Arkansas Real Estate License Requirements

The Arkansas Real Estate Commission oversees all real estate matters in the state of Arkansas. The types of real estate licenses the commission currently issues are salesperson and broker licenses.

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

SALESPERSON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants seeking an Arkansas 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 are provided by the Arkansas Real Estate Commission.

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

Applicants must complete 60 hours of approved prelicense real estate education, 30 of which must be on basic principles of real estate.

Arkansas Real Estate License Requirements

Arkansas Real Estate License Requirements

After completing the prelicense education requirements, the applicant must pass the state and general salesperson exam with a minimum score of 70%. The general portion of the exam consists of 80 questions. The state portion consists of 30 questions. Applicants have a total of four hours to complete the exam.

An Arkansas salesperson license application must be submitted within 90 days of passing the exam. Proof of sponsorship by a licensed broker in Arkansas must also be submitted.

All first-time Arkansas salesperson licensees must complete 18 classroom hours of a post-license education course within the first 12 months of licensure.

After the first renewal period, all Arkansas salesperson licensees must complete six hours of continuing education during each annual renewal period.

Arkansas has reciprocity agreements with the following states:
Alabama
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Iowa
Indiana
Kansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Nebraska
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Washington
West Virginia

Fees to obtain an Arkansas salesperson license include:
Exam Application Fee: $50
Exam Fee: $75
Arkansas Criminal Background Check Fee: $22
FBI Criminal Background Check Fee: $16.50
Salesperson License: $60


BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

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

Fingerprints must be submitted for a criminal background check. Fingerprint cards are provided by the Arkansas Real Estate Commission.

At least two years of active real estate experience within the past 4 years is required.

Applicants must complete 60 hours of prelicense real estate education, which must include the 45 hour Broker prelicense education course developed by the real estate commission. The broker course must completed within 36 month before the applicant applies to take the broker exam.

After completing the prelicense education requirements, the applicants must pass the state portion of the broker exam with a minimum score of 75% and the general portion with a minimum score of 70%. The general portion of the exam consists of 80 questions. The state portion consists of 40 questions. Applicants have a total of four hours to complete the exam.

An Arkansas broker license application must be submitted within 90 days of passing the exam.

All first-time Arkansas broker licensees must complete 30 classroom hours of post-license education during first 12 months of licensure.

After the first renewal period, all broker licensees must complete six hours of continuing education during each annual renewal period.

Arkansas has reciprocity agreements with the following states:
Alabama
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Iowa
Indiana
Kansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Nebraska
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Washington
West Virginia

Fees to obtain an Arkansas broker license include:
Exam Application Fee: $50
Exam Fee: $75
Arkansas Criminal Background Check Fee: $22
FBI Criminal Background Check Fee: $16.50
Broker License: $80


References:

State of Arkansas Real Estate Candidate Handbook: http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/090400.pdf

Arkansas Real Estate Commission: FAQ: http://www.arec.arkansas.gov/licensing/Pages/default.aspx

Arkansas Real Estate Commission: Reciprocal States: http://www.arec.arkansas.gov/licensing/Pages/ReciprocalStates.aspx

Arkansas Real Estate Commission: Licensing and Education: http://www.arec.arkansas.gov/licensing/Pages/Education.aspx

Arkansas Real Estate Commission: Renewals: https://www.ark.org/arec_renewals/index.php/user/login

Arkansas Real Estate Commission: http://www.arec.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx


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