Article Summary: This article will help anyone looking for information pertaining to a real estate license in the state of Arizona or anyone looking to become a real estate agent or realtor in Arizona. Contents of this article may include information on real estate education, schools, training courses, continuing education, tests and exams, laws, license requirements, renewal information, forms and more..

The State of Arizona Department of Real Estate, with offices in Phoenix, Arizona, oversees all aspects of the Arizona Real Estate Law.

The requirements to become a real estate salesperson in Arizona are satisfactory evidence of the honesty, truthfulness, character and competency of the applicant. The applicant for a real estate agent license must not have had a real estate license denied within one year, or revoked within two years immediately preceding applying. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have completed at least 90 classroom hours of Arizona real estate courses, plus have passed both a school and state examination on the course. They must have taken contract writing education.

Applicants for the real estate broker license in Arizona must prove at least three years of actual experience while having a real estate broker license, or having a real estate salesperson license in Arizona during the five-year period immediately preceding the application.If this experience was in another state, the applicant needs to obtain a certified license history from the other state(s).

Those applicants who previously held an agent's license that has expired and that wasn't renewed within one year may request certification of prior Arizona licensure and education. Various educational and other requirements might apply.

90 hours of classroom education are required, including a broker management clinic.

The exam and application fees for the salesperson are combined, and are $125. The original license fee is $125, fingerprint processing is $24 and the Recovery Fund Fee is $10. On-time renewals are $150, and late renewals are $200.

The exam and application fees for the broker are combined, and are $225. The original license fee is $250, fingerprint processing is $24 and the Recovery Fund Fee is $10. On-time renewals are $200, and late renewals are $400.

For a complete list of Arizona Real Estate License fees, click here.

Real estate courses may be taken at a college or university in Arizona, or at an approved Arizona real estate school. Proof of out-of-state education credit includes demonstrating attendance at, and successful completion of, classes that are 'equivalent' to approved Arizona real estate courses.

Education waivers are possible if the Commissioner determines that your work experience in a real estate related field is equivalent to the prelicensure education requirement. Those who have a real estate license in another state might also meet the educational waiver requirements.

Arizona real estate schools provide the 90-hours of Arizona real estate courses needed to meet the salesperson license requirements. There are over 50 approved real estate schools in the state.

You must complete 24 hours of ADRE-approved Continuing Education courses every two years to renew a real estate license.

Once the real estate education requirements are met, applicants can apply for the examination. The real estate exams have two parts: general and Arizona-specific. One must apply for their real estate agent license in Arizona within one year from having passed the exam. A real estate salesperson must also take a six-hour continuing education course in Contract Law and Contract Writing before their license is actually activated.

The National Association of Realtors, the world's largest professional association, is especially helpful in locating real estate jobs in Arizona for those interested. The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) provides outstanding guidance to help all real estate professionals. Arizona real estate careers are enhanced by membership in the National Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). The Southeast Arizona Association of Realtors, Inc. also provides career information.

Arizona Real Estate Forms

Arizona Reciprocity States


(as of 2/23/2010)

Arizona Approved Real Estate Schools Prelicensing and Postlicensing Education

Community Colleges

Glendale Community College
Mesa Community College
Northland Pioneer College
Phoenix College
Pima Community College
Scottsdale Community College
Yavapai College
Private Schools

Arizona Institute of Real Estate (Prescott)
Kingman Winslow Real Estate School (Phoenix)
Lake Havasu Association of Realtors (Lake Havasu)
Sedona Verde Association of Realtors (Sedona)
The Arizona School of Real Estate and Business (Gilbert)
The John Dyer School of Real Estate (Phoenix)
West Valley Real Estate Academy (Peoria)
Last Update:  3/1/2010
This list may not include all approved schools. Please visit the Arizona Department of Real Estate website for the latest list of approved Arizona Real Estate Schools.