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Georgia Real Estate License State Requirements

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Please be sure you understand the requirements before taking the pre-license education and licensing examination. If you have any questions, please contact the Commission office at (404) 656-3916 or visit the Georgia Real Estate Commission website.

Georgia Real Estate Salesperson Course Information
Georgia Real Estate Broker Course Information

Georgia Resident Salespersons Not Licensed By Another State
Fees

An individual applying for a salesperson's license within three months from the date of taking the licensing examination must pay an original license fee of $170.00, and an examination fee.

Any person making application for a salesperson's license more than three months but less than twelve months from the date of taking the examination must pay an original license fee of $340.00, and an examination fee.

The examination fee is $91.00.

These fees cover all fees due for the first four years of licensure

GCIC Requirement for ALL Applicants
All applicants MUST obtain and bring to the test center (not to the Commission), prior to receiving a real estate license, a copy of the Applicant's Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) report, also known as a criminal history.

Such reports must not be more than 60 days old. The applicant can obtain a GCIC Report from any local sheriff’s office or police department. (Depending on the law enforcement agency’s policy, there may be a waiting period to obtain the report.)

If the applicant is aware of any conviction, nolo contendere plea, or first offender sentence that is not on the GCIC report, the applicant must disclose such conviction(s).

The license will not be issued to the applicant without a GCIC report.

Age Requirement
An individual must be at least 18 to be licensed as a community association manager or salesperson. Applicants may take the community association manager's or salesperson's examination at age 17, but cannot activate the license until they are 18.

Education Requirement
General Education
In order to become licensed, an individual must be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency.

Real Estate Education
Each applicant for the SALESPERSON'S EXAMINATION must:
a. complete the 75 hour prelicensing salesperson's course approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission; OR
b. complete 10 quarter hours or 6 semester hours in real estate courses at an accredited college or university (usually only real estate department or law school courses will meet this qualification). College credits to meet this education requirement must meet normal degree requirements. Special short courses or adult education courses will not meet the education requirement unless the college or university gives full academic credit for the course or the course is a Commission approved course.

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Postlicense Education Requirements
Salespersons must take a 25 hour Salespersons postlicense course in their first year of licensure. The course taken must be one specifically approved by the Commission. Failure to complete a postlicense course during the first year of being licensed will cause the license to lapse.

Continuing Education Requirements
All active licensees licensed after January 1, 1980, must complete at least twenty-four (24) hours of approved continuing education course work during each four year renewal period.

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Experience Requirements
There are no experience requirements for a community association manager's or salesperson's license.

Examination Requirements
The Georgia Real Estate Salesperson, and Community Association Manager examinations are administered via computer by Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) at four test centers throughout the state of Georgia. The examinations are offered five days a week in Marietta and Lilburn, and Thursday through Saturday in Macon and Savannah.

Persons currently enrolled in a Commission approved pre-license real estate course apply for the Georgia Real Estate License Examinations using the REAL computer application system. Persons not currently enrolled in a Commission approved prelicense real estate course should contact AMP for a Candidate Handbook. The handbook which contains information on fees and locations of test sites can be obtained by writing to Applied Measurement Professionals, Georgia Real Estate Examinations, 8310 Nieman Road, Lenexa, KS, 66214, by calling 1-800-345-6559, or from the link below.

* Obtain a Candidate handbook

Persons applying for a community association manager's or salesperson's license must apply within twelve months of the date they took the examination; or after twelve months have passed, they must retake the examination.

Broker/Associate Broker

Fees
Any person making application for a broker's license must pay a total fee of $170.00, and an examination fee.

The examination fee is $91.00.

These fees cover all fees due for the first four years of licensure.

GCIC Requirement for ALL Applicants
All applicants MUST obtain and bring to the test center (not to the Commission), prior to receiving a real estate license, a copy of the Applicant's Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) report, also known as a criminal history.

Such reports must not be more than 60 days old. The applicant can obtain a GCIC Report from any local sheriff’s office or police department. (Depending on the law enforcement agency’s policy, there may be a waiting period to obtain the report.)

If the applicant is aware of any conviction, nolo contendere plea, or first offender sentence that is not on the GCIC report, the applicant must disclose such conviction(s).

The license will not be issued to the applicant without a GCIC report.

Broker Age Requirement
An individual must be at least 21 to be licensed as a broker or associate broker. Applicants may take the broker's examination at age 20, but cannot activate the license until they are 21.

Broker Education Requirements
Each applicant for the broker’s examination must complete the 60 hour prelicensing broker’s course approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission;

Broker Experience Requirements
The law requires three years of active licensure in Georgia or in another state before an applicant may qualify for a broker's license. To obtain approval of out-of-state experience, the applicant must secure a certified copy of his or her license history and education in other states from those states' licensing agencies and submit this with his or her application for licensure before taking the examination. The certified copy or copies of the license history must not be more than one year old at the time of application.

Broker Examination Requirements
The Georgia Real Estate Broker examinations are administered via computer by Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) at four test centers throughout the state of Georgia. The examinations are offered five days a week in Marietta and Lilburn, and Thursday through Saturday in Macon and Savannah.

AMP must request, and have obtained from the Commission, verification of three years of active salesperson experience obtained in Georgia before the broker license can be issued. Broker Applicants need to contact AMP at 1-800-345-6559 to schedule the exam. The experience request must be made to the Commission by AMP, not the broker applicant. Do not call the Commission to have experience verified for AMP.

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