Continuing Education Requirements for NM

Use the chart to below to help decipher the New Mexico Real Estate Commission’s continuing education requirements (effective 01/01/2021), whether you’re an Associate Broker (AB), Qualifying Broker (QB) or Property Manager (PM):

Total Hours36364242
Annual Core Hours*12121212
Core Elective Hours4488
Ethics Elective Hours4444
Add. PM Courses612
QB Refresher66
NMREC MeetingReq.**Req.**Req.**

*Three annual core courses are needed to renew a license. If a licensee takes an additional core course, the ‘extra’ core course can be used as an elective, or in some very limited cases, the credit can be rolled over from one licensing cycle to the next. Contact us at (505) 348-3381 for a complete explanation.

**All qualifying brokers and all property managers must attend one NMREC meeting, rules hearing or disciplinary hearing for at least three hours, or until the meeting or hearing ends or goes into executive session, whichever comes first, once in their 3 year licensing cycle.

View upcoming NMREC meetings here.

Continuing education hours granted for each meeting/hearing will be determined by the NMREC. Licensees can use a maximum of 4 CE hours from these meetings toward their license renewal, whether they are required to attend a meeting/hearing or not. MESA Real Estate Institute LLC, offers replays of NMREC meetings on a monthly basis. See our complete schedule of courses.

Additional Information for Licensees

In addition to the requirements above, new licensees must complete the New Broker Business Practices in their first year of licensure.

As of 01/01/2021, training category and education categories have been eliminated and those courses are being rebranded as either core elective or elective courses. If you have certificates earned during your current cycle from the education or training category, you will be able to use them when you renew your license.

Visit our resource page to track your continuing education requirements using tracking sheets provided by the NMREC.