Arizona Real Estate Exam Info

Effective February 15, 2019, Arizona will no longer score the National and State portions of the Real Estate Salesperson examination separately. If you fail only one part of an exam you will be required to retake the entire exam.

What is required to get a license?

For salespersons:

  • Completed application given by the testing company upon passing the state Broker's license examination.
  • Arizona State Exam score report.
  • Pre-licensure Education Certificate (90 hours "in classroom")
  • Contract Writing Course Certificate (6 hrs) - For Salesperson only.
  • Proof of Legal Presence in U.S.
  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • DPS issued AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card (https://www.fieldprint.com)
  • Sever/Hire as a Salesperson or Associate Broker online.
  • Disclosure Documentation (if you have had convictions, disciplinary actions or adverse judgements against you).
  • Fees: Examination Application and Examination Fees combined (Salesperson: $75, Broker: $125). Original License and real estate recovery fund (Salesperson: $60, Broker: $145).

For brokers:

  • Completed application given by the testing company upon passing the state Broker’s license examination.
  • Arizona State Exam score report.
  • Pre-licensure Education Certificate (90 hours “in classroom”)
  • Broker Management Clinic Certificates (9 hrs) - For Brokers only.
  • Proof of Legal Presence in U.S.
  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • DPS issued AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card(www.fieldprint.com)
  • Sever/Hire as a Salesperson or Associate Broker online.
  • Disclosure Documentation (if you have had convictions, disciplinary actions or adverse judgements against you).
  • Fees: Examination Application and Examination Fees combined (Salesperson: $75, Broker: $125). Original License and real estate recovery fund (Salesperson: $60, Broker: $145).
  • Broker Candidate Experience Verification form LI-226 (Proof of 3 years full time experience as a salesperson or broker during the immediate 5 years preceding application).
  • Original Certified License History (Verify Out of State only).
  • Hire as Arizona Designated Broker (Entity/Broker Status Change Form LI-216).

What score do I need to pass?

The broker exam consists of 80 national questions and 100 state-specific questions (there will be 5 national and 10 state-specific additional pretest questions which will not be scored). To pass, you must correctly answer at least 75% of the questions correctly.

The salesperson exam consists of 180 national and state-specific questions (there will be 15 additional pretest questions which will not be scored). To pass, you must correctly answer at least 75% of the questions correctly.

You will receive your score immediately after you complete your exam.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

For the broker exam: you are allowed 150 minutes for the national portion and 165 minutes for the state portion, for a total of 5 hours and 25 minutes.

For the salesperson exam: you are allowed 300 minutes (for a total of 5 hours).

What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • 2 Forms of identification: One must be government issued and photo-bearing with a signature, and the other must contain a valid signature. (Driver’s license, passport, green card, U.S. social security card, debit or credit card).
  • Prelicensure education certificate.
  • Basic (non-scientific) calculator.
  • Broker Candidate Experience Verification Form (LI-226) and certified license history, if applicable.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer and is multiple choice.

What is on the exam?

The national portion consists of the following sections:

  • Property Ownership
  • Land Use Controls and Regulations
  • Valuation and Market Analysis
  • Financing
  • General Principles of Agency
  • Property Condition and Disclosures
  • Contracts
  • Transfer of Title
  • Practice of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Calculations
  • Subdivisions
  • Commercial, Industrial, and Income Properties

The state-specific portion consists of the following sections:

  • Duties and Powers of Real Estate Commission
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Broker/Affiliate Relationships
  • Handling of Documents and Record Keeping
  • Handling of Trust/Escrow Funds
  • Other Improper Activities and Consumer Protection
  • Agency and Disclosure Issues
  • Special Areas of Practice (Timeshare, Property Management, Commercial/Industrial Real Estate)

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