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How To Get Your Wisconsin Real Estate License 

5 Steps To Get A Wisconsin Real Estate License

Getting your Wisconsin real estate license might seem overwhelming, but we’re here to guide you through the process.

Read on to learn the five steps you’ll need to complete before starting a career in Wisconsin real estate. To find out how much it costs to get your real estate license, visit our Wisconsin Pre-Licensing pricing page.

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To get your real estate license in Wisconsin, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

Quick Facts:

  • What is the average WI real estate agent salary? According to, the average full time Wisconsin real estate agent salary is $81,186 per year.
  • How long does it take to get a real estate agent license in Wisconsin? Future agents who spend about 20 hours per week on coursework can be licensed in as little as 3-4 weeks.
  • You can use the Wisconsin Real Estate Agent License Lookup Tool to verify an agent's license status.

  1. Complete 72 hours of approved Wisconsin Pre-Licensing education

    To start, you must successfully complete a state-approved 72 clock-hour Pre-Licensing course. Learn more about your package options here.

  2. Pass the course final exam

    After you complete all course materials, you must pass the course final exam. Your Pre-Licensing school will provide this test, and upon passing you will receive a certificate of completion.

  3. Pass the Wisconsin Real Estate Exam

    After you pass the course final exam, you are eligible to take the Wisconsin real estate licensing exam. The exam is 140 questions. You can pay for the test ahead of time and reserve your spot by visiting the Pearson VUE website.

    Do you need help passing your Wisconsin real estate exam? The CE Shop also offers comprehensive Exam Prep tailored to Wisconsin. If you have any additional questions, visit our Wisconsin real estate exam frequently asked questions page.

  4. Find a sponsoring broker

    In order to apply for your real estate application, you need an established relationship with a sponsoring broker. A sponsoring broker will provide the necessary training and experience as you start your real estate career.

    They will also be the authorizing body for your real estate transactions. This broker will be a career and education mentor providing you with an inside view into the day-to-day operations of a real estate agent.

    Here are some questions to consider when searching for the right broker:

    • 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 materials?
    • Is there room to grow with the brokerage?
  5. Submit your Wisconsin real estate application

    You’re now ready to complete the application for a Wisconsin Salesperson License. There is a $75 licensure fee due when you submit your application. Upon a successful application review by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, you will be recognized as a Wisconsin salesperson in real estate.

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