The WRA offers commercial-specific continuing education (CE) courses in a variety of education formats specifically for practitioners in the commercial real estate world. The WRA’s commercial CE is a “win-win”: subject matter covers commercial real estate practice, and the courses help you meet your state-mandated requirements!

WRA CE classes are approved and satisfy the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) CE requirements. All Wisconsin real estate licenses expire on a biennial schedule and must be renewed by December 14 of the even-numbered years. License renewal requires 18 hours of continuing education. Learn more about licensing requirements.

WRA commercial CE information

Mandatory courses (Licensees must take all four)

Course 1: Wisconsin State-approved Listing Contracts
Course 2: Wisconsin State-approved Offers to Purchase
Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments
Course 4: Ethics and Fair Housing in Wisconsin (this course includes the NAR ethics requirements)

Elective courses (Licensees must take two)

Elective A: Disclosures in a Wisconsin Transaction
Elective B: Risk Reduction for Wisconsin Salespeople and Brokers
Elective C: Inspections and Testing in Wisconsin Transactions
Elective D: Wisconsin Condominiums

Important notices

Inactive Wisconsin license: If your license is currently inactive and has been inactive for less than five years, you need to complete the previous biennium CE and pay the license fee and late fee to renew your license. Further questions can be directed to the DSPS at

CE exemption rule changes: Effective October 1, 2015, all licensees will be required to complete the 18 credit hours of continuing education including for the biennium during which they were licensed. Therefore, newly licensed individuals are not exempt from the CE requirement during the biennium they first receive their license. See Wis. Admin. Code § REEB 25: Education.

However, one individual will be exempt: a salesperson who received a license after October 1 of the even year of the biennium will not be required to complete CE for that biennium. For example, if a salesperson received their license October 15, 2016, they would not be required to complete CE for the 2015-2016 CE biennium. Broker licensees will not receive any exemption.

This requirement will apply for the 2015-2016 biennium.