How to Get a Real Estate License

Real estate agent and broker students can participate in traditional classroom courses, or online classes to become eligible to sit for a licensure examination. Students must pass a background examination, as well as both state and national portions of the test before lawfully beginning the practice of real estate.

Hondros College offers educational courses for real estate agents, and brokers. Hondros College is the largest real estate educational center in Ohio, with multiple locations around the state to serve adult learners. Real estate broker courses and continuing education courses for real estate agents are offered both in the classroom and online. Monthly payment plans and financial aid are available for qualifying students. Courses can be taken individually, or through a package plan, which includes all books and a “crammer” course prior to taking the real estate examination.


Hondros College


(888) Hondros (466-3767)

4140 Executive Parkway

Westerville, OH 43081


Allied Online School offers real estate courses honored in Florida, California, Georgia, Utah, Wisconsin, Texas, Wyoming, Virginia, and Washington State. Students can register for real estate sales agent, broker, or appraisal courses. Continuing education courses are also available. This online school is a member of the Distance Education and Training Council, and recognized by the United States Department of Education accrediting council.


Allied Schools

22952 Alcalde Drive

Laguna Hills, CA 92653


American Public University offers online courses for real estate study. Students can select courses in real estate sales, management, property appraisal, mortgage, or home inspection. Students earn an Associate of Arts in Real Estate after successful completion of the program, and receive a grant for the purchase of books after registration. In addition to state required real estate courses, students must take additional college level general courses to earn this degree. Financial aid is available for qualifying students.


American Public University

111 West Congress Street

Charles Town WV 25414

(877) 777-9081


Mary L Hurst University offers real estate course programs designed to be completed in 24 months. Students earn an associate degree in real estate by taking either traditional classroom or online courses. This online university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. Students interact with professors and classmates via online forums and through email.


Mary Hurst University

17600 Pacific Highway 43

Mary Hurst, OR 97036-0261

(866) 278-3965


Courses at the California License Center follow the state principles of real estate sales curriculum. The course takes a minimum of 18 days to complete, but must be successfully accomplished in a maximum of six months to gain approval to sit for a state licensure examination. Once completed, the pre-licensure completion certificate does not expire. Online continuing education courses, as well as real estate broker and appraisal classes also available.


California License Center Online

6701 Center Drive West Suite 510

Los Angeles, CA 90045

(888) 774-6300


Sources used for this article include personal experience as a real estate student at Hondros College, the Hondros College website, American Public University website, Mary L. Hurst College website, and the California Real Estate License website.