Most housing stock in the Twin Cities is over 50 years old. As an agent, how well do you know your product? 

With the Old Home Certified designation, you'll gain a marketing edge and serve your clients better with must-have info about the properties you work with daily. Old Home Certified is a 2-day course and designation worth 12 hours CE developed by Rethos: Places Reimagined. Join us to enrich and leverage your knowledge of old homes. Dig deep to discover why they matter to your clients, your business and your community.

This two-day course is team-taught and covers a range of topics, from area architectural styles to finding old home resources to the origins of Twin Cities’ housing and neighborhoods. From social influences on development to marketing and more, you'll get a 360-degree understanding of our local built environment. We've gathered a dream team of professionals in architecture, real estate, historic preservation and more to share targeted info in this groundbreaking course. Serve your clients better by gaining expert insights about the homes you work with daily. These fast-paced classes include: Racism in Real Estate, Why Old is Green: Sustainability in Older Homes, Marketing & Researching House Histories, Establishing the Twin Cities... And more!


Course Schedule:

Establishing the Twin Cities with Erin Hanafin Berg & Kristen Anderson
Shaping and Reshaping the Cities & Suburbs with Erin Hanafin Berg & Kristen Anderson
Racism in Real Estate with Denise Pike & Jackie Berry

Why Old Is Green: Sustainability in Old Homes with  Alissa Pier
Finding Old Home Contractors, Parts, and Furnishings with Natalie Heneghan
Historic Preservation: Possibilities & Pitfalls with Natalie Heneghan
Researching Home Histories with Jennifer Kirby
Marketing Old Houses with Jennifer Kirby

The Certification:

Old Home Certified (OHC) is a regional Realtor® designation developed by Rethos: Places Reimagined. Minnesota real estate agents will earn 12 CE credits approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for this course, but it is open to anyone. To maintain their designation, OHC agents must take 6 credits of Old Home Certified CE from Rethos during the two years following completion of the Old Home Certified course.

The Fine Print:

Registration and Refunds
Online pre-registration is mandatory. Due to DOC regulations, we cannot provide credit to individuals who do not pre-register; we are unable to take walk-ins. 

Refund and cancellation policy: No refunds or credits will be granted for non-attendance. Refunds are provided up to seven days prior to the class. Please email if you wish to cancel your registration and would like a refund. Rethos will refund the cost of the class within 7 days of your cancellation.

Late Arrival/Early Departure
DOC rules state that all attendees receiving continuing education credit must be on location by the time the class begins and must stay during the scheduled class time. If you are not on time or cannot stay for the whole class, you will not be able to receive your CE credits. Attendance will be taken multiple times during the two-day course. 

You must complete all sessions within the Old Home Certified during the course you are registered for. You may not take Day 1 of the course during one session, and Day 2 of the course another time. You may not miss classes in the course you are registered for, and then take them in another session. All classes in Day 1 and Day 2 must be completed in consecutive order on the days that you are registered.

Brought to you by Rethos: Places Reimagined, this course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 12 hours for real estate continuing education. It is open to all.

Rethos: Places Reimagined suggests all attendees wear a face mask and maintain social distancing for the duration of the class.

The Rethos Education program is funded in part by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.