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Continuing Education Courses - Certified by the CE Marketplace

Next Advance Training Systems provides educational products and services for members of the Real Estate and business community. The company creates original programming in online and LIVE formats. Online programming for Continuing Education will be offerred exclusively through the CE Marketplace in the 2019 -2021 cycle. In addition, Next Advance Training Systems will provide Business & Wellness Coaching with a focus on the needs of members of the real estate community. Transition services for REALTORS desiring to advance into another cycle of life or ready to super charge their real estate careers will be available during the Fall of 2019.

CE Marketplace is the Continuing Education HUB for Real Estate Professionals in the State of Michigan.  CE Marketplace has the most current, comprehensive and practical real estate education information available from instructors and sponsors.  All courses listed below have been certified by the CE Marketplace for the current education cycle and can be booked through the CE Marketplace.  This content is continually updated. Check back for upcoming courses.  Please contact us at for additional offerings.


Title: THE LINES PLAY: The Lived Experience of Race Course Code (C014112)

Topic: Civil Rights, Fair Housing Credit Type: Elective (2 Hours)

Course DescriptionTo provide an educational experience designed to highlight historic and current perspectives on the impact of housing policy, mortgage lending, education and religion on communities in West Michigan. Fair Housing and Affordability are highlighted historically through the Fair Housing Act and current policies and events in West Michigan.

The play is entirely comprised of the voices (actual words) of members of the community lending their experiences and knowledge to create a conversation about the historic roots of racism and the ways it has shaped the development of housing and community life within urban communities in the area. The concept of LINES is a reference to the lines (ex: Redlining etc.) which impact/divide community The play is designed to facilitate an interactive community centered conversation around issues such as the impact of: Redlining, Gentrification, Fair Housing, Real Estate Valuation, Community Development & Religion amongst other topics.

2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act has increased the range of people who have access to affordable housing. However, for the first time since the enactment of the Act, American stands at another set of crossroads. Affordability is trending downwards as inventory levels decline and rapid increases in prices have forced many out of the market. This strain has significant Fair Housing implications. This program will explore housing policies and other related criteria which provide background context for REALTORS and other related professions to learn about Fair Housing and the practical dynamics impacting local communities.

Title:  The CQ Advantage.  Cultural Intelligence for REALTORS (C000482)

Topic: Civil Rights, Fair Housing, Industry Related Issues Credit Type:  Legal and Elective (1 Hr Legal, 1 Hr Elective)

REALTORS across the United States increasingly operate within multi-cultural business environments which are strikingly diverse. The course is designed to equip REALTORS with an understanding of how to increase their Cultural Intelligence and leverage the unique benefits which can be obtained through being culturally proficient. Students will also gain understanding of the role of Fair Housing and how awareness of the laws and REALTOR Code of Ethic are beneficial to enhancing Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and providing an exceptional level of service to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Title:  Cultural Intelligence and Fair Housing Update for Real Estate Professionals (C000747)

Topic:  Civil Rights, Fair Housing  Credit Type:  Legal & Elective (1 Hr Elective, 2 Hr Legal = 3 Hours Total)

Cultural Intelligence is a skill that is increasingly valued in the global economy. Recent academic studies indicate that Real Estate Professionals who increase their CQ (Cultural Intelligence) benefit by enhancing their sales skills and increasing their spheres of influence. The Fair Housing update will highlight recent cases of interest to the real estate and lending communities and highlight how Cultural Intelligence can mitigate risk and increase awareness and sensitivity to Fair Housing issues. The Fair Housing update segment is taught by co-instructors Lola Audu and Doretha Ardoin

Title:  Effective Negotiations for Real Estate Professionals (C000772)

Topic:  Industry Related Issues  Credit Type:  Elective (8 Hours)

This course will give you tools and tactics to improve your effectiveness in any negotiation to consistently facilitate the best outcomes for your clients, even under pressure. You'll discover and practice techniques for client counseling and advocacy, as well as the art of influence and persuasion. In addition to the principles and phases of effective negotiation, topics include dealing with deadlock and difficult negotiators, multi-party negotiations, cultural influences and the role of electronics in today’s connected world. Also counts as an ABR elective.