Continuing Education


Donaldson Educational Services is your complete choice for all of your real estate continuing education needs. With a full slate of approved courses, we can help you meet either part or all of your required continuing education. With live real estate classes and an online real estate continuing education campus available 24/7 – the choice is up to you!


DONALDSON is the only name you need to know in Real Estate Continuing Education. Allow to us the chance to show you why. We have the experience to make completing your continuing education an easy, affordable, and enjoyable experience. If you want to actually learn something that you can use in your real estate business while receiving your required continuing education credits, this is your place. If you are looking for a simple solution to complete your required continuing education without any hassles, this is your place. If you want the very best in real estate continuing education, this is your place!

In Louisiana, all active real estate licensees are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education coursework to renew their license for each renewal period. In addition, the Louisiana Real Estate Commission requires that your continuing education coursework includes the LREC mandatory topic(s).


For the renewal period which ends December 31, 2022, the mandatory topic for ALL Louisiana Real Estate Licensees is:

2022 Mandatory Course Topic – 36 Ways to Lose Your License

  • Must be taken by all salespersons, associate brokers, and brokers
  • There is no broker specific mandatory in the 2022 renewal cycle

More Information on Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All licensees must take the 2022 Mandatory Course Topic – 36 Ways to Lose Your License course as well as eight (8) hours of LREC approved electives.
  • Licenses will need to be renewed by the deadline of September 30th and we highly suggest your education also to be completed at this time. You may renew your license prior to completing all continuing education requirements, the deadline for education completion is still December 31.

New Licensees ONLY:

  • In the year issued, an initial licensee will only be required to complete the mandatory continuing education requirement mentioned below prior to renewing an active license. This does not relieve the licensee of the post-licensing education mentioned below if it falls due within the year the license is issued.
  • Post-license Education is a specific 45-hour requirement that must be completed within 180 days from your initial/upgraded license date.
  • Continuing Education is an annual 12-hour requirement that includes hours in mandatory course topic(s) specified by the Commission.
  • In the year completed, your post-licensing education hours may be used to satisfy a portion of the 12-hour annual continuing education requirement; however, post-licensing education hours will not satisfy the mandatory course topic(s) hours specified by the Commission.

Real Estate CE Courses

The classes can be taken either via a virtual classroom with a live instructor or done online at your own pace.

CE Classes Available

2022 Mandatory – 36 Ways to Lose Your License (4 Hours)
Effective Real Estate Marketing in the Digital Age (4 Hours)
The Code of Ethics (4Hours)
Agency Relations in Real Estate Transactions (4 Hours)
Basics of Property Management (4 Hours)
Fair Housing & Cultural Diversity (4 Hours)
Insurance Awareness and Contract Timelines (4 Hours)
Louisiana License Law (4 Hours)
LREC Updates & Addenda (4 Hours)
Property Measurement & Pricing (4 Hours)
Real Estate Best Practices (4 Hours)
The CFPB & You (4 Hours)
Advertising Rules and Regulations & How They Relate to Social Media and Teams (2 Hours)
Contract Law refresher for Real Estate Professionals (2 Hours)

DONALDSON offers your continuing education live, or online, the choice is up to you! Whether you need take 4 hours, 8 hours, or all 12 hours of real estate continuing education you can complete these courses through Donaldson in either format!

This is where DONALDSON and our legendary Customer Service Representatives will make the process of obtaining your continuing education quick and easy, take care of the details, report your course to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission upon completion, and make sure you receive your continuing education credit on your terms.

Special Note: Due to changes in LREC continuing education policy, education will no longer be available via correspondence booklet. You can only receive credit by attending a live class or by completing an online course. 



2022 Mandatory – 36 Ways to Lose Your License
December 29th – VIRTUAL
1 day, Thursday (9am – 1pm)


The Credit Crunch
December 30th – VIRTUAL
1 day, Friday (9am – 1pm)


To register for a Donaldson continuing education course, you may do so in one of three ways:

1. Call our office at 1-800-257-2741 and one of our friendly Customer Service Representatives will assist you.

2. To Register from this site, simply click HERE and select which courses you wish to take, if you order an online course you will receive your login instructions in minutes.

3. Visit our Metairie office and register for your courses whenever convenient for you.