Arkansas Real Estate Salesperson License Requirements
How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Arkansas
To become a real estate agent in Arkansas, you’ll need to be at least 18 years of age.
- Take a 60-Hr. Pre-Licensing Course
- Pass the Final Exam for Your Course
- Submit a Salesperson Application to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission (AREC)
- Pass the Arkansas Licensing Exam
- Send Required Forms and Fees to AREC No Less Than 90 Days After Passing the Exam
How to Get a Real Estate License in Arkansas
The Arkansas Real Estate Commission requires prospective agents to follow the steps below to become licensed.
1. Take a 60-Hr. Arkansas Pre-Licensing Course
Prospective real estate agents must complete 60 hours of education from a provider that’s been approved by the Arkansas Real Estate Commission.
2. Pass the Final Exam for Your Course
Once you’ve completed your course, met the minimum time requirement for the course, and taken a practice exam, you must pass the course final exam. The exam is 110 questions, and you must receive a score of at least 70% to pass. The exam can be taken an unlimited number of times.
3. Submit a Salesperson Application to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission (AREC)
To get approval to take the state licensing exam, you must submit an application through AREC. All applicants must complete a state and federal criminal background check.
To apply, you must submit:
- A completed application form
- Proof of age, such as a copy of your driver’s license or birth certificate
- A completed Criminal Background Check Identity Verification Form
- A cashier’s check or money order for $86.25, which covers the application fee, Arkansas criminal background check fee, and FBI criminal background check fee
- Proof that you have completed your required 60-hour Pre-Licensing education*
AREC will let you know when the application has been processed and will give you information about how to get fingerprinted.
*Applications can be submitted before an applicant has completed their Pre-Licensing education, but Certificates of Exam Eligibility will not be issued until AREC receives proof of completion of Pre-Licensing education the applicant’s fingerprints have been electronically submitted to the Arkansas State Police.
4. Pass the Arkansas Licensing Exam
Once you’ve received approval to sit for the exam, you can schedule your exam through Pearson VUE. There will be a $75 exam fee.
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5. Send Required Forms and Fees to AREC No Less Than 90 Days After Passing the Exam
After you’ve passed the exam, you must apply for your Salesperson license by submitting all pages of a successful score report from the test, a license fee of $50, a recovery fund fee of $25, and a signed Post-License requirement notice.
The score report and fees must be received by AREC no less than 90 days after your exam date. If you fail to pay the fees or submit your score report within 90 days, your exam will be null and void, and you will be required to restart the application process by making a new application and retaking the exam.
- To get a real estate Salesperson license in Arkansas, you must complete 60 hours of Pre-Licensing education.
For more information about applying to be a real estate agent in Arkansas, visit
the Arkansas Real Estate Commission’s website.
- To schedule your Arkansas licensing exam, visit the Pearson VUE website.
Common Questions About Getting Your Arkansas Real Estate License
1. How much does it cost to get your real estate license in Arkansas?
The cost of getting a real estate license in Arkansas can vary considerably, but you can typically expect to pay between $605.25 and $825.25.
|Average Course Tuition||$369-$589|
|Arkansas Criminal Background Check Fee||$22|
|FBI Criminal Background Check Fee||$14.25|
|Recovery Fund Fee||$25|
2. How long does it take to get a real estate license in Arkansas?
The amount of time that it will take to get a real estate license in Arkansas can vary considerably, but one of the major factors is how long it takes you to complete your 60 hours of required Pre-Licensing education.
|Student Learning Pace||Time Period|
|Full-Time Student (40 hours a week)||1.5 weeks|
|20 Hours a Week||3 weeks|
|10 Hours a Week||6 weeks|
|5 Hours a Week||12 weeks|
3. If I get a real estate license in Arkansas, where else can I work?
If you get a real estate license in Arkansas, 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:
The above list is not comprehensive. For more information reciprocity in Arkansas, visit
the Arkansas Real Estate Commission’s website.
4. How much money can I make as an Arkansas real estate agent?
According to Indeed.com, the average salary for an Arkansas real estate agent is $98,000. Income ranges considerably, and salaries as high as six figures are typically earned by full time agents with a few years of experience.
Arkansas Real Estate Post-Licensing Requirements
Arkansas requires that real estate Salespersons take 45 hours of Post-Licensing education within the first six months of real estate licensure. For more information on course packages and pricing, visit
this Arkansas Post-Licensing webpage.
Arkansas Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements
Arkansas requires all real estate agents to take
seven hours of Continuing Education courses each year. Renewing your Salesperson license will cost $60. For more information, visit AREC’s website.