Original real estate, cemetery and membership camping salesperson’s and broker’s licenses are issued for a term of two (2) years.  License renewal must occur on or before the last day of the month in which the license was issued.  Renewals are for a two (2) year period.


Pursuant to A.R.S. §32-212 – All applicants for an original real estate, cemetery or membership camping license shall show evidence satisfactory to the Commissioner:

  • Of the honesty, truthfulness, character and competency of the applicant.
  • That the applicant has not had a real estate license denied within one year, or revoked within two years immediately preceding the application.
  • That the applicant is at least 18 years of age when applying for a license.
  • Arizona is a non-reciprocal licensing state.

Previously Licensed in Arizona – Arizona previously licensed licensees, in a terminated status which had not been renewed within one year of expiration, may qualify for a recertification of pre-licensing education, with the proof of a retake and passing of the Pearson-VUE examination, based on prior Arizona education and licensure.  Contact the real estate school attended for records.

The Pre-licensure education is valid for ten years (§32-2124-B).  Originally licensed individuals in Arizona, who obtained their real estate pre-license education more than 10 years ago, cannot be relicensed in Arizona without a current 90 hours of pre-licensing education and a retake and passing of the Pearson-VUE examination.  All other license application requirements must be met.

Education – All pre-licensing education must be in-classroom instruction from an ADRE approved Arizona real estate school.  On-line pre-license education is not approved in Arizona.  The school will provide you with a copy of the Candidate Handbook, or access it online at  The Candidate Handbook explains in detail what is required when taking the Arizona examination and applying for a license with the Arizona Department of Real Estate.

Examinations – After completion of the pre-licensing course and passing the school’s final examination the school will issue a Pre-licensure Education Certificate as verification the pre-licensure education requirement has been met.  Upon receiving the Pre-licensure Education Certificate, and for the Broker examination when the Broker Candidate Experience Verification Form (LI-226) is completed, contact the testing administrator, Pearson VUE at 888-405-5776, or to register and schedule to take the Arizona examination.  The Arizona examination has two parts, the National and the Arizona-specific.  Examinations are given in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma by appointment only.

An original Pre-Licensure Education Certificate must be presented to the examination site.  Two forms of current personal signature identification, one government issued with a photo are required for presentation.  All original documents must be presented at the examination site to allow for participation in the examination.  An incomplete package of documents may require the approval process to begin anew.

The fee to take or retake a single part of the License Examination is the same as the fee to take the entire examination.  Access the most current License Fee Schedule at

Americans with Disabilities Act – The Arizona Department of Real Estate and Pearson VUE comply with the American with Disabilities Act.  Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations such as interpreters, alternative formats or assistance with physical accessibility.  Request for accommodations must be made 72 hours prior to testing.  For more information, refer to the Candidate Handbook or call Pearson VUE at 888-405-5776, or

Arizona Real Estate Statutes and Commissioner’s Rules – All Arizona licensees, whether active or inactive, must have available for their use a current copy of the Department’s statutes and rules.  The Arizona Real Estate Law Book, published by the Department, contains the required material.  The law book may be purchased at the ADRE office in Phoenix or Tucson, or by mail.

The statutes, rules and policy statements are also available on  Substantive Policy Statement No 2005-05, provides that making the “Law book” available via the web meets the requirement of every licensee having it available for their use.

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