Oregon Broker Pre-Licensing How to Become a OR Real Estate Agent
7 Steps Toward Getting Your Oregon Broker License
Getting licensed for your new career might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Read on to learn the seven steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Oregon real estate.
- Be 18 years old.
- Have a high school diploma, GED, or international equivalent.
Register with the state.
Register for an account in eLicense, the Oregon Real Estate Agency's online license management system. Apply for a broker license and pay the $300 nonrefundable application fee in eLicense. When the application is processed, you will receive an Applicant ID number by email.
Complete 150 hours of approved pre-licensing education.
- Give your Applicant ID number and full name to the school.
- The real estate school will make you eligible to take the license exam.
- Successfully complete an approved 150-hour pre-licensing education.
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Pass the final exams for all courses.
After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exams, there is a final exam for each course. The minimum passing score on all exams is 75%.
The course exams required for real estate broker applicants are:
- Real Estate Law: 30 clock-hours and 60 question final exam.
- Oregon Real Estate Practice: 30 clock-hours and 60 question final exam.
- Real Estate Finance: 30 clock-hours and 60 question final exam.
- Contracts: 15 clock-hours and 30 question final exam.
- Agency Law: 15 clock-hours and 30 question final exam.
- Property Management: 10 clock-hours and 20 question final exam.
- Real Estate Brokerage: 20 clock-hours and 40 question final exam.
- Comprehensive Final Exam (national portion): 100 question final exam.
- Comprehensive Final Exam (state portion): 50 question final exam.
Schedule and pass the Oregon Real Estate Broker Exam.
Schedule and pay for a license exam online or at (833) 892-5441 with PSI, the testing service provider.
This 130-question test is comprised of two portions, covering both state (50 questions) and national (80 questions) requirements. You will have 75 minutes to complete the state portion and 120 minutes to complete the national portion. For more information, see the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin.
Complete your fingerprinting and background check.
The background check process will begin when you create a license application in Oregon Real Estate Agency's eLicense system. Then, when you pass your licensing exam, your fingerprints will be taken at the PSI testing center. You will pay a fee directly to PSI to have your fingerprints taken and processed. Please contact PSI for the current fee. The Oregon Real Estate Agency has advised the Oregon State Police is taking approximately 3-4 weeks to process fingerprints.
Select a sponsoring broker.
To practice as a real estate broker, the applicant must be associated with a current and active Oregon sponsoring principal broker. Your principal broker should see your pending license into the registered business.
A license is issued when:
- Your background check clears.
- Your new principal broker adds your pending license into the business
- The Oregon Real Estate Agency completes a final review of your application.
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