How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Arizona (2021)

How To Get Your Real Estate License In Arizona

General Requirements For Real Estate Salesperson

Last Update: April 22, 2021

Before we go over the process. Let’s cover a few requirements that must be met in order to obtain a real estate license in Arizona for salesperson only. These items will be covered in our classes and do not necessarily need to be completed ahead of time. However it is a good idea to be aware of these requirements.  All applicants must:

 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Obtain an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) fingerprint card
  • Provide proof of legal presence to ADRE (using that link, scroll down to “Licensees” then see “Legal Presence”
  • Complete a Disciplinary Actions Disclosure (LI-214/244) and if needed, complete a Disclosure Document Checklist (LI-400)
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How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Arizona:

Step #1

Complete All 90 Hours Of Instruction Online

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After determining that you do or will be able to meet all of the requirements to become an Arizona real estate agent. The 1st step is to select an accredited real estate school. Accreditation can be verified on ADRE’s website. Here is a link to verify our school (American Realty Academy) but you can use it to verify other schools as well. An accredited school will provide you with the state required 90 hours of instruction. While our school only offers online courses, some do still offer live classroom experiences.

Step #2

Complete The 6 Hour Contract Writing Course

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ADRE further requires that students complete a 6 hour Contract Writing or Introduction To Contract Writing Course. In many cases, this can be completed 100% online/on demand.

Step #3

Pass Your School Exam (State Required)

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You must complete and pass a school administered exam. This exam acts as a “gateway” to the actual real estate salesperson exam administered by Pearson Vue.

Step #4

Pass The Pearson Vue® Real Estate Exam (Offical Exam)

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Once passing the school exam, you will receive a certificate that allows you take the Pearson Vue® AZ Real Estate Sales exam.

Step #5

Find A Brokerage to Work For

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As a salesperson, as you will learn in class, you must work under a designated broker (DB). This DB must allow you to “hang your license” with them if you intend to work actively as a real estate salesperson in Arizona.

With Arizona real estate booming, there is no shortage of brokerages to choose from. In fact, we have many brokerages who would specifically like to hire our students! Once you reach this point, we will gladly provide you with a list of potential brokerages for you to contact.

Step #6

Activate Your License With The Arizona Department Of Real Estate!

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Once all of this is complete, including the forms listed at the top of this page, your application is ready to be submitted to ADRE.
*As a note, the state requirements do change from time to time and we highly recommend you verify any information on this page with ADRE

Note:

This is a simplified synopsis of the process to obtain your Arizona Real Estate Salesperson License. There are also certain eligibility and finger print requirements to become a real estate agent. You may view a complete list of requirements on ADRE’s website.

How Much Does An AZ Real Estate License Cost?

The real estate license cost in Arizona is broken into two parts; government fees and school fees. For this article we will cover these items in regard to initial issuance of a real estate salesperson license only (not a broker, renewal, etc).

As a note, all fees are current at the time of this article’s writing and may have changed since. Here we cover to the best of our knowledge, the cost of a typical real estate license in Arizona. Exceptions do always exist and the cost may far exceed these numbers.  Please confirm the fees with the appropriate agencies.  We’ve included some links in this article to help you out.

 

State Fees To Obtain An Arizona Real Estate License

  • Pearson VUE Testing Examination Fee: $75
  • State Original License Fee: $50
  • State Real Estate Recovery Fee: $10
  • Arizona Department Of Public Safety Finger Print Clearance Card Fee: $67
  • Total Government Fees: $202

*You can verify testing/state fees here and DPS fees here

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  • School Cost

    Real estate schools normally charge for your:

    • 90 Hour Pre-License Course
    • School Exam Fee
    • Contract Writing Course
    • The fees charged are entirely up to the real estate school. It would be far too time consuming to cover every real estate school in Arizona in this article so we will use us (American Realty Academy) as the example.

     

    Total Cost Of Real Estate School In Arizona

    • 90 Hour Pre-License Course: $399 (typical price)
    • School Exam Fee: $15 per attempt
    • Contract Writing Course: $49
    • Total School Cost: $463

    Given our example above, the total cost to go from day one of school to licensed real estate agent would be: $202+ $463 = $665

    We encourage you to shop around and examine not just pricing but classroom size and instructional quality before making a decision. However, please take the time to compare us to the competition.

We Are The Alternative To Overcrowded Real Estate Classrooms In Arizona.

American Realty Academy is proud to host Arizona real estate license classes that don’t just help you pass the test, but also prepare you for the real world or real estate. Our instructors are all active real estate brokers eager to share their past experiences (both good and bad) in Arizona real estate transactions. We want to make sure that no student feels left behind and no question goes unanswered. At American Realty Academy, you aren’t just a number, you’re our guest and our instructors, administrators, and owners look forward to getting to know you on a first-name basis.

If you are transferring as an agent from out of state, be sure to read about the transfer process here.

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