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Why Hondros? We’re glad you asked.

The most flexible learning experience in the state

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Explore three different learning channels: self-paced online courses, in-person classes, or livestream classrooms. Self-paced allows you to complete courses on your own time, at your own pace. Livestream provides real-time access to instructors via Zoom.

Unmatched exam prep support

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Enjoy study guides, exam prep courses, prep tests, and other resources to ensure no surprises on exam day. The best part? Secure your test skills through our mock exam that simulates the real deal.

More instructors than any other Ohio real estate school

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Armed with nearly 60 real estate instructors — most of whom still actively practice real estate — Hondros provides budding agents with superior course content and curriculum, written and taught by experts with real-world experience in the field.

Partnerships with the largest brokerages in Ohio

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Upon licensure, Hondros offers career connection services to start you on an immediate path to success. With 45 of the top 50 brokerages in the state exclusively recommending us, you can’t go wrong with our networking events that connect you with the best brokers in the state.

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Course Packages

Complete any course package in a learning style that best fits your needs: in person, via livestream, or online at your own pace. Plus, you can change your learning method at any time.

Required 20 hour Sales Post-licensing course

 

In order to stay licensed as an agent, you’ll complete this 20-hour course within your first year to help you kick-start a successful career.

ALUMNI Membership

 

Get access to exclusive opportunities, tools, and resources to support you throughout your entire career journey.

CompuCram® Exam Prep

 

Study up with some of the best exam prep in the industry. Simulated exams, vocab review, Readiness Indicator®, and more!

Real Estate Dictionary and Vocabulary Flashcards

 

Utilize this dictionary to maintain a growing understanding of key industry terms. Plus, take advantage of vocabulary flashcards to prepare you for exam day.

National Review Webinar

 

Tune into our recorded webinar anytime to make sure you’re prepared for the national exam.

120 hours of required pre-licensing education

 

Take courses your way! Choose from classroom, Livestream, self-paced online, or mix-and-match all three.

4 course textbooks

 

Written by experts in the industry to help you pass the Ohio exam.

Weekly opportunities to meet with live instructors and support 24/7

 

Ask real estate experts your questions, live and in real time, every week. Plus, our “Ask an Instructor” resource is available daily if you have questions as you study.

Math Review Course

 

This course is designed specifically to prepare you for math questions on the exam.

Fingerprinting for the state and federal background check

 

Check this requirement off your list with our partners at FastFingerprints.

Career Expos – Connect with hiring companies

 

Meet with hiring brokers in your area and find the right brokerage for you.

Placement Guarantee

 

With our vast network of hiring brokerages, we guarantee you’ll find a place to work as an agent.

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Hondros College is now offering in-person real estate pre-licensing courses at select locations, so you can now choose between In-Person on Campus, Instructor-led Livestream, Self-Paced Online, or complete your courses through a combination of these formats.

Livestream Real Estate Courses

Attend our instructor-led Livestream real estate courses. Below is the schedule for our Livestream classes.

Weekday Program
3 Weeks
Monday-Thursday
8:00am – 5:35pm
Weekend Program
6 Weeks
Saturday and Sunday
8:00am – 5:35pm
Evening Program
12 Weeks
Two days a week
6:00pm – 10:30pm

Classroom Real Estate Courses

Attend courses live in-person at one of our campus locations. Below is the schedule of our Classroom courses

Columbus/Westerville – In-Person
3 Week – Weekday Program
Monday-Thursday
8:00am – 5:35pm

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12 Week – Evening Program
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00pm – 10:30pm

Cleveland South/Independence – In-Person
3 Week – Weekday Program
Tuesday-Friday
8:00am – 5:35pm

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12 Week – Evening Program
Monday and Wednesday
6:00pm – 10:30pm

Dayton – In-Person
3 Week – Weekday Program
Tuesday-Friday
8:00am – 5:35pm

Cincinnati/West Chester – In-Person
3 Week – Weekday Program
Monday-Thursday
8:00am – 5:35pm

Toledo/ Maumee – In-Person
3 Week – Weekday Program
Monday-Thursday
8:00am – 5:35pm

Toledo/ Maumee – In-Person
3 Week – Weekday Program
Monday-Thursday
8:00am – 5:35pm

Course Schedule

October 2022
 
 
 
 
 
Daytime
Columbus/Westerville
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices
Daytime
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices
Daytime
Cleveland South/Independence
Independence
OH
Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices
Daytime
Columbus/Westerville
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Daytime
Dayton/Fairborn
Fairborn
OH
Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices
Daytime
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Daytime
Cleveland South/Independence
Independence
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Daytime
Dayton/Fairborn
Fairborn
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Weekend
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance
Weekend
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Appraisal
Evening
Cleveland South/Independence
Independence
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance
Evening
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance
Evening
Columbus/Westerville
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Evening
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Daytime
Columbus/Westerville
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance
Daytime
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance
Daytime
Cleveland South/Independence
Independence
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance
Daytime
Columbus/Westerville
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Appraisal
Daytime
Dayton/Fairborn
Fairborn
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance
Daytime
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Appraisal
Daytime
Cleveland South/Independence
Independence
OH
Ohio Real Estate Appraisal
Daytime
Dayton/Fairborn
Fairborn
OH
Ohio Real Estate Appraisal
Evening
Cleveland South/Independence
Independence
OH
Ohio Real Estate Appraisal
Evening
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Appraisal
Weekend
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices
Weekend
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Daytime
Cincinnati/ West Chester
West Chester
OH
Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices
Daytime
Columbus/Westerville
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices
Daytime
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices
Daytime
Toledo/Maumee
Maumee
OH
Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices
November 2022
 
 
 
 
 
Daytime
Cincinnati/ West Chester
West Chester
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Daytime
Cleveland South/Independence
Independence
OH
Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices
Daytime
Columbus/Westerville
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Daytime
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Daytime
Toledo/Maumee
Maumee
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Daytime
Cleveland South/Independence
Independence
OH
Ohio Real Estate Law
Evening
Columbus/Westerville
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance
Evening
Livestream
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance
Daytime
Cincinnati/ West Chester
West Chester
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance
Daytime
Columbus/Westerville
Westerville
OH
Ohio Real Estate Finance

For a complete list of upcoming classes, please check out our Course Guide

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Real Estate Career Questions

How do I get my real estate license?

1. Complete Required Education – Livestream OR online self-paced

 

2. Select Your Sponsoring Broker

 

3. Submit Your Application

 

4. Schedule & Pass Your Test

 

See Full License Requirements

Why become a real estate agent?
If you’ve ever considered a fresh start in a lucrative career, there has never been a better time to become a real estate agent. As a real estate agent, you have the opportunity to help people with one of the biggest decisions of their life – buying a home! In addition to helping people, here are a few of the many reasons why becoming a licensed real estate agent could be the right fit for you:

IT’S REWARDING

You have the fulfilling task of helping people with their home buying or selling experience.

REAL ESTATE IS HERE TO STAY

The economy ebbs and flows, but at the end of the day, there will always be customers in need of your services and support to buy and sell homes.

FLEXIBILITY

Make your own hours that work for you and your schedule.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

You’ll have the chance to meet new people and be social in your community on a daily basis.

BUSINESS GROWTH

Take your career to the next level by becoming a licensed real estate broker. Be your own boss and build a team of your own.

UNLIMITED EARNING POTENTIAL

According to a 2020 analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate brokers made over $51,000 annually. Depending on your personal business goals, the sky’s the limit when it comes to your earning potential.

RELATED CAREER PATHS

The real estate industry is diverse, and it allows you to become anything from a personal investor to a property manager to a handler involved in land acquisition.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018)

How can I be sure a real estate career is right for me?
Above all else, real estate is a customer service business. Why? You’ll be involved in what is likely one of the biggest purchases or sales in a person’s life. For that reason, we encourage a self-reflective review of your career objectives and what you hope to achieve. Discuss these issues and goals with someone who has first-hand industry knowledge, and then make your decision. Click here to learn more about our Open Houses for interested professionals.

Class Offering Questions

Do I have to take all my classes at once?
Once you’ve purchased classes with us, you have six months to complete them. Hondros offers multiple ways to take your courses, including: self-paced online courses (taken at your own speed), in-person classes, or livestream classrooms (held in real time from any device).
What is the difference between online and Livestream learning?
Our online learning format is “self-paced,” meaning you can take courses on your own time, at your own pace. Livestream learning is instructor-led in real-time via Zoom.
Are there any similarities between online and Livestream learning?
Yes! Both online and Livestream learning feature our expert-developed course material that you can take from the comfort of your own home.
What are the benefits of the online learning format?
With our self-paced online learning format, you’ll go at your own speed through the courses. You’re not on a set schedule, so you can choose to take the courses anytime and anywhere with an internet connection. Our online course format features written material with recorded video of our experienced instructors mixed in to keep you engaged.
What are the benefits of Livestream learning?
Our Livestream courses are most similar to the classroom learning experience, as they are taught by an instructor via Zoom in real-time. It’s a great option for students who benefit from an interactive instructor experience. With Livestream learning, you’ll attend class virtually with other students at scheduled times, just like you would in the classroom!
How do I know which learning format works best for me?
When deciding between taking online courses, in-person classes, or livestream courses, it’s important to consider your learning style and personal schedule. If you require the flexibility to learn when and where you want, our self-paced online courses are for you. If you find, however, that you learn better from an instructor — and you have time to attend regularly scheduled classes or Zoom sessions — in-person or livestream learning is for you.
To complete classes, do I have to choose a certain way to learn? (via livestream classes, in person classes, or self-paced online courses)
Great news! With Hondros, students are able to learn through a combination of all three learning channels — self-paced online, in-person classes, and livestream courses — in order to complete their pre-licensing education.
Can I take real estate pre-licensing courses instead of buying a package?
While we recommend purchasing a package with everything you need, you do have the option to purchase individual courses. You can access real estate individual course options at this link or through our pre-licensing page here https://www.hondros.com/programs/real-estate-salesperson/ohio/pre-licensing/.

Pre-Enrollment Questions

How and when do I receive my textbooks?
Currently, we are shipping all textbooks to enrolled students. Once you have registered for your course(s), the textbook(s) will be shipped to you within 24 hours. You should expect delivery within 2-4 days of registration.
Do I HAVE to buy the books?
It is highly recommended that books are purchased, though not required. If you purchase a package, books will be included. You will have the option to pick up your books at any Hondros campus, or have them shipped to you (shipping charges apply).
How long does it take to complete the real estate courses?
Real Estate pre-licensing on Ohio requires 120 hours of pre-licensing education. Complete 40 hours of Principles & Practices, 40 hours of Law, 20 hours of Finance and 20 hours of Appraisal. All can be completed at any one of our multiple locations statewide, online, or mix & match to create your own custom schedule.

Post-Enrollment Questions

How long are my certificates good for?
Upon successful completion of your Real Estate pre-licensing classes you will be given completion certificates. These are good for ten years.
How do I schedule my state exam?
Real Estate state exams are scheduled by calling PSI Exams at 1-855-834-8749 or by visiting their website at psiexams.com.
My attendance is incorrect; how do I get this fixed?
Please note that it may take up to 24 hours after each class for your attendance to be updated in your student account. If you do not see your attendance reflected correctly more than 24 hours after attending class, you can call Student Services at 1-888-HONDROS (466-3767) and one of our Student Services Associates will be happy to help you.
How do I schedule an online class?
If you would like to schedule, please follow the steps below:

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  1. 1. Click here, or click LOGIN at the top right of the hondros.com
  2. 2. Under REAL ESTATE, click on PRE-LICENSING (CLASSROOM AND ONLINE)
  3. 3. Enter the email address and password provided at registration
  4. 4. This will bring up your classes page, where you can click on individual courses to customize by module
  5. 5. Once you’ve clicked on a class – you will have a list of modules with locations and times – click on the campus location and select ONLINE from the drop-down menu
  6. 6. Once you have selected online – click on the orange START icon, which will be located to the right (under the ONLINE column)
  7. 7. A separate window will open with the online course access (Ensure your pop-ups are not blocked on your browser)

Financing Questions

Is there financial aid?
Our Real Estate courses are currently not eligible for financial aid such as PELL grants or VA funding, but we have scholarships available on our website as well as other forms of assistance by outside agencies. Click here for a list of payment options.
Can I use FAFSA?
FAFSA is not available for our courses. Click here for our payment options.

How to Get Your Real Estate Salesperson License in Ohio

Ohio State Required Salesperson Pre-Licensing Hours: 120 hours

Hondros College Ohio Course Hours Offered: 120 hours

Step 1: Meet the general Ohio real estate license requirements as outlined on the Ohio Division of Real Estate Website.

  • Be at least 18 years of age when applying for a license.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude. Not have violated any civil rights laws regarding real estate within the past two years as determined by a court of law or violated any rules of the Ohio Division of Real Estate. In some circumstances, it is possible to have a conviction or violation disregarded, which would allow you to sit for the exam. The Division may only make a determination with respect to a conviction or violation if you file an application. For additional information on this process, contact the Division directly or review the additional information found on the Division’s website.

Step 2: Complete the approved 120 hours of pre-licensing education.

Step 3: Select a sponsoring broker. Need help finding a broker? Attend one of our Career Expos!

Step 4: Submit your Salesperson Examination Application & pay the application fee.

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.

Step 5: Schedule your State License Exam & pass with a 70% or higher.

To see full licensing requirements CLICK HERE.

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