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Careers: Salesperson

Description of the Work

A salesperson acting on behalf of a broker may perform any real estate brokerage act that requires a real estate license in Georgia. To be active in real estate brokerage a salesperson must affiliate with a company (sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership or limited liability company) that is licensed as a broker.


Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Requirements in Georgia

Age Requirement
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age. Applicant may take the salesperson's examination at age 17, however, the license cannot be activated until the applicants is 18 years of age.

General Education
Applicant must be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency.

Real Estate Education
Applicant must successfully complete a Commission-approved Salesperson Prelicense Course of at least 75 hours, including a proctored exam, at an approved school such as Georgia MLS Real Estate School.

Applicant must pass the state examination administered by PSI and approved by the Commission. The examination fee is $121. Persons applying for a salesperson's license must apply within twelve months of passing the state exam. After twelve months have passed the exam must be re-taken.

Applicant must pay the appropriate licensing fee as described below:

  • If applying within 3 months of passing the state exam, the fee is $170;

  • If applying more than 3 months but less than 12 months of passing the state exam, the fee is $340.

This amount covers all fees due for the first four years of licensure.

There are no experience requirements for a salesperson's license.

Background Check
All Georgia real estate license applicants must obtain and bring to the testing center (not to the Commission), a copy of the applicant's Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Report also known as a criminal history, prior to receiving a license. Such reports must not be more than sixty days old. The applicant can obtain a GCIC Report from any local sheriff's office or police department. If the report indicates any crime, convictions or sanctions by any licensing or regulatory agency, the Commission will conduct an investigation and decide whether it will issue a license.

Postlicense Education Requirement
Each salesperson must complete a 25-hour Salesperson Postlicense Course in the first year of licensure. The course taken must be one specifically approved by the Commission for postlicense education. Failure to complete a postlicense course during the first year of being licensed will cause the license to lapse.

For more information about becoming a Georgia real estate agent, visit the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) online.