Documents Needed to Get Your Arizona Real Estate License


When you apply for a real estate license in Arizona, there are several documents you must have in order to submit your application. Applications are submitted to the Arizona Department of Real Estate, or ADRE. The ADRE reviews all the documents listed below to determine if you're eligible to be issued a DRE license number. This number represents your licensure as a real estate agent in the state of Arizona.

Qualifications for Your Arizona Real Estate License

To qualify for an Arizona Real Estate License, you must do the following: 

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Obtain and review the Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form

  • Obtain a Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card

  • Complete 90 hours of real estate pre-licensing education through an ADRE approved school

  • Pass the final school examination

  • Register for and pass the state licensure exam

  • Complete a six-hour contract writing course

Documents You'll Need for Your Arizona Real Estate License

To submit your application, you must also submit the following documents:

Original Salesperson Application

This application proves to the state you met all the qualifications outlined above. The application is issued by the state testing center when you successfully pass your state licensure exam. You also have to submit the application fee, which is currently $60.

Original State of Arizona Issued Exam Score Report

This document is provided to you when you pass your state real estate licensing exam. You'll also receive a copy of the Arizona real estate license application.

90-hour Arizona Pre-licensing Course Certificate

This certificate is issued by your real estate school when you pass the final school exam. This exam marks the end of your 90 hours of pre-licensure coursework.

Six-hour Contract Writing Course Certificate

This certificate is issued after you attend a six-hour contract writing course. This course is required to obtain your Arizona real estate license. There is typically a fee associated with taking this class and obtaining your certificate.

Proof of Legal Presence 

You must provide proof that establishes that you: 

  • Were born in the United States or in a United States Territory 

  • Are a naturalized citizen

  • Are a foreign national legally living in the United States

Qualifying documents that verify your status include:

  1. A birth certificate issued by a United States government (city, county, state, or possession such as Puerto Rico)

  2. An original or certified copy of a U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad or a Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen

  3. A valid passport

  4. Immigration paperwork that proves legal presence by showing you've been admitted for permanent residence (ex; a green card).

You may also have to provide your Social Security number and additional proof of identity to verify your status. This is more likely if you've changed your name due to marriage or divorce.

Valid DPS-issued AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card 

To obtain this card, you'll have to visit the DPS website or fill out a printed form and have your fingerprints taken. Your fingerprint form must be notarized and mailed to the Department of Public Safety. Your prints will be stored and a profile with all your information and prints will be created and added to their database.

Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form

This form is used to document and all felony and misdemeanor convictions with the Arizona Department of Real Estate. It must be submitted with your original licensure application and with all license renewals.

Time to Get Started

Now you know what it takes to obtain your Arizona real estate license. You also know what documents you need to have on hand to submit your application for licensure.

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