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Requirements to Get a Georgia Real Estate License

A Man Looking Through Magnifying Glass to Understand Requirements for Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Georgia

Posted by: J.Y. Monk Real Estate School
Published: October 31, 2018

If you want to begin a Georgia real estate career, there are a number of specific requirements you need to meet to earn and use your broker’s license. Earning a license in Georgia will grant you the licensure you need to legally act as a real estate broker in Georgia only. As a result, the Georgia Real Estate Commission specifically dictates the requirements you must meet to earn and keep your broker’s license.

Age Requirements

First of all, you must be at least 18 years of age to earn your Georgia broker’s license and become a real estate agent. Young real estate professionals often find it difficult to find leads and build a career in real estate, especially when many of their competitors have been practicing for decades. But young real estate professionals bring ambition and enthusiasm to the job that could give them an advantage in jumpstarting a successful real estate career.

Formal Education Requirements

In Georgia, you need a high school diploma or equivalent. You do not need any post-secondary education to become a real estate agent. 

Georgia Real Estate License Education Requirements

Prelicensing Requirements

You must complete a 75-hour broker prelicensing course in order to qualify to take the Georgia real estate licensing exam. J.Y. Monk is an approved Georgia real estate school and is legally approved for offering prelicensing education. A list of all approved schools can be found on the NCREC website.

Examination Requirements

To earn your license, you will be required to complete and pass a state-administered real estate licensing examination. This exam includes a national portion and a state-specific portion. The exam is designed to test your command of real estate practices, policy, and vocabulary. It ensures that all real estate agents begin their careers on a level platform of basic industry knowledge. To prepare for the exam, many students will participate in an exam prep course or purchase a study tool designed to help them practice for the exam. Exam prep courses are not required by the state in order to sit for the exam. They are designed to help you assess your current command of critical concepts and brush up on your areas of weakness. 

Additional Real Estate Education Requirements

Postlicensing Requirements

Passing the exam is a requirement to practice as a licensed Georgia real estate agent. Now you can either activate your license with a broker or go into inactive status. To activate your license with a broker, use the Sponsoring Broker Statement Application here. You must apply for your license within 12 months of the date you took the exam. 

Continuing Education Requirements

The Georgia Real Estate Commission requires continuing education to keep your real estate license. You must complete at least 36 hours of Commission-approved continuing education every four years.