Associate Broker – if acting on behalf of a broker, an associate broker may perform any real estate brokerage act that requires a real estate license in Georgia . In order to be active in real estate brokerage, an associate broker must be affiliated with a sole proprietorship, a corporation, a partnership, or a limited liability company that is licensed as a broker. Source: Georgia Real Estate Commission website
To be eligible for an Associate Broker’s license in the state of Georgia , an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 21 years of age;
- Be a resident of the State of Georgia, unless seeking a nonresident license;
- Be a high school graduate or holder of a certification of equivalency;
- Have served actively for 3 years as a licensed salesperson;
- Complete an approved 60-hour broker course;
- Pass the state real estate Broker examination; and
- Obtain a criminal history report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
Experience Requirements – The law requires three years of active licensure in Georgia or in another state before an applicant may qualify for a broker’s license. To obtain approval of out-of-state experience, the applicant must secure a certified copy of his or her license history and education in other states from those states’ licensing agencies and submit this with his or her application for licensure before taking the examination. The certified copy or copies of the license history must not be more than one year old at the time of application. Source: GREC Website
Education Requirements -The (GREC) requires a 60-hour Broker pre-license course. This course may be completed in a classroom environment or online. In-class instruction is available through many GREC-approved schools throughout Georgia . A list of approved Schools is available on the GREC Website.