Tennessee Real Estate License Requirements

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Tennessee Real Estate Licensing Requirements

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

Tennessee Real Estate Affiliate Broker License Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Successfully complete an approved 60 hour real estate education course in real estate principles/fundamentals
  • Pass a course final exam with a score of at least 70%
  • Successfully pass the Affiliate Broker state examination; see Tennessee real estate license exam prep
  • Successfully complete an approved 30 hour "Course for New Affiliates" prior to their license being issued and a letter or certification of completion of this course must be submitted with the license application
  • The commission does not approve the applications of anyone on parole or probation unless two years have passed from the date of expiration of probation, conviction, or release from incarceration. Once the two years have passed, the commission may issue a license on a one-year probation basis.

Tennessee Real Estate Broker License Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have held an active license that meets one of these criteria: 36 months actively licensed if licensed as an affiliate broker after 5/12/88
  • Successfully complete 120 hours of approved real estate education of which 30 hours must be an "Office/Broker Management" course
  • Submit a Broker Examination Application to the TREC
  • Once the exam application has been approved, successfully pass the Broker state Examination; see Tennessee real estate license exam prep
  • The commission does not approve the applications of anyone on parole or probation unless two years have passed from the date of expiration of probation, conviction, or release from incarceration. Once the two years have passed, the commission may issue a license on a one-year probation basis.

Tennessee Real Estate Post Licensing Education Requirements

  • Brokers licensed after 1/1/2001 must complete 120 additional hours of approved education before their third anniversary of their broker license
  • Failure to do so will result in non-issuance of a license renewal
  • Brokers licensed after 1/1/2005 must complete continuing education requirements after completing the 120 hour post license requirement.

Tennessee Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

  • Complete 16 hours of state approved courses every 2 years
  • a) These courses must include 6 hours in the mandatory "Core" course
  • b) The other 10 hours are elective courses
  • Tennessee has reciprocity agreements with 13 other states, each which may have different qualifications
  • All applicants from other states need to provide errors and omissions insurance
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