WHAT IS PRELICENSE?
This is the first step in the licensing process. This course is required by the state in order to qualify to take the state real estate license exam. Often referred to as the ’75-hour Prelicense Course.’ For the sake of full transparency, it really takes longer than 75 hours but… who’s counting?
The course topics are mandated by the state to prepare you for the licensing exam and to effectively and knowledgeably practice real estate. They include things such as real estate law, ownership rights, the transfer of property, property disclosures, agency practices, contracts, finance and closing practices, appraisal and valuation, as well as state and federal regulations affecting property ownership and housing.
SELECT WHICH EVER OPTION WORKS BEST FOR YOU!
*Please note that the One on One option can get a bit pricey and isn’t really for everyone. It is offered as a special service for specific circumstances when sitting in a classroom with others or working independently online is not desirable or possible.
WHAT IS THE PRELICENSE PROCESS?
As mentioned above, this course is the first step in the road of licensure.
- Successfully complete and pass the Prelicense Course (attendance, assignments, final exam)
- The school will upload your Application for Licensure to the GA Real Estate Commission (GREC)
- Once entered into the GREC database, student is considered a Candidate for Licensure
- GREC will transfer your information to PSI/AMP, an outside private company who handles licensing exams for different professions across the country
- Candidates must schedule their state license exams at the nearest location (Atlanta, Macon, & Savannah)
- Once Candidate passes, PSI/AMP must issue license on behalf of state
- If Candidate has a notarized Lawful Presence Affidavit, a clear Criminal Background Check no more than 60 days old, and a Sponsoring Broker Form, PSI/AMP can issue the active license to the applicant.
- If Candidate has anything on his/her criminal background check, application must be reviewed by GREC before license may be issued