Louisiana Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Louisiana education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Louisiana Real Estate Commission (LREC)

Louisiana Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Louisiana real estate salesperson license: 90 hours pre-licensing education
  • Louisiana real estate broker license in the state of Louisiana: 150 class hours (or equivalent)
  • Louisiana requires an additional 45 hours of post-license education for real estate agents. These education hours need to be completed within 180 days after the initial license date.

Many students utilize Louisiana specific exam prep to give them a higher chance of passing.

Louisiana State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

Louisiana Real Estate does allow reciprocity

In order to make application for a reciprocal license, you must be a current legal resident and hold a license in one of the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania

The reciprocal application process in Louisiana is done on a license for a license basis, which means that you can only obtain the same license type that you currently hold in your resident state.

For more information, visit our complete guide for reciprocity.

Louisiana Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate professionals in Louisiana need to renew their licenses by December 31 annually
  • Licensees must take 12 hours of real estate CE classes, including 8 hours of electives and the 4-hour core course on a specific topic updated annually