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FAQ: What tests do I need to take to get my Georgia real estate license?

What tests do I need to take to get my Georgia real estate license?

To get your Georgia real estate salespersons license you must pass two exams.
The first exam is the school's proctored final exam (taken at the end of the 75-hour Georgia pre-license course).
The second exam is the proctored State exam.

The school's final exam typically consists of 100 multiple-choice questions.
The State exam consists of 152 multiple-choice questions (100 questions for the National portion of the exam and 52 questions for the State Salesperson Supplement portion).

The PSI Candidate Handbook includes more detailed information about the State exam.

Students often confuse the school's final exam with the State exam. Please have in mind these are two separate exams.

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How do I get my Georgia Real Estate Salespersons License?

There are 3 steps you need to take in order to get your Georgia real estate salespersons license. Step #1: Complete the required 75-hour Georgia pre-license course. Step #2: Schedule and pass the State exam. Step #3: Apply for your Georgia Real Estate Salespersons license.

What tests do I need to take to get my Georgia real estate license?

To get your Georgia real estate salespersons license you must pass two exams. The first exam is the school's proctored final exam (taken at the end of the 75-hour Georgia pre-license course). The second exam is the proctored State exam.

How long does it take to get my Georgia real estate license?

Step 1: Complete the required 75-hour Georgia pre-license course. If taken online, you can complete the course in 2-6 weeks. Step 2: Schedule and pass the State exam (1-3 weeks). You can obtain your real estate license at the PSI testing center right after you pass the State exam. The entire process takes 3-9 weeks.

How much does it cost to get my Georgia real estate license?

Here are the costs associated with obtaining your Georgia real estate salesperson license. 75-hour pre-license course: $140. State Exam Fee: $121. License Application Fee: $170. GCIC report: $25. Total Cost: $456. Have in mind that these costs are spread out over the entire licensing process and not paid all upfront.

What are the requirements to become a Georgia real estate salesperson?

The following is a list of requirements to get a Georgia real estate salespersons license: 1) You must be at least 18 years old. 2) Complete the required education requirement (75-hour pre-license course) 3) Pass the State exam. 4) Complete a background check. 5) Apply for your license and pay the required fees.

What are the age requirements to obtain a Georgia real estate license?

You must be at least 18 years old to obtain a Georgia real estate salespersons license. You must be at least 21 years old to obtain a Georgia real estate broker's license.

Can I get my GA real estate license if I'm not a GA resident?

Yes, you are not required to be a Georgia resident in order to obtain a Georgia real estate license. The steps to obtain your license are the same as Georgia residents; however, you must submit a crime history report from your local State rather than a Georgia Crime Information Report​.

Can I obtain my Georgia real estate license if I'm not a U.S. citizen?

In order to get a Georgia real estate license, you must be a U.S. citizen or a lawfully permitted resident. If you are not a U.S. citizen, we recommend emailing the Georgia Real Estate Commission at Verify@grec.state.ga.us to have them review your status and confirm that you are permitted to get a real estate license.

How do I apply for my Georgia real estate salespersons license?

You can apply for your license at the PSI testing center, right after you pass the State exam. You have the option to apply for an active or inactive license, depending on if you have a sponsoring broker. You must submit the required documentation along with the non-refundable license fee.

How much is the Georgia real estate license application?

If you apply for your license within 90 days of passing the State exam, there is a non-refundable license fee of $170. If you apply for your license between 90 days and 12 months of passing the State exam, the license fee doubles to $340.

Do I need a sponsoring broker to get my Georgia real estate license?

No, you can still obtain an inactive real estate license; however, you will not be permitted to engage in any real estate brokerage activities. If you wish to change your license from an inactive license to an active license, you must complete the Real Estate Change Application.

Can I work for more than one sponsoring broker at the same time?

No, in Georgia you can only work for one sponsoring broker at a time. However, it is possible to work under a sponsoring broker in Georgia while also working under a different broker in another State. In this case, the other State must permit such a practice and both brokers must agree in writing.

How do I get a GA real estate license if I'm already licensed in FL?

If you have a real estate license in Florida, you can still apply for reciprocity to obtain a Georgia real estate license. However, Georgia law requires Florida licensees to first pass the Georgia Supplement Exam. You must also submit an original certificate of license history from the Florida Real Estate Commission.

Can I get a Georgia real estate license if I don't work for broker?

Yes, you can still obtain an inactive real estate license. However, you cannot engage in any real estate related activities with an inactive license. You can renew an inactive license every four years by paying the renewal fee. You will not be required to complete the 36 hours of continuing education credits.

How can I get my Georgia license if I'm licensed in another State?

You can apply for a Georgia real estate license if you meet the following criteria: 1) You have passed the State real estate exam in your current State; 2) You currently hold a real estate license that is in good standing. If you meet these requirements, you simply have to submit an Application for Reciprocity License.

What is an active and inactive real estate license in Georgia?

An active license means you have a sponsoring broker​, which allows you to engage in real estate brokerage activities, such as selling or leasing properties. An inactive license means you do not have a sponsoring broker and you cannot engage in any real estate brokerage activities.

Can I get my Georgia real estate license if I have a prior conviction?

Yes, it is still possible to obtain a Georgia real estate license if you have a prior conviction. The Georgia Real Estate Commission will have to review your case and make a decision to accept or deny your license application. You must submit a Background Clearance Application along with the required documentation.

Why is a background check needed to get a Georgia real estate license?

The Commission uses a background check to verify that you do not have any prior convictions. If you are a resident of Georgia, you must submit a Georgia Crime Information Center report with your license application. If you are not a resident of Georgia, you must submit a criminal background report from your home State.

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