How to get Your Real Estate Licence

Georgia

Licensure Requirements for a Salesperson

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete a 75-hour pre-license course from an Approved School 
  • There are other ways to satisfy the education requirement. For more information, refer to page 2 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook 
  • Background check
  • Pass the salesperson exam
  • Apply for license within one year of passing exam
  • Complete a 25-hour post-license class within first year of licensure

Licensure Requirements for a Community Association Manager

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete the 25-hour Community Association Manager pre-license course from an Approved School 
  • There are other ways to satisfy the education requirement. For more information, refer to page 2 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook 
  • Background check
  • Pass the Community Association Manager exam
  • Apply for license within one year of passing exam

Licensure Requirements for a Broker

  • Minimum age of 21
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A salesperson applying for a broker license needs to complete a 60-hour broker pre-license course from an Approved School
  • There are other ways to satisfy the education requirement. For more information, refer to page 3 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook
  • If you are a Community Association Manager applying for a broker license, refer to page 3 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook
  • Background check
  • Pass the broker exam
  • Apply for license within one year of passing exam

Step by Step Guide (Salesperson)

  1. Complete education requirement either by taking a 75-hour pre-license course from an Approved School, or by satisfying one of the other qualifications outlined on page 2 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook
  2. Submit Background Check Application
  3. Pass the salesperson exam (See below for more information)
  4. Apply for license (Instructions on page 14 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook)
  5. Complete a 25-hour post-license class within first year of licensure in order to maintain active license

Step by Step Guide (Community Association Manager)

  1. Complete education requirement either by taking the 25-hour Community Association Manager pre-license course from an Approved School, or by satisfying one of the other qualifications outlined on page 2 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook
  2. Submit Background Check Application
  3. Pass the Community Association Manager exam (See below for more information)
  4. Apply for license (Instructions on page 14 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook)

Step by Step Guide (Broker)

  1. Complete education requirement. Depending on what license you currently hold, the requirement may be different. Please refer to page 3 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook to find out how you will qualify.
  2. Submit Background Check Application
  3. Pass the broker exam (See below for more information)
  4. Apply for license (Instructions on page 14 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook)
  5. Activate your license by filing either an Open a Firm Application or a  Change of Qualifying Broker Application with the Georgia Real Estate Commission

Obtaining a reciprocal license if you already hold a license in another state:

  • Must have an active license in good standing in another state
  • Must have received your current license by passing an exam in that state
  • If you qualify, you can submit a Reciprocal License Application 
  • If you are a Florida resident, you must contact PSI at 800-345-6559 and take the state law portion of the Georgia exam
  • If you are a broker and want to open your own firm, you must also submit the Open a Firm Application 

Exam Info

Salesperson: The exam costs $121 and is administered on a computer in multiple choice format. There are 152 scored questions (100 national and 52 Georgia state law), and up to 5 pre-test questions that do not affect your score. 

There is no distinction made between scored questions and pre-test questions on the exam. They are all mixed in together, so it is important that you answer each question carefully. You will have 4 hours to complete the exam. 

For details on how the exam is scored, refer to page 12 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook. For exam locations, refer to page 30.

Community Association Manager: The exam costs $121 and is administered on a computer in multiple choice format. There are 48 questions that are specific to the state of Georgia. There is no national portion. 

You will have 2 hours to complete the exam. For details on how the exam is scored, refer to page 12 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook. For exam locations, refer to page 30.

Broker: The exam costs $121 and is administered on a computer. There are 11 total broker simulation questions. Nine of them are scored and two are pre-test questions that do not affect your score. For an example of what a broker simulation question looks like and instructions on how to approach it, refer to page 12 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook.

There is no distinction made between scored questions and pre-test questions on the exam. They are all mixed in together, so it is important that you answer each question carefully. You will have 3 hours to complete the exam. 

You must achieve a score of at least 70 to pass. For more details regarding scoring, refer to page 13 of the Georgia Candidate Handbook. For exam locations, refer to page 30.

  • Schedule your exam one of 3 ways:

Fees:

Exam Fee- $121

License Fee- $170