Minnesota State Requirement Details for Real Estate Pre-Licensing Education
Hours Required by the State: 90 hours
Seat Time: The Minnesota Department of Commerce requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.
Pre-Licensing Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with a minimum of 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary.
Proctoring Final Exams: The state requires that your final course exam be proctored. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with an online proctor in advance. You can find full details of the proctoring process here. Upon passing the final course exam you will be asked to sign an affidavit verifying your identity as the student who completed the course and the final course exam.
Licensing Exam: The licensing exam is administered by PearsonVue. Registration for the state licensing exam is an entirely separate process from proctoring for your course final exam. For instructions to register for your state licensing exam and further information, please click here.
Provider Approval Number: 21006660
The CE Shop’s Offering: 90 hours
Reporting: The state requires schools to report course completions within seven to ten days from the course completion date.
Expiration Date of Course: The CE Shop’s Pre-Licensing courses expire one year after the date of purchase. The CE Shop will allow students to purchase a new course at a 50% discount of the current retail price of the new course. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in the student’s account.
Certificates: Once The CE Shop has received the signed affidavit, your certificate of course completion will become available to download (and via email). The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic certificate of completion, upon completion of the course. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license application to determine if you need to submit your certificate of completion with your license request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your certificate of completion will reflect this.
Newly Licensed Salesperson CE Requirements: A brand new salesperson or a brand new broker (in their initial renewal period) have until their first renewal to complete all of their 30 hours of CE and are only required to complete the module that is due at their renewal.
License Portability with Wisconsin: Applicable to a nonresident with an active license in Wisconsin - the applicant must reside and hold an active real estate license in Wisconsin. Steps to get a Minnesota License:
- Complete the 13 hour Wisconsin to Minnesota Reciprocal Prelicense course.
- The course cannot be more than one year old at the time of application for licensure.
- Pass the state portion of the salesperson exam.
- Contact a Minnesota-licensed primary broker in order to submit an application for licensure on PULSE Portal. Only a Minnesota-licensed primary broker can submit an application for a nonresident salesperson’s license.
- Email a Letter of Certification (no more than 90 days old) documenting that you are currently licensed as a salesperson in Wisconsin.
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