How To Get Your Real Estate License In Ohio

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12 Mandatory Hours
18 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Ohio Real Estate license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Ohio 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.

Ohio Real Estate: Blanket (Pre-Licensing)

Total Hours Required: 120
Mandatory Hours: 120
Elective Hours: 0

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All Applicants seeking to obtain an Ohio real estate licenses must successfully complete 40 hours of Real Estate Principles and Practices, 40 hours of Ohio Real Estate Law, 20 hours of Real Estate Appraisal, and 20 hours of Real Estate Finance. In addition, Broker applicants must also complete courses in Financial Management, Human Resources/Personal Management, Applied Business Economics, and Business Law.

Online Limitations

Pre-licensing education must be taken in a classroom setting. Distance Education is not permitted.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Ohio Department of Commerce
Phone: 6144664100
Fax: 6146440584
Address: Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing Attn: Distance Education Section Columbus, 43215

Ohio Real Estate: Broker (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 12
Elective Hours: 18
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3
Education Cycle in Months: 36

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Each active broker and management level licensee is required to submit to the Ohio Real Estate Commission proof of completing 30 hours of continuing education every three years due on or before the licensee’s date of birth.  
Twelve hours must be dedicated to the following topics:
3 hours in Core Law
3 hours in Ethics
3 hours in Civil Rights
3 hours in Broker Responsibility

Each active licensee who is 70 years of age or older on their renewal birthday shall submit proof they have completed the 3 required courses (total of 9 hours) in Civil Rights, Core Law and Ohio Cannons of Ethics.  Additionally, all active brokers and management level licensees must submit the 3-hr Broker Responsibility course.

 

An inactive broker who is 70 hears or older on their renewal birthday must only complete the 3-hour Broker Responsibility course and submit proof of completion at the time of renewal.


It is the responsibility of the licensee to send  copies of the certificates that are issued to them with the Continuing Education Compliance Form to the Division postmarked no later than their birthday the year of their renewal.

No Final Exam Passing Requirement

Online Limitations

There are no limits on the number of CE hours allowed to be taken online.

Pre-license and post-license education may not be used for continuing education.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted electronically daily. To ensure that your CE is reported in a timely and error-free manner, your real estate license number MUST be entered in our system in the following format: SALXXXXXX
BRKXXXXXX


Licensees are required to submit copies of their continuing education certificates with their renewal in order to receive credit for the courses that they have taken.  The submission of course rosters do not replace this process.

Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Ohio Department of Commerce
Phone: 6144664100
Fax: 6146440584
Address: Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing Attn: Distance Education Section Columbus, 43215

Ohio Real Estate: Salesperson (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 9
Elective Hours: 21
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3
Education Cycle in Months: 36

Online Info

Each active licensee is required to submit to the Ohio Real Estate Commission proof of completing 30 hours of continuing education every three years due on or before the licensee’s date of birth.  
Nine hours must be dedicated to the following topics:
3 hours in Core Law
3 hours in Ethics
3 hours in Civil Rights

All brokers and management level licensees will also be required to complete a 3-hour Broker Responsibility course for a total of 12 required core courses.

Each active licensee who is 70 years of age or older on their renewal birthday shall submit proof they have completed the 3 required courses (total of 9 hours) in Civil Rights, Core Law and Ohio Cannons of Ethics.  Additionally, all active brokers and management level licensees must submit the 3-hr Broker Responsibility course.
 

An inactive salesperson who is 70 hears or older on their renewal birthday does not need to complete continuing education until reactivation.

 

It is the responsibility of the licensee to send  copies of the certificates that are issued to them with the Continuing Education Compliance Form to the Division postmarked no later than their birthday the year of their renewal.


No Final Exam Passing Requirement

Online Limitations

There are no limits on the number of CE hours allowed to be taken online.

Pre-license and post-license education may not be used for continuing education.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted electronically daily. To ensure that your CE is reported in a timely and error-free manner, your real estate license number MUST be entered in our system in the following format: SALXXXXXX
BRKXXXXXX


Licensees are required to submit copies of their continuing education certificates with their renewal in order to receive credit for the courses that they have taken.  The submission of course rosters do not replace this process.

Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Ohio Department of Commerce
Phone: 6144664100
Fax: 6146440584
Address: Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing Attn: Distance Education Section Columbus, 43215

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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.