In order to get a Georgia real estate license you will have to meet the requirements put forth by the Georgia Real Estate Commission. There are surprisingly few qualifications you will need to meet in order to obtain your Georgia real estate license. In fact, in about a month you could be poised and ready on the threshold of a new and lucrative career path.
The Georgia real estate market is primed and ready for take-off. Tax breaks and a buyers’ market have created a renewed need for licensed real estate professionals to perform these transactions. With a minimal investment of time and money you can be ready to take on a new and promising career.
Requirements for a Georgia Real Estate License
The basic pre-requisite to obtain a Georgia real state license is that you have a high school diploma. If you did not receive a diploma, you will need a passing score on the high school equivalency exam. Examinees must be at least 18 years of age to take the Georgia real estate license exam.
Georgia requires that potential examinees attend 75 hours of pre-licensing courses to take the real estate salesperson examination. In lieu of real estate courses from a Georgia Real Estate Commission approved online real estate school, Georgia will allow you to take your choice of 10 quarter hours or 6 semester hours at an accredited university offering courses in real estate. At the end of your course work the state of Georgia requires that you receive at least a 75% on the pre-licensing course final in order to be eligible to take the test. Once the educational process is successfully completed you can move on toward the licensing examination.
You will be asked to provide a criminal background check that is no more than 60 days old to the AMP testing site in order to be permitted to take your real estate license exam. Without the criminal history report there is no test allowed under any circumstances. Having minor infractions on the report are not necessarily grounds for disqualification unless it is uncovered after an attempt to conceal it.
The fee to take the exam is $91.00. There is also a small fee for the issuance of the original license. Once these fees are paid there are no additional licensing fees for the renewal period of four years. If after one year the licensing fee has not been paid, the exam will need to be retaken.
Testing is done at professional testing sites located around the state of Georgia. Once you have passed your real estate exam you will be able to print your Georgia real estate license online. Once you have a copy of your license you will be permitted to work in the Georgia housing market.
Having passed your exam and received your real estate license, there is post-licensing education that is required to keep your license active. A 25 hour salesperson post-licensing course approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission must be completed within first year of the issuance of your real estate license. If you do not complete the required post-licensing classes your license will become invalid.
When you’re ready to complete your Georgia real estate continuing education requirements, you can do that online at our sister school, McKissock Learning.