Arizona Real Estate Agent Exam

Need of a License: A real estate salesperson must be licensed by the state of Arizona to represent clients in the sale or purchase of real estate that is located in Arizona.

Who Grants a License: Licenses are granted by the Arizona Department of Real Estate (“ADRE”).Real Estate Agent Exam

Qualifications to receive a License: A candidate must complete 90 clock-hours of classroom study at an ADRE-approved real estate school (search schools here), pass a school-administered final exam, and pass a state exam. Distance learning pre-licensure curriculums are not permitted. All candidates need to submit a full set of fingerprints, prove legal presence and pass a background check. All candidates must be at least 18 years of age. For more information about qualifications, see Arizona Real Estate License – Qualifying for and Obtaining.

Applying for the Exams: Candidates should apply to take the state exam through the Pearson VUE website scheduling page. Applicants must know the completion date of their pre-licensure curriculum, and the ADRE approval number of their pre-licensure school. (Search for ADRE approval numbers here.) More information can be found in the State of Arizona Real Estate Candidate Handbook.

Test Content: The Arizona state real estate licensing exam is comprised of two separate tests, the national test and the state-specific test. Five questions on the national test and ten questions on the state-specific test are considered "experimental" questions and are not scored. Both portions are comprised of multiple choice questions with four answer choices provided for each question. Test takers are allotted 150 minutes to complete each test. A score of at least 75% is required to pass. The exam is presented in a computer-based format, but accommodations for paper-based tests and/or oral testing can be provided with special arrangements.

The national test consists of 85 questions and tests the candidate's knowledge of general real estate concepts, including the following subject areas:

Real property characteristics
Property valuation and appraisal
Contracts and relationships with buyers and sellers
Property conditions and disclosures
Federal laws governing real estate activities
Financing the transaction, and settlement
Leases, rents, and property management
Brokerage operations

The state-specific test consists of 100 questions and tests the candidate's knowledge of the state-specific concepts, including the following subject areas:

Real Estate Statutes
Administrative Code
Agency Relationships
Contract Law/Other Essentials
Property Interests, Estates, and Tenancies
Government Rights
Water Law
Environmental Law/Disclosure
Land Description
Land Development
Real and Personal Property Transfer
Escrow and Settlement
Lease/Leasehold Estates
Financing Documents/Liens
Real Estate Office Management
Disclosure/Consumer Protection

How to Apply for the License: The license application is issued by the testing company upon passing both portions of the licensing exam. Candidates must provide ADRE with the following documents: (1) completed application and application fee; (2) original Arizona state real estate licensing exam score report(s); (3) proof of legal presence in the U.S.; (4) certificate issued by an ADRE-approved school for completion of the 90-hour salesperson pre-licensure curriculum; (5) if applicable, a Disciplinary Actions Disclosure form, along with supporting documentation; (6) Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued fingerprint clearance card.

All of the required documents must be submitted to the ADRE offices in Phoenix within one year of passing the state licensing exam.

Fees: ADRE charges a license application fee.

Who administers the test: ADRE and Pearson VUE.

License Renewal Requirements: An Arizona real estate licensee must take 24 credit hours of continuing education (either online or in the classroom) from an ADRE-approved provider every two years. Further information is provided on the ADRE website, here.

Applicable Regulations: Real estate licensees in Arizona are regulated under Title 32, Chapter 20, Real Estate.

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Camie is a real estate broker and educator in Missouri.  She teaches the Missouri real estate prelicensing courses with Real Estate Express school and serves as a real estate subject matter expert with CE Shop. She is ARELLO certified, a graduate of the NAR Realtor Institute, a member of the Real Estate Educators Association and a certified distant education instructor.
Our material is specific to the Missouri Real Estate Salesperson Exam, covering both the National and State sections with these content areas: 
  • Property Ownership
  • Land Use Regulations
  • Laws of Agency
  • Fiduciary Duties  
  • Property Valuation
  • Financial Analysis   
  • Financing
  • Transfer of Property
  • Disclosures
  • Real Estate Practice
  • Contracts
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