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How to Get a Real Estate License in Idaho

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Each state has its own real estate license requirements. Though there are general requirements such as taking an exam that are universal, the specifics of the exam may be different state by state. There is no such thing as a national realtor's license, so each state you intend to do business in will have its own licensing requirements that you'll need to meet. To get a real estate license in Idaho, you'll need to follow some requirements that overlap with those in other states and some that are unique.

Confirm that you qualify to try for a license. You have to be at least 18 years old, and you can't have been convicted of a felony before. You don't need to live in the state of Idaho to apply for an Idaho real estate license. You must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent to apply.

Complete the 45-hour course on being a real estate agent in Idaho. There are classes offered online from accredited programs, but there are also classroom sessions that you can register for.

Take the pre-exam for the Idaho real estate license. If you are already licensed to sell real estate in another state, you can bypass this part of the process. The pre-exam is taken at the end of your education process and is given by your instructors.

Take the national part of the license examination. Once you've passed this portion of the exam, you have essentially earned your real estate license in the state of Idaho. To register for this portion of the exam, you have to either call the exam provider Pearson Vue at 877-540-5833, or register for the exam on their website at