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Michigan Real Estate License Requirements

New Real Estate Salesperson
Qualifying EducationExamsExperience

Continuing Education

40 clock hours of
approved real estate

(administered by
PSI Services, LLC.)


18 hours per 3 year cycle (October 31st); 2 hours each year must involve law, rules, and court cases regarding real estate.

An applicant for a real estate salesperson license must be 18 years of age and have successfully completed education and examination requirements required by the Occupational Code, PA 299 of 1980, as amended. 
New Real Estate Broker
Qualifying EducationExamsExperienceContinuing Education
90 clock hours of approved coursework required within 36 months of application, unless licensed continuouslyExamination  (administered by PSI Services, LLC.)at least 3 years full time experience as a real estate salesperson, or equivalent experience(Rule 205)18 hours per 3 year cycle (October 31st); 2 hours each year must involve law, rules, and court cases regarding real estate.


Effective November 1, 2018, licensees must meet the annual requirement of 2 hours of eligible legal continuing education during each license cycle, November 1 through October 31. This is a change from the current requirement, which requires the licensee to meet the requirement during the calendar year, January 1 through December 31.

An applicant for a broker license must meet all requirements for licensure before submitting an application to the Department. Successful broker license exam candidates will be provided an Associate Broker License Application with their passing score notification. An application must verify required real estate experience and successful completion of all required education. Some applicants will be required to provide other documentation depending upon their background, e.g. all applicants must possess good moral character; applicants who currently hold, or have ever held a real estate license in another state or jurisdiction must submit a current letter of good standing from each regulatory entity.

Please refer to the Michigan Real Estate Commission website for additional details.

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