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Subchapter 003 : LICENSES(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 2293)
§ 2293. Renewal of license; expired license
(a) Licenses shall be renewed every two years without examination and on payment of the required fees, provided that the person applying for renewal completes at least 24 hours of instruction for brokers and 16 hours of instruction for salespersons, approved by the Commission, during the preceding two-year period. Four hours of this continuing education instruction shall address legislation and other topics specified by the Commission for each renewal period.
(b)(1) A broker or salesperson applying for reinstatement of a license that has expired shall be assessed both the renewal fee and late renewal penalty established by the Director of the Office of Professional Regulation and shall not be assessed renewal fees for the years during which the license was expired.
(2) Reinstatement shall not take place until the applicant completes the continuing education required for the previous renewal period.
(c)(1) If a broker or salesperson's license has expired for greater than five consecutive years, the broker or salesperson shall apply for reinstatement in accordance with the initial licensure requirements as set forth in section 2292 of this chapter, including a course of instruction and examination.
(2) The Commission may waive the reinstatement requirements based upon licensed practice in another state.
(d) The Commission may waive or postpone compliance with the instructional requirements of this section in cases of extreme hardship on the part of the licensee. No licensee, however, may receive a postponement or waiver for two successive two-year periods of licensure. The Commission may accept fewer hours of continuing education instruction for renewal of a license on a prorated basis following an initial licensing period of less than two years.
(e) [Repealed.] (Amended 1969, No. 283 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 1985, No. 6, § 1; 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 4(d); 1997, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 29a; 2005, No. 27, § 68; 2005, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 20, 53; 2013, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 17; 2017, No. 48, § 15.)