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Commission Meeting of June 17, 2020

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

Pending Cases: The Commission entered into consent agreements to suspend three licenses; reprimanded two licensees; closed its case without action against 1 licensee; accepted the voluntary surrender of two licenses; accepted the permanent voluntary surrender of one license; voted to extend to a later date the deadlines for three licensees to complete the requirements of their respective Consent Orders, and ordered hearings in cases involving five 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: 1; total approved: 1.

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


Individuals Tested for the First Time

Took prelicense course

Hold license from another state


May 2020

June 2019 through May 2020


May 2020

June 2019 through May 2020

# Tested

608

6319

14

206

% Pass both sections

46%

54%

N/A

N/A

% Pass National section

77%

87%

N/A

N/A

% Pass State section

48%

56%

7%

36%

Election of Commission Officers for period August 2020 to July 2021: Ms. Sandra L. O’Connor was elected to serve as Commission Chair and Mr. Wendell Bullard as Commission Vice Chair for the period August 2020 to July 2021.

Racial Equity Issues under the License Law and Commission Rules: The Commission discussed racial equity issues under the Real Estate License Law and Commission rules, including the authority of the Commission to regulate racist comments on brokers’ social media, its authority to consider the character of licensees, and its position on racial equity. The Commission adopted a Commitment to Racial Equity statement and directed staff to post it on the Commission website and disseminate it to licensees.

Racial Equity Training: Training for Commission members and staff will be conducted by the Racial Equity Institute after the July business meeting at 2:00 p.m.

Report on License Numbers: As of June 1, 2020, there are 114,768 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, July 15, 2020, via Zoom online video.