Michigan Salesperson Pre-Licensing MI Real Estate License FAQs

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

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

Candidates for a Michigan real estate salesperson license must complete 40 hours of Pre-Licensing education, obtain three complete candidate endorsements (recommendations), and successfully pass the state licensing exam. For detailed information on this and other requirements, refer to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website.

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

The time it takes to get a Michigan real estate salesperson license can vary. It may take up to a few months to complete the required Pre-Licensing education, obtain candidate endorsements, find a sponsoring broker, go through the application process, and schedule and take the state licensing examination.

How much does it cost to get a Michigan real estate license

In addition to tuition costs for the required Pre-Licensing education (which may vary per course provider), the state licensure exam fee is $76 and the state application fee is $88 for a three year cycle.

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

Applicants are NOT required to have a diploma or GED in order to become a real estate agent in Michigan.

How do I renew my Michigan real estate license?

Michigan offers license renewal online. You can visit this site, register for an account, and complete your renewal. Keep in mind that this requires your license renewal and the Record ID/licensing number therein.

Can I get a Michigan real estate license online?

Michigan residents are approved to get their real estate Pre-Licensing education online as long as the provider is approved by the state.

When do I need to fulfill Continued Education requirements for my Michigan real estate license?

According to state law, Michigan requires Continuing Education (CE) in each calendar year of each three-year license cycle for those who wish to renew their current license on an active status. There is no examination requirement for CE in Michigan.

Can a felon get a Michigan real estate license?

Individuals with a criminal record can receive a real estate license in Michigan, but the candidate's criminal record must be reviewed and approved by the Michigan Licensing & Regulatory Affairs group.

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

It's difficult to determine the "average salary" of a real estate agent in Michigan, seeing as there is so much variance. According to Indeed.com, full-time Michigan agents average about $70k per year.

Where do I take the Michigan real estate license exam?

Students will need to take their test through PSI testing services. You can visit their website to enroll and learn more.

What courses are required for a Michigan real estate license?

Students will need to complete one 40-hour course for their Michigan Pre-Licensing education. This course provides practical business knowledge to be a successful real estate salesperson in Michigan.

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

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

How much Continuing Education do I need as a Michigan real estate agent?

Every three years, Michigan real estate agents are required to completed 18 hours of Continuing Education.

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

Michigan has no reciprocity agreements, so out-of-state agents will have to take the standard path to Michigan real estate licensure.

For agents seeking reciprocity in states outside of Michigan, there are additional resources that can help explain how the process works in other states.

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