Tennessee Real Estate Exam Info

What is required to get a license?

For affiliate brokers:

  • Completed application along with a picture of yourself
  • Proof of high school graduation
  • Proof of completion of required pre-licensing courses
  • Proof of errors and omissions insurance policy
  • Payment of dues ($110.00)
  • Eligibility Verification

For brokers:

  • Completed application along with a picture of yourself
  • Proof of errors and omissions insurance policy
  • Payment of dues ($110.00)
  • Eligibility Verification

What score do I need to pass?

The affiliate broker exam consists of 80 national questions and 40 state-specific questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 56 of the national questions (70%) and 28 of the state questions (70%).

The broker exam consists of 80 national questions and 50 state-specific questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 60 of the national questions (75%) and 38 of the state questions (75%).

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


How much time do I have to complete the exam?

For the affiliate broker exam, you are allowed 2 hours 40 minutes for the national portion and 1 hour 20 minutes for the state portion, for a total of 4 hours.

For the broker exam, you are allowed 2 hours 30 minutes for the national portion and 1 hour 30 minutes for the state portion, for a total of 4 hours.


What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • 2 Forms of identification (e.g. driver’s license, state ID, passport, credit card, debit card)
  • Basic (non-scientific) calculator

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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