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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are two portions to the exam:
Examinees will learn their results immediately upon completion of the exam.
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.