Education / Designations

Licensing/Continuing Education for Salespersons & Brokers

The State of CT Department of Consumer Protection’s Real Estate Commission has licensing/continuing education authority, not CTR. Visit our Licensing/Continuing Education page for complete information including the current requirements for salespersons and Brokers and how to obtain CE credits.

Looking for Broker Pre-Licensing? The following boards offer Broker pre-licensing classes. Contact them directly for information.

Not sure what it takes to become a Broker? Visit our Licensing/Continuing Education page. Contact your local board (or a board near you) to see when they might be offering these classes. 

Designation/Certification Programs

There are several Designation/Certification programs in a variety of special interest areas. Contact your local board to see when a program may be offered.

Submit a request to be notified when the GRI Designation Program resumes.

Online Education

CTR offers online education classes which can be completed in the privacy of your home or office and completed at your own pace. These courses can be taken to fulfill license renewal requirements, NAR Ethics requirement, obtain a designation, complete exam prep or just expand your overall knowledge on a variety of topics.

NAR Mandatory Ethics Training Requirement

Effective January 1, 2001 REALTORS® are required to complete REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training of not less than two hours and 30 minutes of instructional time. Each cycle previously ran every four years. As of 2019 Ethics is required every three years.

PLEASE NOTE: The current cycle runs from January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021. Also, note that this is NOT a State of Connecticut requirement for license renewal, it is a National Association of REALTORS® requirement for ALL members.

It is your responsibility to make sure your local board/association has record of this.

If you still need to fulfill this requirement, you can do one of the following:

  • Take CTR's online ethics course, satisfy the NAR requirement AND receive 3 elective CE credits good for 2022 license renewal.
  • Take NAR's online version of the course. You will need to create an account (username and password) if you do not already have one.
  • Contact your local board – many offer the ethics course to their members.
  • Obtain the list of approved Real Estate Schools from the Department of Consumer Protection and contact schools in your area for availability of this course.

Need More Information?

Learn about CTR’s Education Policies and Procedures. For additional questions regarding CTR's Education programs, please contact Abby Krist at (860) 566-8688 or email abby@ctrealtors.com.