Real Estate License Reciprocity in 2019

real estate license reciprocity

Although there is no such thing as a “national real estate license” in the United States, many states have agreements with each other that accomplish a similar outcome. We refer to it as real estate license reciprocity or having a reciprocal real estate license.

If you are interested in doing occasional business in a neighboring state, getting licensed there might not be necessary. Instead, we can connect you with a an office who will work with you on a commission basis – saving you the time and money of maintaining a license in two states. For information, fill this quick form and someone will get back to you asap.

This is a list of all the US states and their real estate license reciprocity status (updated January 2019):

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Alabama

Alabama has reciprocity with any other state if the license has been held for a year or more. You’ll need to complete the portion of the exam which deals with Alabama law.


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Alaska

Alaska has Reciprocity with any other state if the license has been held for a year or more. You’ll need to complete the portion of the exam which deals with Alaska law.

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Arizona

Arizona has no reciprocity with other states.

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Arkansas

Arkansas has reciprocity with Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington and West Virginia.

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California

California has no reciprocity with other states.

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Colorado

Colorado offers reciprocity with any other state. You’ll need to complete the portion of the exam which deals with Colorado law.

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Connecticut

Connecticut has reciprocity with Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Rhode Island. You’ll need to complete a Connecticut Certificate of License History Form.

If your current state is Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, or you have not taken an examination in a reciprocal state, you’ll need to sit the state portion of the Connecticut Real Estate Examination.

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Delaware

Delaware offers reciprocity with all states. You’ll need to either complete the Delaware state law exam, demonstrate a minimum number of study hours in your current state, or show evidence of a minimum number of transactions within the last three years or licensing.

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Florida

Florida offers reciprocity with Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Nebraska and Rhode Island. You’ll need to complete the Florida law portion of the real estate exam.

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Georgia

Georgia offers reciprocity with all states. You’ll need to complete an approved 25-hour post-license couse within your first year of licensure. Some courses in other states may be used to satisfy this requirement.

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Hawaii

Hawaii offers no reciprocity with other states.

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Idaho

Idaho does not technically offer reciprocity, but waives the national portion of the licensing exam, prelicense education, and any applicable broker experience requirements if you are hold an active licensed in any other state.

You may obtain the same type of license (broker or salesperson) as you hold in your current state. If your current state offers “broker” licenses, you must hold a Principal or Designated Broker license to qualify for an Idaho broker license.

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Illinois

Illinois offers reciprocity with Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

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Indiana

In 2014, Indiana announced the end of reciprocity with all states. Previously, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Rhode Island were offered reciprocal agreements. Your current state may qualify if it has licensing requirements that are “substantially similar” to those in Indiana.

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Iowa

Iowa offers reciprocity with Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, and North Dakota.

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Kansas

Kansas offer reciprocity with other states after based on an application and a decision on the state policies.

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Kentucky

Kentucky offers reciprocity – referred to as “License Recognition” with all others states after passing the Kentucky law portion of the state exam.

Check this chart for equivalence of brokers and salesperson roles between your state and Kentucky.

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Louisiana

Lousiana offers reciprocity with Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

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Maine

Maine offers reciprocity with all other states. You’ll need to complete the Maine law portion of the state exam.

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Maryland

Maryland offers full reciprocity with Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. In other states you’ll need to complete the Maryland state portion of the real estate exam.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts offers full reciprocity with Connecticut, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Nebraska, Iowa, Tennessee, Mississippi, Colorado, Georgia, Pennsylvania and New Mexico.

Full reciprocity is offered to salespersons/brokers with more than two years of license history from Oklahoma and New York.

Full reciprocity is offered to salespersons/brokers with more than three years of license history from Maine.

All other states require an application for an Educational Waiver.

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Michigan

Michigan offers no reciprocity with other states.

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Minnesota

Minnesota offers full reciprocity with Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota

Wisconsin license holders must email course completion certificates documenting completion of a Minnesota broker course of at least 13 hours, and email original passing results for the Minnesota State Laws portion of the written examination.

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Mississippi

Mississippi does not publish a list of states with reciprocity arrangements, but invites applications for reciprocal licensing for MREC to assess. The requirements include references from three real-estate owners.

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Missouri

Missouri offers reciprocity with all other states. You’ll need to complete the Missouri portion of the real estate exam anda take the
24-hour Missouri Real Estate Practice (MREP) Course.

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Montana

Montana offers reciprocity with Alberta, Canada.

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Nebraska

Nebraska offers conditional reciprocity with Alabama, Alberta Canada, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming.

Check this nonresident license qualification list for more information.

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Nevada

Nevada offers reciprocity for Salesperson licenses in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia.

Broker license reciprocity is also offered in California, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire offers reciprocity with Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and Florida. You’ll need to complete the state portion of the New Hampshire examination.

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New Jersey

New Jersey offers no reciprocity with other states.

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New Mexico

New Mexico offers full reciprocity with Georgia, Louisiana and Massachusetts.

License holders from other states must complete a Broker Basics course and are eligible to apply for a waiver of 60 of the 90 hours of prelicensure education if they can provide a certified license history from their resident licensing jurisdiction.

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New York

New York offers conditional reciprocity with Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia,Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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North Carolina

North Carolina offers conditional reciprocity with any other US state or Canadian jurisdiction that has been on active status within the previous three years and is equivalent to NC’s provisional or “full” broker license. You’ll need to complete the state section of the NCREC licensing exam.

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North Dakota

North Dakota offers reciprocity with Georgia, Iowa and Minnesota.

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Ohio

Ohio offers reciprocity with Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma refers to real estate reciprocity as a “non-resident agreement.” The following states have non-resident agreements with Oklahoma: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. You’ll need to complete the state section of the AMP exam.

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Oregon

Oregon offers conditional reciprocity with Alabama, Alberta, Georgia, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania offers reciprocity with Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts and New York.

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island offers Reciprocity with Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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South Carolina

Except for Georgia, South Carolina offers “license recognition” to license holders in other US states who are non-resident in South Carolina. You’ll need to complete the state section of the SC real estate exam.

Licensed residents of Georgia are offered Full Reciprocity in South Carolina.

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South Dakota

South Dakota offers reciprocity to all states. You’ll need to complete the state portion of the South Dakota broker exam.

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Tennessee

Tennessee offers conditional reciprocity to all states following an application, evidence of 90 (affiliate broker) or 120 (broker) hours of real estate education, and the 30-hour Tennessee Course for New Affiliates (CNA).

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Texas

Texas has no reciprocity with other states.

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Utah

Utah offers full reciprocity with Georgia, Mississippi and Alberta, Canada.

Applicants with an active real estate license in other states may qualify for a waiver of some education and/or national exam requirements based on a successful application.

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Vermont

Vermont offers reciprocity to any other state, provided it has eligibility requirements of 40 hours of education and both the state and national exam are taken via provider PSI or its subsidiary AMP.

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Virginia:

Virginia offers reciprocity with all states. You’ll need to complete the state part of the Virginia exam. Brokers must have been been active – averaging 40 hours/week – in the real estate business during 24 of the previous 36 months.

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Washington

Washington offers reciprocity with all states based on a review of evidence of your license activity.

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West Virginia

West Virginia offers reciprocity with all states. You’ll need to complete the state part of the licensing exam, place a surety bond and fulfil certain other requirements as part of the application.

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin offers reciprocity with Illinois and Indiana. You’ll need to pass the sales license exam.

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Wyoming

Wyoming has no reciprocity with other states.

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If you have questions about real estate license reciprocity in your state that weren’t answered here, please contact us and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

If you have an update for our real estate license reciprocity status for your state, please let us know. The real estate laws in each state are constantly changing. We do our best to keep up with them, but sometimes we miss some updates.