Find Your State Pre-Licensing

All states have a pre-licensing education requirement you must complete in order to qualify to take the state exam. The required number of hours and course curriculum are dictated by the state’s real estate commission. Schools that provide real estate pre-licensing education in a given state must meet the state’s requirements and receive approval. Many states also require that you complete a post-course exam (usually administered by the real estate school that provided your pre-licensing education) and achieve a satisfactory score in order to qualify for the state licensing exam. A list of approved real estate schools can be found on the website for your state’s real estate commission.

Alabama https://arec.alabama.gov/arec/
Alaska https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/RealEstateCommission/ApplicantsLicensees/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx
Arizona http://www.re.state.az.us/
Arkansas http://www.arec.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx
California http://www.dre.ca.gov/
Colorado https://www.colorado.gov/dora/division-real-estate
Connecticut http://www.ct.gov/DCP/cwp/view.asp?a=1622&Q=501004&PM=1
District of Columbia https://gcaar.com/resources_ektid948.aspx
Delaware http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/realestate/
Florida http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/re/frec.html
Georgia http://www.grec.state.ga.us/
Hawaii http://cca.hawaii.gov/reb/
Idaho https://irec.idaho.gov/ilr.html
Illinois https://www.idfpr.com/DRE.asp
Indiana http://www.in.gov/pla/real.htm
Iowa https://plb.iowa.gov/
Kansas https://www.krec.ks.gov/
Kentucky http://krec.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Louisiana http://www.lrec.state.la.us/home/
Maine http://www.state.me.us/pfr/professionallicensing/index.shtml
Maryland https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mrec/
Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/re/
Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72871—,00.html
Minnesota https://mn.gov/commerce/licensees/real-estate/
Mississippi http://www.mrec.state.ms.us/
Missouri http://pr.mo.gov/realestate.asp
Montana http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/rre
Nebraska http://www.nrec.ne.gov/
Nevada http://red.nv.gov/
New Hampshire http://www.oplc.nh.gov/
New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/division_rec/index.htm
New Mexico http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/real_estate_commission.aspx
New York http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_salesperson/re_salesperson.html
North Carolina https://www.ncrec.gov/
North Dakota http://www.realestatend.org/
Ohio http://www.com.state.oh.us/real/default.aspx
Oklahoma https://www.ok.gov/OREC/
Oregon http://www.oregon.gov/REA/pages/index.aspx
Pennsylvania http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/Pages/default.aspx#exam
Rhode Island http://www.dbr.state.ri.us/divisions/commlicensing/realestate.php
South Carolina http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/rec/index.asp?file=pub.htm
South Dakota http://dlr.sd.gov/realestate/default.aspx
Tennessee https://www.tn.gov/commerce/section/real-estate-commission
Texas http://www.trec.texas.gov/
Utah http://realestate.utah.gov/
Vermont https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation.aspx
Virginia http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/boards/real-estate/pre-license/
Washington http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/realestate/
West Virginia http://rec.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Wisconsin http://dsps.wi.gov/Home
Wyoming http://realestate.wyo.gov/