Fair Housing: Practical Training for Real Estate Professionals (Mandatory Pa. CE)
Why take this course?
Were you licensed on or after December 1, 2019? STOP! While you can enroll in the Fair Housing course, you are not required to do so. You actually need to complete the Mandatory New Licensee General Module and the New Licensee Residential Module, which are required for license renewal. If you were licensed before December 1, 2019, please proceed to the information below.
This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission for 3.5 required continuing education credits for the 2020-2022 licensing renewal period. The commission is requiring that a minimum of 3.5 hours of the required 14 hours of continuing education must be taken on the topics of redlining, steering, implicit bias, diversity, and the Fair Housing Act.
Fair housing is a critically important topic for real estate professionals today. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has increased their fair housing enforcement efforts to ensure equal professional services to all real estate consumers. Recent fair housing studies in Pennsylvania have identified that steering, different levels of service, inappropriate comments and other forms of disparate treatment have occurred. This course will prepare real estate professionals to become more knowledgeable about compliance with fair housing laws as well as establish and follow business practices that offer equal professional services to all consumers.
- Increase awareness of fair housing laws and their relevance to real estate professionals.
- Improve compliance with fair housing laws.
- Understand fair housing testing and enforcement.
- Understand disability discrimination in property management and rentals.
Fair housing continues to be an issue for minorities looking to purchase a home. Read more on how an ethnic group with high credit scores and incomes is subject to disproportionate mortgage denials here.