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ATTENTION:

Effective April 1, 2012, all new license applications must be submitted online.

Effective May 1, 2012, all duplicate license and letter of certification requests must be submitted online.

Paper service requests will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the address indicated on the application.

The 15-hour continuing education (CE) requirement for the 2013-2015 licensing cycle is as follows:
3.0-hrs Fair Housing
3.0-hrs DC Legislative Update
3.0-hrs Financing Issues/Update
6.0-hrs General electives

Real Estate Guaranty and Education Fund

Pursuant to the authority of DC Code Section 42-1707(l) of the Real Estate Licensure Act of 1982 as amended, the District of Columbia Real Estate Commission authorized the assessment of each licensee $50.00, to be deposited into the Real Estate Guaranty and Education Fund.

The Commentator

Annual Report

Examinations

Licensing Examinations for Real Estate are administered by Pearson VUE

Publications and Forms

These links take you to resource information and forms regarding District of Columbia licensure.

Licensing

Online licensing services are a quick, convenient, and environmentally responsible way to manage your licensing needs. All of the functions listed below can be accessed through the Online Services – PULSE Portal link below.

Continuing Education Services

The Commission has established continuing education requirements that are designed to enhance the professional abilities of licensees. Every two years, licensees are required to meet mandated continuing education requirements, which ensure that they are kept abreast of current national and local laws.

The 15-hour continuing education (CE) requirement for the current licensing cycle 2009-2011 is as follows:

3.0-hrs Fair Housing
3.0-hrs DC Legislative Update
3.0-hrs Financing Issues/Update
6.0-hrs General electives

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Welcome

The District of Columbia Real Estate Commission (Commission) regulates the licenses of professional real estate agents and protects consumers by upholding the District of Columbia real estate license law (pdf). The real estate license law is defined by the District of Columbia Second Omnibus Regulatory Act of 1998 (Omnibus), which took effect on April 20, 1999.

The Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Mayor. All members must be residents of the District of Columbia throughout their tenure on the Commission. Three members must each hold a Broker’s license; two members must hold a Salesperson’s license; two members must hold a Property Manager’s license; one member must be a licensed attorney; and one member must be a consumer member who does not hold a real estate license. Five members of the Commission constitute a quorum.

The Commission meets on the second Tuesday each month at 10:30 a.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. August is a recess month. The Commission can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

Program Liaison: Leon Lewis, Leon.Lewis@dc.gov
Education Liaison; Kevin Cyrus, Kevin.Cyrus@dc.gov
Commission Assistant: Stephanie Johnston, Stephanie.Johnston@dc.gov

Current Commission Members

Alton E. Duncanson
Chairperson, Salesperson
Ulani Gulstone
Attorney Member
Kenneth D. Smith
Property Manager
Josephine Ricks
Legal Committee Chair, Broker
Richard Gersten
Broker
Monique Owens
Salesperson
three vacancies    

2014 Meeting Dates:

January 14 February 11 March 11
April 15, 2014
2:00–4:00 pm
May 13 June 10
July 8 August - No meeting September 9
October 14 November 18 December 9