How to get Your Real Estate Licence

Wisconsin

Licensure Requirements for a Salesperson

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Must complete 72 hours (or 10 college credit hours) of real estate pre-license education
  • Criminal background check
  • Pass the salesperson exam
  • Apply for license

Licensure Requirements for a Broker

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Must complete 72 hours (or 20 college credit hours) of real estate pre-license education
  • Criminal background check
  • Pass the broker exam
  • Apply for license

Step by Step Guide (Salesperson)

  1. Complete 72 hours (or 10 college credit hours) of real estate pre-license education through an Approved School 
  2. Pass the salesperson exam (See below for more information)
  3. Apply for license within 12 months of passing the exam and within 5 years of completing pre-license education

Step by Step Guide (Broker)

  1. Complete 72 hours (or 20 college credit hours) of real estate pre-license education through an Approved School 
  2. Pass the broker exam (See below for more information)
  3. Apply for license within 12 months of passing the exam and within 5 years of completing pre-license education

If applying by reciprocity or endorsement:

Refer to page 2 of the Wisconsin Candidate Handbook

Exam Info

Salesperson: The exam costs $65 and is administered on a computer in multiple choice format. There are 140 scored questions and 5-10 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 must achieve a score of at least 75 to pass. You will have 4 hours to complete the exam.

Broker: The exam costs $65 and is administered on a computer in multiple choice format. There are 100 scored questions and 5-10 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 must achieve a score of at least 75 to pass. You will have 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete the exam.

Fees:

  • Exam Fee- $65
  • License Fee- $75
  • Background Check Fee- $8