Tennessee Real Estate License Requirements

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

Licensing Board/Commission: TN Department of Commerce and Insurance – Tennessee Real Estate Commission

Tennessee Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Tennessee real estate affiliate broker license: 60 hours
  • Tennesseereal estate broker license: 120 hours (30 hours of which must be an office/broker management course)
  • Brokers licensed after January 1, 2001 must complete 120 additional hours of Commission-approved post-license education before the third anniversary of their broker license

Tennessee 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. Nonresident applicants must:

  • Pass the Tennessee (state law) portion of the examination for the same type of license you have in your resident state
  • Download a worksheet which will assist you in determining your requirements for seeking a Tennessee real estate license
  • Send TREC this completed worksheet and a “Certified License History” from all the states where you hold or have held a real estate license to [email protected]

TREC will review requests and notify applicants of their examination requirements.

Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate professionals in Tennessee must renew their real estate licenses every two years from the date of licensure
  • Licensees need to complete 16 hours of real estate CE classes
  • This includes 6 hours of core courses, which changes each renewal cycle