If you're considering starting a real estate career in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, or any other city in the state, you'll need to earn a Tennessee real estate license.To earn your real estate license in Tennessee, you must be at least 18 years of age, complete 60 hours of required education, pass the Tennessee affiliate broker exam, complete the Tennessee 30-hour new affiliates course, and apply for your license. While the process to become a real estate agent is similar in most states, each state has unique steps that must be adhered to. The five steps to becoming a Tennessee real estate agent are as follows:
Step 1: Be at Least 18 Years of Age
You must be 18 years of age, a US citizen or lawfully admitted alien, and have a high school degree or equivalent.
Step 2: Complete the Tennessee 60-Hour Real Estate Principles Course
Affiliate Broker applicants must successfully complete the required 60-hour Real Estate Principles Course before they register to take the state licensing examination.
It’s easy to fulfill this requirement with our Tennessee 60-Hour Affiliate Broker Licensing with Master Exam Prep Package. Or, upgrade to the Tennessee 90-Hour Affiliate Broker Licensing with Master Exam Prep Package to fulfill all of your requirements. It contains the Tennessee 60-Hour Real Estate Principles course, the Tennessee 30-Hour Course for New Affiliates, and the Tennessee Guide to Passing the PSI Exam QBank. Select the course that's right for you on the Tennessee Affiliate Broker Licensing Course page.
If you have completed your required education, but need to pass the exam, try the Tennessee Guide to Passing the PSI Exam QBank, available on the Exam Prep page.
Step 3: Register and Take the Tennessee Affiliate Broker Licensing Exam
Register and pass the Affiliate Broker’s exam with the exam provider, PSI Exams. To register for the exam, you need to submit an application listing your education and experience requirements to TREC. This process takes about 4 weeks. You can find more information about registering on TREC's website. You need to pass the exam by a 70% or higher. To schedule your exam, visit the PSI website at www.psiexams.com.
Step 4: Complete the Tennessee 30-Hour Course for New Affiliates
Successfully complete the Tennessee 30-Hour Course for New Affiliates. The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) requires you to successfully complete this course prior to applying for an affiliate broker license. This course provides you with ongoing knowledge that will assist in your success as a real estate professional. Select the course that's right for you on the Tennessee Affiliate Broker Licensing Course page.
Step 5: Apply for Your License
You will need to submit an application with a photo (the testing center will provide this upon successful completion of the Tennessee Affiliate Broker Licensing Exam) to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Application forms and other information can be found on TREC's website.
Along with the application and picture, you must also include the following:
- Proof of completion of your prelicense education
- Proof of high school graduation
- Proof of errors and omissions insurance coverage
- Payment of all fees