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How to Get an Arizona Real Estate License: Step-by-Step Guide

Real estate is a great career choice – especially in Arizona. What other career allows such a flexible schedule and unlimited income potential – plus the opportunity to work in such an exciting field?

Here’s how to get your real estate license in Arizona. When you choose Arizona School of Real Estate and Business (ASREB), we will guide you on your career journey – from understanding the basic requirements of getting a real estate license to finding a sponsoring broker (and every step in between).

How To Become a Real Estate Agent in Arizona

The information below outlines the steps to become a real estate agent in Arizona. We’ll also answer questions like, “How long does it take?” and “How much does it cost?”

If you have questions, the ASREB team will gladly assist you. Call us at 800-659-8088, email info@asreb.com, or fill out the contact form, and a team member will follow up with you.

Basic Requirements for Getting a Real Estate License

Before you start checking off the steps in the Arizona real estate license process, ensure you can meet these basic requirements.

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal alien

Please note that those with criminal records may not be able to obtain a real estate license in AZ. However, it’s best to check with the Arizona Department of Real Estate for more information on this matter.

Can you meet these basic requirements? Then, it’s time to complete the following steps to get your real estate license in Arizona.

Step 1: Enroll in Arizona Real Estate Classes

The Arizona Department of Real Estate requires real estate agents to take a 90-hour salesperson pre-licensing course from a state-approved real estate school. In addition, the state requires a 6-hour course called Introduction To Contract Writing.

Arizona School of Real Estate and Business offers all the necessary coursework to become a real estate agent. Our courses are taught by instructors with experience in the industry, and you can take them online (at your own pace), live-streamed, or in-person.

Here’s how the courses work. There are 18 required sessions (19 online) and an orientation. The course lasts 90 hours. Each session is independent of the other and may be taken in any order.

The 90-hour pre-license coursework and school exam for salespersons must be completed within six months of your enrollment date. Students may audit any specific sessions one additional time within the six months.

Are you worried about getting through your coursework? ASREB has served aspiring Arizona real estate agents for over 75 years. Our instructors have a lot of experience explaining complicated material so that it is easy to understand.

You can enroll in your real estate license courses in a matter of minutes with ASREB. Get started today!

Step 2: Complete the Fingerprinting Process

Please note that you DO NOT need a fingerprint clearance card to begin classes!

To complete the fingerprinting process, go to the ASREB offices in Scottsdale or Glendale and complete the process in person.

If those locations aren’t convenient, ASREB offers fingerprint kits to help you fulfill this licensing requirement from the comfort of your own home.

If you complete the process independently, submit your fingerprint cards and the non-IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card Application to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Complete the application thoroughly and accurately using blue or black ink. Your application packet to the Arizona Department of Public Safety must include the following:

  • DPS Application (white copy ONLY) for fingerprint clearance card form
  • Fingerprint card
  • Fingerprint clearance card fee of $67. (Only cashier’s checks, money orders, or checks drawn on a business account payable to the AZ Department of Public Safety will be accepted.)

Place the application packet in a large envelope with sufficient postage and a return address. Do not fold, bend, or damage the fingerprint card. Mail the completed application packet to:

Arizona Department of Public Safety
PO BOX 18390
Phoenix, AZ 85005-8390

Step 3: Apply to take the Arizona Real Estate Sales Agent Exam

PearsonVue administers the Arizona real estate salesperson exam. Once you have completed the 90-hour pre-licensing course, visit the PearsonVue website to schedule the exam.

The exam application fee is $75, which must be paid when you schedule the test.

On your test date, be prepared to provide the exam administrator with two forms of current signature identification, (including one government-issued I.D. with a photo) and the Salesperson Education Certificate for the 90 hours of schooling.

Step 4: Pass the Arizona Real Estate Salesperson Exam

The state requires that you score 75% or higher to pass. At ASREB, we will help you prepare for the Arizona real estate license exam with the best online exam prep program in the industry – CompuCram. You will learn at your own pace and get tools to set you up for success in your future career.

We know that taking a test can be intimidating and requires preparation. However, ASREB can help. We have the highest exam pass rates in the state.

Step 5: Submit Your Arizona Salesperson Application and Supporting Documents

When you pass the real estate salesperson exam, PearsonVue will send you the Salesperson License Application and instructions. After you complete the application, you will submit it and the required supporting documentation to the Arizona Department of Real Estate through the department’s online message center.

To apply for an Arizona Real Estate License, you must have the following documents:

  • Original Salesperson Application & $60 license fee
  • Original Arizona Exam Score Report from PearsonVue
  • Pre-Licensure Education Certificate- the 90-hour certificate from ASREB with the authorized signature
  • Proof of Legal Presence (Front & Back)
  • Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI-214/244)
  • Disclosure Document Checklist Form (LI-400) & Documentation *if applicable
  • DPS issued AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card (Front & Back)
  • 6-Hour Introduction to Contract Writing Course Certificate from ASREB

Please note: Salesperson License applications must be submitted within one year of passing the state examination, or the state exam must be retaken.

FAQs: How Do I Become a REALTOR® in Arizona?

Before you can become a REALTOR® – or a member of the National Association of REALTORS® – you must earn your real estate license. Here are the answers to FAQs about the Arizona real estate licensing process.

How much does it cost to get your real estate license in Arizona?

It costs around $200 – plus the cost of pre-licensing courses – to get your real estate license in Arizona.

When you research Arizona real estate schools, you’ll see that the price of the courses varies. We encourage you to read the fine print and understand what you are getting with your pre-licensing package.

  • Will you have access to an instructor if you have additional questions about complicated material?
  • Does the course package include exam prep materials?
  • Does the real estate school offer employment networking opportunities and interview workshops?
  • Does the real estate school include your required continuing education courses in your pre-licensing package?

ASREB has the highest pass rate in Arizona and provides instructor support, exam prep materials, career guidance, and continuing education courses. We also will help you earn your broker license when you are ready to take this step in your career. We are dedicated to the Arizona real estate industry – and it shows.

How much do real estate agents make in Arizona?

The average real estate agent salary in Arizona is $115,274, according to Colibri Real Estate. This income is based on commissions, as real estate agents typically do not earn a set salary.

How hard is the Arizona real estate exam?

The Arizona real estate licensing exam has a pass rate of around 60%. However, to be allowed to take the real estate exam, you also need to complete a 90-hour course and pass a course exam.

While you may not be encouraged by this pass rate, those who prioritize real estate school tend to do well. Additionally, aligning yourself with ASREB, which has Arizona’s best real estate exam pass rates, can also help.

Regulatory Notes

The state requires a minimum amount of seat time in the course content. Our Online and Livestream course platforms monitor this requirement for each student. Livestream and Classroom students who cannot make a class on time or need to miss a class may reschedule for a later date and time in the online student account.

Students cannot receive credit for more than 10 hours (2 classes) daily. For students completing the online course, you may only access one session at a time; once that session is complete, you may move on to the next. Each class is independent of one another and may be taken in any order.

Once you complete your 90 hours of coursework and pass your school exam, ASREB will email you an electronic certificate of completion. Your certificate may also be accessed anytime in your online student account. You will need to present your certificate at the time of your state exam and when you apply for your license with the Arizona Department of Real Estate. Course completion dates are recorded using Mountain Standard Time. Therefore, that will be the time reflected on your certificate.

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