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Broker Courses and Obtaining a Broker License:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Applicants must complete 16 credits/240 hours (1 credit = 15 hours) of real estate instruction. Applicants who have completed the credits through a Commission-approved education provider must take the following Commission-developed courses:
    • Real Estate Office Management (at least 2 credits)
    • Real Estate Law (at least 2 credits)
    • At least 6 credits in 3 of the following Commission-developed courses: Valuation of Income-Producing Property, Valuation of Residential Property, Residential Construction, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Finance, Non-Residential Property Management, Residential Property Management
    • The remaining 6 credits can be completed in any of the above courses or other elective courses. Please note a maximum of 4 credits is allowable per course. Courses completed in another state must have been completed through an education provider who is approved in that state.
  • If you held an active broker’s license from another state within the last 5 years, you must submit a Certificate of License History from that state, dated within 90 days of the date this application is received in the Commission office. The certificate:
    • Exempts you from retaking the national portion of the examination in this state.
    • May provide an educational exemption or credit.
      • If the certificate documents 16 credits/240 hours of education or that you have held an active license as a broker for more than 8 years, you will not need to show proof of your education.
      • If the certificate documents less than 16 credits/240 hours of education, 2 credits will be awarded for each year of active practice as a broker in the licensing state.
  • Licensed applicants must also complete and document a minimum of 3 years of real estate experience by documenting 200 points using the following point system:
  • Sale (Commercial or Residential) ……………………………………………………….. 5 points
  • Exclusive listing which sold (Commercial or Residential) …………………………… 5 points
  • Unsold exclusive listing (Commercial or Residential). …………………………………. 1 point
  • Lease (Commercial) ……………………………………………………………………….. 5 points
  • Lease (Residential) …………………………………………………………………………… 1 point
  • Property Management Assistance (Commercial or Residential)……………. 6 points/month

If you are a licensed salesperson in another state, and you are using experience from that state, you must submit a Certificate of License History from that state.

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