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Minnesota State Real Estate Licensing and CE Requirements

Minnesota Department of Commerce

85 7th Place East, Suite 280
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651.539.1500
Website: mn.gov/commerce/licensees/real-estate

Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be 18 years or older
B. Submit to a background check and fingerprinting
C. Complete 90 hours of education to include the following courses:

a. Course I—30 hours
b. Course II—30 hours
c. Course III—30 hours
d. Obtain certificates of completion after proctored exams in each course. This can be done by a third party (someone who has no interest in your passing or failing the exam) or by a proctor at our campuses in St. Paul or Bloomington, Minnesota

D. Course I must be completed and the proctored exam taken before scheduling the state and national exam
E. Course II and III can be completed before or after exams but must be completed before applying for the license
F. Within 12 months of passing the exam, apply for license
G. Work for a licensed broker

Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Have a minimum of three years of experience as an actively licensed salesperson within the previous five year period prior to submitting an application
B. Successfully complete the 30-hour broker course
C. Pass the broker’s examination
D. Within 12 months of completing the course, apply for a broker’s license, and pay the applicable fee

Real Estate Salesperson Continuing Education Requirements

A. Each licensee must complete 30 hours by June 30 of the renewal year. Renewal periods are two years long

a. Minnesota advises applicants to complete education by May 15 for a timely reporting of education

B. Applicants must complete the following required topics within the renewal period:

a. One hour of training to specify in Agency Representation and Disclosure
b. One hour of training in State and Federal Fair Housing Laws, Regulations, and Rules, and other anti-discrimination laws

i. *This does not apply to Commercial Salesperson’s

c. Obtain 3.75 or 7.5 hours of module training every license year per designated course by the state

Real Estate Broker Continuing Education Requirements

A. Each licensee must complete 30 hours by June 30 of the renewal year. Renewal periods are two years long

a. Minnesota advises applicants to complete education by May 15 for a timely reporting of education

B. The primary broker must certify through the online renewal process that the licensee has completed the required hours
C. Applicants must complete the following required topics within the renewal period:

a. One hour of training to specify in Agency Representation and Disclosure
b. One hour of training in State and Federal Fair Housing Laws, Regulations, and Rules, and other anti-discrimination laws

i. *This does not apply to Commercial Salesperson’s

c. Obtain 3.75 or 7.5 hours of module training every license year per designated course by the state

Real Estate Exam Provider Information in Minnesota

A. Applicants should schedule the exam. Find exam locations on the provider’s website: https://candidate.psiexams.com/catalog/fti_agency_license_details.jsp?fromwhere=findtest&testid=1637