Whether you need one more hour or all 18 hours, there are many, many Michigan con ed providers, institutes and schools available to help you satisfy your continuing education needs. Some are online or home study (referred to as distance learning) and others are traditional live courses. There are also many, many class topics out there to satisfy even the pickiest of agents and brokers. Courses range from the super-informative legal updates to more relaxed topics like how to stay organized. There is certainly something for everyone!
Additionally, the scope of course topics is likely to expand even more given that courses are no longer being formally approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Continuing Education school used to have their courses formally approved by LARA before they could offer them, and likewise, non-approved courses would not satisfy your con ed hours. However, that is no longer the case. Courses are no longer approved and you do not need to take courses from an "approved provider." Despite what some might say, the law is very clear -- LARA will no longer approve courses and courses do not need to be approved to satisfy your con ed. And be careful, don't be pressured into courses that claim to be "approved." There is no LARA approval process, so all courses are fair game.
That said, we strongly recommend that you take courses from a continuing education provider that guarantees that its courses will satisfy LARA's con ed requirements, and furthermore, defend its courses if necessary in any continuing education audit by LARA. Two schools that offer this free are: 123 ConEd LLC (www.123ConEd.com) and 1 Stop ConEd LLC (www.1StopConEd.com).
123 ConEd LLC is a distance provider offering completely online courses. The courses are set up in multiple modules of learning with a short quiz after each module. 1 Stop ConEd LLC is also a distance provider, but the courses are in a home study format where you read the course material and take a 10 question quiz at the end. Both providers guarantee that its courses will satisfy your needed con ed requirements, and both providers will defend its courses in any audit by LARA.
October 31 is coming faster than you think! Are you ready to renew?