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How to become a real estate agent in Ohio

1. Complete Your Required Education

To get your Ohio real estate license you must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and successfully complete 120 hours of approved real estate education within a ten-year time frame immediately preceding your application. This education must be completed at an institution of higher education that awards a degree in at least a two-year program, education must consist of the following:

  • Real Estate Principles and Practices (40 hours)
  • Ohio Real Estate Law (40 hours)
  • Real Estate Appraisal (20 hours)
  • Real Estate Finance (20 hours)

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2. Obtain a Sponsoring Broker

Before you submit an application to become a licensed real estate Salesperson, you must be sponsored by a Broker.

3. Submit Your Application

You must submit a completed Salesperson Examination Application, pay the fee, and submit proof that you have completed your education requirements, to the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing. Once the division has received your information they will process your application and send your information to the testing vendor.  Click here to view the full list of requirements from the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing.

4. Schedule Your Test

After your application has been processed, you will receive a Candidate Information Bulletin with instructions for scheduling your test.

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