Michigan Real Estate License Requirements
How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Michigan
You’ll need to be at least 18 years of age and be of good moral character
- Complete 40 Hours of Required Pre-Licensing Education
- Pass the Course Final Exam
- Find a Sponsoring Broker
- Start the Application
- Pass the Michigan Real Estate Exam
- Obtain Your License
How to Get a Real Estate License in Michigan
The Michigan Board of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs requires all potential agents to complete the following steps in order to become licensed. Follow the steps below to get started with your real estate career.
1. Complete 40 Hours of Required Pre-Licensing Education
Successfully complete the
required 40 clock-hour Pre-Licensing course. There are several different Michigan real estate colleges, many offer online classes as well as learning in-person coursework. Some Michigan real estate schools have an option for a Free Trial that can help determine if Kentucky real estate courses are right for you.
2. Pass the Course Final Exam
After you complete all the course materials and meet the minimum time requirement, there is a course final exam consisting of 100 questions. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass this exam.
3. Find a Sponsoring Broker
As you go through the process of earning your license, you’ll need to be sponsored by a current and active Michigan real estate Broker. Choosing the right Broker is a key success factor for building your new career.
4. Start the Application
To apply for your Michigan real estate license with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA),
click here. You’ll receive an email providing you with an exam candidate ID number that is required to register for the exam. License application fees are valid for one year and the following process must be completed within one year from the date fees are paid.
5. Pass the Michigan Real Estate Exam
PSI administers the Michigan real estate licensing exam. This 115-question test is comprised of two portions, covering both state and national requirements, which you will have 180 minutes to complete. You must receive a passing score of 70%. There are
exam prep courses to help test takers pass on the first try.
6. Obtain Your License
Once you have passed your exam and if you did not list an employer, your license application will remain incomplete until the department receives an Employing Broker notification. Once the department receives this notification your license will be issued.
You can use the Michigan Real Estate Agent License Lookup Tool to verify an agent’s license status.
Check out PSI’s
Candidate Information Bulletin
for further information on the Michigan real estate exam.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has a
guide on how to apply for your Salesperson license.
LARA has put together an
to answer any questions you may have.
Visit michigan.gov for additional information.
Common Questions About Getting Your Michigan Real Estate License
1. How much does it cost to get your real estate license in Michigan?
The cost of an agent license in MI can vary considerably depending on the price of your Michigan real estate classes and different types of fees for your licensing, etc. An individual can typically expect to pay $366-$596 to get an active Michigan real estate license.
|Average Course Tuition||$199-$429|
|Michigan Real Estate License Exam||$79|
|License Application Fee||$10|
|Yearly License Fee||$78|
2. How long does it take to get a real estate license in Michigan?
The specific amount of time to complete your 40 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)||1 week|
|20 Hours a Week||2 weeks|
|10 Hours a Week||4 weeks|
|5 Hours a Week||8 weeks|
3. If I get a real estate license in Michigan, where else can I work?
If you get a real estate license in Michigan, you are automatically eligible to work in states that offer full reciprocity. States that offer full reciprocity will recognize your Michigan 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. Please refer to
this guide for more information on reciprocity.
4. How much money can i make as a Michigan real estate agent?
According to Indeed.com, the average salary for a Michigan real estate agent is $101,443. This number is the same as the national average.
Michigan Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements
All licensed agents are required to stay up to date on their knowledge in their particular field. For real estate agents,
this requirement is 18 hours of approved Continuing Education
courses. In Michigan, you must complete these 18 hours during every three-year licensing cycle with a minimum of two law specific credit hours per year between 11/1 and 10/31.
You will need to make sure that you are getting these courses through a
LARA-approved education provider.