How to get your Georgia (Ga) Real Estate License
Below are the requirements and steps you must take to obtain a Georgia Real Estate License:
Requirement 1: BACKGROUND CHECK
You must obtain and provide a copy of your criminal history or Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Report. This must be brought to the AMP testing center prior to receiving a license.
Note: If the report indicates any crime convictions or sanctions by any licensing or regulatory agency, the GREC will conduct an investigation and decide whether or not to issue the license.
Requirement 2: AGE
You must be at least 18 years of age. An applicant may take their salesperson’s examination at age 17, but they cannot activate their license until they are 18.
Requirement 3: BASIC EDUCATION
All Applicants must be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency.
Requirement 4: REAL ESTATE EDUCATION (PreLicense)
Must meet ONE of the following Real Estate Educational Requirements:
- Must successfully complete the required 75-hour Salesperson Prelicense Course at a school approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission;
Click Below to access the Virtual Properties PreLicense School Link
- Must successfully complete a minimum of 10 quarter hours… or 6 semester hours of either course work eligible for a major in real estate from a U.S. or Canadian accredited college or university or course in real property, agency, or contracts from a U.S. or Canadian accredited school of law. You must submit to AMP (not the Commission) an official transcript from the college, university, or school of law with your application for examination. Continuing education adult education, crash seminars, and special short courses are not acceptable. AMP will notify you as to whether your coursework is acceptable; OR
- Must provide proof of completion of at least 75 hours of prelicense course work approved by the real estate regulatory agency of another state or province of Canada. Applicant must obtain a letter from that agency that verifies that the course work is approved in that state or province.
Requirement 5: EXAMINATION
Must pass the Examination administered by AMP and approved by the Commission. The examination fee is $115.00. 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 $115.00.
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.