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, 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.
Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Tennessee
- Complete an approved 60-hour course
- Pass the state exam
- Complete an approved 30-hour course
Basic Tennessee Real Estate License Requirements
You must be at least 18 years old in order to become a Tennessee real estate agent. You must also 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” 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 exam, visit the PSI website at www.psiexams.com. 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 here. Visit our website at www.pdhrealestate.com to get started today!
Visit the Tennessee Real Estate Commission’s website for the most up-to-date information.
For more information, read our blog, “5 FAQs for New Real Estate Agents in Tennessee”.
Questions about your license application or licensure requirements should be directed to:
Tennessee Real Estate Commission
Address: 500 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243
For exam registration information, you may contact PSI at:
Address: 3210 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89121
How much money does a Real Estate Agent make in Tennessee?
A Real Estate Agent in Tennessee earns an average salary of $38,613 per year.
How do I register for the state exam?
Registration for the state exam can be done with the exam provider, PSI. You can register at www.psiexams.com.
Tennessee Real Estate License Continuing Education Requirements
In Tennessee, you also need 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years to maintain your real estate license. Included in the 16 hours must be the 6-hour TREC Core Course required by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. The remaining 10 hours can be elective courses.
PDH Academy’s courses will meet the requirements for your Tennessee Real Estate License continuing education. Visit our website to enroll today!
For more information on renewing your Tennessee Real Estate License, please visit the Tennessee Real Estate Commission’s website at https://www.tn.gov/commerce/regboards/trec.html.