Georgia’s housing market is strong and growing. Over the past five years, the median home value in Georgia grew by over 40%. It’s the perfect time to launch a career as a Georgia real estate agent.
The first step to becoming a real estate agent in Georgia is completing the Georgia real estate pre-licensing course. Once completed, you can progress to the next step — taking the Georgia real estate exam and becoming a licensed agent.
What Is Required to Take the Georgia Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course?
You’ll be pleased to know you don’t need any to tick off a long list of prerequisites to qualify for the Georgia real estate pre-licensing course. All you need to take the course is:
Be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident.
Be 18 years of age or older.
Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.
You’ll also need to complete a background check. If you have a criminal record, it is possible to become a real estate agent in Georgia, but the process is more complicated and there is a chance that the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) may disqualify you.
What Does the Georgia Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course Cover?
The course teaches you all the basics about practicing real estate in Georgia and prepares you for the real estate exam. It’s a 75-hour course that can be done online with an approved school like Aceable Real Estate School. The pre-licensing course covers the following:
An overview of the real estate market
License law and commission rules
Real estate brokerage activities and procedures
Federal and state real estate laws (including the Fair Housing Act)
Violations of license law and penalties
Property rights for condominiums, cooperatives, and timesharing
Understanding titles, deeds, and ownership restrictions
Real estate contracts and legal descriptions
Types of mortgages
Closing of transactions
Estates and tenancies
Real estate appraisal
Real estate taxes
Property investing and commercial brokerage
You’ll be tested in two ways:
Level Assessment. At the end of each level, you’ll take a short quiz. You must pass each assessment before you can move on to the next level. There’s no time pressure and you can retake the quiz as many times as needed to pass.
Final Course Exam. At the end of the course, you’ll take an exam that consists of 75 questions. You'll have two hours to complete it and must achieve a score of at least 72% to pass.
With Aceable Real Estate School, we want to see you “ace” the exam the first time. You’ll get a comprehensive downloadable study guide, exam prep tools like pop-up questions that test your knowledge as you progress through the course, unlimited practice tests, plus insider tips from real estate professionals.
We also adhere to the state of Georgia’s requirement that pre-licensing tests are proctored. That means it must be supervised by an independent third party, like a qualified online test monitoring service. When you pass, we’ll send proof of course completion to your local PSI test center so you can move on to the licensing exam.
Take the Georgia Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course Online
While the GREC real estate exam must be taken in person, the pre-licensing course can be completed online. There are several Georgia real estate pre-licensing courses online. However, not all online courses are approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission.
Aceable Real Estate School offers the 75-hour GREC-approved course. Our course instructors are experienced in the Georgia real estate market and are available to answer students' questions from Monday through Friday.
Ready to start your career as a Georgia real estate agent? Sign up for Aceable Real Estate School's online Georgia real estate pre-licensing course today!