Minnesota Real Estate License Requirements

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Minnesota real estate requirements

How To Get Your Real Estate Salesperson License In Minnesota

Minnesota State Required Pre-licensing Hours: 90 hours
Colibri Real Estate Minnesota Course Hours Offered: 90 hours

1. General Minnesota Salesperson License Requirements

The general requirements for real estate salespersons defined by the Minnesota Department of Commerce are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years old

2. Salesperson License Education Requirements in Minnesota

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

Course TypeRequired Credit Hours
Total Pre-license Course Hours90 hours

3. Additional Salesperson License Requirements in Minnesota

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:

  • Complete the approved 90 hours of Minnesota real estate pre-licensing education: Course I, Course II, and Course III.
  • Pass the real estate licensing examination by earning a minimum score of 75% on both the state and general portions.
  • Obtain sponsorship from a licensed Minnesota real estate broker.
  • Complete your Minnesota real estate license application

Regulatory Notes:

Students cannot receive credit for studying more than 8 hours per day, therefore, the proctored final exam for each 30-hour course will not be accessible until the 4th day after starting the course. The course is not considered complete until ALL of the following are true:

  • Student has completed the course material and passed the proctored course final exam with a score of at least 70%.
  • The school has received and accepted a copy of the signed “CE Course &/or Exam Proctor Affidavit”

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. You will need to present your certificate of completion for Course I to the Pearson VUE testing center. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time, therefore that will be the time reflected on your certificate.

Roster: Rosters are uploaded twice monthly through PulsePortal on the 1st and 15th of the month (or the next business day if the 1st or the 15th fall on a weekend or a holiday) for students who have returned all required documents since the last report.
Roster Sent: Twice monthly

Minnesota Department of Commerce
Website: https://mn.gov/commerce/licensees/real-estate/
Phone: 651-539-1599
Fax: 651-284-4107
Address: 85 7th Place East, Suite 280 Saint Paul, MN 55101
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Good to Know

The information provided is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. 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.