Louisiana Real Estate License Requirements

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Louisiana Real Estate Licensing Requirements

This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education requirements established by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Louisiana Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

Louisiana Real Estate Salesperson Pre-License Requirements

  • You must be 18 years of age.
  • You must have obtained a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED).
  • You must show proof of successful completion of ninety (90) hours of real estate education in courses approved by the LREC.
  • You must comply with all application procedures required by the LREC.
  • You must pass the real estate salesperson licensing examination. See Louisiana real estate license exam prep.
  • You must be sponsored by a licensed real estate broker and provide proof of errors and omissions insurance prior to license issuance.
  • The LREC requires all applicants who have any type of criminal conviction, felony, or misdemeanor to undergo a limited background investigation and to obtain LREC approval and authorization to take the licensing examination. This requirement also applies to any person who has received a first offender pardon. Licensing applicants with such records must contact the LREC, Investigative Division at (225) 925-1923, Extension 233, or 1-800-821-4529, (in state only) for specific instructions on the application process.

Louisiana Real Estate Broker Pre-License Requirements

  • You must have been actively licensed as a real estate salesperson for at least four years in any state/jurisdiction.
  • You must have obtained a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED).
  • You must show proof of successful completion of one hundred fifty (150) classroom hours or its equivalent in courses specified and approved by the LREC.
  • You must comply with all application procedures required by the LREC.
  • You must pass the broker licensing examination. See Louisiana real estate license exam prep.
  • You must provide proof of mandatory errors and omissions insurance prior to issuance of license.
  • The LREC requires all applicants who have any type of criminal conviction, felony, or misdemeanor to undergo a limited background investigation and to obtain LREC approval and authorization to take the licensing examination. This requirement also applies to any person who has received a first offender pardon. Licensing applicants with such records must contact the LREC, Investigative Division at (225) 925-1923, Extension 233, or 1-800-821-4529, (in state only) for specific instructions on the application process.

Louisiana Real Estate License Continuing Education Requirements

  • All active real estate licensees must complete twelve (12) hours of approved continuing education course work each year to be eligible to renew their license for the next year.
  • Four (4) of the twelve continuing education hours must be completed in mandatory subjects specified by the LREC. Continuing education courses are available through LREC approved education providers.
  • License expires on December 31st every year

Louisiana Real Estate Salesperson Post-License Requirements

  • All initial licensees are required to complete forty-five hours of post licensing education within the first one hundred eighty (180) days after licensing. education providers.
  • Post-licensing education courses are available through LREC approved education providers.

Louisiana Real Estate Reciprocity Requirements

  • Louisiana will accept reciprocal license applications from resident licensees of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.
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