Georgia Salesperson Pre-Licensing

How to Become a Georgia Real Estate Agent

6 Steps Toward Getting Your Georgia 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 Georgia real estate.




Complete 75 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.

The Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) requires that all real estate salesperson candidates take the required 75-Hour Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course.

The CE Shop is a GREC-approved real estate education school and offers the salesperson Pre-Licensing course on an advanced, web-based platform designed exclusively for real estate professionals. Combining the best of modern real estate expertise with the convenience and ease of online learning, The CE Shop provides the knowledge and information you need to pass your licensing exam and begin a successful career as a Georgia real estate agent.



Complete the course final exam with a proctor.

After you complete all the course materials and pass the practice exam, there is a 100-question final exam. The passing score is 75%.

You must take this in the presence of a proctor. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with a proctor in advance. Find out more about our online proctoring here.


Choose a sponsoring broker.

To apply for an active Georgia real estate salesperson license, a licensed Georgia real estate broker must sponsor you. Choosing the right broker to work with is a very important step in becoming a real estate agent and developing your career. Here are some questions to consider when seeking a sponsoring broker to work with:

  • What is their reputation, both locally and nationally?
  • What kind of real estate agents are they looking for?
  • Are they technologically advanced and up to date with the latest systems?
  • How do they support their agents with education and training?
  • What kind of commission structure do they offer?
  • Do they offer benefits?
  • Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material?
  • Is there room to grow with the brokerage?



Background check.

Prior to taking the licensing examination, the candidate must obtain a copy of their criminal history or Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Report from any sheriff’s office or police department. The report is valid for 60 days and must be brought to the exam center.



Register and pass the Georgia Salesperson Licensing Exam.

The Georgia licensing exam consists of 152-questions. 100 questions in the national portion and 52 in the state-specific portion. GREC has contracted with PSI (formerly AMP), to administer the exam and facilitate the license application process. For more information, please refer to the Georgia Real Estate Candidate Handbook provided by PSI.



Apply for your license.

After you pass your licensing exam, you may apply for your license at the PSI testing center. Please see the Georgia Real Estate Candidate Handbook for details on the application process and required supporting documentation.