How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Ohio

Take charge of your career and start the process to becoming a licensed Real Estate Agent.

Real estate agents have the luxury of working from home and creating their own schedule. The life of an agent has shifted in practices from cold calls and door knocking to focusing on maintaining an online presence. If you’re interested in becoming an agent, you’re not alone! Follow these steps to get a license in Ohio:

  1. Education
    You must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
    You will need a background check including fingerprints.
    Pre-licensing courses totaling 120 hrs must be completed within the ten years preceding your application including:
    40 hrs of Real Estate Principles and Practices
    40 hrs of Ohio Real Estate Law
    20 hrs of Real Estate Appraisal
    20 hrs of Real Estate Finance
    Courses must be taken at a higher education institution, including these community colleges.
  2. Broker Sponsorship
    You must be sponsored by a broker when you apply for a license
  3. Submit your Application
    You must submit certificates/transcripts of completed education and a $60 fee along with your Salesperson Examination Application to the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing.
  4. Schedule the Test
    Once the application is processed, you’ll receive a Candidate Information Bulletin with directions in scheduling your test. To pass, receive a score of at least 70 and begin your new career!

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