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Michigan Real Estate License Requirements

Salesperson PreLicensing Education Requirements

  1. Be 18 years old
  2. Pass background check and be of good moral character
  3. Complete 40 hours of education to include
    1. 4 hours of Civil Rights Law and Equal Opportunity in housing
  4. Submit application at www.michigan.gov/icola and pay applicable fee
  5. Pass required State and National Exam within one year of application after receiving authorization to test from LARA
  6. In order to practice as a Salesperson, you must be sponsored by a licensed Michigan Employing Broker.
  7. View additional information here: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(0wnirnya3ysb41n0buovmfp0))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-339-2502a

Broker PreLicensing Education Requirements

  1. Be 18 years old
  2. Have at least 3 years of acceptable real estate related experience in the business of real estate or in a field that is determined by the department to be relevant and related to the business of real estate, such as:
    1. A Real Estate Salesperson or Broker
    2. A licensed builder
    3. An Investor
    4. A land or Condominium developer
    5. A Loan or trust officer of a federal or state-regulated depository institution
    6. A loan or Trust officer of a mortgage company
    7. A Real Estate Office of a corporation
    8. A title insurance company officer engaging in the closing of escrow accounts and real estate closings.
    9. A staff or real property appraiser
  3. Complete 90 hours of education to include
    1. 9 hours of Civil Rights Law and Equal Opportunity in housing
  4. Pass the state and National Exam once received authorization to test from LARA.
  5. See additional information here: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(0wnirnya3ysb41n0buovmfp0))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-339-2502a

Salesperson & Broker Continuing Education Requirements

  1. As of June 18th, 2018 an update to the rule went into place. The Rules specify that the legal education required must be obtained in each  year of the licensing cycle. A rule is added to advise a licensee that he/she may petition for waiver of the CE requirements. The rules also establish that, to be eligible to satisfy the CE requirements, the program must be reviewed and certified by CE Marketplace, a division of Michigan Realtors. 
  2. Effective Nov. 1, 2018 CE hours will be counted for each license cycle year. A license cycle year is defined as the period of November 1st- October 31st. While licensees will be required to complete 2 hours of eligible legal continuing education within each license cycle year, all other required credits may be completed at any time during the license cycle.
    1. To view ruling see here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/CE_clarification_notice_8-2017_597280_7.pdf
  3. Licensees must obtain 18 hours of education within licensing cycle, to include 2 hours each year which must involve law, rules, and court cases regarding real estate. Licensees may select any CE courses in prospective areas of expertise to complete the remaining hours of eligible education.

Exam Provider Information

  1. Exam scheduling, cost, eligibility requirements, may be found here: https://candidate.psiexams.com/catalog/fti_agency_license_details.jsp?fromwhere=findtest&testid=836
  2. Read the Candidate Information Bulletin to ensure fully prepared for exam day.
  3. Phone: 800-733-9267
  4. Email: examschedule@psionline.com