Broker License Requirements

1. You must have been actively licensed as a real estate salesperson for at least four years in any state/jurisdiction.
2. You must have obtained a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED)
3. You must show proof of successful completion of one hundred fifty (150) classroom hours or its equivalent in courses specified and approved by the LREC.
4. You must comply with all application procedures required by the LREC. This includes the submission of a criminal background history.
5. You must pass the broker licensing examination.
6. You must provide proof of mandatory errors and omissions insurance prior to issuance of license.pe your paragraph here.


Pre-Licensing Education Requirements


The broker pre-licensing educational requirement is one hundred fifty (150) hours. The number of hours accepted for credit toward this requirement will be determined by the LREC. The LREC may consider granting partial credit toward the broker pre-licensing educational requirement; however, the number of credit hours will be determined based on the date of course completion and the applicability of the subject matter to current broker educational requirements. No substitution will be allowed for Real Estate 202, the thirty (30) hour course which covers the Louisiana Real Estate License Law, Commission Rules/Regulations, Law of Agency, and Civil Law pertaining to real estate. An additional thirty hours must be completed in Real Estate 203, Broker Responsibilities, or its equivalent. The remaining hours can be obtained in a review of real estate principles/practices or other real estate electives. Broker courses may be obtained through the following sources:

1. State certified real estate schools

     Gulf South Real Estate Institute, Inc. is a state certified real estate school operating under School ID # 0165.


2. College and Universities


     Credit for real estate courses completed at a college or university will be granted by the LREC based on the applicability of the subject to the current pre-licensing course requirements. The applicant must submit an original transcript to the LREC with a written request for a review toward the broker pre-licensing educational requirements. Please allow at least two weeks for response.


3. Course work completed in other licensing jurisdictions


     Partial credit may be granted for real estate courses completed in other licensing jurisdictions. No substitution will be allowed for the thirty (30) hour portion of the 150 hour broker pre-licensing requirement which covers the Louisiana Real Estate License Law, Commission Rules/Regulations, Law of Agency and Civil Law pertaining to real estate. The LREC may accept a substitution for Real Estate 203, a thirty (30) hour Broker Responsibilities course, which is a mandatory part of the 150 hour requirement, if it is determined that the course completed in another jurisdiction is equivalent to Real Estate 203. Approval for credit for course work completed in other jurisdictions must be obtained by the applicant prior to submission of an application for licensing.


4. Course work completed for a specific real estate designation


     Real estate or related course work completed through nationally recognized real estate organizations or institutes may be considered for partial credit toward the broker pre-licensing educational requirement. The applicant may submit any information that will assist in determining the applicability of the course for broker pre-licensing credit; however, proof of course completion (that includes the date of course completion, number of hours completed, and the subject matter covered) is required.

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Salesperson License Requirements

1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
2. You must have have obtained a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED).
3. You must show proof of successful completion of ninety (90) hours of real estate education in courses approved by the LREC.
4. You must comply with all application procedures required by the LREC. This includes the submission of a criminal background history.
5. You must pass the real estate salesperson licensing examination.
6. You must be sponsored by a licensed real estate broker and provide proof of errors and omissions insurance prior to license issuance.


Pre-Licensing Education Requirements


​The salesperson pre-licensing educational requirement is ninety (90) hours. The number of credit hours accepted for credit toward this ninety (90) hour requirement will be determined by the LREC. The LREC may consider granting partial credit toward the pre-licensing requirement for courses completed more than five years prior to the date of application; however, such credit will be based on the date of completion and the applicability of the subject matter to current educational requirements. Salesperson pre-licensing hours must be in specific real estate courses that include coverage of real estate principles/practices, the Louisiana Real Estate License Law, Commission Rules/Regulations, Law of Agency, and Civil Law pertaining to real estate. Courses may be obtained through the following sources:

1. State certified real estate schools
     Gulf South Real Estate Institute, Inc. is a state certified real estate school operating under School ID # 0165.

2. College and Universities
     Credit for real estate courses completed at a college or university will be granted by the LREC based on the applicability of the subject to the current pre-licensing course requirements. The applicant must submit an original transcript to the LREC with a written request for a review toward the broker pre-licensing educational requirements. Please allow at least two weeks for response.

3. Course work completed in other licensing jurisdictions
     Partial credit may be granted for real estate courses completed in other licensing jurisdictions. No substitution will be allowed for the thirty (30) hour portion of the ninety hour requirement that covers the Louisiana Real Estate License Law, Commission Rules/Regulations, Law of Agency and Civil Law pertaining to real estate. Approval for credit for course work completed in other jurisdictions must be obtained by the applicant prior to submission of an application for licensing.