Michigan Real Estate License Requirements

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Michigan real estate requirements

How To Get Your Real Estate Salesperson License In Michigan

Michigan State Required Pre-licensing Hours: 40 hours
Colibri Real Estate Michigan Course Hours Offered: 40 hours

1. General Michigan Salesperson License Requirements

The general requirements for real estate salespersons defined by the Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons (LARA) are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be of good moral character

2. Salesperson License Education Requirements in Michigan

Below are credit hours required for the Michigan pre-license course to qualify for your salesperson license.

Course TypeRequired Credit Hours
Total Pre-license Course Hours40 hours

3. Additional Salesperson License Requirements in Michigan

If you meet the general requirements and have completed your required course credit hours, you will need to complete the following steps to get your Salesperson license:

  • Submit request for a criminal background check
  • Submit the Michigan salesperson license application
  • Pass both the state and national portions of the real estate salesperson licensing examination by earning a score of 70% or higher
  • Obtain sponsorship from a licensed Michigan broker

Regulatory Notes:

Obtaining Certificate of Course Completion: Upon completion of the course, Colibri Real Estate will provide you an electronic certificate of completion in your account dashboard. Completion information is also submitted weekly by Colibri Real Estate to the Board. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time, therefore that will be the time reflected on your certificate.

Roster: Rosters are emailed to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on a weekly basis on Tuesdays. We report completions from the previous Tuesday through Monday.
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/lara
Phone: 517-241-9288
Fax: 517-241-0035
Address: Ottawa Building, 611 W. Ottawa P.O. Box 30670 Lansing, MI 48909
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The information provided is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Michigan Real Estate Commission. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board’s site.

If you hold Real Estate licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state’s requirements.

Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It’s ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.