How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Arizona

To earn and maintain a real estate license in Arizona, you have to meet certain education requirements set by the Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE). Your pre-license course qualifies you for the official state license exam, and continuing education is due every 2 years to renew your license.

AgentCampus by 360training is an approved provider of Arizona CE courses.  Below, you'll find guidance on how to earn and renew your Arizona real estate license.

What Are Arizona's Real Estate Pre-Licensing Education Requirements?

ADRE requires 90 hours of pre-licensing coursework from an approved provider. Course finals have to be "proctored," or monitored to guarantee you aren't cheating.

Unfortunately, AgentCampus by 360training doesn't offer Arizona pre-license training at this time, only continuing education. You can find a school authorized for pre-license education on ADRE's website.

Who is Eligible to Become a Real Estate Agent in Arizona?

To qualify for a real estate salesperson's license in Arizona, you need to:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have proof of legal presence (like a social security number or immigration documents)
  • NOT have any of the following in your history:
    • felony convictions
    • certain misdemeanor convictions
    • denial of a real estate license within one year
    • revocation of a real estate license within two years

What Else Do I Need to Do to Earn My Arizona Real Estate License?

Aside from the 90 hours of pre-license education we discussed above, you need to:

  • Obtain a DPS Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Fill out a Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form and related documentation
  • Pass the Arizona Real Estate Exam
  • Attend a 6-hour contract writing class
  • Submit your license application on time

What is the Arizona Real Estate Licensing Exam Like?

The Arizona Real Estate Exam is administered by Pearson VUE, a third-party testing company. You need to bring proof of pre-license course completion to the testing center, along with an acceptable form of ID. You'll also need to pay an exam fee.

What is the Deadline for my Arizona Real Estate License Application?

You must submit your license application, with all related paperwork and fees, before 5pm on the one-year anniversary of passing the exam.

How Often Does an Arizona Real Estate License Have to Be Renewed?

Arizona real estate licenses need to be renewed every two years (24 months).

To renew, you need to enter all required CE into ADRE’s Online License & Renewal System and follow the prompts to fill out other forms and pay your renewal fee. The application is available starting 90 days before your expiration date.

What Are Arizona's Continuing Education Requirements for Real Estate?

Arizona requires you to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education to renew a sales agent license and 30 hours to renew a broker’s license. Courses must be taken with an approved provider like AgentCampus by 360training.

ADRE also requires your CE hours to be distributed across certain categories.

Both brokers and sales agents must complete:

  • 3 hours of agency law
  • 3 hours of contract law
  • 3 hours in legal issues
  • 3 hours in fair housing issues
  • 3 hours on disclosure
  • 6 hours in elective / "general real estate" topics

In addition, sales agents are also required to take a single 3-hour Commissioner’s Rules course. Brokers need 3 Broker Management Clinics that are 3 hours a piece.

Note that ADRE won’t accept more than 9 hours of CE completed on the same date.

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What Kind of Jobs Can I Get with an Arizona Real Estate License?

A real estate license can lead to a number of different career options in Arizona, including:

  • Residential real estate agent
  • Commercial real estate agent
  • Real estate broker
  • Property manager

Your career will also be shaped by the specialty and niche you choose to occupy. Some practice areas are more well-paid than others, and often, these require additional licenses or certifications.

For a general idea of the salary you can expect as a real estate agent in Arizona, let's look at the median wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Job Title Average Hourly Wage Average Yearly Wage
Sales Agents $22.89 $47,610
Brokers $30.91 $64,290
Property Managers $25.25 $52,520

As a real estate agent, your income is typically based on commission, so actual earnings vary a lot in either direction. For example, the top 90th percentile of sales agents in Arizona make $91,520.

To learn more about your career options, potential real estate niches, and how commissions work, check out our Resources page.

 

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