Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education


Current Application Processing Timeframes

Real estate exams are administered by Pearson VUE, a private company. Exams appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Most students are able to schedule exams about one week in advance. The Pearson VUE Minnesota Real Estate Exam should be taken after completion of Course 1 and our optional Pearson VUE Exam Prep course.

Where Exams are Scheduled

Register directly with Pearson VUE online at https://home.pearsonvue.com. Fax and standard mail registration are also available. Download and refer to Pearson VUE's Candidate Information Bulletin for details.

Pearson VUE Examination Site Locations

  • Duluth
  • Edina
  • Lake Elmo
  • Mankato
  • Moorhead
  • Rochester
  • St. Cloud
  • Thief River Falls
  • Woodbury

What to Expect on Exam Day

On the day of the examination, you should arrive 30 minutes before your appointment. This extra time is for sign-in, identification, and familiarizing yourself with the examination process. If you arrive late, you may not be admitted to the examination site and you will forfeit your examination registration fee.

For security and identification purposes, all candidates will have their fingerprint taken during the examination check-in. The taking of the fingerprint is an additional measure to enhance examination security.

Special Rules Regarding what is not Allowed in the Exam Room

All personal belongings, with the exception of close-fitting jackets or sweatshirts, should be placed in the secure storage provided at each site prior to entering the examination room. Personal belongings include electronic devices of any type, bulky or loose clothing or coats, hats or headgear not worn for religious purposes, backpacks, briefcases, purses, and wallets. No notebooks, pens, pencils, food, drink, or good luck items are allowed.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

You must provide 2 forms of identification. One must be a VALID form of government-issued identification (Driver's License, State ID, or Passport) which bears your signature and has your photograph. The second ID must have your signature and preprinted legal name. All identification provided must match the name on the registration form and your Course 1 Completion Certificate Examination Eligibility Certificate. You must bring your Course 1 Completion Certificate to the exam site.

Time to Complete Exam

There are two portions to the exam:

  • General (national concepts) – 2.5 hours
  • State (state-specific laws) – 1.5 hours

Number of Questions on Exam

  • General portion - 80 questions
  • State portion - 50 questions
  • 75% required to pass on both portions of the exam

Notification of Results Process

Examinees will learn their results immediately upon completion of the exam.

Retake Provisions

Exam registration is required to schedule retake exams. Candidates who pass one (1) portion of the examination and fail the other need to retake only the section they failed. Candidates do not need to retake the entire combined exam.