Every Question You Need Answered to Get Your Real Estate License in Louisiana
We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in Louisiana is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.
Education/Getting Your License
How do I get a Louisiana real estate license?
To become a licensed real estate Salesperson in Louisiana includes completing the following:
- Be at least 18 years old
- You must have obtained a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED)
- Successfully complete 90 hours of approved real estate education
- Complete a background check
- Successfully pass the Louisiana Salesperson Real Estate Exam
- Be sponsored by an actively licensed real estate broker
- Schedule the Louisiana salesperson licensing exam via PSI Exams Online.
How long does it take to get a Louisiana real estate license?
The amount of time to get your Louisiana real estate salesperson license varies due to the number of steps involved. Most complete the requirements within a few months. These include completing education, scheduling the LA salesperson licensing exam, passing the background check, and successfully passing the licensing exam.
How much does the Louisiana real estate license exam cost?
The PSI Candidate Handbook includes instructions on price and helpful information on obtaining your Louisiana salesperson license. The salesperson license application fees cost $90, and the salesperson exam registration fee is $85.
Note: These costs are subject to change by the state at any time.
What are the rules for reciprocity for Louisiana real estate licenses?
Currently, Louisiana has reciprocity agreements with the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. Check with the state you are interested in working with to see what specific requirements must be met to receive and maintain a reciprocal license.
What are the continuing education requirements after getting my real estate license?
All initial licensees are required to complete 45 post-license education hours within 180 days after the initial license date. In the year completed, your post-licensing education hours may be used to satisfy 8 of the 12-hour annual continuing education requirement; however, post-licensing education hours will not satisfy the mandatory education topic hours specified by the Commission.
The state of Louisiana requires 12 hours of Continuing Education every year by 12/31. However, new licensees will only be required to complete any LREC-required Mandatory Course Topic(s) for the year in which they become licensed. Any continuing education requirement other than the mandatory course(s) will be waived for these initial licensees in the year in which they become licensed. You can view our Continuing Education courses for Louisiana real estate agents here. You can view our full offering for Louisiana real education here.