5 Steps Toward Getting Your Minnesota 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 five steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Minnesota real estate.
To start, you must be at least 18 years of age.
Complete 30 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.
Successfully complete an approved 90 clock hour Pre-Licensing course, with 3 parts at 30 hours each. Course I must be completed before taking the salesperson exam, and course II and III must be completed before applying for a license.
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Pass the course final exam.
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 70%. This final must be taken in the presence of a proctor, and you'll need to schedule an appointment with a proctor in advance. Find out more about our in-person proctoring process here.
Pass the Minnesota real estate examination.
Pearson VUE administers the Minnesota salesperson real estate licensing exam. This 130 question test is comprised of two portions, covering both general and state requirements. You will have 4 hours to take the exam, 2.5 hours for the general portion and 1.5 hours to complete the state portion. For more information, see the Pearson VUE candidate exam information here.
Select a sponsoring broker.
To be licensed, you must first be associated with a current and active Michigan sponsoring broker. 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?
Complete the application.
Lastly, to apply for your Minnesota real estate salesperson license with the Commerce Department, click here.
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