How to Get Your Salesperson Real Estate License in Minnesota


Becoming licensed may seem like a daunting undertaking at first, but we’ve demystified the process for you. Follow these simple steps to get started today!



Successfully complete the 90 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.

This includes three courses:

  1. MN Course I
  2. MN Course II
  3. MN Course III

Course I must be completed prior to taking the real estate salesperson’s examination. Courses II and III may be completed either before or after the examination, but must be completed prior to applying for your license.

Why choose The CE Shop for Pre-Licensing? LEAP is the best of the classroom environment with the convenience of online delivery. We offer an engaging learning experience that combines the interaction with your peers and instructors from the classroom, with the freedom and flexibility of online learning.



Complete the course final exam.

After you complete all the course materials and pass the practice exam, there is a final exam.

The test must be taken in the presence of a proctor approved. Learn more about scheduling your exam here.


Register for your Real Estate License Exam.

After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, there is a final exam. Register and pass the exam with the exam provider, PSI Exams for the State and General Combo exam. To schedule your exam, visit the PSI website here. Preregistration and advance payment are required.

Come to the exam site with:

  1. Two forms of valid, current identification, one of which must have a photo (preferably a driver’s license)
  2. Course I Completion Certificate
  3. Calculator - it must be a simple one. You cannot use a smartphone or a calculator that includes an alphabet



Choose a broker to support you through the process.

How do you choose the right broker? Brokers are not one-size-fits-all, which is why it’s important to do your research before choosing the brokerage that is right for you. Remember that you represent the broker that you choose, but they also represent you. You can start by asking these questions and decide if it aligns with what is the most important to you.

  • What is their reputation - locally and nationally?
  • What kind of agents are they looking for?
  • Are they up-to-date technologically?
  • How do they support their agents with the education and training they provide?
  • What kind of commission and benefits do they offer?
  • Do they provide agents with leads and marketing materials?



Once you have passed the state exam, work with your broker to apply for a license.

You do not submit your application for a real estate salesperson license; the real estate broker that you become associated with must submit it.



Once the application is approved, a license will be issued to you.

Find a mentor to lead you to a successful career. Getting your license is the first step in real estate education, but many things that you need to learn can only come from experience. Talk to a seasoned agent about what to expect and how to handle the challenges of your first few transactions. They can also give you tips on how to get your business up and running as seamlessly as possible.



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