A Guide to Real Estate Training for Pre-Licensing
Are you wondering how you can become a real estate agent? There are a few steps to take before becoming an official agent. This is where Bob Brooks School comes in to help you through every step of the process. Below, find the complete guide to help you with your real estate training.
Complete Pre-Licensing Education
To become a licensed real estate agent in Louisiana, you must take a certified 90-hour Louisiana Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing Course. Included in the course is the reading material, video presentations, and quizzes. You’ll have a 90-day subscription period for you to complete at your own pace. And if you need more time, we offer extension packages for an extra 30 days.
At the end of the course, you must complete a final exam. Once you pass, you’ll be issued a certificate. Turn this in to the state in order to take the pre-licensing exam. As an extra bonus, you’ll receive access to our Ready. Set. Pass! Program which includes state and national exam simulations to help you with your real estate training.
Fill Out Salesperson License Application Part A
You’ll need to fill out one of two forms. The first is the Salesperson License Application Part A, and the second is part B which you can wait until after you complete your exams to fill out. When submitting this form, you’ll also turn in your pre-licensing certification of completion and submit the required fee to Louisiana Real Estate Commission (LREC).
Pass the Louisiana Real Estate Examination
Once your application is processed, you will receive an email confirmation from Pearson VUE with instructions for you to schedule your exam date and time. This is where our Ready. Set. Pass! Program will help you prepare for the examination. If you fail one portion of the exam, Pearson VUE will help you schedule a retake exam and any other requirements.
Complete the Final Application and Other Requirements
After passing the exam you’ll be ready for the next steps! Through your My LREC Portal, you’ll submit your background check which will be effective for up to one year from the official date of the completed report.
Next, you’ll need to complete the Initial Real Estate License Application Part B. With this application, you will need to select a sponsoring broker to film out this application. In order to be licensed you must be associated or employed with an active Louisiana real estate brokerage firm or sole proprietor. It’s important to find the right person to work with as your mentor because they will help you with real-life real estate training.
Finally, you’ll need to submit proof and payment of your Errors and Omissions Insurance coverage. You can purchase your insurance through the LREC group policy. In your Part B form, you’ll see the pre-rated premium chart to learn what you need to pay. You can choose to purchase your insurance from another source, but then you’ll need to complete the Independent Errors and Ommissions Insurance Form and have a declarations page from your insurer.
Kick Start Your Real Estate Training Today
The best way to become a real estate agent is to start your pre-licensing journey with us. We also offer courses for your continuing education requirements by the state, helping you every step of the way. If you have any questions you can reach us through our website or by giving us a call at (225) 292-7677.