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Commission Meeting of March 18, 2020

Key reports, issues, and decisions of interest to licensees and/or the public are reported here from the most recent Commission meetings:

Pending Cases: The Commission accepted the voluntary surrender of one license; entered into consent agreements to suspend five licenses; reprimanded two licensees; permanently revoked two licenses; closed its case without action against four licensees; and ordered hearings in cases involving two licensees.

License Applications Involving Character Issues: License applicants who have character issues such as prior criminal convictions or disciplinary action by another licensing board are separately considered by the Commission. Decisions are made based upon criminal background checks, information supplied by the applicant, and in-person interviews.
Total candidates considered: 38; total approved: 22.

License Examination Results: A summary of key data relating to persons taking the examination for the first time is provided below:


Individuals Tested for the First Time

Took prelicense course

Hold license from another state


February 2020

March 2019 through February 2020


February 2020

March 2019 through February 2020

# Tested

409

7291

17

231

% Pass both sections

56%

55%

N/A

N/A

% Pass National section

87%

88%

N/A

N/A

% Pass State section

58%

57%

35%

38%

Educators Conference: Staff reported that although the Educators Conference was canceled in light of the public health emergency, substantive content would be provided to the educators in an online format in the coming weeks. In addition, the members of the Education and Licensing Division are working on a tutorial for synchronous learning techniques, tips, and tricks that they will make available to the real estate education providers.

Report on License Numbers: As of March 1st, 2020, there are 113,283 brokers and firms licensed by the Commission, as follows:

Next Commission Meeting: The next Commission meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2020, via online video.