Initial License Requirements (October 1, 2021 and After)

  1. Application Form 549
  2. Fingerprint Background Waiver: Your fingerprint background waiver must be completed, signed and dated prior to obtaining your fingerprints. 
  3. Fingerprint Cards: Submit the fingerprint verification form issued by an approved Fingerprint Vendor (Nevada approved vendor list - Form 619). Fingerprints expire after six (6) months.
  4. Original state and national passing exam results dated within last 12 months. 
  5. Fee: $160.00 
  6. Education requirements:
  1. Proof of pre-licensing education by certified transcripts or certificates. 
    64 semester college credits required
    1. 45 hours or 3 college credits Real Estate Principles or licensed experience.
    2. 45 hours or 3 college credits Real Estate Law or licensed experience. (must include 18 hours Nevada law provided by a NV school).
    3. 45 hours or 3 college credits Real Estate Appraisal course or licensed experience.
    4. 45 hours or 3 college credits Broker Management course (Nevada specific course).
    5. 15 college credits in real estate, business, economics, or licensed experience.
    6. 15 hours or 1 college credit in contracts in real estate transaction to the extent allowed in the capacity of the licensee. (Licensed out-of-state applicants are not required to take this course.)
    7. 15 hours or 1 college credit in agency which must include 3 hours of foundation of relationship between broker and agents and 3 hours of risk reduction.(Licensed out-of-state applicants are not required to take this course.)
    8. General college level credits from any accredited college or university:
      1. Unlicensed first-time applicants: 35 credits
      2. Licensed out-of-state applicants: 37 credits
  2. Proof of Experience: You may submit a combination of both experience and education transcripts to meet the full 64 semester college credits. College credits must be obtained if experience is not verifiable.
    1. For every 2 years of real estate licensed experience, Nevada will allow 16 college credits towards the education components with the exception of the 45-hour Broker Management and 18-hour Nevada real estate law courses.
          Experience in two-year increments are granted the following credits:
          8 years = 64 credits      4 years = 32 credits
          6 years = 48 credits      2 years = 16 credits
    2. Must show proof that experience was full-time, and your license is current. Submit the following proof:
      1. Original certified history of licensure (history expires after 90 days.)
      2. Form 509 (for experience as a salesman or broker/salesman).
      3. Experience must be within the past ten years.
      4. Employing broker at the time must verify experience.

List of approved schools in Nevada (Form 502)
More detailed licensing information refer to Form 501
Exam Service (Testing)