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

  • 2021 Mandatory – Basics of Investment Property and Property Management
    (4 Hours) Code: LREC21
  • The Code of Ethics
    (4 Hours) Code: TCOE4
  • The Credit Crunch
    (4 Hours) Code: TCCR4
  • Real Estate Technology
    (4 Hours) Code: TECH2
  • What’s Wrong With My Contract?
    (2 Hours) Code: WWC2

Remaining Live CE Courses for 2021

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

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, 2021, the mandatory topic for ALL Louisiana Real Estate Licensees is:

2021 Mandatory – Basics of Investment Property & Property Management

  • Must be taken by all salespersons, associate brokers and brokers
  • There is no broker specific mandatory in the 2021 renewal cycle

More Information on Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All licensees must take the 2021 Mandatory – Basics of Investment Property & Property Management course as well as eight (8) hours of LREC approved electives.
  • Licenses will need to be renewed and continuing education completed by the deadline of December 31
  • *For REALTOR® Board Members ONLY – All members must complete a refresher course on the Code of Ethics to renew their Board membership. Donaldson has this course which satisfies the Board requirement as well as 4 hours of continuing education. Click here for more!

New Licensees ONLY:

  • Initial Licensees
    • In the year your new real estate license is issued, you will only be required to complete the mandatory continuing education requirement mentioned above prior to renewing an active license. This does not relieve you of the post-license requirement if it falls within the current license year!
    • The post-license education requirement is a specific 45-hour requirement that must be completed within 180 days from your initial or upgraded license issue date.
    • In the year in which you complete your 45-hour post-licensing education, the post-licensing hours may be used to satisfy a portion of the 12-hour annual continuing education requirement; however, per LREC Rule post-licensing hours cannot satisfy the mandatory course topic hours specified by the Commission

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. 

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.