Georgia Broker Pre-Licensing GA Real Estate Broker License FAQs

Every Question You Need Answered to Upgrade Your Real Estate License in Georgia

We're here to help answer any questions you have about upgrading your license. Getting your broker license in Georgia is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.

How long does it take to get your Georgia Broker License?

Getting licensed as a Georgia Broker takes on average between 2-4 months. However, motivated individuals who complete the 60-Hr.
Pre-Licensing course quickly have been known to get their broker license in as little as 1-2 months.

 

What is the difference between a Georgia Broker & Salesperson?

A Georgia Salesperson may perform real estate transactions under the guidance and oversight of a licensed broker. Think of the Georgia Salesperson License as an entry-level real estate agent who reports to their broker.

When a salesperson upgrades their license to a broker, they have the opportunity to create their own business via LLC, sole proprietorship, or corporation. They may also continue to work under any other certified broker. Think of the broker as a step above salesperson, with the additional opportunity to run your own operation.

 

How much does it cost to get a Georgia Broker License?

The fixed costs include:

  • $121.00 for the broker exam fee
  • $170.00 examination fee

The variable costs include:

  • Pre-licensing education tuition

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

 

How do I get a Georgia Broker License?

To get your Georgia Broker License, you must complete the following:

  • Be licensed as a Georgia Salesperson for at least 3 of the previous 5 years
  • Complete 60 hours of approved Georgia Broker Pre-Licensing education
  • Pass the course final exam
  • Pass the Georgia Real Estate Broker Examination
  • Submit your background check
  • Complete the application

 

How many hours of Continuing Education do I need as a Georgia Broker?

Each Georgia Broker needs to complete a total of 36 Continuing Education hours every four years. Georgia’s CE requirements are known as recurring, meaning that your CE hours must be submitted to the Georgia Real Estate Commission every four years subsequently.

 

Which states does Georgia have real estate license reciprocity?

The following states have reciprocity agreements:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

 

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