Commission Meeting of August 11, 2021

Pending Cases: The Commission entered into consent agreements to suspend 5 licenses, closed its case without action against 7 licensees, authorized the Regulatory Affairs Division to seek injunctive relief against two unlicensed individuals, accepted the permanent voluntary surrender of 1 license, and ordered hearings in cases involving 13 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: 16; total approved: 8.

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

July 2021

August 2020 through

July 2021

July 2021

August 2020 through

July 2021

# Tested





% Pass both sections





% Pass National section





% Pass State section





Legislative Report: The Commission reviewed the Legislative Report noting bills that are currently pending in the General Assembly that relate to real estate brokerage, occupational licensing, or other matters of interest to the Commission. Staff reported that there is meeting with various members of the General Assembly to provide information that may help move the Timeshare Act legislation forward.

Education Provider and Instructor License Examination Performance: Staff reported on the education provider and instructor license examination performance over the prior fiscal year. This reports shows the percentage of an instructor’s or education provider’s students who, within 30 days of completing a Prelicensing course, take and pass the license examination. Staff reviewed Rule 58 H .0210 regarding the withdrawal of education provider certification, noting that four education providers’ examination performance failed to exceed 40% during the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 license years; as a consequence, the education provider shall be ineligible to apply for certification for a period of one year. It was also noted that thirteen instructors’ examination performance failed to exceed 40% during the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 license years and as a consequence, pursuant to Rule 58H .0303, instructor approval will be withdrawn and they will be ineligible to apply for approval for a period of one year.

CE Student Survey Report FY2020-21: The Commission reviewed the results of CE student surveys conducted throughout the year. The results show a high level of broker satisfaction with both elective and Update courses as well as the Broker-in-Charge course. The response rate for the survey this year was 3.55%, a low rate compared to prior years. Staff noted that for the past five years, the survey results have been consistently the same. It was also reported that given the new ways in which education is now delivered, staff will be modernizing the survey including questions about course delivery and course content. The Commission suggested having fewer questions on the survey along with an opportunity for the responder to answer additional questions if they were willing, and also sending the survey email a second time to licensees who do not open the initial email.

Report on License Numbers: As of August 1, 2021, there are 118,463 brokers and firms licensed by the Commission, as follows:

  • Active Brokers 78,782
  • Active Provisional Brokers 5,394
  • Brokers-in-Charge 17,142
  • BIC-Eligible Brokers 4,970
  • Inactive Brokers 24,594
  • Inactive Provisional Brokers 6,403
  • Firms 14,827
  • Limited Nonresident Commercial Brokers 260

Next Commission Meeting: The next Commission meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2021, via Zoom online video.