Commission Meeting of July 14, 2021

Pending Cases: The Commission entered into consent agreements to suspend 3 licenses, reprimanded 4 licensees, accepted the voluntary surrender of 2 licenses, and ordered hearings in cases involving 17 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: 19; total approved: 16.

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

June 2021

July 2020 through June 2021

June 2021

July 2020 through June 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 at the August meeting, the Commission will discuss S531 regarding Public Bodies and Remote Meeting and its impact on the Commission.

Annual Rulemaking: The Commission reviewed a summary of the rules that received approval from the Rules Review Commission. The rules are posted on the Commission’s website.

Progress of Renewals: Staff reported that as of June 30, 2021, 94% of licensees had renewed their licenses, as compared to 93% at the same time last year. Staff reminded the Commission that licensees who fail to renew by June 30 may reinstate their licenses until December 30. Staff also reported that by July 14, 2021, 95% of individual licensees had renewed or reinstated their licenses. This number will increase in the next six months. The Education Providers (EPs) and instructors did not renew at the same rate. Out of 243 EPs, 206 renewed by June 30, 2021. Of the EPs who did not renew, three have recertified, and four new EPs have certified since July 1, 2021. As for instructors, 357 of 445 renewed by June 30, 2021. Of the 88 instructors who did not timely renew, nine reinstated their approvals as of July 7, 2021 and five new instructors have been approved since July 1, 2021.

Report on License Numbers: As of July 1, 2021, there are 115,270 brokers and firms licensed by the Commission, as follows:

  • Active Brokers 77,202
  • Active Provisional Brokers 4,964
  • Brokers-in-Charge 16,849
  • BIC-Eligible Brokers 5,039
  • Inactive Brokers 23,714
  • Inactive Provisional Brokers 5,607
  • Firms 14,121
  • Limited Nonresident Commercial Brokers 233

Next Commission Meeting: The next Commission meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2021, via Zoom online video.