Louisiana Salesperson Pre-Licensing How to Become a Louisiana Real Estate Agent
7 Steps Toward Getting Your Louisiana 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 seven steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Louisiana real estate.
Complete 90 hours of approved pre-licensing education.
Successfully complete an approved 90 clock hour Pre-Licensing 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. Find out more here.
Pass the course final exam.
Prior to taking your course exam, register for an account with the Louisiana Real Estate Commission's online license management system provider to receive an account ID. The ID is required so your education can be recorded and tracked prior to obtaining your real estate license number, and for The CE Shop to report your course completion to statereporting.com.
After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, there is a course final exam. The minimum passing score is 75%.
Complete the background check requirement.
Next, you must submit a set of fingerprints to Clearbox, LLC whom LREC is contracted with to conduct criminal background history checks for each initial license applicant. For more information click here.
Pass the Louisiana Real Estate Examination.
PSI administers the Louisiana real estate licensing exam. This 135 question test is comprised of two portions, covering both state and national requirements. You will have 105 minutes to complete the national portion and 75 minutes for the state portion. For more information, see the PSI candidate exam information here.
Complete the application.
To apply for your Louisiana Real Estate Salesperson License with the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, click here.
Acquire errors and omissions (E&O) insurance.
You must have an errors and omissions insurance policy in place before obtaining an active license. For more information, click here.
Select a sponsoring broker.
To be licensed, you must first be associated or employed with a current and active Louisiana real estate brokerage firm or sole proprietor. 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?
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