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Georgia State Real Estate Licensing and CE Requirements

Georgia Real Estate Commission

International Tower
229 Peachtree St. Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.656.3916
Fax: 404.656.6650
Email: grecmail@grec.state.ga.us

Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be 18 years old
B. Provide proof that the applicant is a high school graduate or holder of a certificate of equivalency
C. Successfully complete the required 75-hour salesperson prelicense course

a. See additional education options here: www.grec.state.ga.us/grec/resalesperson.html

D. Pass the background check through the Georgia Crime Information Center, and provide a copy of criminal history when taking the exam through the testing center
E. Must go through a certified testing provider in the state for the licensing exam to receive a certificate of completion. Select location through the CCTC website.

a. Once exam is passed, the applicant will receive a certificate of completion to be able to schedule the exam
b. Due to COVID-19 The Georgia Real Estate Commission has agreed to allow students to use a disinterested third party for the proctoring of their end of course exams. A proctor must be a disinterested third party with no conflict of interest who verifies a student's identity and processes an affidavit testifying that the student received no outside assistance with the course or examination. This generally is administered to include individuals at least 18 years old who are neither members of the student's family nor individuals who have a financial interest in the student’s success on the exam. Coworkers do not qualify if they supervise or report to the student. This rule has been set for an undetermined amount of time.

F. Successfully pass the state and national exam
G. Must apply for licensure within 12 months of taking the exam or will have to retake the exam

Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be 21 years old
B. Provide proof that the applicant is a high school graduate or holder of a certificate of equivalency
C. Must have been actively licensed in Georgia as a salesperson or associate broker for a minimum of three of the previous five years before applying
D. Successfully complete the required 60-hour Broker’s Prelicense course

a. See additional education options here: www.grec.state.ga.us/grec/rebroker.html

E. Pass the background check through the Georgia Crime Information Center, and provide a copy of criminal history when taking the exam through the testing center
F. Successfully pass the state and national exam
G. Must apply for licensure within 12 months of taking the exam or will have to retake the exam

Real Estate Salesperson Post-Licensing Education Requirements

A. Per ruling 520-1-.015, each salesperson must complete at least 25 hours of post-licensing education within one year of licensure. The course will count for nine hours of continuing education for the renewal period
B. Licensees will have to complete an additional 27 hours of education during the renewal period, as well
C. Salespersons must have completed this course:

a. No earlier than one year after the date of issuance of an original salesperson’s license; or
b. 18 months after the date of issuance if a salesperson qualified for the six-month extension

Real Estate Salesperson and Broker Continuing Education Requirements

A. Renewal periods are every four years
B. Education can be completed at any time during the renewal period
C. Must complete 36 hours of education, including the three-hour core course
D. If the license number is less than 100,000, then you are not required to complete education for renewal
E. Renewals can be done online through the Online Services

Real Estate Exam Provider Information in Georgia

A. For scheduling or any exam questions, please direct students to the testing provider:

a. Website: http://online.goamp.com/CandidateHome/examination.aspx?p_category=REAL%20ESTATE&p_client_code=GACT&p_exam_id=30
b. Phone: 800.345.6559

B. Please review the Candidate Information Handbook to ensure the applicant is fully prepared for exam day