Online Real Estate Courses
As a licensed real estate agent, you’ll be able to help people with one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Add to that the unlimited earning potential, flexibility, stability, opportunities for professional growth, and the chance to play an important role in the community, and you can see why this profession attracts so many people.
Online real estate classes are conducted in partnership with Hondros College.
How to obtain an Ohio real estate license
The Ohio Board of Realtors requires that you:
Complete your required education
You must have a high school diploma or equivalent and successfully complete 120 hours of approved real estate education within a 10-year time frame immediately preceding your application. This education must be completed at an institution of higher education that awards a degree in at least a two-year program. Education must consist of:
- Real Estate Principles and Practices (40 hours)
- Ohio Real Estate Law, including instruction in civil rights, housing discrimination and
desegregation problems (40 hours)
- Real Estate Appraisal (20 hours)
- Real Estate Finance (20 hours)
Obtain a sponsoring Broker
Before you submit an application to become a licensed real estate salesperson, you must be sponsored by a Broker.
Submit your application
Submit a completed Salesperson Examination Application, a $60 fee, and proof that you completed your education requirements to the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing. (You may either submit a copy of your official transcripts or course completion certificates.) The Division will process your application and send your information to the testing vendor.
Schedule your test
After your application has been processed, you will receive a Candidate Information Bulletin with instructions for scheduling your test.
Ohio State requirements: salesperson licensing
Educational requirements to obtain a salesperson license
- Be honest, truthful and of good reputation.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be sponsored by an Ohio Broker.
- Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude. Not have violated any civil rights laws regarding real estate within the past two years as determined by a court of law or violated any rules of the Ohio Division of Real Estate. In some circumstances, it is possible to have a conviction or violation disregarded, which would allow you to sit for the exam. The Division may only make a determination with respect to a conviction or violation if you file an application. For additional information on this process, contact the Division directly or review the additional information found on the Division’s website.
- Have a high school diploma or its equivalent as recognized by the Ohio Department of Education if you were born after 1950.
- Complete the education requirements: Real Estate Principles and Practices (40 hours); Ohio Real Estate Law, including instruction in civil rights, housing discrimination and desegregation problems (40 hours); Real Estate Appraisal (20 hours); and Real Estate Finance (20 hours)
Please note: Any person who has not been licensed as a real estate salesperson or broker within a four-year period immediately preceding his/her current application for the salesperson’s exam must have completed the above instruction within a 10-year period immediately preceding the current salesperson application. This education must have been completed at an institution of higher education that awards a degree in at least a two-year program (i.e., an associate degree).
To apply for an Ohio salesperson’s license, please submit:
- A completed Salesperson Examination Application with $60.00 fee (Note: If you answer “yes” to any of the Ethical Conduct questions, please submit a detailed explanation. Your application will be reviewed by the ODRE Legal staff.).
- Proof of completion of the Education Requirements (a copy of official transcripts or course completion certificates). Once the Division processes a complete application, the applicant’s information is sent to the testing vendor. The testing vendor will process the information and send a Candidate Information Bulletin with instructions on scheduling the exam.
- You must pass the State and National portions of the Ohio Real Estate Salesperson Exam in order for a license to be issued. Passing score: 70.