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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Tennessee

Follow these steps per Tennessee state requirements and you're on your way.

How To Get Your Tennessee Real Estate License in 5 Steps

Becoming licensed may seem like a daunting undertaking at first, but we’ve demystified the process for you. Follow these simple steps to get started today!



Successfully complete the Tennessee 60-Hour Real Estate Principles Course with an approved education provider.

Affiliate broker applicants must successfully complete the required 60-hour Real Estate Principles Course before they register to take the state licensing examination.

Why choose The CE Shop for Pre-Licensing? LEAP is the best of the classroom environment with the convenience of online delivery. We offer an engaging learning experience that combines the interaction with your peers and instructors from the classroom, with the freedom and flexibility of online learning.



Register and take the Tennessee Affiliate Broker Licensing Exam.

After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, there is a final exam. The passing score is 75%. Don't worry, we give you a practice exam first.

Register and pass the affiliate broker exam with the exam provider, PSI Exams. To schedule your exam, visit the PSI website here.



Successfully complete the Tennessee 30-Hour Course for New Affiliates with an approved education provider.

This course must be completed before applying for your license.



Once you have passed the state exam, apply for a license.

You will need to submit an application with picture (the testing center will provide this upon successful completion of the Tennessee Affiliate Broker Licensing Exam) to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Along with the application and picture, you must include the following:

  • Proof of completion of your pre-license education (including new affiliate course)
  • Proof of high school graduation
  • Proof of errors and omissions insurance coverage
  • Payment of all fees


Choose a broker to support you through the process.

How do you choose the right broker? Brokers are not one-size-fits-all, which is why it’s important to do your research before choosing the brokerage that is right for you. Remember that you represent the broker that you choose, but they also represent you. You can start by asking these questions and decide if it aligns with what is the most important to you.

  • What is their reputation - locally and nationally?
  • What kind of agents are they looking for?
  • Are they up-to-date technologically?
  • How do they support their agents with the education and training they provide?
  • What kind of commission and benefits do they offer?
  • Do they provide agents with leads and marketing materials?



The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Tennessee

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