If you’re looking to get into the real estate market, you’ll need to have a valid Arizona real estate license. Your license will allow you to find and purchase properties; list them on the MLS, broker deals between buyers and sellers, and more—all with the legal protections of the Arizona Real Estate Commission. While there are several different types of licenses to choose from, each with its own requirements, getting your first license in Arizona can be broken down into 8 simple steps. Let’s get started!
1) What makes you eligible
You must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and successfully complete an approved real estate education program. You must also pass two exams a state-specific exam and a national exam. Once you’ve met all these requirements, you’ll need to submit an application to the Arizona Department of Real Estate. Once your application is accepted, you will receive your Arizona real estate license after completing the remaining steps listed below.
2) Where do you get the application
The first step is to get your application from the Arizona Department of Real Estate. You can do this by visiting their website or by calling them. The application will ask for some basic information about you and your experience in real estate. Once you have filled out the application, you will need to submit it along with a $200 fee.
What’s next (eight sentences)
After you have submitted your application, you will need to take an examination. The examination is given by computer and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. You will have two hours to complete the exam, and you must score at least 70% to pass.
3) How long does it take
The process of getting your Arizona real estate license can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Here are the steps you’ll need to take
- Get your fingerprints taken. You’ll need to get fingerprinted by an authorized provider. The provider will then submit your fingerprints to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS).
- Complete an approved real estate pre-license course. You must complete an approved 60-hour real estate pre-license course before you can sit for the state exam.
- Pass the state exam. Once you’ve completed your pre-license course, you’ll need to pass the state exam with a score of 75% or higher.
- Submit a license application and supporting documents.
4) How much does it cost
The cost of getting your Arizona real estate license depends on a few factors. The first is the type of course you take. There are online courses, live classroom courses, and self-study courses. The second factor is whether you need to take the state exam. If you have a bachelor’s degree in real estate from an accredited university, you may be able to waive the state exam. Finally, there are miscellaneous costs like the cost of fingerprinting and the application fee. Overall, you can expect to spend between $300 and $1,000 to get your license.
5) Do you need pre-licensing education
In order to obtain your license, you’ll need to complete 90 hours of pre-licensing education. This can be done through an accredited real estate school, either online or in person. The coursework covers a variety of topics, including property law, contracts, and ethics. Once you’ve completed the education requirements, you’ll be able to sit for the state licensing exam. You’ll have up to two years from the time you’re licensed to pass it, so there’s no rush!
6) Is there a test
You bet there is! The Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) requires all applicants to pass a written examination before being issued a license. The good news is, that you can take the exam online from the comfort of your own home. And if you’re not a resident of Arizona, don’t worry – you can still get your license as long as you have a valid social security number.
Here’s what you need to do to get started
- Go to the ADRE website and create an account.
- Once you’ve logged in, click on the Exams tab and then select Schedule an Exam.
7) What’s your age limit
You must be at least 18 years old to apply for an Arizona real estate license. If you’re a minor, you can still get your license if you have a parent or guardian co-sign your application.
What are the education requirements (seven sentences) You must have a high school diploma or equivalent to apply for an Arizona real estate license?
If you’re still in high school, you can take the courses required to get your license while you finish your diploma.
What are the exam requirements (eight sentences) You must pass two exams to get your Arizona real estate license the national portion and the state portion?
The national portion is administered by PSI Services LLC and the state portion is administered by Pearson VUE.
8) Time to celebrate!
- You’ve just made the decision to become a real estate agent.
- The first step is to obtain your real estate license from the Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE).
- To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and pass a background check.
- The next step is to complete an approved pre-license education course.
- Once you have completed the course, you will need to pass the state licensing exam.
- Congratulations, you are now a licensed real estate agent!
- The final step is to find a broker to work with and start your new career!