Board Information

RENEWAL STARTS!!
Renewal starts September 1, 2020, and you must renew by October 31, 2020.  The Board of Realty Regulation voted to abate a portion of the renewal fees for this renewal period only.  This abatement is valid during the actual renewal period and is not in effect after the renewal deadline or applied to late renewal fees.  After the renewal deadline, all fees will revert to the current published fees. 

ERRORS & OMMISSIONS INSURANCE REQUIRED
  EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2020

All licensed real estate brokers and salespersons are required to maintain continuous professional liability insurance coverage starting 11/1/2020.  E&O Group Policy Introduction
 

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.  Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.

 

Welcome to the Montana Board of Realty Regulation

The Board of Realty Regulation makes every effort to include on this website all relevant information pertaining to the licensing and regulation of real estate salespeople and brokers, property managers, and timeshares in Montana.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

Rookie, Supervising Broker, & Trust Accounting Courses

If interested in knowing when the next Rookie course will be and where it will be located, please contact your local Realtors Association.

Supervising Broker 4-Hour Renewal Course, October 2, 1:00-5:00 pm, This is a virtual course, register with Montana Property Education.

Property Manager Trust Account Course, October 20, 1:00-5:00 pm, This is a virtual course, register with Montana Property Education.

Rookie Course, October 22 & 23, Helena, registration not yet open

Supervising Broker Pre-endorsement Course Consideration - If you are interested in taking the pre-endorsement course, NMAR will possibly hold one if they have enough interest/participation.  Please call them at 406-752-4313 x2 if interested and want to get on a list.  




 

 



 









 



 

 

 

Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in contacting the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.

 

If you are already licensed, have applied for a license, are about to apply for a license, or are renewing your license from the Board of Realty Regulation:

Professional Licensing Customer Service:

(406) 444-6880

DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV

 

If you have scope of practice questions or comments for the Board of Realty Regulation:

Rhonda Morgan, Executive Officer

(406) 841-2320

DLIBSDRRE@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about continuing education:

(406) 444-5696

AUDIT@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about filing a complaint against a licensee:

(406) 841-2312

DLIBSDCOMPLAINTS@MT.GOV


Mailing Address:

Board of Realty Regulation

PO Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620-0513

 

Physical Address:

Board of Realty Regulation

301 S. Park Avenue

4th Floor

Helena, MT 59601



Board Events

Board meetings are usually held several times a year.
Meeting minutes are posted within 3 days of board approval.

In general, Board meetings are open to the public.
There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session), which are closed to the public.

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings
       

Board Members

Board members are appointed by the Governor.  Members serve 4-year terms and may not serve more than two terms or any portion of two terms. 

Individual Board Members can be contacted by email at dlibsdrre@mt.gov.  In your message, please specify which board member you would like to contact. 

For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Governor’s Office link for Board Members and Councils at boards.mt.gov.

Ric Smith, Industry Member
Daniel Wagner, Industry Member
Eric Ossorio, Industry Member
Kevin Wetherell, Industry Member
Julie Gardner, Industry Member
Josh Peck, Public Member
Lindsey Hromadka, Public Member

License Information

Individuals who engage or conduct business as a real estate broker, real estate salesperson, property manager, or timeshare salesperson in Montana must apply to the Montana Board of Realty Regulation for licensure.  The Board assures the basic requirements are met and evaluates the applicant for good repute and competency to transact business in a manner that safeguards the interests of the public.

 

Public or Licensee Inquiries

Licensees can find license renewal information in this section and obtain mailing lists of licensees.

You can learn who is licensed in Montana by searching our Licensee Lookup system.

 

Renewal Process

RENEWAL STARTS!!
Renewal starts September 1, 2020, and you must renew by October 31, 2020.  The Board of Realty Regulation voted to abate a portion of the renewal fees for this renewal period only.  This abatement is valid during the actual renewal period and is not in effect after the renewal deadline or applied to late renewal fees.  After the renewal deadline, all fees will revert to the current published fees. 

  1. The renewal deadline date (expiration date) for all Board of Realty Regulation licensees is October 31st of each year.
  2. Renewal opens 60 days prior to your expiration date.  We encourage you to renew your license early in the renewal cycle.
  3. Please note that our online system is available 24/7 during the renewal cycle; however, there is no staff available to assist you after 5:00 p.m.  Waiting until the last hours to renew could mean that there is no one available to assist you, and this may cause your renewal to accrue late fees.


Continuing Education Requirements

For Salespersons and Brokers, each active licensee is required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education every licensing year.  The required hours shall be in real estate related courses.  For supervising brokers, 4 of those hours must be in supervising broker courses.

New salesperson licensees are required to complete the Rookie Course within 120 days of the issue date of the license.

For Property Managers, each active licensee is required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education every licensing year.  The required hours shall be in property management or real estate education.

New property management licensees are required to complete their 12 hours by the second renewal date, and four of those hours must consist of a course in property management trust accounts.

 

 

Real Estate Salesperson

In the State of Montana, a person may not engage in or conduct business in the capacity of a Real Estate Salesperson until that person has received a license from the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.

To apply using the online application click here.

The following is the general licensing information for Salespersons:

Real Estate Broker

In the State of Montana, a person may not engage in or conduct business in the capacity of a Real Estate Broker until that person has received a license from the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.

To apply using the online application click here.

The following is general licensing information for Brokers.

Supervising Broker Endorsement

A Supervising Broker Endorsement is required to supervise salespeople in Montana.  In order to obtain the Supervising Broker Endorsement, you must be licensed in Montana as a broker and complete an 8-hour Supervising Broker Pre-Endorsement Course.  Course information can be found on the home page.

Once the Supervising Broker Endorsement is obtained, the licensee must take one 4-hour approved Supervising Broker course each licensing year to maintain their Supervising Broker Endorsement. Approved Supervising Broker maintenance courses will have the words "Supervising Broker" in the title of the course.


Property Manager

In the State of Montana, a person may not engage in or conduct business in the capacity of a Property Manager until that person has received a license from the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.

To apply using the online application click here.

The following is general licensing information for Property Managers:

Timeshare Salesperson

In the State of Montana, a person offering timeshare units for their own account or for the account of others must be licensed as a Timeshare Salesperson unless the offering is exempt under 37-53-205, MCA.     

Timeshare Salesperson may only be licensed in Montana by: Application

  1. Application Fees: Timeshare License Correspondence Course $25.00 Timeshare Salesperson $35.00
     
  2. Renewal Period: September 1 through October 31st.
     
  3. Renewal Fee: $35.00
     
  4. Requirements for Licensure for Timeshare Salesperson
    By Examination:
    1. Be 18 years of age.
    2. Complete a pre-licensing correspondence course given by the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.  The course is given upon request.
    3. Proof of 12th grade education from accredited high school or equivalent.
    4. File a completed application with the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.
    5. File a complete personal disclosure statement.
    By Real Estate Licensing:
    1. Be 18 years of age.
    2. Complete a pre-licensing correspondence course given by the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.
    3. File a completed application with the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.
    4. File a completed personal disclosure statement.

Timeshare Offering

In the State of Montana, a timeshare offering may not be advertised, offered, or sold in Montana unless it is registered in Montana.

Application:  All applicants must submit a State of Montana application.  The application must be complete and have an original signature. T he necessary verification and appropriate fees must accompany.  An incomplete application will be returned causing a delay in processing.

Application Fees:

Initial Development Registration:  $500.00
Amendment of registration:  $200.00
 

Requirements for Registration of Timeshare Development

  1. File a completed application with the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.
  2. Provide a financial statement prepared according to GAAP that discloses the current financial condition of the developer.
  3. A statement disclosing any fees in excess of the stated price per unit to be charged to the purchaser.
  4. Copies of all timeshare instruments.
  5. A copy of the public offering statement provided for in 37-53-303.
  6. An irrevocable consent to service of process signed by the developer.
  7. Any documents actually filed with or actually complied in accordance with a rule of any agency of the US or any other state are acceptable alternatives to the documents required to be filed with an application.

Amendment Application

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

Trust Account & Audit Information

Property Managers are required to maintain a trust account.  Brokers may elect to use a trust account, if they are not practicing property management.  Licensees may maintain more than one trust account. If you are a broker or a property manager and you maintain a trust account, understanding the trust accounting rules is important.  This section will be devoted to helping licensees become more familiar with trust accounting rules and statutes.  Also, it will be updated on a regular basis to focus on issues being found in audits so licensees can bring their trust accounts in compliance.

Regulations

All of the Statutes and Rules listed here are applicable to this Board.

Statutes are laws passed by the Legislature.  All changes in statutes must go through the legislative process and be passed into law before they become effective.  Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3 is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995.  All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes.

Administrative Rules pertaining to realty regulation are written and adopted by the Realty Regulation Board.  The Board writes rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority.  Rules can be changed by going through the rule-making procedure.  They do not go through the Legislative process.  The Realty Regulation Board continuously reviews rules to determine needed changes.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State.  There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version.  In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this website.  A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State by emailing SOSARM@mt.gov. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana

Please make a choice of the regulation resources listed to the left.

Administrative Rules

Statutes

Rules Notices

Click here to find rules notices older than one year at the Montana Secretary of State website.


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-308

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.417 registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT (published May 29, 2020)

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT (effective July 25, 2020)

Complaint Information

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry and Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards are charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. To learn more about the complaint process or to file a complaint, please visit our Complaint Information page.

How to File a Complaint

Disciplinary Sanction Matrix

ARELLO-IDECC Certified Online CE Courses

Continuing Education Administrative Rule


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Real Estate Education – Each new salesperson licensee is required to complete the new licensee mandatory continuing education requirement, commonly known as the 12-hour Rookie Course, within 120 days following their original license issue date.

Each active licensee is required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing real estate education every licensing year.  The licensing year is from November 1 through October 31.

Property Management Education – New property management licensees are required to complete 12 hours of property management continuing education by the second renewal date following their original license issue date.  Four (4) of the hours must consist of courses in property management trust accounts and must be taken before the first renewal date following original issuance of the license.

After satisfactorily completing NEW LICENSE CE (by second renewal), property manager licensees may satisfy continuing education courses approved by the board, whether designated as property management education or not.

Broker – Each broker licensee is required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing real estate education every licensing year.  The licensing year is from November 1 through October 31.

Supervising Broker – A supervising broker endorsement will be issued to any broker completing the supervising broker pre-endorsement course.  Each licensing year, a supervising broker must complete 12 hours of continuing education. Four (4) of those hours must be board-approved education in the area of supervising broker continuing education as designated by the board.

 

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