Utah Real Estate License Requirements
How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Utah
You’ll need to be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma, GED, or an equivalent.
- Complete 120 hours of Pre-Licensing Education
- Pass the Course Final Exam
- Pass the Utah Real Estate Salesperson Exam
- Complete Background Check and Fingerprinting
- Complete the Application
How to Get a Real Estate License in Utah
The Utah Division of Real Estate requires all potential agents to complete the steps below to become a licensed real estate agent in The Beehive State.
1. Complete 120 Hours of Approved Pre-Licensing Education
The first step in your real estate education is taking and completing
120 clock-hours of approved Pre-Licensing sales agent education. These courses must be completed no longer than one year before applying for a license. If you are licensed in another state, you may qualify for an education waiver. Please contact the Utah Division of Real Estate for more information.
2. Pass the Course Final Exam
After you complete all the course materials, there is a final exam. The minimum passing score is 70%.
3. Pass the Utah Real Estate Salesperson Exam
Pearson VUE administers the Utah real estate Sales Agent licensing exam. This test is comprised of two portions, covering both state and national requirements.
4. Complete Background Check and Fingerprinting
All new applicants for real estate licenses will need to obtain a fingerprint background check and enroll in
If the exam is taken at a location in Utah, fingerprints will be taken after the exam. If the test is taken outside of Utah, fingerprint cards can be obtained from the Division or a local police station.
5. Complete the Application
Once you have passed the Utah Sales Agent exam, you must
submit an online application for a license within 90 days. The
Utah Division of Real Estate checklist
will ensure you submit a complete application. The documents required are also outlined below:
- Completed and signed application (issued at the testing center).
- Signed original school certificates (issued by the real estate school) or Education Waiver (issued by the Division).
- Signed responses to the Qualifying Questionnaire (issued at the testing center) and supporting documentation to any “YES” answers.
- Two fingerprint cards (Blue FD-258) or receipt of electronic fingerprint submission and a signed Fingerprint Waiver (issued at the testing center).
- Pay any required fees. See current fees for sales agent application.
- Completed Certification of Legal Presence.
You can use the Utah Real Estate Agent License Lookup Tool to verify an agent’s license status.
For more information on the Utah Real Estate Salesperson Exam,
see the Pearson VUE candidate information bulletin.
Common Questions About Getting Your Utah Real Estate License
1. How Much Does It Cost to Get Your Real Estate License in Utah?
The cost of an agent license in UT can vary considerably depending on the price of your Utah real estate classes and different types of fees for your licensing, etc. An individual can typically expect to pay $756-$1,066 to get an active Utah real estate license.
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2. How Long Does It Take to Get a Real Estate License in Utah?
The specific amount of time to complete your 120 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.
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3. If I Get a Real Estate License in Utah, Where Else Can I Work?
Utah has partial reciprocity, with reciprocal licensing agreements with Georgia, Mississippi, and Alberta, Canada. Here are the steps to real estate license reciprocity in Utah:
If you are an applicant with an active real estate license in good standing from a state that has a reciprocity agreement with Utah, you should submit to the Division:
Your completed and signed
Real Estate Reciprocity Application
- Original and certified license history from the jurisdiction where you are actively licensed and which has a reciprocity agreement with Utah
- Original and certified license histories from all other jurisdictions where you have previously held a real estate license
- For principal and branch Brokers, a notarized letter on your company’s letterhead, signed by a company Officer, Manager/Member, or Owner, authorizing you as the Broker to use the company name
- Two fingerprint cards and a signed Fingerprint Waiver
- Your completed Certification of Legal Presence
If you’re an applicant with an active real estate license in good standing from a state that does NOT have a reciprocity agreement with Utah, you may qualify for a waiver of some education and/or national exam requirements.
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 Utah Real Estate Agent?
According to Indeed.com, the average salary for a Utah Real estate agent is $99,896. This number is the same as the national average.
Utah Real Estate Post Licensing Requirements
Utah real estate Post-Licensing education requires that you complete 18 hours of Post-Licensing education courses within the first two years of receiving your real estate license. All new Salesperson licensees must complete this step, in the industry it’s called the “PLE” (Post-Licensing Education).
These 18 hours are made up of:
- 12-Hour New Agent Course
- 3-Hour Mandatory Course
- 3 additional hours (either a core topic or elective hours)
You will need to make sure that you are getting these courses through a UTDRE-approved education provider.
Utah Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements
The Continuing Education requirement in Utah is 18-hours of Continuing Education every 2 years courses. A minimum of nine CORE topic course hours must be completed. Of those CORE topic course hours, three of those hours must be a division-approved three-hour mandatory course. All CE must be completed by the 15th of the renewal month in order to ensure an on-time renewal. You will need to make sure that you are getting these courses through a UTDRE-approved education provider.