Louisiana Salesperson Pre-Licensing LA Real Estate License FAQs

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

We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in Louisiana 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 a Louisiana real estate license?

To become a licensed real estate Salesperson in Louisiana 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 Louisiana Salesperson Real Estate Exam
  • Be sponsored by an actively licensed real estate broker
  • Schedule the Louisiana salesperson licensing exam via PearsonVue.

How long does it take to get a Louisiana real estate license?

The amount of time to get your Louisiana real estate salesperson license varies due to the number of steps involved. Most complete the requirements within a few months. These include completing education, scheduling the LA salesperson licensing exam, passing the background check, and successfully passing the licensing exam.

How much does the Louisiana real estate license exam cost?

The PearsonVue Candidate Handbook includes instructions on price and helpful information on obtaining your Louisiana salesperson license. The salesperson license application fees cost $90, and the salesperson exam registration fee is $79.

Note: These costs are subject to change by the state at any time.

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

All initial licensees are required to complete 45 post-license education hours within 180 days after the initial license date. In the year completed, your post-licensing education hours may be used to satisfy 8 of the 12-hour annual continuing education requirement; however, post-licensing education hours will not satisfy the mandatory education topic hours specified by the Commission.

The state of Louisiana requires 12 hours of Continuing Education every year by 12/31. However, new licensees will only be required to complete any LREC-required Mandatory Course Topic(s) for the year in which they become licensed. Any continuing education requirement other than the mandatory course(s) will be waived for these initial licensees in the year in which they become licensed. You can view our Continuing Education courses for Louisiana real estate agents here. You can view our full offering for Louisiana real education here.

Can a felon get a Louisiana real estate license?

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

What is the average salary for a Louisiana real estate agent?

It's difficult to determine the "average salary" of a real estate agent in Louisiana, as there are many variables that determine an agent's income. According to Indeed.com, full-time Louisiana agents average around $70k annually.

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

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

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

In order to get a real estate license in Louisiana, you'll need to factor in the cost of the application and the cost of Pre-Licensing education. Pre-Licensing education can range anywhere between $200-600. Application fees are typically much less, making the investment to become a real estate agent more cost-effective than enrolling in a standard college.

Where do I take the Louisiana real estate license exam?

Students will need to sign up for the Louisiana real estate examination through the PearsonVue website, where they can learn additional details about the exam's cost and scheduling.

Can I get a Louisiana real estate license online?

Louisiana residents are approved to get their real estate Pre-Licensing education online. Their real estate school of choice must be approved by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.

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

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

What courses are required for a Louisiana real estate license?

Students will need to complete one 90-hour course of Pre-Licensing instruction that covers required real estate topics, including property ownership, land use controls, regulations, valuation, and market analysis.

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