Real Estate Exam Info

Obtaining a real estate license is easy if you know what to expect. We at have assembled the most current information to closely replicate the actual state real estate exam you will be taking. Focusing on the exam is all we do, we guarantee that you will pass or you will get your money back.

But obtaining your real estate license is not just about taking the real estate exam, and that the process is usually slightly different from state to state.

First, there is no such thing as a National real estate license. Each state has adopted its own real estate laws regarding the practice of real estate. So you must study for and pass your state’s real estate license exam specifically. With that being said there is no such thing as a “standard” real estate test. Many people get confused in thinking there is a national real estate test. Just to clarify, many states have a National portion of the exam, which many states but not all will share, but when a state has a national portion it will be typically be accompanies by a state portion to focus on that states laws. Some states such as California, do not have a national and State Portion, it is all compiled into one exam.

What’s more is that there are many different testing providers throughout the 50 U.S. states, and each provider has its own unique real estate exam structure and content, as agreed upon by the state. The way each provider goes about testing you and the procedures surrounding their tests will vary. Additionally, states change testing providers every so often, thus the test changing with them.

For these reasons and others, you want to be sure that any real estate exam preparation resources you use are specifically designed for the type of real estate license available in your state, with your state’s exam format, and the most current state-specific real estate questions available.

Second, the process for obtaining your real estate license will vary from state to state, but will usually involve minimum age requirements, certain education and/or experience requirements, applications and fees, and other state-specific details. So you must be sure that you know the relevant information from your state before you get too deep in preparing for your real estate exam.

Most states have more than one type of real estate license, (salesperson and broker), and most states' definitions of what a “salesperson” can do, and what a “broker” can do in the industry, vary. A few states, like Colorado and Oregon for example, have gone to a “Broker only” real estate licensing. Most of the information regarding the process of how to obtain your real estate license in your state should be able to be found by contacting your state Real Estate Commission. For more information in regard to your state click on the links below.