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How do I get my Minnesota Real Estate license?

Requirements to Obtain Your Minnesota Real Estate License

To earn your real estate license in Minnesota, you must complete Prelicensing Course 1 and complete the state licensing exam, pass two additional courses, and apply for your license. 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 six steps to becoming a Minnesota real estate agent are as follows: 

We offer four education options that fulfill the 90-hour requirement. Your courses are offered by Brightwood Career Institute | Harrisburg.

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Step 1: Register for Course I. You must complete Course I before taking the exam.

Step 2: Preregister for your Real Estate License Exam:

To view all testing locations, visit www.psiexams.com. Preregistration and advance payment are required.
Register for the Real Estate Salesperson—State and General Combo. Note: the school code is 244.

There are two ways to register:

  • Online registration: Go to www.psiexams.com and pay with your Visa® or MasterCard®.
  • Registration by phone: 1.800.733.9267 (open 24 hours) and register using the Automated Registration System.

Otherwise, PSI registrars are available Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Pay with your Visa® or MasterCard®.

Step 3: Attend the License Exam Preparation Course (optional):

Allow sufficient time before the exam for this valuable course.

Step 4: Take the Exam

Come to the exam site with:

  • Two forms of valid, current signature identification, one of which must be photo-bearing (preferably a driver’s license)
  • Original Course I Completion Certificate from Brightwood Career Institute, powered by Kaplan Real Estate Education.
  • Simple calculator (non-programmable)

Candidates may cancel or reschedule up to two days before the testing date without penalty.

Step 5: Attend Course II and Course III:

Keep moving forward in your new career by attending these courses immediately after taking the licensing exam.

Step 6: Apply for your license:

Your Employing Broker will help you complete and submit your license application.

To learn how to get your Minnesota Real Estate License, go to http://mn.gov/commerce/licensees/real-estate/.