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Fair Housing for Real Estate Professionals

Fair Housing for Real Estate Professionals


Course Credit Hrs.
Fair Housing for Real Estate Professionals 3.00
Fair housing laws are easier to understand when you discover their historical context. 

This course includes 1 hour of Fair Housing.
  • Real estate professionals work in an area of human rights and social equity in the purchase or renting of housing. You must know and respect those rights. The purpose of Fair Housing laws is to make all forms of housing available and accessible to everyone. By competently practicing fair housing, you will be able to work towards ending discriminatory conduct in the sale and rental of dwellings.
  • This course will help you better serve your clients by deepening your understanding of federal fair housing laws and the practices that real estate professionals can engage in to comply with and promote fair housing.

    Section 1: Fair Housing History
    Chapter 1 - A Brief History of Property Rights
    Chapter 2 - Fair Housing Laws pre-1900
    Chapter 3 - Fair Housing Laws Post-1900

    Section 2 - Fair Housing in Real Estate Practice
    Chapter 1 - Prohibited Practices
    Chapter 2 - Exceptions to Fair Housing Law
    Chapter 3 - Consequences of Violations

    Section 3 - Disability and Housing
    Chapter 1 - Important Terms and Definitions
    Chapter 2 - Disability and Rentals
    Chapter 3 - Disability and Owned Real Estate

    Section 4 - Good Business Practices
    Chapter 1 - Protecting Yourself & Your Business
    Chapter 2 - Growing your Client Base
    Chapter 3 - An Accessible Business
  • Instructor: Jim Tice

    Jim Tice has been a real estate instructor for over 20 years, and has taught thousands of real estate agents and brokers in classrooms and online. He is a member of the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA), and is certified as an online instructor by the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC).

    Jim entered the real estate business in 1977, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been inducted into a national real estate Hall of Fame, an honor granted to less than 1% of agents nationwide. Jim has served as regional trainer for a national real estate franchise, and as a real estate manager he continues to train and coach new and experienced real estate agents.

    Jim has served for many years on the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee, both as a panel member and as a hearing chairperson, and he has served on the Minneapolis Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors.

    You can contact Jim at


According to MN Statute 45.30 (c), “A Licensee must not receive credit for more than eight hours of continuing education in one day.” The date you receive credit for our courses is the date you complete the final exam, according to Central Standard Time. It is your responsibility to keep track of how many credits you have earned each day.

Continuing Ed Express will submit your MN real estate continuing education course completions to the Minnesota Dept. of Commerce through Pulse Portal. Please enter your correct MN real estate license number at the end of each course in order to avoid delays in reporting. Visit to review your CE course completion history. 

View details about the Minnesota CE Required Module on the MN Dept. of Commerce's website. Visit the Minnesota Department of Commerce website for more information about continuing education requirements. 

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