Steps to Getting a Real Estate License
Become a Real Estate Salesperson or Broker with two career training options.
Real Estate Salesperson License & Requirements
Contact: Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons, (517) 373-7353
Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
- Qualifying Education: 40 clock hours of approved real estate fundamentals
- Exams: Examination (administered by PSI Services, LLC)
- Experience: None
- Continuing Education: 2 clock hours every year of legal updates, 18 total per 3 year cycle
An applicant for a real estate salesperson license must be 18 years of age and have successfully completed education and examination requirements required by the Occupational Code, PA 299 of 1980, as amended.
- COMPLETE YOUR REAL ESTATE FUNDAMENTALS (PRELICENSURE) COURSE
Your school will submit your certificate of completion to the State of Michigan. Always keep a copy of completion certificates for your records. You must apply for licensure within 36 months of completing your prelicensure course. REGISTER HERE »
- COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON LICENSE APPLICATION
Log into www.michigan.gov/icola (iCOLA) to apply for a license. Upon accessing iCOLA you will be asked to create an account, pay your license fee and submit your license application electronically. If you list your employing broker's 10-digit number when applying, please inform your employer that you have submitted your license application. Your employing broker should then access his or her iCOLA account and confirm sponsorship. You do not need to have a broker at the time you submit the license application; broker information may be supplied to the State of Michigan at a later time using the Employing Broker Notification form. Your license application will remain in a "pending" status in our system until broker sponsorship is confirmed, or for 1 year from the date of your application.