How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Arizona

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How To Get Your Real Estate License In Arizona

General Requirements For Real Estate Salesperson:

Last Update: July 15, 2019

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
  • Complete a Disciplinary Actions Disclosure (LI-214/244)
  • And if needed, complete a Disclosure Document Checklist (LI-400)
Real Estate Licensee In Arizona

How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Arizona:

  • 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.
  • Once complete with the 90 hours of training. 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.
  • Once passing the school exam, you will receive a certificate that allows you take the Pearson Vue AZ Real Estate Sales exam. This exam has both national and Arizona specific sections.
  • After you pass both sections, you’re not quite done yet! ADRE further requires that students complete a 6 hour Contract Writing or Introduction To Contract Writing Course. This course is not a pass/fail class but instead requires attendance (and once again a certificate from the school).
  • 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.
  • Once all of this is complete, including the forms listed above, 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

How Much Does An AZ Real Estate License Cost?

The Break Down

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.


Real Estate License Cost In Arizona

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

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 or $599 (online vs. in person)
  • School Exam Fee: Free
  • Contract Writing Course: $45

Given our example above, the total cost to go from day one of school to licensed real estate agent would be: $202 + $299 + $45 = $646 or $202 + $599 + $45 = $846

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.

With small class sizes limited to 20 students or less, we offer a boutique experience that ensures everyone in the class receives the attention that they need. Administrator Jeffrey Davis brings over 20 years of real estate experience to the classroom. Currently acting as Designated Broker of his own real estate brokerage, Jeffrey’s many past specialties, including new home sales and house flipping, help students grasp not just the test but also how to be a successful real estate agent in Arizona. 

We specialize in real estate salesperson pre-license training, secondary agent education and now real estate broker pre-license training. Learn more about the owners.

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