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  • About the 90-Hour Indiana Real Estate Broker Pre-License Course
  • Applying For an Indiana Real Estate License
  • Disclosing Prior Criminal Activity in Indiana
  • Getting Fingerprinted in Indiana
  • How to Get an Indiana Real Estate License
  • Indiana License Qualifications / Requirements
  • Indiana Real Estate License Renewal
  • Indiana Real Estate Profession Questions
  • Indiana Reciprocity and Out-of-State Licensees
  • RealEstateU Questions in Indiana
  • Scheduling Your Indiana Real Estate Licensing Exam
  • Taking the Indiana Real Estate Licensing Exam

Indiana Frequently Ask Questions Real Estate License

On this page you will find a full list of frequently asked questions about how to get your Indiana real estate license, the Indiana real estate broker course, how to prepare for the IN state exam, how to renew your IN real estate license, and general real estate profession questions.

About the 90-Hour Indiana Real Estate Broker Pre-License Course

How does the IREC know that I have completed the pre-license course?

You must submit your original course completion certificate with your broker application as proof you successfully met the state’s education requirement.

Will my school notify the Commission that I have completed my courses?

No. You will include the original course completion certificate with your broker application as proof you met the 90-hour education requirement.

How long is my IN Course Completion Certificate valid for?

Your IN course completion certificate is valid for 365 days from the date on the certificate. You must schedule and pass your state license exam within one year of that date.

How can I take the 90-hour IN real estate license course?

See the state’s list of pre-approved education providers. Providers offer the courses as in-person classes or as an online course.

Can I take the 90-hour IN real estate license course online?

Yes, as long as the course is provided by a state-approved education provider, you can take it online. Many students prefer to take the course online since it allows them to take the course at their own pace.

Can I take the IN pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

Yes, you are allowed to take the 90-hours IN Broker Pre-license course while still in high school. The Indiana Real Estate Commission only requires that you are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED when you submit your broker license application.

Can I use my law degree credits towards the IN pre-license course?

Law degree credits will not apply towards the IN pre-license course. You will have to complete the entire 90-hour IN Broker Pre-license course.

Can I use my college credits towards the IN pre-license course?

College credits will not apply towards the IN pre-license course. You will have to complete the entire 90-hour IN Broker Pre-license course.

Does the IN broker pre-license course have a final exam?

The Indiana broker pre-license course does not have a final exam. Instead, you will need to pass three exams spaced throughout the course. The exams are 100 points each, multiple choice, and you must pass each with at least a score of 75%.

How to earn the IN pre-license course completion certificate?

You successfully complete the pre-license course by passing the three exams, with a passing score of at least 75%. Each exam will have 100 multiple-choice questions worth one point each.

How many questions are on the IN pre-license course exams?

There are three exams throughout the 90-hour IN Broker Pre-license course. Each exam will have 100 multiple-choice questions, with a passing grade of 75%.

How do I receive my IN Course Completion Certificate?

You will receive your Certificate of Completion immediately after you complete the 90-hour IN Broker Pre-license course. The Certificate will be available to download after logging into your RealEstateU account.

Where can I find approved IN pre-license course providers?

Indiana provides this list of pre-approved education providers.

What course am I required to take to get an IN broker license?

You must take a 90-hour broker pre-license course from one of the state’s pre-approved education providers. You can take the course online or in person.

How many hours of education are required to get an IN license?

You will take a 90-hour broker pre-license course. Of course, taking the class online enables you to move at your own pace. You can also take the class in-person.

Applying For an Indiana Real Estate License

How do I get a paper copy of my Indian real estate broker license?

Indiana doesn’t automatically send you a copy of your broker’s license. Instead, it offers digital certification of your license for a $10 fee. If you’d like a paper copy, you can print one for free by visiting here. Or, you can request an official document for a $10 fee.

Is a broker license different then a managing broker license in Indian

A broker license enables you to represent buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. A managing broker license allows the licensee to supervise other brokers. Managing brokers can be responsible for real estate companies.

How do I change from an inactive or unassigned to an active IN license

When you want to move your license from unassigned or inactive to active, you’ll need to fill out an activation of license form.

How do I receive an active IN real estate license?

You need to have a sponsoring broker, have passed the State Exam, and completed the 90-hour broker pre-license course to qualify for an active real estate license.

Where can I check my Indian broker license application status?

Track the status of your application by going online to the Commission. Register and create credentials to see where your application stands.

How do I apply for my IN real estate broker license?

To apply, mail a paper broker license application and its required supporting documents to the IN Real Estate Commission. Include a $60 check or money order, your course completion certificate, and state licensing exam score report. You may need additional documents, depending on your application responses.

Can I apply online for the IN real estate broker license?

Unfortunately, no. Indiana does not offer an online application portal. You’ll need to mail a paper application and its required supporting documents to the Commission.

How much is the IN real estate broker license application?

Your broker license application fee is $60, made payable as a check or money order to the Indiana Professional Licensing Association or “IPLA.”

What documents will I need to submit with my IN license application?

Include your 90-hour broker pre-license course completion certificate and official score report from the State Exam. Depending on how you answer the screening questions, you may also need to submit additional supporting documents. Reciprocity candidates need to include their official license verification.

When should I file my license application with the Commission?

You will have up to (1) year after successfully completing the State Exam to apply for your broker’s license. If you are hesitating to apply because you do not have a sponsoring broker, you can still apply. The Commission will classify you as “unassigned” until you are able to notify them you have a sponsoring broker.

Can I get an IN broker license if I don't work for a broker?

Yes, but it won’t be an active license. You need an active license to legally work as a real estate broker in Indiana. Instead, you will be given an “unassigned” or “inactive” license.

What is the difference between an active and inactive license?

An active license enables you to legally work as a real estate broker, representing buyers and sellers transacting real estate. An inactive license does not allow you to work as a real estate broker. You don’t need to meet the continuing education requirements when you have an inactive license.

What is an unassigned broker license?

An unassigned broker license means you have not designated a sponsoring broker, which is required in Indiana to transact real estate as a broker. You still need to meet the continuing education requirements.

How do I receive an inactive IN real estate license?

You can specifically request an inactive real estate license on your broker application form, or request to change your status on a license activation form.

Can I transact real estate with an unassigned broker license?

No. You must have a sponsoring broker to transact real estate as a broker in Indiana.

What are the requirements to apply for an IN real estate license?

Before you apply for your Indiana real estate broker’s license, you must have successfully completed the 90-hour pre-license broker course and the state licensing exam. You must also be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Include a $60.00 check or money order payable to the IPLA.

Disclosing Prior Criminal Activity in Indiana

Can I get my IN license if I have a prior conviction?

Indiana will not permit a broker license if you have been convicted of any crime that impacts your ability to practice real estate competently, has endangered the public, shown lewd or immoral conduct, or would be grounds for sanctions by the state real estate commission.

What offenses would disqualify me from receiving an IN Broker License?

You will be unable to get a license if you have been convicted of crimes related to public harm or endangerment, lewd and immoral conduct, false advertising, fraudulent billing practices, or substance abuse. Any fraud to obtain your license is also grounds for not receiving a license.

What past criminal activity must I disclose to the IN Commission?

Your application will ask if you have been arrested, pled guilty or nolo contendere to any offense or misdemeanor in any state, been denied a real estate license or other professional licenses, or had disciplinary action taken against your license. It will ask if any professional complaints have been filed.

How should I disclose any prior criminal activity to the Commission?

You will disclose any prior criminal activity on the broker license application. If you answer “yes” to questions 1-5 or “no” to question 6, you will have to explain the answer fully in a sworn affidavit with all related details and submit relevant court documents, if applicable.

When should I disclose any prior criminal activity to the Commission?

You disclose any prior criminal activity on your broker license application. However, if you have any questions regarding if your application will be denied based on prior criminal activity, call the IPLA (317) 234-3022 or email: pla10@pla.in.gov before pursuing your license.

Getting Fingerprinted in Indiana

Do I need to be fingerprinted in Indiana to earn a broker’s license?

Indiana does not require real estate brokers to be fingerprinted.

How to Get an Indiana Real Estate License

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

Indiana License Qualifications / Requirements

How old do I have to be to get an IN real estate license?

You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for an IN broker license.

Do I need a high school diploma to get my IN real estate license?

Yes. You must have a high diploma or a general education diploma (GED) to qualify for an IN real estate broker license.

Can I get an IN real estate license if I'm not an IN resident?

Yes, but you are not required to be an IN resident to get an IN broker’s license. You will have to follow the same procedures as IN residents, such as taking the 90-hour Indiana Pre-license Broker course, passing the State Exam, and submitting a broker application.

Where can I find regulatory information about IN real estate licenses?

You can find information about the Indiana Real Estate Commission, obtaining a real estate broker license, continuing education requirements, and code enforcement under IC25-34.1 and its sub-statues. Find information about professional disciplinary sanctions under IC25-1-11-5.

Indiana Real Estate License Renewal

What qualifies as a waiver for continuing education requirements?

You can receive a continuing education requirement waiver if you happened to serve in the armed forces or had an incapacitating illness for at least one full year of the three-year licensure period.

How do I renew an inactive IN real estate license?

You renew an inactive Indiana real estate broker license by completing the same renewal forms as an active license. You can go through the renewal process online or by printing and mailing in this form.

How soon can I renew my IN real estate license?

The Commission will send you an email when it is your time to renew your real estate license. The email will contain information about the renewal window. You must submit your renewal application within this time, or your license will become inactive. You will also owe a late fee if you submit after the window closes.

What happens if I do not renew my IN license on time?

If you do not renew your Indiana license on time, it will be reclassified as an inactive license, and you will not be able to legally act as a real estate broker. If you submitted your application late, you will have to pay a $50 late fee.

How do I reinstate an expired Indiana real estate license?

You can reinstate your broker license by submitting an application for reinstatement. You will need to make sure you meet the licensing requirements, such as fulfilling your continuing education demands. There is a $60 renewal fee. However, if your license has been expired for three years or more, the fee is $120.

What are the Indiana CE requirements for active licensees?

Active broker’s licenses are required to take 12 hours of continuing education each year in the three-year renewal cycle.

What are the CE requirements for first-time renewals in IN?

You will need to take a Commission-approved post-licensing course of 30 hours within the first two years of receiving your active license. You will then need to complete an additional 12 hours of continuing education in your third year.

How often do I have to renew my IN real estate broker license?

Indiana renews their broker’s licenses in three-year cycles. The Commission typically opens the renewal period in March for any licenses set to expire on June 30th a given year. You will be notified that you need to renew your license by email.

How much does it cost to renew my IN real estate license?

It cost $60.00 to renew your Indiana real estate broker license. If your renewal is late, you will need to include a $50 late fee.

How do I renew my Indiana real estate license?

You can renew your Indiana real estate broker license at the state's online portal mylicense.in.gov, or you can print the real estate broker renewal form and mail it in. Renewing your broker license has a $60.00 fee.

What are the CE requirements for inactive licensees in Indian?

If your real estate broker license is classified inactive, you do not need to take the continuing education courses.

Indiana Real Estate Profession Questions

What must I do if I transfer sponsoring brokers?

Indiana requires you to notify them of the transfer. You can fill out a transfer of license online, saving you time and money. If your license transfer will require additional documentation, you’ll need to print and send in a reassignment form to the IPLA, following these directions.

What can I do with my Indiana real estate license?

Holding an Indiana real estate broker license enables you to sell or lease all types of real estate in the State of Indiana and earn a commission in the process. You can represent buyers looking to purchase any type of real property in Indiana and earn a commission from the seller's broker.

When is a real estate license required in Indiana?

A real estate license is required if you represent a seller or buyer of real property as an agent and earn a commission in the process. Note that you do not need a real estate license to buy or sell your own home.

Indiana Reciprocity and Out-of-State Licensees

Does IN offer reciprocity with other states?

Indiana only offers reciprocity with Illinois. To receive your license via reciprocity, complete a broker application form and submit an official license verification from Illinois. For an active license, you’ll need an Indiana sponsoring broker. Real estate licensees in other states will need to pass the state exam.

How can I get my IN real estate license through reciprocity?

To receive your Indiana real estate license, complete a broker application form. You will need to submit your Illinois official license verification with your application. Make sure you have an Indiana sponsoring broker so you receive an active license.

How can I get my IN license if I'm already licensed in another state?

Contact the Indiana Real Estate Commission about reciprocity. If you qualify, you will need to pass the state portion of the pre-license exam and submit a broker license application. If not, you will need to take the 90-hour pre-license course, the pre-license exam, and submit the broker license application.

How do I get my IN real estate license if I'm not an IN resident?

You will follow the same procedures as an Indiana resident to earn your broker license. This means taking a 90-hour broker pre-license course, passing the state licensure exam, and submitting a broker license application.

RealEstateU Questions in Indiana

Is the RealEstateU Indiana pre-license course state-approved?

Yes, Real Estate U is a recently approved pre-license course provider. We offer the 90-hour course for $225.

Scheduling Your Indiana Real Estate Licensing Exam

Do I need to take the State Exam if I’m licensed in another state?

Yes. Indiana requires you to take the State Exam even if you are licensed in another state and if you have reciprocity.

How do I change or cancel my IN State Exam date?

To reschedule or cancel your State Exam, visit http://www.psiexams.com/INRE or call PSI at 855-746-8172. You must cancel or reschedule (2) days before your test to not forfeit the $53 testing fee. Note that a voicemail is not accepted as a cancellation.

Can I schedule the Indiana exam without taking the pre-license course?

You can only go straight to scheduling the Indiana exam if you have been approved for reciprocity. Otherwise, you must first take the 90-hour broker pre-license course.

How long do I have after completing the course to schedule the IN exam

You have up to (1) year from the date on your course completion certificate to schedule and successfully pass the IN State Exam.

How do I schedule my IN real estate broker licensing exam?

PSI administers the IN broker pre-license exam. You can schedule your exam by visiting http://www.psiexams.com/INRE or calling 1-800-733-9267.

How much does the IN real estate broker license exam cost?

Each time you take the IN real estate broker license exam will cost $53, payable to PSI.

How do I pay for the IN state licensing exam?

You will directly pay PSI, the state’s exam provider, using a credit card. PSI accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, or JCB cards.

How long does it take to register and schedule my IN license exam?

Scheduling your exam is as easy as going online to http://www.psiexams.com/INRE or calling 1-800-733-9267. The online process requires you to set up a PSI account and takes eight steps. You can be registered and scheduled in under 15 minutes.

Where can I take the IN real estate licensing exam?

PSI offers a remote online proctored exam, or you can find a test center near you by visiting the PSI website.

Taking the Indiana Real Estate Licensing Exam

How do I retake the IN State Exam if I previously failed?

You will visit PSI’s website or call (855) 746-8172 to reschedule your State Exam.

How much does it cost to retake the IN State Exam?

Your exam will cost $53, made payable to PSI.

I failed only one portion of the IN exam. Do I have to retake both?

No. You can retake just the section that you still need to pass. Keep in mind you will need to do this retake within one year of the date on your course completion certificate.

I just passed my IN real estate exam, now what?

Your next steps will be to find a sponsoring broker and to fill out your broker application form. A sponsoring broker is required to receive an active real estate license and transact real estate in Indiana.

How will the Commission know my exam results?

Part of your broker application form and required documents asks you to submit the official score report. You will receive your score report immediately upon completion of your test, both on-screen and via email.

How many times can I take the IN state broker license exam?

You can take the state broker license exam as many times as necessary to pass both the national and state portions, as long as your retakes are within one year of the date on your course completion certificate.

How long does it take to get my IN State Exam results?

You will know your Indiana broker license exam results instantly when you finish the test. A score report will appear on-screen and will be emailed to you.

I failed my IN real estate broker exam. Can I take it again?

Yes. You can take your real estate broker exam as many times as necessary to pass as long as you retake it within one year of your course completion certificate date. If you pass one section and not the other, you can retake just the section you failed.

How many questions are on the IN state broker licensing exam?

The Indiana Broker Pre-licensure Exam has two sections.
The National section consists of 75 multiple-choice questions and is worth 80 points. To pass, you must earn at least 60 points.
The State section consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and is worth 50 points. To pass, you must earn at least 38 points.

What is included on the IN state broker licensing exam?

You will be tested on national and state real estate-related content. Topics include property ownership, land use controls, financing, market analysis, property disclosures, and contracts. State-specific questions ask about the Commission, licensing, regulatory requirements, statutes on licensees, and office procedures

Do I need to bring a calculator for the IN State Exam?

An online calculator will be provided. You can also bring your own as long as it is silent and non-programmable with no alpha keys.

What is required to bring with me to the IN state broker license exam?

At your State Exam, you will need to bring (2) forms of identification. One must be state or federal government-issued, like a driver’s license or passport. Also, bring your course completion certificate from the 90-hour broker pre-license course.

Are there any testing accommodations available for the IN State Exam?

PSI can accommodate testing modifications in accordance with the ADA. Anyone requesting accommodations must fill out the accommodations request form and submit documentation from a medical authority or specialist about their limitations.

What are the exam policies at the IN PSI testing center?

PSI will provide secure storage for candidates to store their personal belongings during the test. Food, drink, smoking, and electronic devices are not permitted in the testing center. You will be allowed to use the restroom during the exam, but you will not receive extra time.

Can I take my IN State Exam if I don't have a sponsoring broker?

Yes, you will be permitted to take the State Exam if you do not have a sponsoring broker. However, you will need a sponsoring broker in order to receive an active real estate license when you turn in your broker application.

Do my IN State Exam results expire?

Yes. You have one year after successfully passing both parts of the exam to apply to the Indiana real estate commission for your broker license.

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Categories > Indiana
  • About the 90-Hour Indiana Real Estate Broker Pre-License Course
  • Applying For an Indiana Real Estate License
  • Disclosing Prior Criminal Activity in Indiana
  • Getting Fingerprinted in Indiana
  • How to Get an Indiana Real Estate License
  • Indiana License Qualifications / Requirements
  • Indiana Real Estate License Renewal
  • Indiana Real Estate Profession Questions
  • Indiana Reciprocity and Out-of-State Licensees
  • RealEstateU Questions in Indiana
  • Scheduling Your Indiana Real Estate Licensing Exam
  • Taking the Indiana Real Estate Licensing Exam

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