How to Become a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Nevada

Steps to Becoming a Licensed Broker in Nevada

Every day more real estate agents are deciding they want the economic advantage of owning their own brokerage. Becoming a broker is a great step towards advancing the career of any real estate agent. Below we have outlined the complete set of requirements for any Nevada based realtor to get their broker's license and be well on their way to opening their own office.

Nevada Real Estate Broker’s License Requirements

  • Age 18 or older
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Proof of completion of Pre-License Education
  • 64 semester college credits required
  • 45 hours or 3 college credits Real Estate Principles or licensed experience.
  • 45 hours or 3 college credits Real Estate Law or licensed experience. (this includes 18 hours of Nevada law provided by a state school).
  • 45 hours or 3 college credits Real Estate Appraisal course or licensed experience.
  • 45 hours or 3 college credits Broker Management course (Nevada specific course).
  • 15 college credits in other real estate related courses such as business, economics, management, accounting, finance, and marketing or licensed experience.
  • 37 college level units from any college, military education, technical school or licensed experience.
  • Submit your confidential financial statement.
  • To submit proof of experience you can give a combination of both experience and education transcripts to meet the 64 semester credits. College credits must be obtained if experience is not verifiable.
  • For every 2 years of real estate licensed experience, Nevada will allow 16 college credits towards the education components with the exception of the 45 hour Broker Management and 18 hour Nevada real estate law courses.

Experience in two year increments are granted the following credits:

8 years = 64 credits 4 years = 32 credits

6 years = 48 credits 2 years = 16 credits

You must submit an experience verification form.

You must provide Fingerprint cards with a cashier’s check or money order made payable to the “Department of Public Safety” OR a verification form issued by an approved Fingerprint Vendor.

Fees: Examination Fee ($100). License ($145).


80 general practice questions and 50 State Law questions; passing score for brokers is 75.

You are allowed a total of 4 hours to complete the exam.


How to Run a Successful Brokerage

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  • Helpful integrations
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