Summary: Welcome to License Butler! Are you interested in obtaining your Louisiana real estate license? On this page we have covered all of the licensing requirements, exam and license reciprocity information for the State of Louisiana. These requirements have all been pre-determined by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and are required of all applicants. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.[half]
- Licensing Requirements
All of the state requirements needed to get your real estate license.
- Exam Information
Information on scheduling and taking your real estate exam.
- License Reciprocity
Current reciprocal licensing policies for the state for out-of-state residents.
- Forms and Applications
License applications, important forms and more to help get the licensing process started.
Louisiana Real Estate License Requirements
Before being eligible to receive a Louisiana real estate license you need to meet the state licensing requirements. The list below includes both the general and education requirements for the State of Louisiana to obtain a salesperson license.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of applying.
- Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED.
- You must complete a 90 hour pre-license course in a state approved real estate school. All courses should be approved by the LREC.
- Applicants must complete and submit a salesperson license application in addition to the required licensing fees and forms.
- Applicants must complete a criminal background check.
- Applicants must successfully complete the salesperson licensing examination.
- Applicants must be sponsored by a licensed real estate broker.
- Applicants must provide proof of having an active Errors and Omissions insurance policy.
Salesperson applicants will be required to pay a licensing fee of $45 and a processing fee of $25 when submitting their application. Please keep in mind that the LREC requires all applicants which have any type of criminal conviction to undergo limited background investigation and obtain approval from the LREC before taking the examination.
Louisiana state law requires licensees to have errors and omissions insurance through a carrier rated “A” or better with A.M. Best. You will have the option of using the LREC’s group policy or choosing an outside carrier.[doubleline]
Louisiana Real Estate Exam Information
The Louisiana real estate exam is administered by PSI Exams. There will be an exam fee of $85 due at the time of scheduling, fees are not accepted in the testing center so please plan on paying ahead of time.
The examination consists of two portions, the state portion and the national portion. Both portions of the exam are comprised of multiple choice questions and you will have 3 hours to complete it. The national portion consists of 80 questions and the state portion covers an additional 55 questions. You can view some sample exam questions in the candidate handbook.[doubleline]
Louisiana License Reciprocity Information
The State of Louisiana currently has license reciprocity agreements with the following states:[half]
Applicants licensed in one of the above states may be granted an equivalent non-resident license once they meet the following requirements:
- Provide the Louisiana Real Estate Commission with proof of licensing in the resident state.
- Pay all licensing and exam fees. (outlined above)
- File an Appointment of Agent for Service of Process form with the LREC.
- corporation – procuring a certificate of authority to do business in Louisiana from the Louisiana Secretary of State and providing the Commission with a copy; and
- partnership or limited liability company – procuring a certificate of registry as a foreign partnership from the Louisiana Secretary of State and providing the Commission with a copy.
Please note: All non-resident licensees are required to act under the Louisiana real estate license law and regulations.[doubleline]
Louisiana Licensing Forms and Applications
The forms and applications below have been provided for your convenience. If you are unable to find a specific form, please let us know and we may be able to locate it for you.
All of the above Louisiana real estate license information was current and accurate at the time of publishing. The License Butler staff work diligently to keep this information up-to-date, however, this information does change from time to time. If you notice any discrepancies please let us know so that we may make changes as soon as possible.[/stylebox2]