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Course Description

Course Category: Real Estate

Course Description:
This course is designed to increase your knowledge about expanding environmental issues and laws that have an impact on environmental problems. This course identifies the procedures used to locate toxic waste sites, the responsibilities for clean up and steps that may be taken to minimize future liabilities.

While real estate agents are not expected to be environmental experts, the same disclosure rules apply as to other facts about a property. That is, if environmental information is known to the sales agent and it would affect a prudent purchaser’s decision to buy, it must be disclosed. Because of this, licensees should be familiar with the nature of these problems as well as the laws and regulations that are intended to protect both the consumer and the environment.


  • Identify recent laws that have an impact on environmental problems, including lead disclosure laws
  • Identify the procedures used to locate toxic waste sites, the responsibilities for clean up and steps that may be taken to minimize future liabilities
  • Explain the nature of major air pollutants and remedies that may be applied to minimize the effect
  • Explain a landowner’s responsibility for the protection of designated wetland areas
  • Identify the protections afforded endangered species by landowners and when land development is undertaken
  • Explain the nature of electromagnetic forces and a possible need for testing
  • Explain the current status of environmental laws and its affect on property insurance and mortgage lending


  • LESSON 1: Environmental Issues
  • LESSON 2: Principal Environmental Problems
  • LESSON 3: Lead Poisoning and Indoor Air Pollution
  • LESSON 4: Hazardous Gas
  • LESSON 5: Toxic Waste Sites
  • LESSON 6: Wetlands Protection
  • LESSON 7: Endangered Species Protection
  • LESSON 8: Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
  • LESSON 9: Water Damage
  • LESSON 10: Mold
  • LESSON 11: Environmental Site Assessment
  • LESSON 12: Contamination

State Requirements

Our real estate CE courses meet the requirements of the Minnesota Department of Commerce.



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