What is required to get a license?

For salespersons:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Proof of completion of 60 hours pre license education.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination.
  • Complete the form and submit to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission at least 30 days before your scheduled exam.
  • You will go through an Arkansas criminal background check and FBI criminal background check once you submit the form.
  • Fees: Examination Fee of $75 paid at the time of exam registration, plus a $50 application fee, $22 Arkansas criminal background check fee, and $14.25 FBI criminal background check fee ($86.25 total), plus a license fee of $60.

For brokers:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Proof of completion of 60 hours pre license education.
  • You must have been licensed as a real estate salesperson for at least 24 months within the previous 48 month period.
  • Once you submit the certificate of your education completion and the experience form, you will be approved by the commission and receive a Certificate of Examination Eligibility which you can use to schedule your exam.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination.
  • Complete the form and submit to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission.
  • You will go through an Arkansas criminal background check and FBI criminal background check once you submit the form.
  • Fees: Examination Fee of $75 paid at the time of exam registration, plus a $50 application fee, $22 Arkansas criminal background check fee, and $14.25 FBI criminal background check fee ($86.25 total), plus a license fee of $80.

What score do I need to pass?

The salesperson exam consists of two portions, the national portion and the Arkansas State Law portion. There are 85 national questions and 40 State Law questions.

The broker exam consists of only one portion with 130 questions.

There can be 5-10 "Pre-Test" questions in each category. These questions are being tested by Pearson VUE and don't count against a passing grade. Pre-test questions are not identified on the exam, so examinees must answer every question on the exam. If your exam has any pre-test questions, the quantity will be listed as a number in the content outline heading of your individual exam. If a number is not present, then there are no pre-test questions for that particular exam.

There are multiple versions of each real estate exam administered in Alaska and each version can vary slightly in difficulty. To determine a score, Pearson VUE uses a statistical procedure known as equating to help correct for differences in exam difficulty. The exam score is reported as a scaled score from 0-100, but that number doesn't represent the percentage or number of questions answered correctly. A passing score is 70, while any score below 70 indicates how close the candidate came to passing- not the actual number or percentage of questions answered correctly.

You will receive your score immediately after you complete your exam.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

For the salesperson exam: you are allowed a total of 4 hours.

For the broker exam: you are allowed a total of 4 hours.

What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • 2 Forms of identification with matching names, non-expired and containing a valid signature. (Driver’s license, passport, green card, U.S. social security card, debit or credit card with signature). One of them must be government issued and photo bearing.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer.

What is on the exam?

You can view each exam's Content Outline in the Content section of the Candidate Handbook.

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