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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 at an institution of higher education. This real estate 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)

Get your Ohio real estate license The Hondros Way. Over 92% of Ohio real estate agents have taken their real estate courses from Hondros College.

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.

Please Note: The Ohio Division of Real Estate now requires real estate applicants to have their fingerprints processed for background checks within ten days after filing their application. If you have completed a background check prior to submitting your application, please call the ODRE at 614-466-4100 to review your status.

All Fast Fingerprint locations on Hondros College campuses, and throughout the state, are approved and ready to process your fingerprints for background checks – stop in today!

4. Schedule Your Test

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

Are you ready?  Hondros College provides you with the tools you need to pass the Exam the first time!  Click here for more information!


Hondros offers the most flexible scheduling options statewide.  You can complete your classes in the classroom, online or mix and match the two to create a custom schedule that works for YOU!

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