On-Demand Continuing Education Course Offerings
Cox Education offers many types of Continuing Education classes for real estate professionals. Here are the offerings available for Colorado CE training. Some classes are offered in different formats from live in-person classes to on-demand.
2023 Annual Commission Update
Every year the Division of Real Estate releases the required Annual Commission Update (ACU) course with topics the Division believes are important for brokers to know. The 2023 Annual Commission Update course is now available for real estate brokers. This 4-hour mandatory course is necessary in order to maintain your license status. This course can be taken anytime during the 2023 calendar year, however, it is recommended that you take it as early in the year as possible, since it covers important brokerage compliance and general practice issues, as well as rule, contract, and legislative changes.
2023 Redline Contracts and Forms
Every year the Division of Real Estate releases new forms and changes to the existing Commission approved forms. This class is an in-depth look at the changes and new forms effective January 1, 2023, including:
- Major revisions and additions to the Seller's Property Disclosure.
- Updates to the Exclusive Right to Buy and Exclusive Right to Sell that you need to understand, along with the Tenant and Landlord Listing Contracts.
- Changes to the Brokerage Duties Addendum to Property Management Agreement as well as the Brokerage Duties Disclosure to Seller-non-CREC listing.
- New Lease Assignment.
This class was created by Brie Aljets, member of the Commissions Forms Committee with the help of Damian Cox, Esq. Don't just learn what changed, learn why the changes were made, what risks are associated with the changes and how to explain the new forms and provisions to your clients.
Basic Fair Housing
This course provides background on Federal Fair Housing legislation, the protected classes, and how those classes have evolved on the national and state level. Additionally, assistance animals, disparate impact, and fair housing challenges when dealing with rental applications will be discussed. The attendees will leave the class with an understanding of fair housing law and best practices when performing property management.
The class is appropriate for Employing Brokers as they oversee all aspects of a brokers’ duties including compliance with federal and state fair housing law. Having an understanding on current Fair Housing trends, and concerns dealing directly with property management, is vital for Employing Brokers. With this class an Employing Broker will gain an understanding of what policies should be addressed and are needed in the company policy and procedures manual.
Building a Compliant Team
Are you a successful real estate broker with more work than you can handle? It may be time to consider building your own real estate team. It takes a strong leader with a sense of purpose and clarity of vision to build a winning team of brokers and support staff. A successful team that delivers results consistently takes time and patience to develop.
Hiring mistakes can be costly. The wrong candidate can literally ruin your business and your reputation. If you’re seriously considering taking the next step to recruit and build a top real estate team, this course will help you prepare.
Colorado Mountain Contracts
Selling real estate in the mountain communities of Colorado is not always as straightforward as it would seem nor similar to residential or commercial sales within urban and suburban areas. As a seller there are some nuances one should be aware of. This course will dive into some of the topics to consider when dealing with buyers and sellers in the mountain and ski areas. The primary focus will be on certain sections within the standard Contract to Buy & Sell Residential. Oftentimes details get overlooked when considering these types of sales and it's important to know this information so your client is protected. If you're looking to sharpen your skills on Colorado mountain contracts this class is for you. It is created for new and veteran agents alike.
Contract to Buy and Sell – Line by Line
The Contract to Buy and Sell is the single most important contract in a real estate brokers business. When a broker prepares the contract, they are essentially practicing law. Understanding what the contract provisions say, knowing how to prepare the contract and being able to explain the contract to clients is critical.
This streamlined course reviews the Contract to Buy and Sell line by line for a step by step tutorial on properly completing and explaining the Colorado approved Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate.
Corresponding Forms to the CREC Contracts
Perhaps you're comfortable with the Contract to Buy & Sell; but do you feel confident in knowing which forms to use during the course of your transactions? Brokers are required to use provided forms to protect consumers. This course covers the rules related to the forms developed by the Colorado Real Estate Commission. Upon completion of this class, participants will understand the most commonly used forms and be able to ensure your files are compliant with DORA.
This course provides students with the comprehension of the different forms that correspond with the Contract to Buy and Sell. Brokers will gain the necessary knowledge of the importance of each of these forms and how they are to be completed. In understanding CREC Contracts brokers are better prepared to deal with any questions buyers or sellers may have, in addition to knowing the rules and requirements.
Environmental due diligence in commercial and industrial real estate transactions involves the assessment of known, potential, and contingent environmental liabilities and obligations associated with a parcel of property to be acquired. Several types of environmental and natural resources issues can impact commercial and industrial real estate transactions. The purpose of this course is to explain the types of environmental and natural resources that can impact commecial and industrial real estate transactions.
This real estate training course will focus on:
- Phase I and Phase II environmental studies
- Contamination on the property and hazardous materials incorporated into or affecting the building.
- Water bodies, wildlife and mineral resources on or beneath the property.
- Water supply to the property.
Ethics & Social Media
Good realtors are used to thinking about the Code of Ethics. Beyond the ethical guidance it provides, it is also a professional obligation. But what about the application of the Code of Ethics as it relates to social media? While the Code is typically very clear, it's application to social media can be ambiguous.
Between “private” accounts, character limits, and inexperience applying the code to online behavior, it is easy to forget the Code of Ethics or overlook some of its provisions. This could result in an ethics hearing or even a lawsuit.
This course provides students with the understanding of ethics and social media when it comes to real estate. It provides an overview of what to do and not to do to avoid finding yourself in trouble over an easily preventable situation.
Ins and Outs of the Listing Contracts
NEW: the curriculum for this course has been updated for the new 2023 contracts.
Listing agreements are employment contracts between the sellers and buyers of real estate and the real estate brokerage firm they hire. This course is an in-depth review of the Seller Listing Contract and the Buyer Listing Contract covering everything from brokerage relationships, to compensation to how a listing contract is terminated. Come learn things you didn't even know existed in these important forms.
This class is also available in:
- Ins and Outs of the Buyer Listing Contract - 2 hours CE
- Ins and Outs of the Seller Listing Contract - 2 hours CE
In a world of increasing home prices, manufactured homes have become an affordable housing choice for many people. However, manufactured homes are not real estate. As such, these transactions are very different and can be very confusing and high risk. In 2020, the Colorado Real Estate Commission's forms committee approved manufactured home forms for use by real estate brokers. This course is a detailed analysis of these forms that goes through all the contracts line-by-line and analyzes why manufactured homes can be such dangerous transactions. If you have any interest in listing or selling a manufactured home, or are supervising those transactions, this class is a MUST.
Office Policy Manuals
In this class attendees will learn how to put together the DORA required Office Policy Manual. The curriculum delves into the areas that are required to be included in the Office Policy Manual. Each area of business is addressed and discussed on how to establish real estate businesses to be fully compliant.
This course applies directly to Managing Brokers as the Policies and Procedures manual is required for all brokerages. It will educate the attendee on all areas required to be in the Office Policy Manual.
If you are in the property management business, you should be familiar with trust accounts. If a property manager is conducting traditional property managment, a trust account must be created by the property managers brokerage firm to hold and manage funds belonging to their clients.
In this course you will learn the required procedures for handling trust accounts including security deposit trust accounts and operating trust acounts for rents collected and bills paid.