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FAQ: How do I get my Indiana real estate broker's license?

How do I get my Indiana real estate broker's license?

General Requirements

1) You must be at least 18 years old to apply.

2) Earn a high school diploma or GED.

3) Have not been convicted of any crime that impacts your potential to practice competently, shows potential for public endangerment, or would be cause for disciplinary sanctions under Chapter 11 Professional Licensing Standards of Practice, section IC25-1-11-5 of the Indiana Code.

Step 1: Complete the 90-Hour Indiana Pre-License Broker Course

Take and complete the 90-Hour Indiana Pre-License Broker course from one of the Indiana Real Estate Commission’s approved education providers. The pre-license course can be taken online or in-person.

Spaced throughout the course are three exams. You must pass these with at least a 75% to successfully complete the broker pre-licensure course.

After passing the third course exam, you will earn your course completion certificate necessary for the State Exam and license.

Step 2: Apply for the State Exam

Schedule your Indiana state licensing exam within one year after completing your 90-hour pre-license course.

PSI conducts Indiana's Real Estate Broker Licensure Exam. Visit or call 1-800-733-9267 to schedule your exam. Each exam attempt costs $53. Note that you must pass the exam within one year of completing your course.

For more about schedules, exam security, preparation, and reporting, see the Indiana Real Estate Commission License Examination Candidate Bulletin.

Step 3: Pass the State Exam

The exam is divided into two sections: the National portion and the State portion. You must pass both sections within (1) year of the date on the course completion certificate.

The Indiana Broker Pre-licensure Exam includes:

  1. National section with 75 multiple-choice questions, worth 80 points. A passing score is 60 points. The time allowed is 150 minutes.
  2. State section with 50 multiple-choice questions, worth 50 points. A passing score is 38 points. The time allowed is 90 minutes.

Once the exam is done, a score report will appear immediately on-screen. Results will also be emailed to you.

You can take the state licensing exam as many times as needed until you pass.If you fail just one section, you can retake that section.Just remember, you must pass both sections within one year of completing the 90-hour IN pre-license course.

Step 4: Apply for Your License

Apply for a broker's license with the Indiana Real Estate Commission within a year of successfully passing the exam. For this, you will mail a paper application to the Commission.

The application requires:

  • A $60.00 check or money order payable to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency or "IPLA"
  • The Course Completion Certificate from the 90-hour IN Pre-License Broker Course as proof you met the education requirements.
  • The score report from the PSI state licensing exam as proof you passed the pre-licensing exam.
  • Any positive responses on the screening form may require additional documents, like court records and sworn statements.
  • Verification of any license held in any regulated profession in any other state.
  • Information about your sponsoring broker.

Refer to the full instructions about completing your broker application.

Indiana offers active, inactive, referral, and unassigned licenses.

You’ll need a sponsoring broker to receive an active broker’s license. Without an active broker’s license, you can’t legally practice as a real estate broker in Indiana.

If you lack a sponsoring broker when you apply, your license will be given an "Unassigned" status. To change to "Active," use the online transfer system or submit the reassignment form.

Indiana won’t send you a printed license. Get your free copy by logging into the state’s website.You can also purchase a permanent license card, a wall certificate, or a digital certification for $10 each.

Congratulations, you are now a licensed Indiana real estate broker!

Related Questions

How much does it cost to get my IN broker's real estate license?

Here are the costs associated with obtaining your Indiana real estate broker license.
90-hour broker pre-license course: $225.
State Exam Fee: $53.
License Application Fee: $60.
Total Cost: $338.
These costs are spread out over the entire licensing process and not paid all upfront.

How long does it take to get my IN real estate license?

You can get your IN broker license in approx. 4 weeks.
1) Complete the 90-hour pre-license course online: 2-6 weeks. 2) Schedule and pass the IN state pre-license exam: 1-3 weeks. 3) Apply for your license. The real estate commission does not give an approval time estimate. Track your application progress online.

What tests do I need to take to get my IN real estate license?

All applicants are required to take the Indiana Pre-license Broker exam, administered by PSI. If you are not applying by reciprocity, you will also take three tests as part of your required 90-hour Pre-license Broker course.

Can I complete the application for an IN broker's license online?

Indiana does not have an online application for the broker’s license at this time. You will need to mail in a paper application and supporting documents.

How do I get my Indiana real estate broker's license?

You must complete the following steps to earn your IN Broker’s license:
1) Complete a 90-Hour IN Pre-license Broker Course
2) Schedule the IN Broker Pre-license exam
3) Pass the IN pre-license exam
4) Submit a license application with a $60 fee and verifying paperwork

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