Michigan Real Estate Pre and Post Licensing Requirements

Michigan Real Estate Salesperson License

Are you looking to become a Real Estate professional in the State of Michigan?

To get started you will need to complete a 40 hour pre-licensure course consisting of real estate fundamentals from an approved pre-licensure instructor. You can view a list of both in-person and online pre-license education providers approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs via the link below.

Find a list of LARA approved real estate pre-licensure course providers here

Michigan Realtors® has worked with The CE Shop to provide an on-demand Michigan Fundamentals of Real Estate Pre-licensure class for those looking to get started in the real estate profession.

Click on the banner below to learn more about the On-Demand 40-Hour Michigan Real Estate Fundamentals License Course presented by The CE Shop. 

Steps to obtaining your Michigan Real Estate Salesperson License:

  • Complete an approved 40 hour pre-licensure course
  • Apply for your license from the State of Michigan
  • Upon email notification, schedule your exam through PSI Services, LLC at an authorized testing site
  • Confirm an employing broker sponsorship

Visit the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) website for more information on obtaining your Michigan Real Estate Salesperson License.


Michigan Real Estate Continuing Education

Michigan Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements:

In order to maintain your license, you must obtain 18 credit hours of continuing education every 3 year licensing cycle with a minimum of 2 law specific credit hours per year between 11/1 and 10/31. The current cycle began November 1, 2018 and ends October 31, 2021.

Please note: The State of Michigan is no longer approving continuing education courses or tracking continuing education credits on behalf of Licensees. Beginning November 1st, 2018, all continuing education courses that count towards licensee renewal requirements must  be certified by CE Marketplace. CE Marketplace provides a basic tracking service, free of charge, to assist you in finding certified course content and keeping a list of your CE Marketplace certified credit history.

View available CE Marketplace Certified continuing education classes here


Obtaining a Michigan Real Estate Broker License

In order to apply for a Michigan Real Estate Broker License, you must first have at least 3 years of full-time experience as a real estate salesperson, or equivalent experience. Once you are ready to obtain a broker license, you will need to complete 90 clock hours of approved coursework required within 36 months of application, unless licensed continuously and pass an exam administered by PSI Services, LLC.

Find a list of approved LARA approved broker coursework providers here

Experience: At least 3 years full time experience as a real estate salesperson, or equivalent experience.
Continuing Education: 18 hours every 3 year cycle with a minimum of 2 hours of law per licensing year (11/1 - 10/31). 

Visit the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website for more information on obtaining your Michigan Real Estate Broker License.