Every Question You Need Answered to Get Your Real Estate License in Georgia
We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in Georgia is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.
Education/Getting Your License
How do I get a Georgia real estate license?
To earn your Georgia real estate salesperson license, you must complete 75 hours of Pre-Licensing education, complete a background check, take the licensing examination, and apply for the salesperson license. You must have a sponsoring broker in order to apply for an active license. For more information, please visit the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) website or see the Georgia Real Estate Candidate Handbook provided by PSI (formerly AMP), the state’s testing and licensing vendor.
How long does it take to get a Georgia real estate license?
The time it takes to get your Georgia real estate license depends on how quickly you complete your Pre-Licensing requirements, which includes Pre-Licensing coursework, a background check, and licensing examination. For more information on the licensing process, please visit the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) website or see the Georgia Real Estate Candidate Handbook provided by PSI (formerly AMP), the state’s testing and licensing vendor.
How much does it cost to get a Georgia real estate license?
There are a number of costs and fees involved in obtaining a Georgia real estate salesperson license. Variable costs include tuition and fees associated with completing your Pre-Licensing education requirement, and the cost to obtain your background check. The licensing examination fee is $115.00, and the license fee is $170.00, if applied for at the testing center upon passing the exam.
Note: These costs are subject to be changed by the state at any time.
Where can I get additional information about the Georgia real estate license exam?
The Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) contracts with PSI (formerly AMP), to facilitate and administer the state’s real estate licensing exam. PSI provides the Georgia Real Estate Candidate Handbook which provides details about registering for and taking the licensing exam.
Is there a time limit for paying for and picking up my license after passing the exam?
Candidates have up to twelve months after they pass their licensing exam to apply for their real estate salesperson’s license. Twelve months after taking the exam, the candidate must retake the licensing exam.