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Course Description



Course Description:
This course covers broad issues on fair housing laws. Specifically, the student will learn: what fair housing laws exist, what classes of individuals are covered under these laws, how discrimination is defined in real estate, how can one avoid discriminating practices, and what the consequences are for non – compliance with fair housing laws.


  • Understand the purpose of the Federal Fair Housing Laws and be able to identify the protected classes covered by the Fair Housing Act.
  • Be aware of the seven activities considered illegal as a result of the Fair Housing Laws.
  • Know the five exemptions from the Federal Fair Housing Laws for property owners.
  • Be able to recognize discrimination in real estate practice.
  • Be able to identify acts considered discriminatory under the Fair Housing Act of 1968 as amended in 1972 and 1988.
  • Understand the purpose of the Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and know the classes it protects.
  • Understand the purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA).
  • Know how the ADA affects real estate practice.
  • Know how Fair Housing Complaints are handled.
  • Know the penalties for non – compliance with Fair Housing Laws
  • Know how to incorporate business practices designed to prevent discrimination by real estate professionals.
  • Understand the purpose of the HUD/NAR Partnership and why it is important.
  • Know the most important principle in following HUD Advertising Guidelines.
  • Be able to identify acceptable and unacceptable words and phrases for use in advertisements.
  • Have learned how to apply those practices that will assist a REALTOR® in evidencing that he or she does not discriminate.


  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Fair Housing
  • Lesson 2: Discrimination
  • Lesson 3: Other Legal Protections against Discrimination
  • Lesson 4: Enforcement of Fair Housing Laws
  • Lesson 5: How to Avoid Discrimination
  • Lesson 6: Real World Practice

Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

This course has been approved for 3 hours.


Quizzes – All quizzes must be taken to proceed forward to the next lesson.
Final Exam – You will be required to take a final exam.

After a student completes an online course, they are supposed to print a copy of the “Certification Statement” and the “Correspondence Course Evaluation”. We need one copy of the Certification Statement and one Correspondence Course Evaluation for each course completed. This can be mailed or faxed to us at the school. Here at the school we are notified that the student passed the course. We mail a completion certificate to the student “AFTER” we receive the Certification Statement & Evaluation forms. We can also fax their certificate to them if they request it. We do have a little problem with students not faxing or mailing the forms to us. If the student cannot print the forms we can fax or mail forms to them to complete. We do not send any completion certificates to the MREC.


Robert Rayner, GRI
Mr. Rayner is President of Tom Fouts, REALTORS®, Inc and has been a broker since 1995 in Texas. Mr. Rayner is a Texas approved Core and MCE Continuing Education Instructor and has taught courses at Weatherford College and the University of North Texas. Mr. Rayner is past President of the Greater Denton/Wise County Association of REALTORS® and past Director of Texas Association of REALTORS®. Mr. Rayner holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from Baylor University.



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