A real estate office must have a designated broker who oversees the sales agents. Some real estate agents become licensed real estate brokers, yet do not become designated brokers. These brokers are often called associate brokers. Becoming a licensed real estate broker requires more education and experience than is required to become a real estate sales licensee.
Accumulate three years experience as a real estate sales licensee within five years prior to applying for a real estate broker's license.
Take 90 hours of broker's pre-licensing education and pass the final exam. The school and courses must be approved by the state's real estate department.
Take and pass the state and federal real estate exams. These will be administered by a testing center approved by your state's real estate department. Before taking these two tests, you will first need to complete Step 2.
Have your finger prints taken at a location approved by your state's department of real estate. The results will be sent to your state's real estate department.
Complete and submit an application to your state's real estate department. There will be a fee.
Tips & Warnings
- Course hours and requirements can vary from state to state. Check with your state's real estate department website for an application and licensee requirements.
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