How to Get Your Real Estate License in Arizona
If you’re looking for a career change and have always thought that you might be able to make it as a real estate agent in Arizona, there’s no better time than now. The Arizona market continues to grow, and while the competition is fierce, if you’ve got the goods, you might just be able to cash in.
So here’s our overview of what will be required of you by the state of Arizona to get your real estate license and get on the road to selling some Arizona “Mcmansions”!
1. Go to School
First, you’ll have to complete 90 hours of classroom education and pass a final exam from your real estate school. To pass, you’ll need a score of 80% or higher. You’ll have to finish the program and the pre-licensure testing within six months.
Most schools divide up the 90 hours of classroom instruction into 18 sections of approximately four and a half hours each. When you’ve completed those hours and passed the final exam, you are also required to attend a 6-hour course on contract writing. You don’t need this course to take the state exam, but you do need to take it before you activate your license.
2. The State Exam
So you’ve finished the 90 hours of coursework and taken the final exam Congrats! You’re almost there.
Here’s what’ll happen next: the school will give you a Certificate of Completion that will allow you to schedule your state exam. The State of Arizona charges $75 to take the exam, which consists of a national portion and a state specific portion. For the state specific portion, you’ll need a score of at least 75% to pass. Now in the case you pass one and not the other, you’ll only be required to take the portion that you fail. The bad news? You still have to pay the entire testing fee again.
3. Getting your license
At this point, you’re almost ready to start closing those deals!
But, first, you’re going to have to get fingerprinted.
Arizona requires that all fingerprints be submitted to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Your school will give you all the necessary paperwork as well as the various locations for having your fingerprints taken. You’ll submit your prints with the application fee of $65, and then you’ll have to wait 4 to 6 weeks to receive your fingerprint card. When your prints are approved, you’ll be given a security clearance card that’ll be required when you activate your real estate license.
4. Getting to work
You’ve done it! You’ve jumped through all the major hoops to get your real estate license in Arizona. All you have to do now is find a brokerage that fits your needs and starts working under your sponsoring broker. There’ll be a last bit of paperwork you and your broker will have to file in order to receive your physical license. Your brokerage will have all this information for you.
Once you get that card, you’re officially a Licensed Arizona Real Estate Agent! So get out there and start slinging some property!! Remember – ALWAYS. BE. CLOSING!!