Georgia Real Estate Exam Info

What is required to get a license?

For salespersons:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Proof of completion of 75 hours of pre license education.
  • You must apply with the form found in the last pages take the exam and pass it.
  • You must apply for license using the format found in the Candidate Handbook.
  • You must bring a criminal history or a Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Report to the AMP testing center.
  • You must be sponsored by a broker in order to set your status as active.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Salesperson: $115). License (Salesperson: $170 if applying within 3 months after completing the exam or $340 if applying after 3 months but before 12months).

For brokers and associate brokers:

  • Proof of age 21 and above.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must have been licensed on active status for a minimum of 3 years within the last 5 years. If you have been licensed in Georgia and you are enrolled in a Broker’s Prelicense Course at a school approved by the Commission you experience will be verified online by the Commission.
  • Proof of completion of 60 hours of pre license education or meet one of the education requirements listed here.
  • You must apply with the form found in the last pages take the exam and pass it.
  • You must apply for license using the format found in the Candidate Handbook.
  • You must bring a criminal history or a Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Report to the AMP testing center.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Broker: $115). License (broker: $170).

What score do I need to pass?

The salesperson exam consists of 100 national questions and 52 state specific questions. To score the exam a process known as the Angoff method has been used, in which subject-matter experts estimate the difficulty of each item on the examination for the “minimally competent practitioner” (MCP). These judgments are averaged to determine the minimum passing score, which represents the amount of knowledge an MCP would likely demonstrate on the examination.

The broker exam consists of 11 simulation problems and 4 simulation problems with state specific topics. Each section in a simulation was evaluated by content experts when the problem was developed. A minimum passing level (MPL) was established for the section using the scoring weights assigned to the options in that section and represents the level of performance expected of a “minimally competent practitioner.”

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

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

  • For the salesperson exam: you are allowed 4 hours in total.

  • For the broker exam: you are allowed 3 hours for the national simulation portion and 2 hours for the state specific portion.

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). One of them must be government issued and photo bearing. If your name on your registration is different than it appears on your identification, you must bring proof of your name change (e.g., marriage license, divorce decree or court order).
  • A silent, handheld, basic calculator is allowed. This calculator must not contain the alphabet.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer.

What is on the exam?

The national portion of the multiple choice exam consists of the following sections:

  • Agency Relationships and Contracts
  • Real Property Ownership/Interest
  • Finance
  • Real Property
  • Marketing Regulations (purchase and rental)
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Calculations

The state-specific portion of the multiple choice exam consists of the following sections:

  • State Laws and Rules
  • Real Estate Practice In Georgia
  • Finance and Closing

The broker and associate broker simulation part consist of the following:

  • Primary Issues:
    1. Agency Relationships and Property Representations.
    2. Fair Housing and Other Governmental Regulations.
    3. Handling Money.
    4. Training and Supervision of Licensees.
      Plus one primary issue varying by examination form.
  • Section Topics:
    A. Agency
    B. Contracts
    C. Freehold and Leasehold
    D. Property Management
    E. Finance
    F. Government Regulations and Private Restrictions
    G. Description and Measurement
    H. Valuation
    I. Conveyance
    J. Calculations
    K. Ethical Behavior (must be incorporated in at least 4 problems)

  • Property Types:

    1. Residential
    2. Commercial
    3. Property Management
      Plus two property types varying by examination form.

The state-specific portion for brokers and associate brokers consists of:

  • State Laws and Rules
  • Management
  • Closing and Calculations

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