Article Summary: This article will help anyone looking for information pertaining to a real estate license in the state of Utah or anyone looking to become a real estate agent or realtor in Utah. 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 Utah State Division of Real Estate provides public protection through the education and licensure of real estate agents. The main office of the Division is in Salt Lake City.

The requirements for a real estate salesperson license in Utah include being at least 18 years of age and providing fingerprints for a criminal background check. All applicants must provide proof of their honesty, integrity, truthfulness, reputation and competency. Applicants must successfully complete 120 hours of approved real estate courses, and all of these courses must be completed at an approved real estate school.

 Members of the Utah State Bar are considered to have fulfilled this requirement. Experience does not satisfy the education requirement. The real estate exams the salesperson applicants need to pass cover all aspects of real estate principals and practices in addition to arithmetic, bookkeeping and the English language. After passing the real estate exams the applicants must apply for their license within 90 days. The total license fees for salespersons is $147.  This consists of a non-refundable fee ($100 application fee, $12 recovery fund fee and $35 fingerprint processing fee).



All new Real Estate Agents (licensed July 1, 2007 - present) are required to take the 12 Hour New Agent Course in order to renew their license. This course is also qualified as a Core Course and can be used towards fulfilling all CE requirements for renewal.

To renew a license on active status an individual must complete 18 hours of certified Real Estate Continuing Education Courses and/or Online Continuing Education Courses every renewal cycle (two years), including 9 hours of approved core topic courses (highlighted in yellow).

The requirements for a real estate broker license in Utah include:

Being at least 18 years of age

Having at least three years of real estate experience,

Having a total of at least 60 points, accumulated within the five years prior to licensing, explained in the five tables.

120 hours of approved education at a certified Real Estate Pre-License School, consisting of:

  • 12 hours Broker Management
  • 24 hours Advanced Appraisal
  • 24 hours Advanced Finance
  • 24 hours Property Management
  • 24 hours Advanced Real Estate Law
  • 12 hours Utah License Law

Experience will not satisfy the education requirement, but certain other education requirements may substitute for some of the required education courses. Both exams need to be passed within a six-month period of time. After passing the real estate examinations the applicant needs to apply for the broker license within 90 days. The total license fees for brokers is $153.  This consists of a non-refundable fee ($100 application fee, $18 recovery fund fee and $35 fingerprint processing fee).

You can locate the approved real estate schools for prelicensure and the continuing education approved schools online.

The renewal fee for salespersons is $64.00 and for brokers is $70.00. The fee for renewing late is $50.00 (up to 30 days), and if the license needs to be reinstated after the 30 days, the fee is $100.00. All license fees are non-refundable.

Utah has reciprocity agreements with Georgia, Mississippi and Alberta, Canada. The applicant must have an active status in their home state and provide fingerprints. The licensing fee for salespersons is $147.00 plus $12.00 for the recovery fund fee. The fee is $153 for brokers, plus an $18.00 recovery fund fee for brokers.  Both licenses also have a  $35.00 the fingerprint processing fee.

Various real estate forms are available online, as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Real estate careers are strengthened by membership in the many organizations that provide services for the professional agent. Organizations like the Utah Association of Realtors and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) assist many in locating real estate jobs within the industry. The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) and The National Association of Realtors (NAR), the world's largest professional association, are excellent resources for real estate education and professional enrichment.

Utah Real Estate Forms

Utah Reciprocity States

 

  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • Alberta

(as of 2/23/2010)

Utah Approved Real Estate Schools Prelicensing and Postlicensing Education

Community Colleges

Bridgeland Applied Technology College
University of Utah
Utah Valley State College

Private Schools

ACW: Advocates of the Commonwealth (Eden)
America's Premier Real Estate and Financing School (Midvale)
Harman Real Estate Academy (Orem)
Institute of Real Estate Education (Bountiful)
Learning Moments Company (Park City)
OWATC Real Estate School (Roy)
Praedo institute (American Fork)
ProSchools (Portland, OR)
Relink Institute (Sandy)
Stringham Real Estate School (Salt Lake City)
The Real Estate Academy (Washington)
Utah Preferred Real Estate School (Salt Lake City)
Utah Real Estate School, TLG (Midvale)
Last Update:  3/1/2010
This list may not include all approved schools. Please visit  for the Utah State Division of Real Estate website for the latest  list of approved real estate schools.