Arizona Real Estate License Requirements

The Arizona Department of Real Estate oversees all real estate matters in the state of Arizona. The types of licenses the department currently issues are salesperson and broker licenses.

The requirements to become a real estate agent [salesperson] or broker in Arizona are as follows:

SALESPERSON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants seeking an Arizona salesperson license must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Fingerprints must be submitted for a criminal background check. Fingerprint cards may be obtained at a real estate school or at the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

No prior real estate experience is necessary to obtain an Arizona salesperson license.

Prelicense education requirements include 90 hours of salesperson prelicense education courses and a six hour Contract Writing course.

Arizona Real Estate License Requirements

Arizona Real Estate License Requirements

Applicants must pass the national and state salesperson exam with a minimum score of 75%. The national portion of the exam consists of 80 questions with a 150 minute time limit. The state portion consists of 90 questions with a 150 minute time limit.

An Arizona salesperson license application must be submitted within one year of passing the exam along with proof of sponsorship by a licensed broker in Arizona.

All Arizona salesperson licensees must complete 24 hours of continuing education courses during each two year renewal period, which must include:
Three hours of Agency Law
Three hours of Contract Law
Three hours of Commissioner’s Standards
Three hours of disclosure
Three hours of Fair Housing
Three hours of Real Estate Legal Issues
Six hours of General Real Estate

Arizona is a non-reciprocal licensing state.

Fees to obtain an Arizona salesperson license include:
Exam Application Fee & Exam Fee: $75
Salesperson License Fee: $50
Real Estate Recovery Fund: $10
In-Office/Mailed Renewal Fee: $125
Online Renewal Fee (Timely): $75
Online Renewal Fee (Late): $125
Continuing Education Course Fee: $15
Prelicense Course Fee: $75
Distance Learning Course Fee: $90
Fingerprint Clearance Card Fee: $67

BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants seeking an Arizona broker license must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Fingerprints must be submitted for a criminal background check. Fingerprint cards may be obtained at a real estate school or at the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Broker license applicants must have three years of active real estate experience during the past five years.

Applicants must attend a Broker Management Clinic to activate the broker license.

Broker license applicants must pass the national and state broker exam with a minimum score of 75%. The national portion of the exam consists of 80 questions with a 150 minute time limit. The state portion of the exam consists of 100 questions with a 165 minute time limit.

An Arizona broker license application must be submitted within one year of passing the exam.

All broker licensees must complete 30 hours of continuing education courses during each two year renewal period, which must include:
Three hours of Agency Law
Three hours of Contract Law
Nine hours of Broker Management Clinic
Three hours of Disclosure
Three hours of Fair Housing
Three hours of Real Estate Legal Issues
Six hours of General Real Estate

Arizona is a non-reciprocal licensing state.

Fees to obtain an Arizona broker license include:
Exam Application Fee & Exam Fee: $125
Broker License Fee: $125
Real Estate Recovery Fund: $20
In-Office/Mailed Renewal Fee: $250
Online Renewal Fee (Timely): $175
Online Renewal Fee (Late): $250
Continuing Education Course Fee: $15
Prelicense Course Fee: $75
Distance Learning Course Fee: $90
Fingerprint Clearance Card Fee: $67


References:

State of Arizona Real Estate Candidate Handbook: April 2013: http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/090300.pdf

Arizona Department of Real Estate: Arizona Real Estate License: Qualifying and Obtaining: http://www.re.state.az.us/Lic/QualifyObtainLicFaqs.aspx

Arizona Department of Real Estate: What Continuing Educations Credits Do I Need?: http://www.re.state.az.us/edu/studentfaqs.aspx#FAQ11

Arizona Department of Real Estate: Student FAQ: http://www.re.state.az.us/Edu/StudentFaqs.aspx#CE

Arizona Department of Real Estate: http://www.re.state.az.us/

State of Arizona Department of Real Estate: Fee Schedule: http://www.re.state.az.us/PublicInfo/Documents/Fee_Schedule.pdf


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