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Course Description

Course Description

This module covers major environmental hazards. The objective of this module is to familiarize licensees with environmental issues since they have a responsibility to disclose to buyers any information that might affect their decision to buy. Environmental hazards can dramatically affect a property’s value, so buyers, sellers, lenders and licensees all can be affected by them.

In accordance with TREC rules, sections 535.71 and 535.72D, this module will teach students to identify internal and external environmental issues. They will learn about health hazards, environmental legislation, liability and responsibility for cleanup and protection. They will also learn about actions they should take and how issues affect licensees and lending. Licensees are not expected to be environmental experts, but in this module students will acquire a competency with environmental issues which will help them to elucidate issues for buyers, sellers and lenders. Knowledge of environmental issues also will help protect them from charges of nondisclosure.

The conclusion of this module presents real world dilemmas and applications of the information presented. As the student completes this module, he or she should try to paint a big picture of environmental issues, which the module will address with comprehensive content questions, practices and case studies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to.

  • Identify recent laws that have an impact on environmental issues, including lead – based paint disclosure laws.
  • State the procedures used to locate toxic waste sites, the responsibilities for cleanup and steps that may be taken to minimize future liabilities.
  • Describe the nature of major air pollutants and the remedies that may be applied to minimize their effects.
  • Identify at least three sources of human exposure to PCBs and at least two health effects seen in humans exposed to PCBs.
  • Outline landowners’ responsibility for the protection of wetlands areas on their property.
  • Identify the issues landowners and developers face regarding endangered – species protection.
  • Sketch the nature of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and the possible need for testing in areas where these are present.
  • Describe at least two major provisions of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act.
  • Outline the current status of environmental laws and their effect on property insurance and mortgage lending.

Regulatory Requirement

Our staff works diligently to provide you with an analysis of current mandates and legislation that affects you the licensee. All information pertaining to the Mandatory Continuing Education requirements can be found on the State Requirements page. You can find the link to this page on the upper Navigation bar on the Course Catalog.

Course Completion

Affidavits can be found by clicking the Help link in the navigation bar on the Course Catalog. The affidavit will also be available to print upon course completion.

Testing

Quizzes – There is a quiz at the end of each lesson to test comprehension of the subject matter.

Final Exam – Passing Grade 70%. You can take the final three times.

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State Requirements

Our real estate CE courses meet the requirements of the Michigan State Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons.

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