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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

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What requirements must I meet to apply for a real estate license?

You must be at least 18 years of age, have completed a 90 hour real estate pre-licensing course, and passed the licensing examination.

Do I need a high school diploma to get a real estate license?

Yes, effective July 1, 2014, all applicants for a new real estate license must have a high school diploma.


How long after I take the pre-licensing course do I have to pass the exam?

You must pass the examination within one year of the date on your course completion certificate.

How do I register for the exam?

Registration for the examination can be done with our exam provider, PearsonVue. You can register at

After I pass the examination how long do I have to apply for my license?

Your application for licensure must be received in our office within one year of the date of passing both parts of the examination.

Do I have to be a managing broker to be the manager of a company?

Yes, you must have the managing broker eligibility to be the responsible broker (manager) of a company.

When does a broker need the Managing Broker eligibility on their license?

If a broker does not want to be affiliated with a company (sole proprietor) or wants to be the designated manager of a company, they must hold the managing broker eligibility.

Will you issue my new license if I haven't found a broker to work for yet?

If you do not have a broker with which to affiliate, your license will be placed in an “Unassigned” status.  Once you have found a broker to be affiliated with, you may submit a reassignment form.


What states does Indiana reciprocate real estate licenses with?

Indiana no longer holds reciprocal agreements with any state, however you may still qualify if your original state of licensure has licensing requirements that are substantially similar to those in Indiana.

Apply for your Indiana Real Estate Broker license now.