Get Your Real Estate License

3-Step Process

Whether you are ready to start your career in residential or commercial real estate sales, it all starts with the same real estate salesperson's licensing process. This is an overview of the licensing process with helpful links to more specific information about each step. Once licensed, here are resources to maintain your License with Continuing Education throughout your real estate career. 

Step 1 - Education

The State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) requires you to take 40 hours of real estate fundamental education before you can sit for your licensing exam. You may complete the 40 hours in a live classroom setting or online.  

Age Requirement: You must be age 18 or older to register for pre-licensing education.

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Step 2 - Application
Apply for a real estate salesperson license with the State of Michigan's Professional Licensing User System (MiPLUS) and submit the appropriate licensing fee. Important! You will have 36 months to submit this application after you successfully complete the pre-licensing course. During this time, you may select a supervising broker.* Access their FAQ’s here.

Step 3 - Exam

Once you receive email confirmation from LARA's MiPLUS, containing your MIRE ID and the link to schedule your exam, you may use this information to schedule your exam. Then, sit for and pass the State of Michigan Real Estate Salesperson ExamImportant! You will have 12 months to pass the licensing exam once you submit your application. During this time, you may select a supervising broker.*

*See Finding a Broker - The Basics for clarification.

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