1. What classes/programs does Real Estate Empower offer?
We continue to update classes and events regularly. Current schedule can be found
at http://www.rempower.com/schedule

2. Where is Real Estate Empower's weather policy?
Check the schedule of the local community college where your class is being held. If the college is on a delayed opening schedule, morning classes will begin at 10 O'clock. Afternoon classes will be held as scheduled.

3. What is Real Estate Empowers refund policy?

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY & DEADLINES

  • Be ON TIME for all classes you are expecting to receive continuing education credit from. The state jurisdictions do not allow for a "Grace period." Thus, if you are late, you will not receive continuing education credit or refund.

  • If you are a no-show, no registration fees will be refunded.

  • If you notify Real Estate Empower, Inc. via email to support @rempower.com, at least 2 weeks before a scheduled conference or seminar that you are unable to attend, you will receive a credit to be used towards a future conference or seminar.

  • We do not do any returns. All Sales are Final. Our prices are low and we want them to remain there, as such we do not allow any returns. We allow credits only if you come in late to a class or you notify us by email 2 weeks in advance of the class.

  • Note: Real Estate Empower, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any event in its reasonable discretion. In the event of cancellation by Real Estate Empower, registration fees will be refunded in full. Real Estate Empower, Inc. shall have no further liability.

4. Can I pay for my classes as a walk-in?
Yes you can however there is a higher cost. However, classes do fill up and we will not accept walk-ins at this point. There is an additional cost for not paying before the class.

5. I'm late or missed my class. What is Real Estate Empower's timeliness policy?

  • Be ON TIME for all classes you are expecting to receive continuing education credit from. The state jurisdictions do not allow for a "Grace period." Thus, if you are late, you will not receive continuing education credit.

  • If you are a no-show, no registration fees will be refunded.

6. Does Real Estate Empower accept personal checks or company checks?
We do not accept checks or cash. We only accept major credit cards. (American express, MasterCard, Visa)

7. How/ when do I get my certificate?

After three business days from the date of your class, your certificates will be in your online account and will remain there forever for your convience. If you would like to print them, you can use the following steps to retrieve them:

First, go to http://www.rempower.com

Second, type in your login, your email address, and your password into the login box on the right side of the homepage. If you have forgotten your password, you can use the forgotten password function.

Third, log into your online account and click on the link "Profile Page - View Classes & Certificates"

Fourth, scroll down to the "My Certificates" area and to the "View Certificates" area for each certificate you would like to print.

8. I lost my certificate. How do I get a replacement certificate?
Logon to your
student account using the steps above and your certificate will be available to print.

9. How do I contact the real estate state regulatory agencies?

Maryland Real Estate Commission 500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410)230-6230
Email: mrec@dllr.state.md.us http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/occprof/recomm.html

DC Board of Real Estate
941 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202)442-4320 Fax: (202)442-4528
http://www.pearsonvue.com/dc/realestate/

Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
3600 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804)367-8526
http://www.state.va.us/dpor/

10. How do I enroll for real estate state exams?

For DC, contact:
Promissor
8201 Corporate Drive, Metro-Plex II, Suite 400, Landover, MD 20785
Phone: (800)274-2602
http://www.pearsonvue.com/

For MD and VA, contact:
PSI Real Estate Licensing Examination Services
3210 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800)733-9267 Fax: (702)932-2666 http://www.psiexams.com

11. How do I enroll for continuing education classes?

First, on the home page click on the link "REGISTER NOW."

Second, choose the class which you like to register for by clicking on the name of the class

Third, click on the "REGISTER" link at the bottom of the page. You will now be prompted to 'login'. If you have not created an account previously, click on the "Create New Profile" link.

Fourth, now you can continue adding classes to your cart by clicking on the "Continue shopping" link. Once you are completed push the check out button, you will be prompted for your credit card information. You will be asked to click a checkbox at the bottom of the page. Clicking the payment button multiple times could cause multiple charges to your credit card.

12. Who do I call if I am having issues enrolling into a class?
Call our customer service number at (202) 558 0240 and for a quicker response, please email us at support@rempower.com

13. What continuing education (CE) classes do I need to renew my MD/VA/DC license?

Maryland: 15 hours total

MD Fair Housing - 1.5 hrs
MD Legislative - 3 hrs
MD Ethics - 3 hrs
Electives - 7.5hrs

If your license expires after January 1, 2011, you have the following classes to take in addition to those above and within the 15 hours:

Salesperson & Brokers

MREC Agency-Residential (3 hours) or MREC Agency-Commercial (3 hours)

Brokers, Team Leaders & Mangers

MREC Required Supervision Course (3 hours)

District of Columbia: 15 hours total

DC Fair Housing - 3 hrs
DC Legislative Update - 3 hrs
DC Financing Issues/Update - 3 hrs
Electives - 6 hrs

Effective 3/1/2009: New Mandatory CE for the 2009-2011 Licensing Cycle- Financing Issues/Update is now a required course, replacing Ethics. If you have already completed Ethics, it will be automatically converted to an elective. For more information, please contact the DC Board of Real Estate at (202) 442-4400.

Virginia: Brokers, Salespersons

Brokers : 24 hours
Broker Management & Agent Supervision - 8 hrs
Ethics & Standards of Conduct - 3 hrs
Fair Housing - 2 hrs
Legal Updates and Emerging Trends - 1 hr
Real Estate Agency - 1 hr
Real Estate Contracts - 1 hr
electives - 8 hrs

Salespersons: 16 hours

Ethics & Standards of Conduct - 3 hrs
Fair Housing - 2 hrs

Legal Updates and Emerging Trends - 1 hr
Real Estate Agency - 1 hr
Real Estate Contracts - 1hr
Electives - 8 hrs

Broker Pre-Licensing Classes

14. How do I get a Maryland Broker's license? How long do I need to have been a real estate salesperson before I can take the broker state examination?
We suggest completing a course at a local Real Estate Association, specifically the Graduation of the Realtor Insititute (GRI) designation course, you will be looking to take level 1-4.

The Maryland Real Estate Commission requires a real estate salesperson to have actively and lawfully provided real estate brokerage services for at least three years before sitting for the exam. However, you may begin your training before the three years have elapsed.

15. What are the broker education requirements?
A total of 135 classroom hours are required.

16. I am a Broker in Virginia/DC, can I get my license in Maryland by reciprocity?
Yes. Contact the Maryland Real Estate Commission for more information either by phone (410)230-6200 or email: mrec@dllr.state.md.us.

17. What distance learning courses are available at Real Estate Empower?
We are working to have classes available online in the near future.

18. Does Real Estate Empower provide study materials to help pass the state exam?
Real Estate Empower has a wide variety of study materials to help you pass the first time. Please give us a call if you are looking for additional resources. We also offer webinars for all three jurisdictions, where we will prepare you to take the exam so you pass the very first time. For more information, please contact us at 202-558-0240.

Teach For Us

19. How do I become an instructor?
Becoming an instructor is a rigorous process. We believe strongly in the quality of our instructors, as this separates us from the competition. If you are interested email us your resume and a list of classes that you are qualified to instruct. We will respond to you and likely audit a class you are teaching at another institution.
Please send all inquiries to careers @rempower.com

On-Site Classes

20. How do I get an instructor to teach continuing education or pre licenscing at my location?
Please contact the head of our business development department at: 202-558-0240 or email us at info @rempower.com

21. I'm a new home builder. How can I get my sales staff trained and licensed?
Please contact our head of Business Development department at: 202-558-0240 or email us at info @rempower.com