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Arizona Real Estate License Requirements

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Arizona

Quick Overview:

  1. Complete 96 Hours of Required Education Including the 6-hour Contract Writing Course
  2. Pass the Final Exam
  3. Obtain Required Documents
  4. Pass the AZ Real Estate Exam
  5. Choose a Sponsoring Broker
  6. Apply for Your License


How to Get a Real Estate License in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Real Estate requires all potential agents to complete the following steps to become a licensed real estate agent in the Grand Canyon state. Follow the steps below to get started with your real estate career.

1. Complete 96 Hours of Required Education

To start, you must successfully complete an approved 90-hour Pre-Licensing course. You must also complete a 6-hour Contract Writing Course.

2. Pass Your Arizona Pre-Licensing Course Final Exam

After completing all the training/course materials and passing the practice exam through your real estate school, there is a course final exam. The passing score is at least 75%. This final must be taken in the presence of a proctor, and you’ll need to schedule an appointment in advance. Find out more about our
online proctoring process here.

3. Obtain Required Documents

  • Fingerprint Clearance Card – This card is issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The application packet of information may be obtained from DPS. The process for obtaining the Fingerprint Clearance Card may take around 10 weeks.
  • Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI-214/244) – Information and documentation relating to the applicant’s background must be provided upon application for licensure. Date of birth and social security number are required.
  • Criminal convictions and background disclosure on the Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI-214/244) must be completed by all applicants, and depending on disclosures made, additional documents and information may be required. The Department cannot issue a license to a person convicted of a felony who is incarcerated, paroled or under community supervision or on probation.
  • The department may not issue a license to a person who has been convicted of a felony or convicted of a misdemeanor offense, such as (but not limited to) theft, forgery, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, violence against another person, or crimes of moral turpitude. A Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by DPS is required by all applicants at the time of application.
  • Disclosure Document Checklist (LI-400) – When applying for an original license and disclosing a criminal conviction, adverse civil judgment, or denial of or discipline against a professional or occupational license on the Disclosure Document Checklist Form (LI-400), additional documents and information identified on must be provided.

4. Pass the Arizona Real Estate Examination

  • Contact Pearson VUE at to schedule the state and national examinations. Be prepared to provide the exam administrator with two forms of current signature identification, including one government-issued I.D. with photo and the Salesperson Education Certificate for the 90 hours of education. There is also an examination fee. Fees are subject to change without notice.

    If you need help passing the Arizona real estate licensing exam, there are several options out there to assist you. Many
    comprehensive Exam Prep tools are tailored specifically to Arizona and can give you a much greater chance to pass the exam.

5. Choose a Sponsoring Broker

Once you pass your licensing exam, you must become associated with a current and active Arizona sponsoring Broker. 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.

6. Apply For Your License

Salesperson license applications must be submitted within one year from the date of passing the national and state-specific portions of the AZ real estate exam.

Applying after 5 PM on the last business day of the one-year period will require a retake and passing of the state-specific and national examinations.

Necessary documents for a Salesperson license:

  • Original Salesperson Application & Fee
  • Original Arizona Exam Score Report(s)
  • Pre-Licensure Education Certificate- the 90-hour certificate with authorized signature
  • Proof of Legal Presence (front and back copy)
  • Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI-214/244)
  • DPS issued AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Contract Writing Course Certificate (6-hours)
  • Disclosure Document Checklist Form (LI-400) *if applicable
  • Hire on with a Broker at the time of application as a Salesperson & Fee (complete
    Salesperson/Associate Broker Change Form LI-202), or hire on after licensing online for a reduced fee. The Designated Broker must access the ADRE online system to approve the hire prior to the licensee being legal to work.

Quick Facts:

Common Questions About Getting Your Arizona Real Estate License

1. How much does it cost to get your real estate license in Arizona?

The cost of an agent license in AZ can vary considerably depending on the price of your Arizona real estate classes and different types of fees for your licensing, etc. An individual can typically expect Total pay $500-$800 to get an active Arizona real estate license.

Average Course Tuition $300-$600
FBI Background Check $18
AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card $67
Application Fee $60
Total $500-$800

2. How long does it take to get a real estate license in Arizona?

The specific amount of time to complete your 96 hours of licensing can vary depending on how long each task takes you and how long you take to complete Pre-Licensing courses. Different credit hours and requirements of each brokerage will affect each Salesperson differently.

Student Learning Pace Time Period
Full-Time Student (40 hours a week) 2.25 weeks
20 Hours a Week 4.5 weeks
10 Hours A Week 9 weeks
5 Hours A Week 18 weeks

3. If I get a real estate license in Arizona, where else can I work?

If you get a real estate license in Arizona, you are automatically eligible to work in states that offer full reciprocity. States that offer full reciprocity will recognize your Alabama license, meaning you can work in their state after fulfilling significantly less requirements. Typically, this means passing the state-specific real estate exam or taking a state-specific course. States with full reciprocity include:

  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Virginia
  • Washington 

The above list is not comprehensive. Please refer to
this guide for more information on reciprocity.

4. How much money can I make as an Arizona Real Estate Agent?

According to, the average salary for an Arizona real estate agent is $126,233. This number is 32% higher than the national average.

Arizona Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

All licensed agents are required to maintain their knowledge in their particular field. For real estate agents
this requirement is 24 hours of approved Continuing Education courses. These must be completed every two years.

You will need to make sure that you are getting these courses through an ADRE-approved education provider.