At first glance, becoming a certified real estate agent in Tennessee may seem complicated or unattainable. However, online courses make it possible to take a course that that is convenient, cost effective and provides you with the necessary tools to pass your exam, while studying at your own pace from the comfort of your home. Prior to becoming a certified real estate agent in Tennessee you must pass multiple requirements. Read below for the step-by-step process of how to obtain your real estate license in Tennessee.
How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Tennessee:
1. The first step to becoming a real estate agent in Tennessee is to be at least 18 years of age.
2. Another requirement is to be a resident of Tennessee for at least 45 days prior to obtaining the license. Just because you need to have been a resident prior to obtaining your license does’t mean you can’t enroll in a class and start studying prior to the 45 day mark.
3. In addition to being 18 and a resident of Tennessee, you also have to be a high school graduate or hold a GED.
4. Once all of these requirements have been met, the next step is to enroll in a real estate license course. These courses can be taken online or in person, depending on your preference and schedule.
5. While enrolled in a course, you must complete your coursework. That is, you must complete 60 hours of Tennessee real estate license courses and pass the final exam for each course.
6. After you have completed 60 hours of your course, you will take the course final exam. You must pass the proctored final exam with a score of 70% or better to move on to the state licensing exam.
7. Now it’s time to take the State Licensing Exam. Your coursework should prepare you to take the Tennessee licensing examination, which you must pass by scoring at least 70 %.
8. Once you have passed the exam, you need to complete 30-Hour New Affiliates Course before applying for licensure.
9. After all of this has been done, you will submit an application for Temporary License. At this point you are well on your way to becoming a real estate agent.
10. Within 6 months of passing the state exam, you need to pay $100, have sponsoring broker sign a license application and send proof of E&O Insurance. Application for a temporary salesperson or original broker license must be made within 90 days of passing the licensing examination.
You can always check the updated requirements on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission website.