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Delaware Salesperson Real Estate License Exam FAQs

Every Question You Need Answered to Get Your Real Estate License in Delaware

We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in Delaware is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.

Education/Getting Your License

How long does it take to get a Delaware real estate license?

The amount of time to get your Delaware real estate license is dependent on a number of factors, though most complete the requirements within a few months. There are a number of steps to complete which include education, application, exam, fingerprints, background investigation, and sponsorship by an actively licensed Delaware real estate broker.


How do I renew my Delaware real estate license?

Prior to the renewal date one must complete the applicable Continuing Education requirements and pay the renewal fee. Continuing Education requirements differ for first time renewal, or Post-Licensing requirements.


How much does it cost to get an Delaware real estate license?

The fixed costs involved in obtaining an Delaware salesperson real estate license include a $69 fee for the exam and a $25 Guaranty Fund fee payable to the State of Delaware. Varied costs include the tuition and fees associated with the required Pre-Licensing courses.

Note: These costs are subject to be changed by the state at any time.


What are the Delaware requirements for Post-Licensing and Continuing Education?

Each real estate licensee must complete 12 hours of real estate Post-Licensing approved by the Delaware Real Estate Commission within the first year of licensure.

Each real estate licensee must complete a minimum of 21 hours of real estate Continuing Education approved by the Delaware Real Estate Commission every even-numbered year by 4/30.


I am already licensed in another state. What do I need to do to get my license in Delaware as well?

The CE Shop has an approved online course for those who already have a license in another state. The 33-Hour Salesperson Pre-Licensing Real Estate Law Course is approved by the Delaware Real Estate Commission. Before taking this course, licensees should reach out to the Delaware Real Estate Commission to confirm this course is all that is required to become licensed in Delaware.