Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 20.5
Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-20.5-20

§ 5-20.5-20. Real estate school permit — Fees — Penalty for operation without permit prohibited.

(a) It is unlawful for any school to offer courses or to conduct classes of instruction in real estate subjects without first procuring a permit; or having obtained a permit, to represent that its students are assured of passing examinations given by the division of professional regulation, or to represent that the issuance of a permit is a recommendation or endorsement of the school to which it is issued, or of any course of instruction given by it.

(b) The application of each school shall be accompanied by a first-year license fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and a further fee of one hundred dollars ($100) multiplied by the remaining term of licensure. If issued, the license is renewable on the payment of a renewal fee assessed at the rate of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per annum. The total fee for the entire term of initial licensure and renewal shall be paid at the time of application.

(c) In the event that any person is found guilty of violating this section in the operation of a school, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this section, or attempts to continue to operate as a school after the revocation or during a period of suspension of a permit, he or she is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(d) The department of business regulation shall promulgate rules and regulations mandating the term of license and the term of renewal of each permit issued. No license shall remain in force for a period in excess of three (3) years.

History of Section.
P.L. 1973, ch. 215, § 2; P.L. 1985, ch. 181, art. 59, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 184, § 3; P.L. 2004, ch. 595, art. 30, § 3.