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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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  • Choose between In-person on Campus, Instructor-led Livestream, or Self-Paced Online for your education. Get access to all as a study-aid!


  • Real Estate Pre-Licensing
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  • Employment Networking Opportunities
  • Real Estate Post-Licensing
  • 30 Day Refund Policy
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  • Choose between In-person on Campus, Instructor-led Livestream, or Self-Paced Online for your education. Get access to all as a study-aid!


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  • Alumni Membership
  • Real Estate Pre-Licensing
  • In-Class Exam Prep Crammer™ Course
  • Employment Networking Opportunities
  • Real Estate Post-Licensing
  • 30 Day Refund Policy
  • Social Media E-Book

Looking for individual courses only? Click here to view our individual pre-licensing course options.

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Hondros College offers both online and Livestream classes so you can choose the course format that works best for your schedule and learning style. Our online classes are self-paced and can be completed on your own at any time. Our Livestream classes are like a virtual classroom; you’ll attend class via Zoom with other students and learn from an instructor in real-time! Below is more information about our real estate courses

Livestream Real Estate Courses

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

Weekday Program
3 Weeks
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

Livestream Schedule

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Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices

Livestream - OH

Runs from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM from 08/09/2021 to 08/18/2021. Learn how to create a dynamic career in real estate sales! The course covers the theory and concepts of…

Ohio Real Estate Law

Livestream - OH

Runs from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM from 08/10/2021 to 08/19/2021. This course covers responsibilities and requirements for real estate sales and broker licensing. Topics include sources of real estate…

Ohio Real Estate Finance

Livestream - OH

Runs from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM from 08/10/2021 to 08/12/2021. The course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the instruments, procedures, methods, institutions, and markets…

Ohio Real Estate Principles & Practices

Livestream - OH

Runs from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM from 08/10/2021 to 09/02/2021. Learn how to create a dynamic career in real estate sales! The course covers the theory and concepts of…

Ohio Real Estate Appraisal

Livestream - OH

Runs from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM from 08/11/2021 to 08/13/2021. This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the theory, procedure, and methods of…

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:


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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:


  1. 1. Click here, or click LOGIN at the top right of the hondros.com
  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.

Why Choose Hondros

Hondros real estate school offers self-paced online and Livestream real estate courses.

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Online real estate classes are self-paced while Livestream is instructor-led in real time.

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