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How do I get my Michigan Real Estate license?

To earn your real estate license in Michigan, complete 40 hours of approved education, submit an exam application an receive authorization to test, pass the Michigan salesperson licensing exam, and secure employment with a sponsoring broker. While the process to become a real estate agent is similar in most states, each state has its unique steps that must be adhered to. The five steps to becoming a Michigan real estate agent are as follows:

Step 1:  Complete Your Required Education

Salesperson applicants must complete a required 40-hour Michigan Real Estate Fundamentals course. View licensing education

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Step 2:  Complete and Submit Your Real Estate Salesperson License Application

Visit www.michigan.gov/icola to apply for your license.

Step 3:  Receive Authorization to Test

Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email from the State of Michigan notifying you of your authorization to register for the exam.

Step 4:  Take the Michigan Salesperson Licensing Exam

Register and pass the salesperson’s exam with the exam provider, Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI). To schedule your exam, visit the PSI website at: 

Step 5:  Obtain an Employing Broker Sponsor

In order to practice as a real estate salesperson, you must be sponsored by a licensed Michigan Employing Broker.

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