75-Hour Pre-License Course
This real estate course will take you through all the subjects mandated by the Georgia Real Estate Commission, and includes instruction in real estate law, types of interest and ownership in real estate, home ownership, legal descriptions, titles, liens, taxes, encumbrances, listing advertising, appraisal, finance, closings, and professional code of ethics.
Requirements to Obtain a Georgia Real Estate License
The following list represents the requirements to obtain a Salesperson’s License:
A copy of the applicant’s criminal history or Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Report must be brought to the AMP testing center (not the Commission) prior to receiving a license. If the report indicates any crime convictions or sanctions by any licensing or regulatory agency, then the Commission will conduct an investigation and decide whether or not to issue the license.
Must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants may take the salesperson’s examination at age 17, but cannot activate the license until they are 18.
Must be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency.
REAL ESTATE EDUCATION
Must meet ONE of the following Real Estate Educational Requirements:
POSTLICENSE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Salespersons must take a 25 hour Salespersons postlicense course in their first year of licensure. The course taken must be one specifically approved by the Commission. Failure to complete a postlicense course during the first year of being licensed will cause the license to lapse.
Must pass the Examination administered by AMP and approved by the Commission. The examination fee is $121.00. Persons applying for a salesperson’s license must apply within twelve months of the date they took the examination; or after twelve months have passed, they must retake the examination.
There are no experience requirements for a salesperson’s license.
Must pay the appropriate licensing fee as described below:
- If you are applying within 3 months from taking your exam, the fee will be $170.00.
- If you are applying more than three months but less than 12 months from taking your exam, the fee will be $340.00.
- The examination fee of $121.00.
This amount covers all fees due for the first four years of licensure.
Any individual who successfully passes the salesperson licensing examination may apply to place his or her license on inactive status rather than activating it with a broker. In any case, the applicant must pay the appropriate licensing fee. The salesperson postlicense educational requirements apply to a salesperson who goes on inactive status. Any licensee who places a license on inactive status must also pay renewal fees as they come due.
Any individual who successfully passes the salesperson licensing examination may apply to activate his or her license with a broker using the Sponsoring Broker Statement Application located in the candidate handbook. The application must be signed by the sponsoring broker.
The Commission requires that all active licensees licensed after January 1, 1980, must complete at least thirty-six (36) hours of approved continuing education course work during each four year renewal period to meet the Continuing Education requirements.