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Receiving Continuing Education (CE) Credits after you have successfully completed this course, you will receive three continuing education credit hours on your real estate license renewal transcript. To receive credit for the course, you must achieve 80 percent or better on each of the chapter quizzes and the final exam. If you do not pass a quiz or the exam, you will be given another quiz with new questions.

Course Completion Time

A Student has one year to complete any course from the date the student first started the course. After one year, the student’s privileges to access that course shall expire. Once you complete your course and have been certified, you will no longer have access to that course.

Certificate of Completion

Issued Immediately Online: upon completion of each course.


The Arizona Department of Real Estate will not allow a student to take more than three courses per day (9 hours of credit). Therefore, a student who completes three courses in a calendar day will not have access to their other courses until 12:00 a.m., which starts the next calendar day. You can only work on one course at a time, therefore, once you start a course, you must complete that course before you have access to your other courses.

Upon the successful completion of any course

You will receive a certificate under your name exactly as it appears when you first created your student account. Your certificate will be available to you immediately after passing your final exam by clicking the link. It is the student’s responsibility to print the certificate from your computer. We do not fax or mail certificates to students.

Replacement Certificates

If you need a replacement certificate at a later date, duplicate certificates are also available online. In your student account, accessible to you with your username and password, you can access your course history and get course names and dates of completion.

Bookmarking Feature

This class is equipped with a book-marking feature that enables you to stop and start the course at any time. Click the Exit button on the left when you are ready to take a break. Upon return, your progress will have been saved. Above each topic is a status bar, if both text and the bar are blue, it means the section is complete.

Refund Policy

There is no charge to create a Student Account. This gives you the ability to order courses from us. However, once you order courses, there shall be no refunds of monies paid. All sales of courses are final. Dodd’s School Of Real Estate will refund any fees for courses if the course is discontinued by the school preventing the student from completing the course.

About the Instructor

Shane Dodd

Shane is an Active Designated Broker and is dedicated and committed to helping you succeed as a Realtor in today’s marketplace. He has been developing and instructing professional and business development courses since 2007. Shane and his staff regularly update these courses to help ensure students are receiving the latest in training and development. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your training experience as you go through this course. If you have questions about the course content, would like to provide feedback to help improve the course, or experience any technical difficulty while in the course, you are welcome to contact us by clicking the “Help” button.

Linda Tummolo

Linda is an active Associate Broker and is also dedicated and committed to helping you succeed as a Realtor® in today’s market. Linda has been a mentor since 2007. Held a position as Managing Broker and has been developing and teaching new agents to be able to navigate their journey from the beginning to their first successful transaction and in between, from lead generating, searching, negotiating, accounting and the closing. Teaching has always been her passion.

Note: The Orientation part of this course is not part of the ADRE Continuing Education Requirement. This section is for informational purposes only regarding this website and information on the instructors. 

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Reasonable Supervision and the Responsibilities of the Designated Broker:

The following excerpt is from Arizona Administrative Code, and defines the requirements of “reasonable supervision”.

R4-28-1103. Broker Supervision and Controlimages

A. An employing broker and a designated broker shall exercise reasonable supervision and control over the activities of brokers, salespersons, and others in the employ of the broker.

Reasonable supervision and control include the establishment and enforcement of written policies, procedures, and systems to:

1. Review and manage:

  • A. Transactions requiring a salesperson’s or broker’s license;
  • B. Use of disclosure forms and contracts and, if a real estate broker, real estate employment agreements under A.R.S. §32-2151.02;

32-2151.02. Real estate employment agreements

A. All real estate employment agreements shall:

1. Be written in clear and unambiguous language.

2. Fully set forth all material terms, including the terms of broker compensation.

3. Have a definite duration or expiration date, showing dates of inception and expiration.

4. Be signed by all parties to the agreement.

B. An employing broker shall not assign a real estate employment agreement to another broker without the express written consent of all parties to the agreement at the time of the assignment.

C. A licensee shall not procure, or attempt to procure, a real estate employment agreement from a party who is already subject to an existing exclusive real estate employment agreement unless the licensee has received written acknowledgment from the party that the execution of additional real estate employment agreements could expose the party to liability for substantial additional commissions. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to abrogate any civil liability of a licensee arising out of this conduct.

D. A real estate employment agreement is not required for a licensee to represent a party in a transaction.

E. For the purposes of this section, “real estate employment agreement” means a written agreement by which a real estate broker is entitled to compensation for services rendered pursuant to section 44-101, paragraph 7.

Quick Quiz

Fill in the Blank:
A real employment agreement is not required for a licensee to represent a party in a .

 2. Manage:

  • A. Filing, storing, and maintaining documents pertaining to transactions under downloadsubsection (A)(5)(a);
  • B. Handling of trust funds;
  • C. Use of unlicensed assistants by a salesperson or broker;

3. Oversee delegation of authority to others to act on behalf of the broker;

4. Familiarize salespersons and associate brokers with the requirements of federal, state, and local laws relating to the practice of real estate, or the sale of cemetery property or membership camping contracts; and

5. Review and inspect:

  • A. Documents that may have a material effect upon the rights or obligations of a party to a transaction;
  • B. Advertising and marketing by the broker and by salespersons, brokers, and others in the broker’s employ.

B. A designated broker shall establish a system for monitoring compliance with statutes, rules, and the employing broker’s policies, procedures, and systems.

C. A designated broker shall supervise associate brokers, salespersons, and employees of the employing broker and shall exercise reasonable supervision and control over activities by the employing broker for which a license is required.

D. An employing broker is responsible for the acts of all associate brokers, salespersons, and other employees acting within the scope of their employment.

Quick Quiz

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A designated shall establish a system for monitoring compliance with statutes, rules, and the employing broker’s policies, procedures, and .

E. A designated broker may use the services of employees to assist in administering the provisions of this Section but shall not relinquish overall responsibility for supervision and control of the acts of the employing broker’s employees.

NOTE:  If licensees employed by the broker engages in using unlicensed assistants the broker will also be responsible for the activities of these unlicensed assistants.

images (1)F. A designated broker who, upon learning of a violation of real estate statutes or rules by a salesperson or associate broker under the broker’s supervision, immediately reports the violation to the Department is not subject to disciplinary action by the Department for failure to supervise the salesperson or broker.

G. If an employing broker maintains one office and employs a designated broker, no more than one other licensed person, and no more than one unlicensed person, the employing broker and designated broker are not required to develop and maintain written policies, procedures, and systems as described in Subsection (A).

Clearly, R4-28-1103 is specific in placing all responsibilities in overseeing licensees, office policies, records maintenance, and all facets of running a brokerage squarely on the shoulders of the designated broker.  Although provisions exist for the broker to enlist assistance in the day to day business of the brokerage, ultimately, the buck stops with the Designated Broker.  Failure to properly oversee the actions of the licensees or complying with the mandated supervision of the brokerage is discussed in A.R.S § 32-2153.  Take special note of (A)(21), which addresses reasonable supervision specifically.

Quick Quiz

Fill in the Blank:
If an broker maintains one office and employs a designated broker, no more than one other licensed , and no more than one unlicensed person, the employing broker and broker are not required to develop and maintain written .

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