Real Estate Broker License

Credits Available

  • BUS 120: Business Law  (3 credits, lower division level)
  • MAT 101: Contemporary Mathematics (3 credits, lower division level)
  • PHL 485: Business Ethics and Individual Values (3 credits, upper division level)
  • PLG 314: Real Estate Law (3 credits, upper division level)
  • PLG 301: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3 credits, upper division level)
  • POL 220: State and Local Government (3 credits, lower division level)

Dates Valid

December 2010 through December 2020

Issuing Agency

Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, Real Estate Division

Applying for the Credit 

Submit a Credential Credit Application to apply for the credit.

  • Charter Oak students: Log into the Acorn Student Portal and look in Student Self-Service / Student Forms.
  • Non-Charter Oak students: Contact the PLA Office to request a Credential Credit Application.

Course Descriptions

BUS 120: Business Law; 3 credits, lower division
This course deals with those aspects of law which affect businesses. It covers fundamental elements of the legal system, and uses professional negligence as the vehicle for demonstrating the system of judicial precedent; the essentials of establishing and performing simple contracts and the remedies available in the event of a breach; the essential characteristics of the various forms of business relationships and the nature of property, instruments and devises.
MAT 101: Contemporary Mathematics; 3 credits, lower division
This is a mathematics course for the liberal arts curriculum. It focuses on the application of mathematics to today's world. Topics include street networks, producing and describing data, number and bar codes, weighted voting and apportionment, social choices and linear programming applications.
PHL 485: Business Ethics and Individual Values; 3 credits, upper division
Several major ethical theories are reviewed in this course. In this course adult learners are asked to examine personal values through readings and workplace analysis; and to formulate a management philosophy incorporating business ethics, government accountability, human rights, and a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world.
PLG 314: Real Estate Law; 3 credits, upper division
In this course, students will get a survey of basic family law proceedings and explore the nuances of the family court system, learn about the legal rights and duties of married couples, the laws governing divorce and maintenance, the equitable distribution of marital property, the principles guiding child custody, support and visitation, the rights of unmarried parents, the need of paternity testing, the role of surrogate parents, no-fault divorce, and the status of civil unions.
PLG 301: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility; 3 credits, upper division
This course examines the philosophical and practical issues, guidelines and problems in legal ethics. Students will develop a basic understanding of the professional codes of conduct and the laws governing the ethical behavior of legal professionals. Specific areas to be covered will include: unauthorized practice of law, conflicts of interest, confidentiality and privilege, proper handling of client funds, referral fees and fee splitting arrangements, retainer agreements and billing, attorney/firm advertising rules, and disciplinary procedures and malpractice.
POL 220: State and Local Government; 3 credits, lower division
This course examines the functions and processes of state and local governments in America, with a very practical emphasis on the institutions and policies that affect our everyday lives. Students who take this course will be acquainted with the powers and duties of their state legislatures and governors, as well as their mayors, city councils and town managers.