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Mandatory CE - Diversity in Real Estate (VIRTUAL - PA,3.5 Hours)

Note: This topic fulfills the REQUIRED 2022 Continuing Education topic for all non-first time renewal licensees.

Fair and equitable treatment is a right by law. In this course, we will focus on the mandatory fair housing issues that real estate licensees must understand. The United States Congress and your state legislature have made it clear that ensuring everyone equal access to housing is an important goal for our society. Real estate agents need to know what conduct violates anti-discrimination laws to avoid potential liability. In addition, we will discuss best practices to address diversity issues and examine overt and implicit bias that can be present in real estate practice. You will learn about the federal anti-discrimination laws, problems that can occur from fair housing violations, and your duties and responsibilities to treat all parties fairly and equally under the law. We will also review current events and discuss “best practices” to ensure compliance with fair housing laws.


• Review key definitions, including diversity, bias (implicit), steering, redlining, blockbusting, panic selling
• Describe the historical significance and evolution of fair housing laws
• Identify examples of discriminatory practices and events.
• Describe and explain federal fair housing laws and practices, including the Americans with Disabilities Act
• Compare and contrast select state fair housing laws with other state laws and federal law
• Examine the relationship of fair housing and its importance/applicability to real estate licensees in their practice of business
• Review advertising guidelines applicable to fair housing laws
• Identify the implications violating fair housing mandates
• Review and discuss current news and events in fair housing
• Examine possible bias that exists, and how bias can be positive or negative
• Identify best practices to remain in compliance with fair housing laws and behaviors that must be avoided to mitigate risk of violations



You'll receive an invitation.

Once you register and pay for your virtual courses or classes, you will separately receive a receipt for payment; an e-mailed invitation for your session from Polley; and a link to download the digital course materials.

The invitation will contain a link to the session itself in the form of a 9-or-more digit number called a Meeting ID. When you join a meeting, you are prompted to provide the Meeting ID. You'll also receive a pass code that you'll be asked to type in to authenticate your attendance.



Required materials:

Students must have a device with a web browser or application that can support the Zoom software. They must have ability to use either an internal or external camera, microphone, and speaker with their device. Camera must be able to remain on throughout course. No specific web browser required, as long as browser is up-to-date. Zoom application is a free download. Students will need an e-mail address; PDF reader, and reliable Internet connection, all of which are student-provided.

Participant materials will be sent to participants digitally. At registration, students will be notified that they must have ability to either view materials digitally throughout the course or to print a copy of materials for their use. Those requiring printed materials to be sent must pay a shipping fee of $3 and have registered in NO LESS than 10 days prior to the course.

Course Completion Requirements:

There is no grade for this course, as continuing education is completion-only in the state of PA. There are, however, periodic polling, quiz, and small group sessions that are mandatory for participation. Failure to participate in any or part of this course for any reason will be noted and those who do not meet the minimum attendance will not meet completion requirements, and therefore will not be issued a transcript.

Your camera must be on for the entire session and you must stay within view of the camera throughout. If your visual is lost for five minutes, you will be prompted to return via video prompt. If you do not return within five additional minutes (10 minutes total), you will be removed from the session. You may attempt to re-enter the session when you return, and as long as you are still within the required attendance range for the course (State law mandates a 90% attendance threshold - No more than 21 minutes for 3.5 hours; No more than 42 minutes for 7 hours). Failure to meet this requirement will result in course incompletion and is not subject to refund or transfer.

All common expectations and behaviors of an in-person class remain intact for the duration of your course. This type of learning provides a wonderful flexibility that should not be abused. We will not tolerate disruptive behaviors during class, nor allow any behaviors that would not be considered appropriate in a conventional brick and mortar classroom, including but not limited to: drinking alcohol, disparaging students or staff, nudity, or driving a car while on a class session.

A Course Survey also is required for completion of this course:
Survey link will be sent to students by instructor through Zoom at the end of instruction.
Students must enter the email address they registered with into the first question of the survey.
This survey IS REQUIRED and must be completed to receive your transcript.
LevelProgramJurisdictionSubject
Continuing Education Real Estate Sales PA
Continuing Education Real Estate Sales PA Dual PA/NJ
Continuing Education Real Estate Sales PA

Course Dates & Times

Tu 1pm-5pm
Oct 19