Delaware Real Estate Exam Info

What is required to get a license?

For salespersons:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Proof of completion of 99 hour Pre-License Education.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination.
  • Complete and submit the notarized application form.
  • You must ask your broker of record for the office you enter in the REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT section to complete and sign the STATEMENT OF BROKER OF RECORD box.
  • Arrange for a Certificate of Licensure History to be sent directly to the Commission office from each state where you have ever held any kind of real estate license.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Salesperson: $85). License (Salesperson: $134)

For associate brokers:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Complete and submit the notarized application form.
  • Proof of completion of Pre-License Education.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must have been licensed as a salesperson and/or broker in Delaware, any other jurisdiction or combination of jurisdictions for five continuous years before applying.
  • Arrange for a Certificate of Licensure History to be sent directly to the Commission office from each state where you have ever held any kind of real estate license.
  • Complete and sign the Sales or Lease Transaction Listing with 30 sales or transactions completed by you in the last five years.
  • License history/certification from each jurisdiction where you hold or have ever held a Real Estate license.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Associate Broker: $85). License (Associate Broker: $).

For brokers:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Complete and submit the notarized application form.
  • Proof of completion of Pre-License Education.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must have been licensed as a salesperson and/or broker in Delaware, any other jurisdiction or combination of jurisdictions for five continuous years before applying.
  • Arrange for a Certificate of Licensure History to be sent directly to the Commission office from each state where you have ever held any kind of real estate license.
  • Complete and sign the Sales or Lease Transaction Listing with 30 sales or transactions completed by you in the last five years.
  • License history/certification from each jurisdiction where you hold or have ever held a Real Estate license.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Broker: $85). License (Broker: $).

What score do I need to pass?

The salesperson exam has two portions, general practice and State Law 80 general practice questions and 40 State Law questions. To determine a score a statistical procedure known as equating is used to correct for differences in form difficulty. The passing score of an examination was set after a comprehensive study. The examination score is reported as a scaled score on a scale of 0-100, but it should not be interpreted as the percentage or number of questions answered correctly. With a passing score of 70, any score below 70 indicates how close the candidate came to passing, and not the actual number or percentage of questions answered correctly.

The associate broker and broker exam consists of 80 general practice questions and 50 State Law questions. Equating is also used to score this examination.

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

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

  • For the salesperson, associate broker and broker exam you are allowed a total of 4 hours.

What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • 2 Forms of identification with matching names, non-expired and containing a valid signature. (Driver's license, passport, green card, U.S. social security card, debit or credit card with signature). If your name on your registration is different than on your identification, you must bring proof of your name change.
  • Basic (non-scientific) calculator.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer.

What is on the exam?

The general portion consists of the following sections:

  • Real property characteristics, definitions, ownership, restrictions, and transfer
  • Forms of ownership, transfer, and recording of title
  • Property value and appraisal
  • Real estate contracts and agency
  • Real estate practice
  • Property disclosures and environmental issues
  • Financing and settlement
  • Real estate math calculations

The State portion includes:

  • Duties and powers of the real estate commission
  • Licensing requirements
  • Requirements governing the activities of licensees
  • Additional topics
  • Broker only

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