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Frequently Asked Questions

People who perform the duties of a real estate sales associate or associate broker and are paid a fee for listing, selling, leasing, or managing real property must be licensed in Georgia. Licenses are not required for persons employed by brokers, builders, landlords, leasing services, or others who perform only administrative duties. Licenses are also required for those who appraise real property, sell time-shares, or manage community associations for a real estate broker. The information below applies to the real estate salesperson or broker license.


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Q. How do I obtain a Georgia real estate salesperson license?

  • Salesperson candidates complete a 75-hour pre-license course
  • Following course completion, candidates take and pass the state exam
  • Broker candidates complete the 60-hour pre-license course

Q. What does Georgia require after I am licensed?

  • Complete the first year, 25-hour, post-license course
  • Harry Norman, REALTORS® offers a proprietary post license course for our sales associates
  • After the first year, 36 hours of continuing education credits must be earned every four years
  • Licenses renew every four years, on the last day of the licensees birth month

Q. Where are required courses offered?

  • Licensed schools offer in-class courses and online independent study courses
  • Harry Norman, REALTORS® School of Real Estate offers a scholarship for in-class study
  • Harry Norman, REALTORS® offers a $50 discount for salespersons’ resident in-class course at the Georgia Institute of Real Estate

Q. How do I begin a real estate career?

  • Complete a pre-license course
  • nterview with brokers
  • Obtain a Georgia Real Estate Commission Sponsoring Broker Form
  • Pass the state exam
  • Affiliate with the licensed broker

Q. How do I obtain a Georgia Associate Broker’s license?

  • They must be licensed salesperson for at least 3 years
  • They must pass the state Broker exam

Q. What is necessary for a successful real estate career?

  • Commitment to a full-time career
  • Expert services for buyers and sellers
  • Continual training and career development
  • Selecting a reputable, supportive brokerage firm
  • A full-time, experienced, well respected managing broker


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