Gorgeous scenery, mild climate, southern food, and of course, its musical roots, make Tennessee an attractive location for prospective home buyers. As a real estate agent in Tennessee, you can help your clients find the perfect home in the birthplace of the blues.
While real estate license requirements vary by state, the overall process is similar. Find all the information you need below to get your Tennessee real estate license online.
How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Tennessee
Step One: Complete an approved 60-hour course
Step Two: Pass the state exam
Step Three: Complete an approved 30-hour course
PDH Real Estate’s approved 60-hour course and 30-hour Tennessee real estate pre-license course help you lay a solid foundation on your real estate career. With our pass guarantee, become a real estate agent in Tennessee today!
Basic Tennessee Real Estate License Requirements
To become a real estate agent in Tennessee, the following requirements must be met:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
How Do I Apply for My Tennessee Real Estate License?
Your first step is to complete the Tennessee 60-Hour Real Estate Principles course. Once that is complete, you can take the state exam. The 30-hour Tennessee “Course for New Affiliates” exam can be taken before or after the state exam, but it must be taken after the 60-hour course.
After you complete the 90 hours of education and take the state exam, you can apply for your license. You will need to submit an application with a photo. The testing center will provide this upon passing the Tennessee Affiliate Broker Licensing Exam.
Along with the application and photo, you must also include proof of completion of your pre-license education (60-hour and 30-hour), proof of high school graduation, proof of errors and omissions insurance coverage, $91 payment of fees, and fingerprints. You can make an appointment with IdentoGO for your fingerprinting. The service code is 28TZ99.
How Do I Schedule My Exam?
To schedule your Tennessee real estate licensing exam, visit the PSI website. The exam fee is $39 for one or both portions. The fee is payable by credit card, company check, money order, or cashier’s check.
What Can I Expect During the Tennessee Licensing Exam?
The Tennessee Real Estate exam consists of two portions – the national portion and the state-specific portion.
The national portion contains 80 questions. You will need to get 56 correct (70%) to pass. You will have 160 minutes to complete this portion.
The state-specific portion contains 40 questions. You will need to get 28 correct (70%) to pass. Your score will be given to you immediately after the exam. You will have 80 minutes to complete this portion.
Are You Approved by Tennessee to Offer Pre-Licensing Education?
PDH Academy is approved by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission to offer the 90-hours of pre-licensing education. You can view Tennessee’s approved provider list.
For more information, read our blog, “5 FAQs for New Real Estate Agents in Tennessee”.