How to get your Real Estate License in Michigan

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Michigan Real Estate License? Real Estate Express taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Michigan, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Michigan real estate license requirements.

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Michigan

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Michigan State Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons. We recommend you contact the Michigan State Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Michigan Real Estate License: Salesperson

  1. 1. Comply with the General Michigan Real Estate License Requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years old
  2. 2. Complete 40 hours of courses - Enroll Today
    • Complete a required 40-hour Michigan Real Estate Fundamentals course, which includes at least 4 hours of civil rights law and equal opportunity in housing.
    • Your real estate school will submit your certificate of completion to the State of Michigan. Always keep a copy of completion certificates for your records.
  3. 3. File your Michigan real estate license application
    • Apply for licensure within 36 months of completing your pre-license course.
  4. 4. Take the Michigan real estate license exam
    • Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email from the State of Michigan notifying you of your authorization to register for the exam.
    • Register for and pass the salesperson’s exam with the exam provider, Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI). To schedule your exam, visit the PSI website.
  5. 5. Broker sponsor requirements in Michigan
    • You do not need to have a broker at the time you submit the license application.
    • Upon completion of your real estate exam and in order to practice as a real estate salesperson, you must be sponsored by a licensed Michigan Employing Broker.
  6. 6. Know the cost of a Michigan real estate licenseMichigan real estate license would cost:
    • Michigan real estate license application: $88
    • Michigan real estate license examinations: $79


Michigan Real Estate requires a timing mechanism be enabled for all pre-license education courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Application for licensure must be submitted within 36 months of completing the pre-license course.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are emailed to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on a weekly basis on Tuesdays. We report completions from the previous Tuesday through Monday.
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Michigan State Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons
Phone: 5172419288
Fax: 5173731044
Address: Bureau of Commercial Services Licensing Division Lansing, MI 48913

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