Continuing Education

As Utah’s most trusted and most sought after school for real estate education, Stringham Schools continues to offer its graduates the very best content to fulfill real estate continuing education (CE) requirements. Whether you are a new agent needing to take your 12-Hour New Agent Course, a seasoned agent needing 18 hours, or you’re wanting to improve your real estate practice by earning a National Association of Realtors designation, we have the CE you’re looking for and need.

Continuing Education

Needing CE? Stringham Schools offers quality CE unlike any other provider. We’ve recruited the very best minds and experts in the industry to teach the information you need to know in the most enjoyable format possible. Just enter the number of hours you need and gain access to our full catalog of engaging classes!

Individual Class Descriptions

When you buy CE hours, you get access to our entire catalog! Below is a list of the classes you’ll have access to.

Core Classes

Agency A – 2 hrs
During this course, a thorough review of the principles of agency is covered. Such factors as types of agents, types of principals, ways agency is created and terminated are explored in depth.

Agency B – 2 hrs
The class includes extensive discussion of agency disclosure, buyer agency, sub agency and limited (dual) agency. It is focused on how to be successful in the practice of real estate using the law of agency, rather than focusing on how to avoid going to prison or incurring lawsuits.

Agency Practices 1 – 2 hrs
This class discusses Agency forms in more detail. It will specifically discuss the Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement; Addendum to Listing Agreement; and the Unrepresented Buyer Disclosure.

Agency Practices 2 – 2 hrs
Much like Agency Practices 1, this course will also go into more detail regarding Agency forms. We will cover the Exclusive Buyer-Broker Agreement; Limited Agency Consent Agreement; Non-Exclusive Buyer-Broker Agreement; and the For Sale by Owner Commission Agreement.

Code of Ethics – 3 hrs
This course is an in-depth overview of the NAR (National Association of Realtors®) Code of Ethics

Commercial Appraisal Regulations – 2 hrs
This class focuses on the principles of the appraisal process, regulatory requirements placed on the lender, lender management of the ordering and evaluation of a commercial appraisal, selecting the right appraiser, and lender review of the completed appraisal.

Contract Law 1 – 2 hrs
This course covers legal terms relating to contracts; contrasts unilateral and bilateral contracts used in real estate; addresses issues of the enforceability of contracts, discusses voidable contracts and the clauses in the Real Estate Purchase Contract that can lead to a voidable contract; and the essential elements of a contract, including contractual requirements of a legal offer and acceptance.

Contract Law 2 – 2 hrs
This course on contracts discusses the Statute of Frauds; special real estate oriented contract contingency clauses; types of fraud and penalties associated with each; remedies for breach of contract; and termination of contracts. The course emphasizes how the principles of contract law relate to the practice of real estate with special attention to their application in the Real Estate Purchase Contract.

Advanced Contract Law – 2 hrs
This class goes into the importance of understanding the different forms and contracts used by real estate agents. This course assumes you are very familiar with contracts and goes over many of the UAR recommended forms and supplementary clauses.

Federal Laws A – 2 hrs
Fair Housing laws and their implications, as well as the associated illegal practices connected with them will be explained. Truth in Lending and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act; Equal Credit Opportunity Act; Americans with Disabilities Act; the Sherman Antitrust Act; the Uniform Commercial Code and the Environmental Protection Agency will be discussed in this class.

Federal Laws B – 2 hrs
As we all know nothing stays the same concerning the law. Do you have the most update information concerning Do Not Call Registry? Calling the wrong person could cost you $11,000. Are you up-to-date with the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act? How about Wetlands and Floodplains? What is your knowledge depth on CERCLA? What is CERCLA? This class will help you get up to speed on these issues and many more.

Federal Laws C – 2 hrs

Federal Lending Laws – 2 hrs
This class goes over many of the mortgage lending laws. It will go over the Truth in Lending Act; RESPA; Fair Housing Act; Equal Credit Opportunity Act; Home Mortgage Disclosure Act; Fair Credit Reporting Act; Community Reinvestment Act; Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; Fair Accurate Credit Transactions Act; Secure and Fair Enforcement Act as well as Privacy Protection and the Do Not Call Registry.

Financial Responsibility – 2 hrs
This class will discuss in detail the handling of the real estate trust account; record keeping and statements of account; audits ordered by the Division; broker supervision requirements; and the Real Estate Recovery Fund.

Loan Fraud – 2 hrs
The US Treasury Department has shown a progressive increase in the number of borrowers committing loan fraud over the past several years so it is very important for you to be able to recognize and avoid loan fraud. This class will review the indicators and consequences associated with various types of fraud, as well as the responsibilities you have to your clients

Minimum Service Requirements – 2 hrs
In 2005 the State of Utah along with many other states adopted minimum service requirements for Real Estate Brokers and Agents. These requirements were necessary to ensure that the public would not be left to address sensitive situations such as contractual offer presentations and counter offers alone. This course will discuss those requirements.

Nanny Cams – 2 hrs
In 2018, more homeowners are installing some sort of video surveillance device in their homes for security purposes. With the increased security these devices bring, however, comes the possibility of liability when the seller records home buyers going through their home. This class walks the student through the legal issues surrounding such recordings and helps the agent to better inform and advise clients on what to expect concerning possible home surveillance. This class will benefit the seller and real estate agents alike as they work through real estate marketing and transactions.

New Construction – 2 hrs
This class is a thorough discussion of the New Construction REPC. Even those who work for builders who use their own contracts, the general principles involved will be the same, and you will have a more in-depth understanding of the contract after completing this class. Do you understand the agency representation options involved when you sell new construction – whether you are working for the builder, or you represent the buyer? This class explores the options and explains the contracts and disclosures required for each. Financial issues involved in new construction vs. Purchasing an existing home are also explored.

Organization and Licensing – 2 hrs
This class includes provisions of rules and regulations. It is a must for keeping up to date on licensee conduct, improper practices and the standards of practice a licensee is to follow. It discusses personal assistants; the process for complaints, hearings and appeals; and many other license-related topics you should know.

Property Management – 2 hrs
This class is a basic overview of both commercial and residential property management. It will cover different aspects of property management including: preparing a business plan, lease negotiations, maintenance and risk management. We will also touch on Utah law, specifically on the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and Utah Landlord/Tenant Law.

Property Management Contract – 2 hrs
This class covers the different property types and then goes into typical property management contracts. It will also review the different issues that apply to the contract relationship.

Real Estate Acts A – 2 hrs
This class will discuss the Marketable Record Title Act; the Utah Exemption Act (also known as the Homestead Act); the various forms of ownership (condominiums, stock cooperative, planned unit developments); mechanic’s liens; Utah Uniform Land Sales Practices Act; Timeshare and Camp Resort Act; Marketing Disclosures, Undivided Fractionalized Long-term Estates.

Real Estate Acts B – 2 hrs
This class will go over water law in Utah. It will also discuss complaints, hearings and appeals; enforcement; administrative procedures; stigmatized property; and the sex offender registry.

Real Estate Forms 1 – 2 hrs
This class reviews the different forms categories. It goes into more detail on the Transaction Document Receipt; Seller Property Condition Disclosure; Buyer Due Diligence Checklist; Seller financing Addendum and Buyer Financial Information Sheet; and the Standard Supplementary Clauses.

Real Estate Forms 2 – 2 hrs
Much like the Real Estate Forms 1 class, this course continues discussion on different forms. Specifically it will discuss the documents applicable to the assignment of the REPC; Multiple Offer Situations; Lead Based Paint Documentation; FHA/VA Addendum; and Lease/Option Situations.

Real Estate Purchase Contract (REPC) – 4 hrs
Need more understanding of the State approved Real Estate Purchase Contract? Then this is the right course for you. From beginning to end you will learn how to correctly fill out this important contract. Remember, if one of these contracts is not filled out, there is little chance that you will make money in real estate. On the other hand, if it is filled out, but filled out incorrectly, it could lead to more problems than you want to deal with, up to and including the possibility of losing the transaction. The REPC has some problems that every agent should be familiar with. This class is designed to isolate those problems and give suggestions about how they can be used to an advantage. You will find this course most helpful in increasing your skill to use the REPC to solve problems rather than create them.

RESPA – 2 hrs
What do you know about the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act? This class will discuss it in more detail while also covering the Good Faith Estimate, escrow account regulation and the settlement statement.

Selling Haunted Houses, Murder Houses, and Other Stigmatized Properties – 2 hrs
Agents may occasionally encounter a property with a tainted history or circumstance. This class goes through several actual cases where real estate transactions centered around the house’s morbid past. You’ll learn how the courts looked at each case and what that means for you as a practicing real estate agent. The cases covered include haunted houses, murder houses, suicides, graveyards in the backyard, and a fun Halloween décor case.

Selling HUD Homes in Utah Successfully – 1 hr
A HUD home is a home that has been foreclosed on by a bank, in which the homeowner had a FHA loan. Selling a HUD home is a completely different process from selling a traditional type of listing. Learn all about what a HUD home is, how to show and advertise a HUD home, and the steps to selling a HUD home in Utah.

Settlement Procedures – 2hrs
Everything you always wanted to know about settlement, but were afraid to ask . . . in case it would make you look stupid! Do you know what the R. E. Division requires of principal brokers (and you, acting in the broker’s behalf) when it comes to settlement statements? Find out in this class. Find out where the buyer’s debits and credits go. You will feel much more comfortable reviewing settlement statements and answering questions about the items on them for you buyers or sellers after this class.

Short Sale Forms – 2 hrs
Ever find yourself sitting in a forms class nodding off? Well that won’t happen with this class on the Short Sales Forms. This class is a must for every agent. With the increase in Short Sales in today’s market every agent needs to know how and what forms to use. This class is very concise and takes you right to the point of each of the forms used in Short sales. This class will hold your attention every step of the way as you walk through each section of the Short Sale Addendum and learn the purpose of each section. You will know how to utilize the Secondary Backup Contract, along with being able to accurately breakdown each section of the disclosure to illustrate the short sale process to your buyer/seller.

Short Sales Made Easy – 3 hrs
Do you ever wish that someone would sit down and explain how to do a Short Sale? In this three hour class you will be shown the Short Sales process from beginning to close. Included in this class are some marketing techniques, processing, organizational skills and paperwork hints that will make Short Sales seem easy.

Standards of Conduct – 2 hrs
This class includes provisions of rules and regulations. It is a must for keeping up to date on licensee conduct, improper practices and the standards of practice a licensee is to follow. It discusses personal assistants; the process for complaints, hearings and appeals; and many other license-related topics you should know.

Trust Accounts in Practice – 3 hrs
The Trust Account isn’t such a big deal. Basically I turn in my client’s Earnest Money check and all that takes place is the office secretary endorses the back of the check and then deposits the funds into the bank. Then after settlement I receive my commission check. Attend this class and really see and understand what goes into maintaining your company’s Trust Account legally. After this class you will have more appreciation for those in charge of your company’s Trust Account.

Truth in Lending Act (TILA) – 2 hrs
Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act, Truth in Lending, the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 are covered in this course. The purpose of APR, the 72-hour right of rescission, consumer advertising and disclosures for an ARM are also discussed.

Utah Agency, Liens & Title Law – 2 hrs
Mechanic’s Liens, Residence Lien Restriction and the Lien Recovery Fund Act, State Construction Registry, and Adverse Possession are discussed during this class. This class will give you helpful information on Lien’s their priority and who gets paid first. This class will give you information that can help you with a transaction that may have a Lien attached.

Utah Foreclosure and Tax Laws – 1 hr
Is Utah a Lien Theory or Title Theory state? What types of foreclosures will the state of Utah allow? What are the steps that lead to foreclosures? Do I have to know and understand what FAA stands for? What about the Primary Residence Tax Exemption? This class will help you better understand these very crucial issues.

UT Mechanic’s Liens – 2 hrs

Elective Classes

Acquisitions, Development, and Building – 2 hrs
This course presents the fundamentals of acquisition, development & building, focusing on the principles of the many unique aspects of acquiring raw land, converting land into building lots, and then building single family homes on the site.

Agent Supervision – 2 hrs
Principal and branch brokers are responsible for exercising active supervision over the conduct of all licensees affiliated with them. This class is great for brokers as it will define what is considered “adequate supervision.”

Application & Underwriting 1 – 2 hrs
This class goes over the application and underwriting requirements for residential loans. It will also go into FHA insured loans and review VA loan guidelines.

Application & Underwriting 2 – 2 hrs
This class discusses finance contract clauses, a variety of conventional loans and government loans. It also goes into detail on leverage and loan to value ratios.

Appraisal & Valuation – 2 hrs
The current requirements for becoming an appraiser are discussed, and there is an interesting introduction to appraisal and the essential elements of value; appraisal reports; and the fundamental principles involved in the appraisal process.

Advanced Appraisal – 2 hrs
In this class the market data (comparison) approach and the cost approach to appraisal are discussed, including an overview of the Marshall and Swift method of determining value by the cost approach.

Brokerage Types & Affiliations – 2 hrs
This class explores different variations to Brokerages including different training, compensation, and commission schedules to expect and look for when choosing a brokerage. It also considers different polices & procedures as well as the purpose of real estate associations.

Business Financial Statement Analysis – 2 hrs
This course presents a fundamental approach to analyzing business and personal financial statements. We will focus on reviewing the financial statements for liquidity, leverage, sales, margins, expenses, net income and key financial ratios.

Commercial Real Estate Financing – 2 hrs
This course focuses on the principles of CRE borrowing/lending, lender expectations/requirements, developing a winning loan package, selecting the right lender, structuring the deal, and presentation of the loan request to the lender.

Deeds & Transfer – 2 hrs
The law in Utah allows a broker to fill out the appropriate paper work (which would include a deed) and conduct a settlement and closing. Do you know what the various kinds of deeds are and how they differ from one another? Take this class to find out.

E&O Insurance & Conflict Resolution – 2 hrs
Who needs E & O Insurance? Isn’t just another unnecessary cost of being a real estate agent? If I have E & O Insurance what would it cover? Discover the different avenues to resolve conflicts without going to court. This will save you and your broker money. After this class you will understand the benefit of E & O Insurance and how best to resolve conflicts.

Federal Reserve – 2 hrs
In this course you will learn the ins and outs of the Federal Reserve System. We will not only go into how the Fed works but also how it impacts consumers.

Finance Basics – 2 hrs
This course goes over the differences between Primary and Secondary Mortgage Markets. It will also go over capital mortgage market functions, Deposit Insurance Entities and other agencies and institutions. We will go over different mortgage loan categories as well.

Advanced Finance – 2 hrs
What are the different components of loan payments and what are the different mortgage repayment methods? This class will delve into these questions as well as the difference between fixed-rate and adjustable rate mortgages. You will also learn about other types of mortgages, retail mortgage pricing and lender fees.

Foreclosure & Credit – 2 hrs
Real estate will always have its boom and bust times. This class goes over the steps involved in the foreclosure process. We will also go over the role of credit bureaus, credit scores and re-establishing your credit after bankruptcy or foreclosure.

Investing in Commercial Real Estate – 2 hrs
This course focuses on the principles of the many unique aspects of investing, commercial properties types, different management requirements of each type, financing options, and potential investment risks.

Leases – 2 hrs
From the title, this might seem a very simplistic class. But, do you really know the legal difference between “rent” and “lease?” Or are they just synonyms? What are the various types of leasehold estates and what differentiates them? Sale/leasebacks, the implications of subletting versus assigning a lease, and the eviction process are also discussed.

Listings and Options – 2 hrs
Think you know everything there is to know about listings? As teachers, when we discuss this in the broker class we think it can all be covered in 30 – 60 minutes. However, when viewed from the perspective of legal and usage issues, the class gets very interesting and time flies. A discussion of options and first right of refusal is included in the discussion.

Market Evaluation – 2 hrs
Whether you are working with a buyer or a seller, it is important to be able to accurately evaluate property. The process of researching, gathering data, compiling and presenting should be a process every real estate agent knows well and this class will help!

Math A – 2 hrs
This class presents a new way to approach any math problem involving a percent (which is most real estate applications of math). This was developed by Arnold Stringham, and once you get it firmly in place of the methods you learned previously, it really is quite simple. This class introduces and explains the new method.

Math B – 2 hrs
Once having been exposed to the new method in Math A, a student needs to work with it to make it their own. This class applies the new approach very methodically to 14 different types of math problems.

Mortgage Law – 2 hrs
This class covers the different theories of mortgage law. It will also discuss how a mortgage works, trust deeds and notes, the Uniform Real Estate Contract, and more!

Negotiation Basics – 4 hrs
In this course, law professor and Harvard-certified negotiation expert, Ben Cook, walks you through the differences between negotiation methods, styles, approaches, and techniques. In this 3 hour 40 minute course, you’ll gain a strong understanding of negotiation in the business world and learn how to apply that knowledge to your practice as a real estate agent.

New Home Construction Basics – 2 hrs
The ways and means by which a modern home can be built are expanding every day. The aim of this class is to outline and describe the basic steps in the home building process and give examples of those steps using common methods. Understanding these basic steps and processes will give a greater insight into the improvements a piece of land may possess.

Ownership Basics – 2 hrs
How much do you remember from your pre-license classes about the Bundle of Rights and all its implications in the practice of real estate? Might be wise to brush up. You’ll also explore the availability of, and ramifications of, life estates and fee simple defeasible. Did you know you can sell your property and put restrictions on the owners who follow you?

Ownership Principles – 2 hrs
How clearly do you understand the various forms of taking title and the implications of each. Joint Tenancy seems like a good idea for a married couple . . . but is it really? This class will also talk about partnerships versus corporations, and fill you in on the details of how adverse possession works.

Property – 2 hrs
Where is the line between real and personal property? Does it change from one to the other, and if so, how? What in the world are emblements, and how do you tell the difference between regular fixtures and trade fixtures, and who cares, anyway. Take the class and you will find out the answers to these fascinating questions!

Property Tax and Title Insurance – 2 hrs
The class covers issues regarding how property taxes are handled in the State of Utah, including how to compute property taxes. Are you aware of what a standard policy of title insurance, as called for in the REPC, will cover for the new owner and what it will not? You will be, if you take this class.

Public & Private Control of Property – 2 hrs
A lot is covered in this brief two credit-hour class, from the ins and outs of eminent domain to prescriptive easements. It all has to do with public (government) controls that limit the use of property and private limitations, such as CC&R’s. It’s the E Class – Encumbrances, escheat, eminent domain, encroachments and easements.

Real Estate Economics – 2 hrs
This class focuses on the basic economic principles effecting the development, construction and sales of real estate properties. It will introduce the participant to basic economic principles and describes, explains and identifies supply & demand, patterns of prices and how trends in demographics may shed light on the behavior of the real estate market.

Risk Management – 2 hrs
While risk and liability cannot be totally avoided, sound business practices can control the possibility. This class will look into potential risks to a business as well as ways to protect brokerages and the relationships agents have with clients.

Selecting a Tenant – 2 hrs
Is there any way to find those perfect tenants for your rental properties? What can and can’t you use when you are interviewing potential tenants? Does it really help to call the references they listed? What information should you ask for to make sure that they will be able to make their monthly payment? What kind of red flags should you be aware of? This class will help you with the ins and outs of selecting your next tenant.

Survey & Description – 2 hrs
It is not fitting that a real estate professional would not understand the standard practices of identifying land and being able to read a legal description. This class will help by discussing informal references; lot, block, and plat; metes and bounds; surveys and more!

Taxation – 2 hrs
This class is a discussion of the tax benefits of home ownership, depreciation techniques for investment properties, the ways taxes can be deferred and the benefits to tax deferment.

Training Agents – 2 hrs
Training agents new to a brokerage is an important occurrence that provides an avenue not just for basic office polices to be shared, but also can be a great opportunity for gaining more knowledge and setting both personal and professional goals. This class is a great one for new brokers to help figure out how much and what kind of training they plan on providing for their agents.

Transaction Management – 2 hrs
This class will teach you how to organize and create a paper trail system for managing all real estate transactions, while complying with all required rules and laws.

12 Hour New Agent Training

Newly licensed agents are required to complete the 12-hour New Agent Course within the first two years of being actively licensed. These courses are designed to help you grow as a new agent and will provide additional education that will help you succeed! Upon completing the 12-hour New Agent Course, an additional 6 hours will satisfy CE requirements. Choose from Stringham School’s huge library of CE for these additional hours.

Grow your business with designations!

If you are looking to advance your career and grow your business, designation courses are a great start! Designations and certifications are designed to increase agent skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Each course will provide you with insight and tools that will help you expand your market and close more deals and give you credibility.

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