In an area that has such phenomenal growth, real estate is a big business. If you are interested in getting your real estate sales or broker's license, here's how you do it.
Time Required: Several months
- You must be at least 18 years of age when applying for a real estate license.
- You may not have had a real estate license denied within one year, or revoked within two years immediately before applying.
- If you had an Arizona real estate license that expired and was not renewed within one year of expiration, you may request certification of prior Arizona licensure.
- If you were originally licensed in AZ more than 10 years ago, you may not be able to use your prior prelicensure education unless you have worked in a related field or have held a license in another state.
- If you have never had a real estate license you must complete prelicensure education course(s) of at least 90 classroom hours and pass a school and state examination on the course.
- All new salesperson licensees must also take a six-hour continuing education course in Contract Law and Contract Writing before they may activate their licenses.
- You must verify that you are honest, truthful, of good character and competent. Information and documentation relating to the applicant's background must be provided on an application.
- You will be required to disclose your date of birth and Social Security Number.
- You must have at least three years actual work experience as a real estate salesperson or broker during the five years immediately preceding application for a broker's license. If your experience was in a state other than Arizona, you must obtain a certified license history of the the past five years from that state.
- There are fees required to take both the salesperson's and broker's exams.
- You can expect to pay between $200 and $300 for your license. Renewals start at about $100.
- You must apply for a license within 1 year of passing the examination. If you don't, you will be required to take and pass the state and national examinations again before becoming eligible to apply for a license.