AZ Real Estate Salesperson License Requirements

Age – Be at least 18 years of age when applying for a license.

Education – Arizona is a non-reciprocal state.  Complete 90 hours of “in classroom” Real Estate Salesperson pre-licensing education at an approved Arizona real estate school and pass the examination at an ADRE approved real estate school, college or university.  Online education is not approved for pre-licensing education.

Fingerprint Clearance Card – Fingerprint Clearance Card is issued by Arizona Department of Public Safety.  The application may be obtained from DPS or the real estate schools.  The process for obtaining the Fingerprint Clearance Card may take as long as eight weeks. To obtain your Fingerprint Clearance Card online please visit

Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI-214/244) – Information and documentation relating to the applicant’s background must be provided upon application for licensure.  Date of birth and Social Security Number are required.  Criminal convictions and background disclosure on the Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI-214/244), found at or in the Candidate Handbook, must be completed by all applicants, and depending on disclosures made, additional documents and information may be required.  The Department CANNOT issue a license to a person convicted of a felony who is incarcerated, paroled or under community supervision or on probation.  The Department may not issue a license to a person who has been convicted of a felony, or convicted of a misdemeanor offense, such as (but not limited to) theft, forgery, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, violence against another person, or crimes of moral turpitude.  A Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by DPS is required by all applicants at time of application.

Disclosure Document Checklist (LI-400) – When applying for an original license and disclosing a criminal conviction, adverse civil judgment, or denial of or discipline against a professional or occupational license on the Disclosure Document Checklist Form (LI-400), additional documents and information identified on must be provided.  Forms are available on the ADRE website, under Forms Library and included in the Candidate Handbook.

Contract Writing Class – Prior to License Application attendance at a 6 hour Contract Writing Class, (including certificate) is required.

Fees – Fees are listed on the License Fee Schedule at  The Department accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, Discover cards, checks or exact cash.

Schedule Exam Date – Contact Pearson VUE at to schedule the state and national examinations.  Be prepared to provide to the exam administrator two forms of current signature identification, including one government issued I.D. with photo and the Salesperson Education Certificate for the 90 hours of schooling.  The examination fee is listed on the License Fee Schedule at, clicking on the Fee Schedule link on the left navigation menu.  Fees are subject to change without notice.

License Application – Salesperson Documents
-Original Salesperson Application & Fee
-Original Arizona Exam Score Report(s)
-Pre-Licensure Education Certificate-the yellow form certifying that the pre-licensure requirements have been met
-Proof of Legal Presence
Disciplinary Actions Disclosure Form (LI-214/244)
-DPS issued AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card
-Contract Writing Course Certificate
Disclosure Document Checklist Form (LI-400) *if applicable
-Hire on with a Broker at time of application as a Salesperson & Fee (complete Salesperson/Associate Broker Change Form LI-202), or hire on after licensing online for a reduced fee.  The Designated Broker must access the ADRE online system to approve the hire prior to the licensee being legal to work.

License Application – Salesperson Time Frame – Salesperson License application must occur within 1 year from the date of passing the state examination, or the state exam must be retaken and passing score reports presented.  Submitting an application by 5 pm on the last business day of the one year period will require a retake and passing of the State-specific and National examinations.