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Arkansas Real Estate License Course

60-Hour Arkansas Salesperson Pre-License Course Online

The fastest and most affordable way to get your Arkansas real estate salesperson license! Here you'll learn:

  • How To Get Your AR License Online
  • What's Included In Our Courses
  • Why You Should Get Your AR License
  • General Information About the Arkansas Real Estate License Online Course
  • FAQ's
  • Articles For Further Education
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How to Get a Real Estate Salesperson’s License in Arkansas

All Arkansas salesperson applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply for a real estate license. If you meet this basic standard, you can receive your salesperson license by following these 6 steps.

Step 1: Take 60-hour Pre-licensing Course

All salesperson applicants must take a 60-hour pre license real estate education. At least 30 of these classroom hours must be in the Basic Principles of Real Estate. Your coursework must be taken from an Arkansas Real Estate Commission approved school or from an accredited post-secondary school.

Your 60-hours completion certificate has no expiration date.

Step 2: Submit your Arkansas Salesperson Application

Next, submit an application to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission.

Your application documents must include:

  • A copy of your driver's license or birth certificate
  • Proof of licensing education, such as original course completion certificate or other documentation
  • FBI fingerprint card

All real estate salesperson applicants are required to complete a state and federal criminal background check. There is a $22 Arkansas criminal background check fee and a $14.25 FBI criminal background check fee.

AREC charges a $50 application fee, plus the background check fees, for a total of $86.25 payable to the AREC as a cashier's check or money order.

Step 3: Schedule the state licensing exam

The Arkansas Real Estate Commission has contracted with Pearson VUE to administer the state licensing exam. The AREC will mail you a Certificate of Examination Eligibility. You must have this before you schedule your exam.

The exam fee is $75 and must be paid at the time of reservation using a credit card, debit card, voucher, electronic check. Online scheduling is the fastest and easiest way to schedule your state exam.

Step 4: Pass the exam

On exam day, bring with you two forms of identification, one being government-issued with your photo and signature. In addition, bring your Certificate of Examination Eligibility.

About your Arkansas salesperson licensing exam:

  1. You must pass both sections of the exam with a scaled score of 70.
  2. The general or national portion of the exam has 80 questions.
  3. The state portion of the exam has 30 scored questions.
  4. You have a total of 4 hours to complete the exam.

Refer to the Candidate Information Handbook for specific content outlines and information on the number of questions under each section.

When you pass, you receive a score report and information on how to apply for your license.

Step 5: Send licensing fee and additional documents

You have 90 days after passing your state licensing exam to send your licensing fee and other forms to the AREC. The licensing fees total of $75 made payable to the AREC. You must also submit all pages of your score report and a signed post-license requirement notice.

If you fail to send in your fees and paperwork within 90 days, you will be required to start the application process over.

Step 6: Post-license education

All new salespersons are required to take 18 classroom hours of post-licensing education within six months of your licensing date. You must take your course hours with an AREC approved course provider.

Congratulations, you are now a licensed Arkansas real estate salesperson!

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What’s Included in Your Course​

Course Structure

The RealEstateU 60-Hour Arkansas Real Estate Salesperson’s Course is structured in the following way:

  • Start with a pre-license course orientation.
  • The course content is taught in audio lectures with transcripts available for every lecture.
  • The course breaks down by topics divided into specific lessons.
  • All lessons use audio presentations with transcripts, but some may incorporate an infographic or a contract document.
  • Every chapter finishes with a multiple choice quiz. At least 70% of the questions must be answered correctly to move to the next chapter.
  • The course is capped by a final exam. You must pass this to finish the course and earn your Certificate of Completion.
  • RealEstateU’s 60-hour Arkansas Real Estate Salesperson course has everything you need to meet the state’s real estate education requirement.
  • Our self-paced course is perfect for completing the course on your schedule. Listen to while on-the-go, so you can study anywhere, at any time.

Audio Transcripts

  • Follow along with each audio lesson using a written transcript.

Beautifully Designed Infographics

  • You’ll understand the key concepts you need to know for your exams thanks to dozens of infographics illustrating complex real estate ideas.

Course Glossary

  • You can find the industry terms you need to know for your exams in the course Glossary, which is available as a PDF download.

Course Final Exams

  • The AR course requires you to pass a final exam at the end of the course. You will receive the Certificate of Completion for immediately upon passing the last exam.

Buy Our PDF Course Textbooks & Appendixes

You can purchase a PDF version of the course textbook for only $29!

The course textbook contains all the content covered in the course, including all the audio transcripts, infographics, and supporting documents.

Please note that the PDF textbook is sold separately and not included in the course tuition. The textbook is designed to supplement the online course and not replace it.

This allows you to review the course content offline. The course textbook also enables you to print out individual lessons as needed. 

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I’m so happy I took the leap of faith! I loved the audible learning and that I could literally bring it with me wherever I went! I finished in 3 months! Trust me when I say if I can do it you can do it. I’m a very busy mother of 3 and they all have extracurricular activities, but somehow I buckled down and finished.

I did take a live test prep class at a local real estate school just to cover all bases. I reviewed all the quizzes from all the chapters to prepare. My advice would be to take your time when you test. I was so nervous but I took my time because I knew the material I just had to take my time!
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To obtain my license I chose RealEstateU. The courses were extremely helpful in passing state and national exam on my first try. I like the fact that I could study at my pace and I was able use my mobile to access my courses when on the road or when waiting on doctor appointments with my children.

I was able to go back and listen again and again to the parts that I did not get from the beginning. This is something that wouldn't have been provided by being in a classroom setting. If you are looking to obtain your license just be persistent and don't give up on your dream! I was able to invest in this course and more than tripled my return on the first home which I sold short after I obtained my real estate license.

If this is something you think you'll enjoy try it out and take the risk. Why not risk on something that has the potential to double or triple your income on the side. Jump on the opportunity of getting your license, which honestly is the easy part. And then go all in on the process helping clients and customers get what they want, which is a great home buying/selling experience.

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I loved the ease of the course. I was able to navigate easily and picked up where I left off each day. If I had any questions I received a response back very quickly from the RealEstateU support team. I was able to study and retain information easily. The workbook and the glossary were easy to follow and allowed me to print them to take with me in the event that I was not able to use my laptop. I loved that the course was accessible from a cell phone as well. We had a planned trip across the United States and I was able to study on my cell phone as we travelled 9 states. I have already recommended the course to a few of my friends!

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Thank you so much for your help over the last few weeks. I rushed to get through the course because I am so excited to start working in the field as a NYS realtor. I thought this would have a negative impact on me toward the end when I was ready to test, but I feel I retained a lot of the info and am happy with the results.


Why Get an Arkansas Real Estate License

Enjoy the many benefits of earning an Arkansas real estate salesperson license:

Income Potential

There are no limits to how much money a real estate agent can make. The more real estate deals you generate and close, the higher your income potential.

Flexible Schedule

Quit working at a boring 9-5 job. Real estate agents select their own hours. By law, your sponsoring broker can’t dictate when and where you work!

Work Part-Time or Full-Time

Slowly transition from your current career or use your license to earn side income. Or, make the leap into full-time and create your ideal job.

Sell or Lease All Types of Real Estate

Holding a real estate salesperson license allows you to sell or lease all types of real estate throughout Arkansas.

Course Completion Time

All students have 12 months from the time of purchase to complete the RealEstateU 60-hour Arkansas Real Estate Salesperson Course (including the course exams).

Refund Policy

All courses are eligible for a refund within 30 days of purchase if the student has not completed more than 50% of the course. All refunds issued are subjected to a $20 admin charge. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.