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How to become a real estate agent

How long does it take to obtain a real estate license in Connecticut? We will break down the factors below.

  • What decides how long it takes to obtain your real estate license
  • How many course hours your state needs
  • If you pick to take courses from a real estate online school or in a classroom
  • Length of the state application process

Real estate education needs

Educational needs can change greatly from one state to the next. In some states that needed coursework to qualify to sit for the real estate examination is extensive. Some may even need a college degree; anyway, this is not the norm. Most states have a precondition number of hours of specified coursework that must be done at an approved, accredited real estate school. In many states, the real estate pre-licensing coursework can be done in weeks.

Real estate license school

Where you obtain your real estate education will also contribute to how long it takes to get your real estate license. Once choice is a traditional real estate school where you take courses in a classroom. Depending upon the state that you are in and the number of hours provided per week, in most cases the educational needs in a classroom setting can be done in 4-6 months. A real estate online school can reduce the educational period from a few months to mere weeks. An accredited real estate online school will permit people to study at their own pace, whenever and wherever they pick. Coursework can be done in significantly less time for motivated individuals. Do your research to plan which is the top online real estate school.

Real estate license application and exam process

The exam process and application can also change, adding anywhere from days to several weeks onto the time it takes to get a license. Many states have computerized the process for submitting your license applications and taking your real estate exam. Some states will offer you test results and short-term license at the test site. States that have not yet upgraded to a computerized licensing system that will still need mailing of applications, waiting for exam results to be launched, and waiting for the license to be send to the broker of record.

In all states, you will have to job with a real estate broker as you begin your career. In some states, you will need to find a broker who can support you before you even take the licensing test.

Once you find a real estate testing center

  • Contact the Connecticut real estate exam prep center and find out how the exam will be delivered and scored and if they provide simulation exams
  • If you submitted a request to the state before testing, the state will alert you that you are eligible to register for the exam
  • Register with the testing center and plan a date for your exam
  • If needed by your state, sign an exam edibility affidavit
  • You will have to pass both the state and the nation portions of the exams, which will be taken combine or separately depending on your state