Georgia Salesperson Pre-Licensing How to Get a Real Estate License in GA
6 Steps Toward Getting Your Georgia Salesperson License
Getting your Georgia real estate license might seem daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process.
Read on to learn about the six steps you’ll need to complete before starting your career in Georgia real estate. To learn about how much it costs to get your real estate license, visit our Georgia Pre-Licensing pricing page.
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. Learn more about your package options here.
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 includes two sections covering both state and national requirements. For more information, see the PSI candidate information bulletin.
If you want help passing your Georgia real estate exam, The CE Shop also offers comprehensive Exam Prep tailored to Georgia.
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 2:00 pm on the date you passed the examination, or on a subsequent date no more than 12 months from the date you passed the exam.
Please see the candidate handbook for forms and more information.