How To Transfer Your Real Estate License To Arizona

by | Sep 12, 2020 | Become An Agent

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How To Transfer Your Real Estate License To Arizona

“Transferring” Your Real Estate License From Out Of State

Latest Update: January 12th, 2024

Due to recent legislation changes, new opportunities have opened up for out-of-state real estate agents to essentially ‘transfer’ their real estate salesperson license to Arizona. However, this process is not as straightforward as simply submitting a brief application. It involves a series of specific requirements and procedures that must be meticulously followed. In this article, we will delve into the detailed steps and necessary criteria that applicants must meet to successfully transfer their license to Arizona. We will explore the nuances of the application process, the documentation required, and any additional qualifications or exams that might be needed. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive guide to assist out-of-state real estate agents in navigating this transition smoothly and efficiently. As always, please reference the Arizona Department of Real Estate’s website for the latest and complete information.

General Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age when applying
  • Must provide proof of Arizona residency (A.R.S 43-104)
  • Must have completed approved real estate education curriculum in the other state
  • Must have passed a real estate license examination in another state
  • Must complete a 6-Hour Contract Writing Course in Arizona
  • Currently licensed in the other state for at least 1 year
  • Submit a certified license history from the state(s) where a real estate license is held, stating minimum requirements met and any disciplinary actions pending. (Required by Pearson Vue at the time the exam is scheduled)
  • Obtain and review the Candidate Handbook & submit the Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI 214/244)
  • Obtain a DPS Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Register for and pass the Arizona Pearson Vue Salesperson Exam in Arizona
  • Apply for a license within 1 year from the date of passing the State Exam
  • An applicant has not had a license or certificate revoked or voluntarily surrendered in any other state or country.
  • An applicant has not had any discipline imposed by another regulating entity, and has no pending complaint, allegation, or investigation

Who Does ADRE Consider To Be A “Resident” Of AZ?

  • Every individual who is in this state for other than a temporary or transitory purpose.
  • Or, every individual who is domiciled in this state and who is outside the state for a temporary or transitory purpose. Any individual who is a resident of this state continues to be a resident even though temporarily absent from the state.
  • Or, every individual who spends in the aggregate more than nine months of the taxable year within this state shall be presumed to be a resident. The presumption may be overcome by competent evidence that the individual is in the state for a temporary or transitory purpose.
  • For more information please reference the Out-of-State License Recognition brochure and forms here, specifically the Out-of-State License Recognition Residency Attestation.

Required Documents to Transfer A Real Estate License To Arizona:

  • License Application & Fee
  • Proof of Arizona residency (A.R.S. § 43-104)
  • Arizona Pearson Vue Exam Score Report
  • Original Certified License History – from other state (Required by Pearson Vue at the time the exam is scheduled)
  • Disciplinary Actions Disclosure *(LI-214/244)
  • Disclosure Documentation *(if applicable)
  • Proof of Legal Presence *(Front & Back)
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued
  • Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card (Front & Back)
  • Proof of Arizona approved Contract Writing Course (6hrs)

Don’t Meet The Requirements To “Transfer”? No Problem, Learn How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Arizona.