In this guide you’ll learn all the details you need to know to get your license and become a real estate agent in Arizona.
You’ll learn the basic real estate licensing requirements in Arizona, information about the exam including pass rates and test prep, reciprocity rules, county by county breakdowns of the most expensive real estate in Arizona, and more.
Okay, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s start at the beginning.
Basic Arizona Real Estate Licensing Requirements
Getting a real estate license in Arizona is rather easy compared to other states. You only need a total of 90 classroom hours of commission-approved pre-licensing courses. In comparison, to get a license in Texas, real estate licenses require applicants to complete 180 hours of courses. Here’s a quick breakdown of the real estate licensing requirements in Arizona:
Pre-licensing Courses Required in Arizona
In order to get a real estate license in Arizona, you will need to complete 90 hours of real estate pre-licensing courses that will cover:
- Real Estate Principles and Practices
- Statutes and Rules
- Broker Policies
- 6-hour Contract Writing Education
Arizona Real Estate Exam Information
If you work hard and take the courses seriously you should have no problem passing the exam. If you’re looking for help studying for the test, we recommend Real Estate Exam Scholar’s Exam prep course. They offer top-notch exam prep for an affordable price. Even better, they also offer a money back guarantee if you don’t pass on the first try.
Arizona Pre-Licensing Exam Questions
- Total of 140 multiple-choice questions
- 80 questions on the national portion (60 correct required to pass)
- 60 questions on the state-specific portion (45 correct required to pass)
What to Bring to the Exam
- Two government-issued IDs with photo and signature
- Pre-licensing education certificate
- Contract writing class certificate
- Registration confirmation number
- Simple functioning calculator
You must earn a score of 75 to pass the Arizona Real Estate Salesperson Exam
Arizona Real Estate License fee
Exam Fee in Arizona
You need to have at least a high school diploma or GED in order to apply for a license in Arizona.
Applicants must be at least 18 of age or older.
Any U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted alien can apply. Proof of legal residence is required.
Any active member of the Arizona Bar who is in good standing and qualified under the real estate license law is exempt from taking the real estate sales associate prerequisite course.
If you have a criminal background you need to submit a criminal conviction and background disclosure on the Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI-214/244). Please note that if you have ever been incarcerated, paroled, or are currently on probation, the state will not grant you a real estate license.
Online Real Estate Schools in Arizona
While taking your real estate pre-licensing course in person can be helpful, online courses are much cheaper and offer the exact same courses. Career WebSchool is a solid choice. Unfortunately, the Arizona Real Estate Department does not officially recognize online real estate pre-licensing courses.
Arizona Real Estate License Reciprocity and Portability
If you plan on working in states besides Arizona, then you need to know the real estate license reciprocity and portability laws for Arizona.
- Reciprocity: Arizona doesn’t have mutual recognition agreements with any state
- Portability: Physical Location
To learn more about real estate license portability in Arizona, check out our guide on real estate license reciprocity and portability here.
How to Choose the Right Real Estate Company to Work For in Arizona
Let’s face it. Choosing the right brokerage to work for in any state isn’t easy. In order to make your choice a little bit easier, check out our in-depth guide on choosing the right real estate company to work for.
If you’re curious about which Arizona brokerages are the most successful, check out Real Trends list of the top real estate brokerages in Arizona for 2016 below.
|Real Estate Brokerage||Sales Volume (2015)|
|Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty||$2,349,617,987|
|Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT||$2,141,875,000|
|Realty Executives, Phoenix||$2,071,213,872|
|Real Estate Brokerage||Sales Volume (2015)|
|Keller Williams Southern Arizona||$673,231,553|
|Realty Executives, Tucson||$531,387,812|
|Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT||$486,093,000|
|HomeSmart Advantage Group||$194,292,939|
*Data from Real Trends Market Leaders 2016
Arizona Counties with Highest Average Listing Price and Highest Median Sales Price 2016
Let’s face it, higher listing prices mean higher commission checks! To get a sense of which counties offer the best opportunities for big bucks in Arizona check out this sales data from Trulia’s Arizona home price page below: