How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Ohio


  1. Complete the Approved Pre-Licensing Education
  2. Choose your Sponsoring Broker
  3. Turn in your Application
  4. Schedule your Test


Real Estate Agent Ohio

If you are looking for a rewarding career in real estate, look no further! Hondros College has over 50 years of experience helping students achieve a career of freedom and flexibility. To jump-start your career in real estate, check out these steps to become a licensed real estate agent in Ohio.

1.) Complete 4 Courses (120 Hours) of Approved Pre-Licensing Education

Ohio license law requires 120 hours of education:

  • 40 hours of Real Estate Principles and Practices
  • 40 hours of Real Estate Law
  • 20 hours of Real Estate Appraisal
  • 20 hours of Real Estate Finance

We offer a flexible schedule to work around your busy life because it’s all about you. Take your courses in the classroom during the day, evening or weekends, online or a combination of both – the options are limitless.

2.) Select Your Sponsoring Broker

Before you can apply to become a licensed real estate agent in Ohio, you must be sponsored by a broker. We offer career nights to help you with networking. You will be able to meet with hiring companies, learn about your local market, and speak with brokers about everything that is happening in your industry!

3.) Turn In Your Application

You must submit a completed Salesperson Examination Application, pay the fee, and submit proof that you have completed your education requirements (like your certificates of completion from Hondros College) to the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing. Once the division has received your information they will process your application and send your information to the testing vendor.

4.) Schedule your test

Once your application has been processed, you will receive a Candidate Information Bulletin with instructions for scheduling your test. Since 120 hours is a lot to learn, we offer many tools to ensure you pass your test the first time with our proven live Crammer course and online CompuCramⓇ exam prep. We hold the industry’s best pass rates on the real estate licensing exam.

There you have it; you are well on your way to becoming a real estate agent in Ohio!

At Hondros, it’s all about YOU. We offer the most flexible scheduling options statewide. Ready to jump in? Register for classes today and see why over 1 million students have chosen Hondros for their education needs!

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