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Real Estate License Requirements

GEORGIA CODE | Copyright 2013 by The State of Georgia | All rights reserved.
*** Current Through the 2013 Regular Session ***
TITLE 43. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES | CHAPTER 40. REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
O.C.G.A. § 43-40-8 (2013)
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What do you need?

Salesperson's LicenseBroker's or Associate Broker's License

Requirements

In order to qualify to become an applicant for a salesperson’s license, an individual shall:

  • (1) Have attained the age of 18 years
  • (2) Be a resident of the State of Georgia, unless that person has fully complied with the provisions of Code Section 43-40-9
  • (3) Be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency
  • (3.1) Have complied fully with the requirements of subsection (b) of Code Section 43-40-15 regarding any criminal convictions
  • (4) Furnish evidence of completion of at least 75 instructional hours in a salesperson’s course of study approved by the commission
  • (5) Stand and pass a real estate examination administered by or approved by the commission covering generally the matters confronting real estate brokers and salespersons after completing the requirements of paragraph (4) of this subsection
Failure to meet any of these requirements shall be grounds for denial of license without a hearing.

Requirements

In order to qualify to become an applicant for a broker or associate broker’s license, an individual shall:

  • Have attained the age of 21 years
  • Be a resident of the State of Georgia, unless that person has fully complied with the provisions of Code Section 43-40-9
  • Be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency
  • (3.1) Have complied fully with the requirements of subsection (b) of Code Section 43-40-15 regarding any criminal convictions
  • (4) Have maintained a license in active status for at least three of the five years immediately preceding the filing of an application to become a broker
  • (5) Furnish evidence of completion of 60 instructional hours in a broker’s course of study approved by the commission, provided that if licensed as a community association manager, the applicant shall furnish evidence of completion of an additional 75 instructional hours in courses or a course of study approved by the commission
  • (6) Stand and pass a real estate examination administered by or approved by the commission covering generally the matters confronting real estate brokers after completing the requirements of paragraph (5) of this subsection and after maintaining a license in active status for at least three of the five years immediately preceding such examination
Failure to meet any of these requirements shall be grounds for denial of license without a hearing.

Once you’re an agent…

Continuing Education

Forms for Real Estate Professionals, Real Estate Reciprocity, Real Estate Firms

Useful Links

To view online Salesmen or Broker’s license courses sponsored by The Georgia Realty School

https://www.barneyfletcher.com/re/ga/index.htm?aff=gavirtual

To view live continuing education and post license courses sponsored by the Georgia Realty School

http://georgiarealtyschool.com

License Renewal Information

http://www.grec.state.ga.us/renewinfo.html

Effective July 1, 2015 – Continuing Education Requirements

RULES OF GEORGIA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION CHAPTER 520-1 – LICENSURE AND BROKERAGE

In order to renew an active license, a licensee shall furnish to the Commission evidence of satisfactorily completing thirty-six (36) instructional hours of continuing education courses during the renewal period. The effective date of this requirement shall be July 1, 2015. Any licensee who renews an active license on or after this date must have completed thirty-six (36) hours of continuing education courses to renew.

A licensee shall satisfactorily complete at least (3) hours of continuing education on the topic of license law during each renewal period. The effective date of this requirement shall be July 1, 2016. Any licensee who renews an active license on or after this date must have completed at least three (3) hours of continuing education on the topic of license law in order to renew.

Have questions?

Call or email:
Georgia Realty School
770-495-5050 x 1600
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