Georgia Salesperson Pre-Licensing How to Become a GA 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 Alabama real estate.
To start, you must
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Complete 75 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education
Successfully complete an approved 75 clock hour Pre-Licensing salesperson course.
The CE Shop offers this mandatory course through our advanced web-based platform, where the best of the classroom is combined with the flexibility and convenience of online learning. We prepare you for your licensing exam while providing you with the knowledge you need to begin a promising career in real estate.
For graduates of an accredited law school, those that have received a degree from a university with a major course of study in real estate, or those with a current license in another jurisdiction seeking licensure in Georgia, please see the Georgia Real Estate Commission's website for the education exemptions.
Pass the course final exam
After you complete all the course materials, there is a course final exam. The minimum passing score is 72%.
You must take each final 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.
Obtain a criminal history report
No more than 60 days prior to submitting the application, you must provide a certified criminal history report issued by the Georgia Crime Information Center of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation or a certified criminal history report from your resident state.
Select a sponsoring broker
To be licensed, you must first be associated with a current and active Georgia sponsoring broker. It's important to find the right broker to work with, since this person will serve as your mentor as you start your new career in real estate. Here are some questions to consider during your search:
- 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?
Pass the Georgia Real Estate Sales Associate Examination
PSI (previously AMP) administers the Georgia real estate salesperson licensing exam. This 152-question test is comprised of two portions, covering both state and national requirements. For more information, see the PSI candidate information bulletin.
Obtain your license
Upon passing the Georgia Real Estate Salesperson examination, you can obtain your license at any one of the four PSI Test Centers in the state of Georgia. You may apply for your license at the testing center after 2:00pm on the date you passed the examination, or on a subsquent date no more than 12 months from the date you passed the exam. Please see the candidate handbook for forms and more information.
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