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Tennessee Real Estate Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements

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Affiliate Broker Licensing

Requirements to Obtain an Affiliate Broker License:

  1. Be at least 18 years old.
     
  2. Be a resident of Tennessee for at least 45 days prior to obtaining a license.
     
  3. Have graduated from high school or obtained the equivalent of a high school degree (GED).
     
  4. Have successfully completed the 60-hour Real Estate Principles licensing course before registering for the PSI Affiliate Broker Real Estate Exam.
     
  5. Have successfully passed both the Tennessee and National portions of the PSI Affiliate Broker Real Estate Exam.
     
  6. Have successfully completed the 30-hour Course for New Affiliates before applying for licensure.
     
  7. Have completed, signed and submitted the licensing application provided by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission along with the required fee.  As of January 1, 2014, electronic fingerprint files are also required to be submitted when applying for a license.  Please check the TREC website for additional information.

 

Broker Licensing

Educational Requirements to Obtain a Broker's License:

  1. Be at least 18 years old.
     
  2. Have graduated from high school or obtained the equivalent of a high school degree (GED).
     
  3. Must have an active license that meets one of the following criteria:
    • Twenty-four months actively licensed, if licensed as an affiliate broker on or before May 12, 1988.
       
    • Thirty-six months actively licensed, if licensed as an affiliate broker after May 12, 1988.
       
    • Twenty-four months actively licensed, if the candidate has a baccalaureate degree with a major in real estate.
       
  4. Have successfully completed 120-hours in approved real estate education, including 30 hours in "Office/Broker Management" class taken at a school approved by TREC.
     
  5. Have completed, signed and submitted the licensing application provided by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission along with the required fee. TREC will notify the candidate when they can make an examination appointment.
  6. Have successfully passed both the Tennessee and National portions of the PSI Broker Real Estate Exam.

 

Broker Post-licensing

Brokers licensed after January 1, 2001 must complete one hundred-twenty (120) additional hours of Commission approved education before the third anniversary of their broker license. Failure to comply with the post-broker education requirement will result in non-issuance of a license renewal. Brokers licensed after January 1, 2005 must complete continuing education requirements after completing the 120- hour post license requirement.

 

Affiliate Broker CE

  1. Complete 16 hours of Tennessee Real Estate Commission approved continuing education during every two year renewal cycle.
    • Must include the 6 hour Tennessee required Core Course.

 

Broker CE

  1. Complete 16 hours of Tennessee Real Estate Commission approved continuing education during every two year renewal cycle.
    • Must include the 6 hour Tennessee required Core Course.

 

All information provided is subject to change.  If you have specific questions, please visit the Tennessee Real Estate Commission website.