Georgia Real Estate License Requirements
How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Georgia
To become a real estate agent in Georgia, you’ll need to be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Follow these steps:
- Complete the Required 75 Hours of Pre-Licensing Education
- Pass the Final Exam for Your Course
- Submit a Criminal History Report
- Select a Sponsoring Broker
- Pass the Georgia Real Estate Salesperson Exam
- Get Your Georgia Salesperson License
How to Get a Real Estate License in Georgia
The Georgia Real Estate Commission requires all prospective agents to complete the following steps to become a licensed real estate agent. Follow the steps below to get started with your real estate career.
1. Complete the Required 75 Hours of Pre-Licensing Education
Prospective real estate agents must
complete 75 hours of Pre-Licensing education from a provider that’s been approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission. There are several different Georgia real estate colleges, many offer online classes as well as learning in-person coursework. Some Georgia real estate schools have an option for a Free Trial that can help determine if real estate courses are right for you.
2. Pass the Final Exam for Your Course
Once you’ve completed your Pre-Licensing course, you must pass the course final exam. You must receive a score of at least 72% to pass. The final exam must be proctored, and you’ll need to schedule an appointment with a proctor in advance. To learn more about our online proctoring,
check out our FAQ page. If you don’t pass, you can retake the exam once. If you don’t pass on your second attempt, you must repeat the course to become eligible to retake the course final exam.
3. Submit a Criminal History Report
No more than 60 days before you apply for your Salesperson license, you must obtain a certified criminal history report issued by the
Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC). You can get a GCIC report at most sheriff’s offices or police stations in Georgia.
4. Select a Sponsoring Broker
To begin working as a real estate agent in Georgia, you must be sponsored by an active Georgia real estate Broker. Choosing the right Broker to work with is a key factor to becoming a successful Georgia real estate agent, so it’s important to find a good fit.
When searching for a sponsoring Broker, here are some questions to consider:
- Do they have a good reputation, locally and nationally?
- Are they looking for a specific type of real estate agent?
- What kind of education and training do they offer?
- What does their fee and commission structure look like?
- What kind of benefits do they offer?
5. Pass the Georgia Real Estate Salesperson Exam
Next, you’ll need to pass the state licensing exam, which is administered by PSI at its testing centers. The exam consists of 152 multiple-choice questions.
You can apply to take the exam online or by filling out a paper application and mailing it in.
Do you need help passing your Georgia real estate licensing exam? We also offer a comprehensive
Exam Prep course to help you feel confident on the day of your licensing exam.
6. Get Your Georgia Salesperson License
Once you’ve passed the state licensing exam, you can get your license at any of the PSI Test Centers in the state of Georgia. You may apply for your license at the testing center after 2 PM on the day you passed the exam, or on a subsequent date within 12 months after the day you passed the exam.
For more information, read the state’s Candidate Handbook.
To get a real estate Salesperson license in Georgia, you must complete 75 hours of Pre-Licensing education.
For more information about getting a Salesperson license in Georgia, visit
the Georgia Real Estate Commission website.
To learn more about the Georgia real estate licensing exam, read
the state’s Candidate Handbook.
Common Questions About Getting Your Georgia Real Estate License
1. How much does it cost to get your real estate license in Georgia?
The cost of getting a real estate license in Georgia can vary considerably, but you can typically expect to pay between $570 and $800.
|Average Course Tuition||$279-$509|
2. How long does it take to get a real estate license in Georgia?
The amount of time that it will take to get a real estate license in Georgia can vary considerably, but one of the major factors is how long it takes you to complete your 75 hours of required Pre-Licensing education.
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|Full-Time Student (40 hours a week)||1.9 weeks|
|20 Hours a Week||3.8 weeks|
|10 Hours a Week||7.5 weeks|
|5 Hours a Week||15 weeks|
3. If I have a license in another state, how do I become licensed in Georgia?
Georgia has reciprocity with all U.S. states. These are the steps to real estate reciprocity in Georgia:
- You must have a current, active license in another state.
- You must have obtained your license by passing an exam in that state, and your license must currently be in good standing (i.e. not lapsed or expired).
- You must complete the Real Estate Reciprocal Application. Read the instructions carefully and attach all required documents.
If you have a license in another state and want to get a license in Georgia,
the application can be found on the Georgia Real Estate Commission’s website. If you’re from Florida, you will need to pass a supplemental exam on Georgia Law and Practice.
4. How much money can I make as a Georgia real estate agent?
According to Indeed.com, the average salary for a Georgia real estate agent is $98,021.
Georgia Real Estate Post-Licensing Requirements
Georgia requires that real estate Salespersons take a
25-hour Post-Licensing course in their first year of licensure.
Georgia Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements
Georgia requires that real estate Salespersons take
36 hours of Continuing Education every four years. You’ll need to make sure you get your CE courses through a provider approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission.