Becoming a REALTOR®

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth has three primary requirements for a real estate salesperson license: (1) Education (2) Examination (3) Application

(1) Education - 40 clock hours of education in a classroom setting are required to obtain a real estate salesperson license. 4 of the 40 required hours must include Equal Opportunity in Housing and Civil Rights Law.

The Michigan Real Estate Academy provides a Real Estate One class for training. Tuition includes text and all required materials for this program.
Pre-registration is $255.00 (Considered not less than 5 full business days before the start of a scheduled class)
An additional walk-in fee of $10 will be applied to all registrations received after the pre-registration deadline.

(2) Examination - All license candidates must successfully complete and pass the Michigan Real Estate Salesperson exam administered by PSI Exams( prior to application for the real estate salesperson license.

The licensing exam cost $48.00 and examinees may register by contacting PSI Exams by phone (800) 733-9267 or by visiting the website at Exam brochures are also available at the Michigan Real Estate Academy office.

(3) Application - Upon successful completion of both the required education and examination, license candidates may make application for the real estate salesperson license. (Applicants will need a sponsor/broker at the time that they make application for the license)

(4)Join a REALTORŪ Association- A real estate agent is a REALTORŪ when he or she becomes a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŪ, the world's largest professional association. The term "REALTORŪ" is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŪ and abides by its strict Code of Ethics.