The Frederick Academy of Real Estate is proud to offer the latest in online learning courses through a variety of online course partners. We are one of the few schools whose Director has achieved the CDEi certification. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for detailed information about online courses.


Maryland: Become a Maryland Real Estate Salesperson

Washington, D.C.: The CE Shop offers the required 60-hour DC Principles and Practices of Real Estate course.

Pennsylvania: Kaplan Real Estate Education offers the required 30-hour Real Estate Fundamentals and 45-hour Real Estate Practice courses, along with course package options. A proctored final exam is required.

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Online Continuing Education
All 50 States and D.C.: The CE Shop offers required and elective continuing education courses for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. One-stop shopping for students who hold licenses in multiple states. Multi-course packages are available. Monthly discount codes offered (see photo on right). The CE Shop will email certificates to students directly and will report all completion information to the appropriate Real Estate Commission, if required.

Maryland: RECampus Courses
Courses Available: Sales Prelicensing (60 Hours), MREC Agency-Commercial (only for licensees who are primarily commercial practitioners), MD Ethics & Predatory Lending, Maryland Legislative Update, Fair Housing, Understanding 1031 Tax-Free Exchanges, Red Flags Property Inspection Guide, Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Sales, Real Estate and Taxes, Risk Management   (Note: For continuing education courses, you must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or better to receive credit, but you are given two chances to pass the exam.

Kaplan Real Estate Education Courses
Courses Available: Sales Prelicensing, 14-hour Mandatory First Renewal Course, and a large variety of 4-hour and 6-hour continuing education courses.

Virginia: RECampus Courses
Course Available: Virginia 8-Hour Mandatory Topics (Download Virginia Affidavit)


How do online courses work?
An online course is similar to a PowerPoint presentation. You read the information on each screen and then click to go to the next screen. The online course providers divide their courses into several sections or units. At the end of each unit, there is a short reading comprehension quiz that you need to pass in order to move to the next unit. (You are given unlimited attempts to pass the quizzes.)

How do I obtain a course completion certificate?
For all online courses, you will electronically sign an affidavit at the end of your course and the Online Course Coordinator is notified via email. You should receive a certificate within 5 business days from your course completion date. If you need copy of your certificate ASAP, please call us at 1-800-854-0950 or send an email request to Students who complete courses through The CE Shop and Kaplan Real Estate Education will receive their completion certificates directly from those companies via email.

Are online courses reciprocal?
We have not received anything in writing from neighboring states regarding online course reciprocity. Please contact your state's Real Estate Commission to verify if your out-of-state online course will be accepted for continuing education credit.

Can I stop and start my course or do I have to complete it all at once?
The course will time stamp where you leave off, so that you can stop and start the course at any time.

How do I log in to my course?
For RECampus courses, visit For Kaplan Real Estate Education, visit For courses purchased through The CE Shop, visit Note: Using a wireless or WiFi internet connection is not recommended. Losing connection to the server via WiFi will cause automatic logout from the course.

Which states require an affidavit? How do I obtain one?
Virginia require signed affidavits. Virginia requires that you sign your affidavit in the presence of a notary public. You can download PDFs of the affidavits Virginia.

What is your refund policy?
For online continuing education courses, you have the right to cancel your registration for a full refund for any reason up to five (5) business days from the date of purchase. Requests for cancellation must be made by contacting the Frederick Academy of Real Estate by phone at 1-800-854-0950 or by e-mail at If a refund request is made after the fifth business day, it is at the discretion of the Academy as to whether a refund will be granted. The Academy will not honor a cancellation request for a completed course under any circumstances. The refund policy for the Maryland Pre-licensing course is outlined in your Enrollment Agreement form.

Who should I contact if I have questions about my online course?
For general and course content questions, please call 1-800-854-0950 or send an email to For technical questions, please use the following phone numbers: RECampus Tech Support: 1-888-213-5124, Kaplan Real Estate Education: 1-800-636-9517 or The CE Shop: 1-888-827-0777.