycle beginning January 1, 2015.
As of December 31, 2014, LARA will no longer pre-approve courses or record continuing education hours for licensees. Michigan Realtors® has developed and will maintain a comprehensive database – officially named CE Marketplace – to provide for the tracking of continuing education credits as well as a streamlined process for course approval, with certification based on audit standards previously established by LARA. Courses scheduled for 2015 will be submitted to Michigan Realtors® CE Marketplace for certification and inclusion in our tracking system, so that licensees are able to track their earned credits.
To assist in answering many of the questions related to the changes in the continuing education process we have developed the following FAQs. If you have additional questions regarding the changes and the CE Marketplace please contact us at 844-642-6633 (844-MICONED). For questions related to educator course approval or class sponsors, please contact Andrea Bates, email@example.com. For questions related to licensee tracking, please contact Julie Luper, firstname.lastname@example.org.