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Sales & Broker Licensure Requirements

Licensure Certification Process in Ohio

There are two classifications for sales agents in Ohio:

The classifications are tiered, meaning that each level builds on the knowledge and experience of the latter, and each has specific requirements. To obtain any of the classifications candidates must obtain the specific requirements and pass a test offered by the state of Ohio. The requirements consist of classroom education and practical experience.

For the specific requirements of each classification, and to see what is available at Ohio state, click on any of the classifications above.

There are numerous resources offered by the Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing in the Ohio Department of Commerce. These resources include where candidates can obtain classroom education, further explanation of requirements and general guidance through the process.
The Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing is the best place to begin. They can be very helpful and you can get a live person when you call. Their website has an abundance of info including testing info.

Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing in the Ohio Department of Commerce
www.com.ohio.gov/real/
614-466-4100
77 South High Street, 20th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
WebReal@com.state.oh.us

Certification Requirements

Real Estate Sales License

  • Real Estate Broker’s License
  • The classifications are tiered, meaning that each level builds on the knowledge and experience of the latter, and each has specific requirements. To obtain any of the classifications candidates must obtain the specific requirements and pass a test offered by the state of Ohio. The requirements consist of classroom education and practical experience.

    For the specific requirements of each classification, and to see what is available at Ohio state, click on any of the classifications above.

    There are numerous resources offered by the Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing in the Ohio Department of Commerce. These resources include where candidates can obtain classroom education, further explanation of requirements and general guidance through the process.
    The Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing is the best place to begin. They can be very helpful and you can get a live person when you call. Their website has an abundance of info including testing info.

    Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing in the Ohio Department of Commerce
    www.com.ohio.gov/real/
    614-466-4100
    77 South High Street, 20th Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215
    WebReal@com.state.oh.us

     

    Certification Requirements

    Bullet Sales Requirements

    A Real Estate Sales License is the starting point for folks who are looking to enter the real estate sales/broker profession. There is a minimal amount of education required and there is no experience requirement. However, to take the test to become a sales agent, candidates must be sponsored by an Ohio broker.

    For the Salesperson and Broker Candidate Information Bulletin (specific requirements) created by the state go to http://www.com.ohio.gov/real/ReMain.aspx.

     

    Requirements to obtain the license:

    Education:

    • 40 Hours Real Estate Principles and Practices
    • 40 Hours Ohio Real Estate Law
    • 20 Hours of Real Estate Appraisal
    • 20 Hours of Real Estate Finance

    Experience:

    None. However, Sales candidates must be sponsored by an Ohio broker.

    Bullet Broker Requirements

    Real Estate Brokers are the people for whom all real estate sales agents work. All listings are placed in the broker's name, not the salesperson's name. A broker can deal directly with home buyers and sellers, or can have a staff of salespersons working for him or her.

    For the Salesperson and Broker Candidate Information Bulletin (specific requirements) created by the state go to http://www.com.ohio.gov/real/ReMain.aspx.

     

    Requirements to obtain the license:

    Education:

    Minimum of Two Years of College

    • 40 Hours Real Estate Principles and Practices
    • 40 Hours Ohio Real Estate Law
    • 20 Hours of Real Estate Appraisal
    • 20 Hours of Real Estate Finance
    • 30 Hours of Financial Management
    • 30 Hours of Human Resource or Personnel Management
    • 30 Hours of Applied Business Economics
    • 30 Hours of Business Law

    Experience:

    • You must have been licensed as a broker or salesperson for at least two years.
    • You must have worked as a broker or salesperson for an average of 30 hours per week for two of the last five years immediately preceding your application. If you have been licensed in another state, these years can be counted.
    • You must have completed 20 real estate transactions or have such equivalent experience as defined by rules adopted by the Ohio Real Estate Commission.