Indiana Broker Pre-Licensing Indiana Real Estate License FAQs

Every Question You Need Answered to Get Your Real Estate License in Indiana

We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in Indiana is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.

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How do I get an Indiana real estate license?

To become a licensed real estate broker in Indiana includes completing the following:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • You must have obtained a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED)
  • Successfully complete 90 hours of approved real estate education
  • Complete a background check
  • Successfully pass the Indiana Broker Real Estate Exam
  • Be sponsored by an actively licensed real estate managing broker
  • Schedule the Indiana broker licensing exam via PSI.

How long does it take to get an Indiana real estate license?

The amount of time to get your Indiana real estate broker license varies due to the number of steps involved. Most complete the requirements within a few months. These include completing education, scheduling the IN broker licensing exam, successfully passing the licensing exam, and finding a managing broker to support you.

How much does it cost to get a Indiana real estate license?

The total cost to get a Indiana real estate license depends on a number of factors. The Indiana state exam costs $61 and to activate your license costs $60. Pre-Licensing coursework pricing with The CE Shop starts at $489. After coursework, application, and activation fees, you will join a board of realtors and depending on the association you join it could be up to $1,500.

How long is the Indiana real estate license exam?

The 3 exams are composed of 100 questions each. You will need to pass each exam with a 75% or higher and the exams are not timed.

What are the rules for reciprocity for Indiana real estate licenses?

Indiana doesn't have agreements of reciprocity with any states at the moment. However, you may still qualify if your original licensure state has similar requirements to Indiana.

What is the average salary for an Indiana real estate agent?

It's difficult to determine the "average salary" of a real estate agent in Indiana, seeing as there is so much variance. According to, full-time Indiana agents average about $73k per year.

What are the continuing education requirements after getting my real estate license?

Indiana requires all agents to complete a 30-hour post-licensing course within 2 years of licensure. This course satisfies your CE for your first 2 years of licensure. After this 2 year period, you will be required to start a 3 year cycle and complete 12 hours of CE each year. You can view our Continuing Education courses for Indiana real estate brokers here. You can view our full offering for Indiana real education here.

How old do you have to be to get your Indiana real estate license?

To become a real estate agent in Indiana, applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

What courses are required for an Indiana real estate license?

Students will need to complete one 90-hour course for their Indiana Pre-Licensing education This course will cover essential real estate topics to educate future agents on how to work in the industry.

Can a felon get an Indiana real estate license?

Felons can receive a real estate license in Indiana, but the candidate's criminal record must be reviewed and approved prior to licensure.

Can I get an Indiana real estate license online?

Indiana residents can get their real estate Pre-Licensing education online as long as the provider is approved by the state. You can visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency's website to see which schools are approved.

Do you need to have a diploma or GED to get your Indiana real estate license?

In order to become a licensed real estate agent in Indiana, candidates must have at least a high school diploma or GED.

Where do I take the Indiana real estate license exam?

Students will need to enroll for the Indiana real estate examination through the PSI website, where they can learn additional details about the exam's cost and scheduling.

Does Indiana have real estate license reciprocity with any other states?

Indiana does not offer state-specific reciprocity for real estate agents. However, out-of-state agents are often able to expedite the licensing process. Approval is contingent on the applicant's education and work history. Agents should contact the Indiana Real Estate Commission to ask personalized questions regarding real estate license reciprocity.

There are important resources that agents seeking out-of-state licensure should review before applying.

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