Register March 2022 No. 795
Chapter REEB 12
Criminal conviction predetermination.
Application procedure for service members, former service members, and their spouses.
Salesperson application requirements.
Broker application requirements.
Renewal and reinstatement.
Ch. REEB 12 Note
Chapter REB 2 as it existed on April 30, 1972 was repealed and a new chapter REB 2 was created, Register, April, 1972, No. 196
, effective May 1, 1972. Renumbered to be chapter RL 12, effective March 1, 1983. Chapter RL 12 was renumbered chapter REEB 12 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671
REEB 12.005 History
Cr. Register, July, 1998, No. 511
, eff. 8-1-98.
Applications for licenses and accompanying documents required by the provisions of ch. 452
, Stats., and the rules of the board shall be made on forms provided by the department.
Action on completed applications.
The board shall review and make a determination on an original application for a license within 60 business days after a completed application is received by the department. An application is completed when all materials necessary to make a determination on the application and all materials requested by the board have been received.
All applications for a license as an individual shall be affirmed or verified by the applicant.
Applications for a license made by a business entity must be verified by a business representative of the business entity.
No action shall be taken on any application until the prescribed fees are paid and deposited at the office of the department.
Previously licensed brokers and salespersons.
No action shall be taken on any new application of an applicant who has previously been licensed by the board until the applicant furnishes sufficient proof to the board that the applicant has not acted as a salesperson or broker since the expiration of his or her license. The board may in its discretion waive this requirement.
New applications; non-resident brokers and salespersons.
No application for a real estate broker's or salesperson's license from any person not a resident of the state of Wisconsin may be processed prior to receipt by the department of an irrevocable consent to be sued as specified in s. 452.11
New applications; minors.
No action shall be taken on any new application for a broker's or salesperson's license received from any applicant unless said applicant is a person of the age of 18 years or over.
REEB 12.01 History
Cr. Register, April, 1972, No. 196
, eff. 5-1-72; am. (2) (b), Register, July, 1972, No. 199
, eff. 8-1-72; renum. from REB 2.01, r. (1) (b), renum. (1) (c) and (d) to be (1) (b) and (c), Register, February, 1981, No. 302
, eff. 3-1-81; renum. from REB 2.02 and am. (1) (a), (c) 2., (e) and (f) and (2), Register, February, 1983, No. 326
, eff. 3-1-83; am. (1) (a), (c) and (2) (a), r. and recr. (1) (b), Register, July, 1998, No. 511
, eff. 8-1-98; correction in (1) (a), (b), (f) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6.
, Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671
; CR 15-010
: renum. (1) (a), (b), (c), (e), (f) to (1) to (5), renum. (2) (a), (b) to (1) (6) to (7), Register September 2015 No. 717
, eff. 10-1-15; correction in (1) (title), (6) (title), (7) (title) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2.
, Stats., Register September 2015 No. 717
REEB 12.011 Criminal conviction predetermination. REEB 12.011(1)(1)
An individual who does not possess a broker's or salesperson's license may apply to the board, without submitting a full application for a determination of whether the individual would be disqualified from obtaining a license or certificate based upon a criminal conviction by submitting all of the following:
Verification of compliance or completion with the terms of the sentencing.
Personal statement describing the facts that led to each offense and any rehabilitation completed.
The fee under sub. (1) (am)
may be applied to the application fee under s. REEB 12.01 (4)
if the individual applies for a real estate broker or salesperson license within 1 year of the determination decision.
An individual who has been convicted of a felony shall meet the requirements of s. 452.25 (1) (b)
, Stats., prior to submitting a request for predetermination.
The board shall review the information related to the conviction and consider all of the following factors in making a determination:
The number or pattern of convictions or other similar incidents that gave rise to the conviction.
The circumstances surrounding the conviction that may have a bearing on whether the individual might repeat the behavior that was the subject of the conviction.
The individual's activities since the conviction, including employment, education, participation in treatment, payment of restitution, and any other factor that may be evidence of rehabilitation.
The individual shall receive notification of the board's determination whether the criminal convictions would disqualify the individual from obtaining a license or certificate due to the individual's criminal record.
The determination is binding upon the board and the department if the individual subsequently applies for license or certificate, unless there is information relevant to the determination that was not available to the board at the time of the determination.
REEB 12.011 History
History: CR 15-010
: cr. Register September 2015 No. 717
, eff. 10-1-15; EmR1620
: emerg. am. (1), cr. (1) (am), eff. 7-1-16; CR 16-042
: am. (1), cr. (1) (am), (1m) Register February 2017 No. 734
, eff. 3-1-17.
REEB 12.012 Application procedure for service members, former service members, and their spouses. REEB 12.012(2)
Each applicant for reciprocal licensure as a real estate salesperson or real estate broker shall submit all of the following, notwithstanding the materials required under ss. REEB 12.013
A completed application form with the signature of the applicant.
Documentation that the applicant is a service member, a former service member, or the spouse of a service member. If an applicant is unable to provide the documentation, the applicant may submit an affidavit to the board stating that the individual is a service member, a former service member, or the spouse of a service member or former service member.
Evidence of holding a license, in good standing, that was granted by a governmental authority in a jurisdiction outside of Wisconsin that qualifies the individual to perform acts authorized under a real estate salesperson or real estate broker license granted by the board.