What is required to get a license in Utah?

For Sales Agent:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Proof of completion of 120 hour Pre-License Education.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination.
  • Completed and signed application form issued at the testing center.
  • You must complete a Qualifying Questionnaire (issued at the testing center) and supporting documentation to any “YES” answers.
  • You must provide two fingerprint cards (Blue FD-258) or receipt of electronic fingerprint submission and a signed Fingerprint Waiver (issued at the testing center).
  • You must complete and submit the certification of legal presence.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Sales agent: $66). License (Sales agent: $152)

For Brokers:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • You can't have a felony in the last five years (starting from the time of conviction/plea or completion of any jail/prison sentence) or any misdemeanor involving fraud, misrepresentation, theft, or dishonesty within the last three years.
  • You must have three years full-time, licensed, active real estate experience; or two years full-time, licensed, active, real estate experience and one year full-time professional real estate experience.
  • Proof of completion of 120 hours of Pre-License Education.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completed and signed application form issued at the testing center.
  • Complete and submit the checklist.
  • Sign and Notarize the Broker Experience Documentation Form showing at least three years of qualifying experience.
  • Complete and sign the Broker Transaction Log or Broker Property Management Log showing at least 60 experience points within the five years preceding application.
  • Signed and notarized Broker Verification Form completed by each Broker with whom you have been affiliated during the five years preceding the application. Forms must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the broker's signature across the seal.
  • For Principal and Branch Brokers, you will need a notarized letter on the company's letterhead, signed by a company Officer, Manager/Member or Owner, authorizing you to use the company name.
  • Two fingerprint cards (Blue FD-258) or receipt of digital fingerprints submission.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Broker: $66). License (Broker: $158).

What score do I need to pass?

The sales agent exam has two portions, general practice and State Law 80 general practice questions and 50 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 broker exam consists of 80 general practice questions and 90 State Law questions. Equating is also used to score this examination, but the passing score for brokers is 75.

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

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

  • For the sales agent 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:

  • Definitions
  • Licensing
  • Real estate office procedures
  • Property management
  • Licensee practice
  • Additional state topics
  • Enforcement
  • Real estate education, research and recovery fund
  • Closing statements
  • Disciplinary action (brokers only)