How to become a Real Estate Agent in Georgia

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How-To Licensing Guide

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The real estate industry is made for passionate people with an interest in real estate and an entrepreneurial spirit. Follow these easy steps, and get ready for a fulfilling, lucrative career.

Step 1

Meet Georgia’s general licensing requirements

To get a real estate license from the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC), you have to fulfill specific general requirements, including:

  • High school diploma or equivalent GED
  • At least 18 years old (You can take the exam at 17, but cannot activate your license until you’re 18).
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident

Step 2

Complete your Georgia real estate pre-licensing education

All real estate agents are required to take 75 hours of GREC-approved real estate education prior to getting their license (usually in the form of the 75-hour Sales Pre-license Course).
Choose from one of the courses or packages below, and start a pre-licensing process tailored to your exact needs:

  • Individual Course: Georgia Salesperson Pre-license Course
    • Georgia 75-hour Sales Pre-license Course
  • Package: Georgia Real Estate Pre-Licensing Silver Solution
    • Georgia 75-hour Sales Pre-license Course
    • Support from industry experts
  • Package: Georgia Real Estate Pre-Licensing Gold Solution
    • Includes all Silver Solution products, plus:
    • Prep xL: The study tool that adapts to your learning style
    • Complimentary real estate blog subscription - staying up-to-date is half the battle!
    • Pass The First Time Guarantee: With Prep xL, you have our word you’ll pass your exam on the very first try.
  • Package: Georgia Real Estate Pre-Licensing Platinum Solution (recommended)Includes all Silver/Gold Solution products, plus:
    • Includes all Silver/Gold Solution products, plus:
    • “Georgia Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession,” 8th edition
    • Real estate test-taking tips
    • Real estate exam flashcards

Step 3

Pass the course pre-licensing exam

After your coursework is completed, you need to pass the initial exam. This is different than the final real estate exam; it proves you passed your class, and are ready for the next stage in real estate licensing.

  • 100-question exam
  • Must be taken in the presence of a proctor
  • Required passing score of 75%

Step 4

Select a Sponsoring Broker

To activate your license, you need to be sponsored by a licensed GA real estate broker.

  • Choose and contact a sponsoring broker
  • Apply to your broker with the Sponsoring Broker Statement Application (click here to download)
  • Hand-submit your completed form to your AMP test center (Don’t mail it!)

Step 5

Submit a verified background check

In Georgia, Real Estate license applicants are required to obtain and submit a Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) background check. If you currently reside in Georgia, you will need to visit your local sheriff’s office or police station to obtain your GCIC report.
Non-residents can submit a background check processed by their state agency or through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).

Step 6

Pass the Georgia real estate license exam

  • Register for the exam with PSI, who administers the test on behalf of GREC.
  • Pay the examination fee (This covers all fees due for the first 4 years of licensure.)
    • $170 if applying within 3 months of taking your exam
    • $340 if applying between 3-12 months before exam
    • $121 examination fee
  • Take the exam
    • 152 questions
    • Two portions: National (100 questions) and State-specific (52 questions)
  • Pass with at least a 75% score
  • Apply for your license within one calendar year of your exam date (details on GREC’s website)
Georgia real estate post-license & continuing education

The Georgia real estate industry changes quickly. To stay on top of it, GA real estate agents are required to complete 25-hours of post-license education the first year of their licensure and 36 hours of GREC-approved continuing education courses once every four years, before renewing their license.


Georgia Post-License Course Requirements

The state of Georgia requires an additional 25 hours of post-license education during the first year of your licensure. Fulfill your Georgia real estate post-license state education requirements with our GREC-Approved, online real estate post-licensing education courses.


Georgia Continuing Education Requirements

OnCourse Learning’s GA-approved real estate CE course list offers an array of classes and packages designed to enhance your skill-set, cater to specific interests and fulfill GREC requirements.

  • 750,000+ real estate student alumni across the country
  • Track record of high pass rates
  • Thousands of online courses nationally
  • 40+ years of experience educating real estate students
  • Courses written by experienced, subject matter experts