Does My State Allow Online Real Estate Courses?

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This is in reference to online real estate courses for pre-licensing. Many more states allow online real estate courses for continuing education (link to that).

States that allow online real estate courses for pre-licensing requirements.

Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts (new ’16)
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire (broker only)
New York
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

States that do NOT allow online real estate courses for pre-licensing education.

Arizona
Connecticut, BUT reciprocity through MA is easy (see below for details)
Delaware
Idaho
New Jersey
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Washington, DC

States that allow a portion of the real estate course to be taken online or through correspondence (usually “correspondence” means snail mail).

Alaska
New Mexico
South Dakota
Vermont
Wyoming

Some states have reciprocal agreements with other states. That means you may be able to get a license in another state with a little paperwork and sometimes a little state test. The agreements are varied and some states don’t do them at all, but it’s worth looking into if you’re going to be doing business in other states. This is a common thing for people who live in close proximity to state borders.

For example, you can get a Connecticut license through reciprocity from Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Rhode Island. While Connecticut doesn’t allow for online real estate courses for pre-licensing education, many of the reciprocal states DO allow it.

So the smart move is to get the online real estate licensing done in a state that allows it and complete the paperwork for Connecticut to become legitimate there. It will probably make the most sense to do the online real estate course from Rhode Island or Massachusetts due to the proximity of the states to Connecticut.

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