Georgia Salesperson Pre-Licensing GA Real Estate License FAQs

Every Question You Need Answered to Get Your Real Estate License in Georgia

We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in Georgia is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.

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How do I get a Georgia real estate license?

To earn your Georgia real estate salesperson license, you must complete 75 hours of Pre-Licensing education, complete a background check, take the licensing examination, and apply for the salesperson license. You must have a sponsoring broker in order to apply for an active license. For more information, please visit the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) website or see the Georgia Real Estate Candidate Handbook provided by PSI (formerly AMP), the state’s testing and licensing vendor.

How long does it take to get a Georgia real estate license?

The time it takes to get your Georgia real estate license depends on how quickly you complete your Pre-Licensing requirements, which includes Pre-Licensing coursework, a background check, and licensing examination. For more information on the licensing process, please visit the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) website or see the Georgia Real Estate Candidate Handbook provided by PSI (formerly AMP), the state’s testing and licensing vendor.

How much does it cost to get a Georgia real estate license?

There are a number of costs and fees involved in obtaining a Georgia real estate salesperson license. Variable costs include tuition and fees associated with completing your Pre-Licensing education requirement, and the cost to obtain your background check. The licensing examination fee is $121, and the license fee is $170, if applied for at the testing center upon passing the exam.

Note: These costs are subject to be changed by the state at any time.

Do you need to have a diploma or GED to get your Georgia real estate license?

The GREC requires all applicants to have a high school diploma or GED in order to become licensed in Georgia.

Where can I get additional information about the Georgia real estate license exam?

The Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) contracts with PSI (formerly AMP), to facilitate and administer the state’s real estate licensing exam. PSI provides the Georgia Real Estate Candidate Handbook which provides details about registering for and taking the licensing exam.

Is there a time limit for paying for and picking up my license after passing the exam?

Candidates have up to twelve months after they pass their licensing exam to apply for their real estate salesperson’s license. Twelve months after taking the exam, the candidate must retake the licensing exam.

What are the Georgia requirements for Post-Licensing?

Georgia requires 25 hours of Post-Licensing for brokers and salespersons within the first year of initial licensure. Learn more about The CE Shop's Post-Licensing course offerings.

Can I get a Georgia real estate license online?

To attain your Georgia real estate license online, you must complete 75 hours of Pre-Licensing courses. The CE Shop's Georgia salesperson real estate license course packages can be completed in as little as two weeks. Yes, you can complete your Georgia pre-licensing program online.

What courses are required for a Georgia real estate license?

Georgia requires future salespersons to complete 75 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.

What are the Georgia requirements for real estate Continuing Education?

Georgia requires 36 hours of Continuing Education. The CE Shop offers the courses you need to fulfill your Georgia Continuing Education requirements.

Can a felon get a Georgia real estate license?

It is possible to get a real estate license in Georgia with a criminal record. In order to get a real estate license, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires that you submit a background check to the Georgia Crime Information Center.

How old do you have to be to get your Georgia real estate license?

All applicants must be 18 years old or older to apply for a Georgia real estate license.

What is the average salary for a Georgia real estate salesperson?

The average salary for a salesperson varies throughout the state of Georgia. In Georgia, real estate agents' salaries range from $45-97k, according to ZipRecruiter.com.

Does Georgia have real estate license reciprocity with any other states?

Georgia offers real estate license reciprocity with all states, meaning there is expedited licensing available for agents assuming their Pre-Licensing requirements were previously met. Reciprocal agents must have an active license and be in good standing in their state of origin. Applicants will be required to pay application feeds and fulfill administrative requests such as a background check.

Agents should learn as much as they can about reciprocity to streamline the application process. Personalized questions related to reciprocity can also be directed to the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

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