Is a College Degree Required to Get an Arizona Real Estate License?

Many wonder if they need a college degree to become a real estate agent in Arizona. Learn all you need to know.
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Are you wondering if you can get your real estate license in Arizona without a college degree? We have good news! A college degree is not a requirement. While you will have to complete some courses and pass examinations, they are specific to real estate so you won't have to earn an associate's or bachelor's degree. Read on to learn all you need to know about getting a real estate license in Arizona.

Requirements for Getting a Real Estate License in Arizona

While a college degree is not required to get your real estate license in Arizona, you will have to meet other requirements. To become a Real Estate Salesperson in the state, you'll need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Complete the Real Estate Salesperson pre-licensing education (90 hours) through an approved real estate school in Arizona.
  • Pass the course exam to get your pre-license education certificate.
  • Obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Submit the Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form.
  • Attend a six-hour Contract Writing Class and obtain a certificate.
  • Pay the required fees.
  • Pass the Arizona Real Estate Exam at a testing center in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson, or Yuma.

Note, you must submit your application for a Salesperson License within one year of the date you passed the state examination.

Out of State License Requirements

If you are coming from another state and want to get a real estate license in Arizona, you will need to: Be a resident of Arizona. Have a real estate license in another state that you have held for at least one year. Have completed eligible real estate courses in another state. Have passed the state real estate exam in another state.

Along with the above, you can't have had your license or certificate revoked or surrendered and couldn't have had any discipline imposed by another state's governing entities.

What Education Is Required for a Real Estate License in Arizona?

In Arizona, you have to complete the pre-licensing education coursework along with the Contract Writing Class, both of which can be administered online or in-person by an ADRE-approved real estate school.

Arizona Real Estate Salesperson Pre-Licensing Education

The pre-licensing real estate education will require you to complete 90 hours of coursework. While you can take it in a classroom, online courses enable you to complete the courses when and where it works best for you. You have up to six months from your start date to complete the program.

Throughout the courses, you will learn:

  • Real estate license laws in Arizona.
  • The differences between common laws and Arizona laws.
  • Real estate regulations in Arizona.
  • U.S. real estate laws.
  • The basic practices and principles of real estate.

Overall, the course will help you gain the knowledge you need to know to practice real estate in the state. Once you finish all 90 hours, you will need to take and pass your course exam.

Contract Writing Class

The Contract Writing Class in Arizona takes six hours and is also available from approved course providers both online and in-person. In this class, you will learn how to draft contracts to purchase real estate property, lease agreements, and listing agreements.

Get Your Arizona Real Estate License without a College Degree

Ready to start the path to earning your real estate license? Great, no college degree is required. You can complete the requirements and start your new career in less than a year! With online courses available, the process is more convenient than ever.

Learn more about starting your courses today!