In this guide you’ll learn all the details you need to know to get your license and become a real estate agent in Nevada.
You’ll learn the basic real estate licensing requirements in Nevada, information about the exam including pass rates and test prep, reciprocity rules, county by county breakdowns of the most expensive real estate in Nevada, and more.
Okay, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s start at the beginning.
Basic Nevada Real Estate Licensing Requirements
Getting a real estate license in Nevada 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 Nevada:
Pre-licensing Courses Required in Nevada
In order to get a real estate license in Nevada, you will need to complete 90 hours of real estate pre-licensing courses that will cover:
- Property ownership
- Land use controls and regulations
- Valuation and market analysis
- General principles of agency
- Mandated disclosures
- Transfer of title
- Practice of real estate
- Real estate calculations
- Specialty areas
- Commission Duties and Powers
- Property Disclosures
- Record Keeping
- Special Topics
Nevada 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.
Nevada Pre-Licensing Exam Questions
- Total of 120 multiple-choice questions (to be completed within 3 hours)
- 80 questions on the national portion (60 correct required to pass) — 2 hours
- 40 questions on the state portion (30 correct required to pass) — 1 hour
What to Bring to the Exam
- 2 valid forms of identification with signatures. One ID must be a government-issued Photo ID
- Confirmation number when the test reservation was made.
You must earn a score of 75% to pass the Nevada Real Estate Salesperson Exam
Nevada Real Estate License Fee
Exam Fee in Nevada
You need to have at least a high school diploma or GED in order to apply for a license in Nevada.
Applicants must be at least 18 of age or older
Any U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted alien can apply.
Any active member of the Nevada 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.
Applicants who have an existing criminal record may still apply for a real estate license. It would be best if applicants were to include their criminal history along with the necessary documents related to the conviction, if any, on their application. After submitting your fingerprints, your application will be forwarded to the Division of Criminal Justice Information Systems and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon investigation, each applicant will be considered on their own merits.
Online Real Estate Schools in Nevada
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.
Nevada Real Estate License Reciprocity and Portability
If you plan on working in states besides Nevada, then you need to know the real estate license reciprocity and portability laws for Nevada.
- Reciprocity: Nevada has mutual recognition agreements with 9 states:
- Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia
- Portability: Cooperative
To learn more about real estate license portability in Nevada, check out our guide on real estate license reciprocity and portability here.
How to Choose the Right Real Estate Company to Work For in Nevada
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 Nevada brokerages are the most successful, check out Real Trends list of the top real estate brokerages in Nevada for 2017 below.
|Real Estate Brokerage|
|Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada|
|Coldwell Banker Premier Realty|
|Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace|
|Keller Williams Realty Southwest|
|Real Estate Brokerage|
|Dickson Realty, Inc|
|Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate, Inc|
|Keller Williams Realty Reno/Sparks|
*Data from Real Trends Market Leaders 2017
Nevada Counties with Highest Average Listing Price and Highest Median Sales Price 2017
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 Nevada check out this sales data from Trulia’s Nevada home price page below (week ending June 21):