Arizona Salesperson Pre-Licensing Arizona Real Estate License FAQs

Every Question You Need Answered to Get Your Real Estate License in Arizona

We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in Arizona is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.

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How do I get a Arizona real estate license?

To become a licensed real estate Salesperson in Arizona includes completing the following:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Successfully complete 96 hours of approved real estate education
  • Obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Complete a background check
  • Take a Contract Writing Class and recieve a certificate
  • Successfully pass the Arizona Salesperson Real Estate Exam
  • Schedule the Arizona salesperson licensing exam via Pearson VUE.
  • Hire on with a Broker at time of application as a Salesperson & Fee (complete Salesperson/Associate Broker Change Form LI-202), or hire on after licensing online for a reduced fee. The Designated Broker must access the ADRE online system to approve the hire prior to the licensee being legal to work.

How long does it take to get a Arizona real estate license?

The amount of time to get your Arizona real estate salesperson license varies due to the number of steps involved. Most complete the requirements within a few months. These include completing education, obtaining a fingerprint clearance card, passing the background check, taking a Contract Writing Class, scheduling the AZ Salesperson Licensing Exam, and successfully passing the licensing exam.

How much does the Arizona real estate license exam cost?

The Pearson VUE Candidate Handbook includes instructions on price and helpful information on obtaining your Arizona salesperson license. The salesperson license exam fee is $75. The cost for each retake is the same as the initial examination.

Note: These costs are subject to change by the state at any time.

What courses are required for an Arizona real estate license?

The state of Arizona requires 96 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education to earn a salesperson license.

What are the rules for reciprocity for Arizona real estate licenses?

Arizona is not reciprocal with any state or country.

How much does it cost to get an Arizona real estate license?

The fixed costs involved in getting an Arizona real estate license include:

  • The examination application and fees -$75.
  • Salesperson license fee - $50

View this document for more information on Arizona real estate license costs.

Note: These costs are subject to change by the state at any time.

What are the continuing education requirements after getting my real estate license?

The state of Arizona requires 24 hours of Continuing Education every two years: 18 mandatory hours and six general hours. You can view our Continuing Education courses for Arizona real estate agents here.

Do you need to have a diploma or GED to get your AZ real estate license?

No, you do not need to have a high school diploma or GED to apply for a real estate license in Arizona. The only requirement is that you are at least 18 years of age or older.

Can I get an Arizona real estate license online?

The state of Arizona allows a future salesperson to earn their real estate license online. If you're interested in getting your Arizona real estate license online, learn more about your available options here.

Can a felon get an Arizona real estate license?

In Arizona, a license may not be issued to people convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor offense, such as (but not limited to) theft, forgery, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, violence against another person, or crimes of moral turpitude. The Arizona Department of Real Estate has more information on criminal convictions.

What is the average salary for an Arizona real estate salesperson?

Multiple factors are taken into account when calculating average real estate salaries, including the number of real estate transactions per year and commission fees. On average, a full-time real estate salesperson in Arizona can expect to make about $75k per year, according to Among higher earners, an Arizona real estate salesperson can earn over six figures annually.

How old do you have to be to get your AZ real estate license?

You must be 18 years old to attain an Arizona real estate license.

Where do I take the Arizona real estate license exam?

The Arizona real estate exam is administered through Pearson Vue testing services. The Arizona real estate exam is administered throughout the state. Visit The Pearson Vue Testing Center webpage for more information about times and locations to take the Arizona real estate exam.

Does Arizona have real estate license reciprocity with any other states?

In order to be a real estate agent in Arizona, the applicant must be a resident of the state. Note that current Arizona residents who are actively licensed out of state are entitled to apply for Out-of-State Recognition. This is a way for Arizona residents to expedite the licensing process if they are an agent elsewhere.

There are additional resources to help you learn more about this process, and you can contact the Arizona Real Estate Commission to ask personalized questions related to real estate license reciprocity.

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