Arizona Salesperson Pre-Licensing How to Become a Arizona Real Estate Agent

6 Steps Toward Getting Your Arizona Salesperson License

Getting licensed for your new career might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Read on to learn the six steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Arizona real estate.




  1. Complete 90 hours of approved pre-licensing education.

    Arizona is a non-reciprocal state. Complete 90 hours of Real Estate Salesperson pre-licensing education at an approved Arizona real estate school.

  2. Pass the course final exam.

    The course final examination must be proctored at an ADRE approved real estate school, college or university. To learn more about proctoring, Arizona-specific instructions, and to see a list of proctoring locations in Arizona, please see our proctoring information page.

  3. Obtain required documents.

    Fingerprint Clearance Card - The Fingerprint Clearance Card is issued by Arizona Department of Public Safety. The application packet of information may be obtained from DPS or the real estate schools. The process for obtaining the Fingerprint Clearance Card may take as long as eight – ten weeks. See more information about the Fingerprint Clearance Card here.

    Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI-214/244) - Information and documentation relating to the applicant’s background must be provided upon application for licensure. Date of birth and Social Security Number are required. Criminal convictions and background disclosure on the Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI-214/244) must be completed by all applicants, and depending on disclosures made, additional documents and information may be required. The Department CANNOT issue a license to a person convicted of a felony who is incarcerated, paroled or under community supervision or on probation. The Department may not issue a license to a person who has been convicted of a felony, or convicted of a misdemeanor offense, such as (but not limited to) theft, forgery, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, violence against another person, or crimes of moral turpitude. A Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by DPS is required by all applicants at time of application.

    Disclosure Document Checklist (LI-400) - When applying for an original license and disclosing a criminal conviction, adverse civil judgment, or denial of or discipline against a professional or occupational license on the Disclosure Document Checklist Form (LI-400), additional documents and information identified on must be provided.

  4. Schedule and pass the Arizona Real Estate exam.

    Contact Pearson VUE at to schedule the state and national examinations. Be prepared to provide to the exam administrator two forms of current signature identification, including one government issued I.D. with photo and the Salesperson Education Certificate for the 90 hours of schooling. There is also an examination fee. Fees are subject to change without notice.

  5. Take a contract writing class.

    Prior to license application, attendance at a 6 hour Contract Writing Class (including certificate) is required.

  6. Apply for your license.

    Salesperson license application must occur within one year from the date of passing the national and state-specific portions of the AZ Real Estate exam. Submitting an application by 5 PM on the last business day of the one-year period will require a retake and passing of the State-specific and National examinations.

    Necessary documents for a salesperson's license:


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