To be eligible for the Broker’s exam, a broker candidate must meet one of these criteria:
• 24 months actively licensed, if licensed as an Affiliate Broker on or before May 12, 1988;
• 36 months actively licensed, if licensed as an Affiliate Broker after May 12, 1988;
• 24 months actively licensed, if the candidate has a baccalaureate degree with a major in real estate.
In addition to experience, broker candidates must have successfully completed one hundred twenty (120) hours of approved real estate education, thirty (30) hours of which must be an Office/Broker Management course taken at a school approved by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. The Pre-License Principles course and the Course for New Affiliates can be used to meet the 120 hours requirement.
Broker candidates must submit a completed Broker Examination Application to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Commission approval is necessary before the broker candidate may make an examination appointment.
After completing a review of education and experience documentation, the Tennessee Real Estate Commission will inform candidates of eligibility for examination.
Brokers licensed on or after January 1, 2001, must complete 120-hours of approved post-broker education within three years of issuance of the Broker’s license (regardless of hours accrued before the broker’s license was obtained).
Continuing Education For Brokers
Licensed Before January 1, 2005: There is no continuing education requirement for brokers licensed before January 1, 2005, once the post-broker education requirement has been met.
Continuing Education For Brokers Licensed On or After January 1, 2005: Brokers licensed on or after January 1, 2005, must complete continuing education (must include TREC Core and electives equaling 16 hours) during the first full two-year licensing period after the three years allotted to complete the 120-hours of post-broker education and all licensing periods thereafter.
Questions? Contact the Tennessee Real Estate Commission at (615) 741-2273 or (800) 342-4031.