Can you get a real estate license in a state you do not live in?

Yes, you can earn a real estate license even if you are not a state resident. You will still need to follow all the steps as a state resident.
These include taking the licensing course and exam and being hired by an licensed real estate broker.

If you are already licensed in another state you might be able to use reciprocity. This might allow you to only take the state exam without having to take the full real esate course.
To see if this applies to you please click on one of the state links below.

Alabama

Can you get a real estate license in Alabama if you dont live in the state?

Alabama does allow you to have a real estate salesperson license if you are not an Alabama resident. However, you must be a U.S. citizen or be legally present in the U.S. You’ll have to show proof of U.S. residency as part of your application. You’ll follow the same process as in-state applicants. For your fingerprint processing, request printed cards that you will mail to the state’s background check processor.

Alaska

Can you get a real estate license in Alaska if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you can earn an Alaska real estate license even if you are not a state resident. You’ll still need to follow all the steps as a state resident to receive a salesperson license. These include taking the Alaska licensing exam and being hired by an Alaska licensed real estate broker.

Arizona

Can you get a real estate license in Arizona if you dont live in the state?

No, Arizona does not allow you to hold an active real estate salesperson license if you are not an Arizona resident. You can begin the process of earning your AZ salesperson license while you are not a state resident, but when you apply for your license, you will need to submit proof of residency.

Anyone seeking a real estate license through out-of-state license recognition must be an Arizona resident. You must also have been currently licensed in another state for at least a year and have completed the approved real estate education in that other state. You must also have passed a real estate license examination in another state and not have had your license revoked or voluntarily surrendered.

Arkansas

Can you get a real estate license in Arkansas if you dont live in the state?

Arkansas does not have any state residency requirements for holding an Arkansas real estate salesperson license. Yes, you can get an Arkansas real estate license if you do not permanently reside within the state.

You need to follow all the same steps as an Arkansas resident. This includes taking the pre-licensing education, passing the state exam, having a state and FBI background check, and paying your licensing fees. If you are already licensed in another state, you may qualify to have the general portion of the exam waived.

California

Can you get a real estate license in California if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you are not required to be a California resident to obtain a California real estate license.
The steps to obtain your California real estate license are the same as California residents, the only difference includes the following:

• Out-of-state residents must complete a Consent to Service of Process form and submit a notarized copy along with their license application.
• You will have to get your fingerprints taken with your local law enforcement agency, using the fingerprint card provided to you by the DRE.

You can complete the required 3, 45-hour courses (135 hours in total) online from your home state; however, you must take the proctored state exam at one of the DRE's testing centers located within the State of California.

If you plan on obtaining an active California real estate license, your sponsoring broker must hold a California broker's license.

You may still obtain a California real estate salespersons license if you are a "qualified alien".
See section 2718. Legal Presence Requirements of the Regulations of the Real Estate Commissioner for a more detailed definition of a qualified alien.

Colorado

Can you get a real estate license in Colorado if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you are not required to be a Colorado resident to get a Colorado broker’s license. You will have to meet the same requirements as Colorado residents, such as providing proof of education through a major course of study or taking the 168-hour ColoradoPre-license Broker course, passing the state exam, getting errors & omissions insurance,completing a fingerprint background check, and submitting a broker license application.

Connecticut

Can you get a real estate license in Connecticut if you dont live in the state?

Yes. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection lists no state residency requirement for a salesperson real estate license.

You need to follow all of the same steps as a state resident in order to earn your Connecticut real estate license. You'll need to be sponsored by an active Connecticut real estate broker to hold a license.

Delaware

Can you get a real estate license in Delaware if you dont live in the state?

Delaware does not have a state residency requirement for earning a real estate license.

Any one seeking a Delaware real estate license that is a non-resident needs to follow the same licensing process as a Delaware state resident.

Florida

Can I get Florida non resident real estate license?

Yes. If you live outside Florida, you may still apply for a Florida real estate sales associate license. As a nonresident, you will need to meet the same eligibility, education and exam requirements as a resident, unless you live in one of the eight states in which Florida has real estate licensing reciprocity.
If you currently hold a real estate license from a state that has a mutual recognition agreement with Florida, you will be exempt from the pre-license education and required only to take the 40-question Florida laws section of the state exam. The Florida laws section of the exam consists of 40 questions and you will need a grade of 30 points or higher to pass. You will still need to meet the minimum age requirement and hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

Florida currently has mutual recognition agreements with the following states:

• Alabama

• Arkansas

• Connecticut

• Georgia

• Illinois

• Mississippi

• Nebraska

• Rhode Island

You will need to provide a certificate of license history when submitting your license application if you are claiming mutual recognition. You will also need to provide your license information on the Florida real estate sales associate license application. You may not be a Florida resident at the time you are making your application if you are requesting exemption due to mutual recognition. The exemptions also does not apply if you hold a license in one of these eight states through licensing reciprocity with your state or residence.

Any real estate license applicant who is not a resident of Florida must file an irrevocable consent form. This form states that suits and actions may be started against you in any county in Florida in which a plaintiff has a valid suit against you. Further, it allows for any service regarding actions against you to be delivered by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the director of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Real Estate. In addition, any service will be sent to you by registered mail. The irrevocable consent form must be approved by the Florida DBPR and notarized.

The Florida Real Estate Commission requires nonresidents to meet the same education, experience, and examination requirements as resident Florida applicants, unless they live in one of the eight states that have mutual recognition agreements with Florida.

Georgia

Can I get Georgia non resident real estate license?

Yes, you are not required to be a Georgia resident in order to obtain a Georgia real estate license.
The steps to obtain your license are the same as Georgia residents; however, you must submit a crime history report from your local State rather than a Georgia Crime Information Report.

In order to get a Georgia real estate license, you must be a U.S. citizen or a lawfully permitted resident.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, we recommend emailing the Georgia Real Estate Commission at [email protected] to have them review your status and confirm that you are permitted to obtain a real estate license.

Hawaii

Can you get a real estate license in Hawaii if you dont live in the state?

You can have a Hawaii real estate license if you are not a state resident as long as you are a US citizen or an alien authorized to work in the United States by the licensing exam date. You need to follow all of the same steps as a resident licensee.

Idaho

Can you get a real estate license in Idaho if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you can have an Idaho salesperson real estate license even if you do not live within Idaho. You must be legally present within the United States.

You need to follow all of the same steps as an Idaho resident. The one thing that may be different is the fingerprinting process. If you can't have your fingerprints taken at a Pearson VUE test center, you will need to contact the Idaho real estate commission to have a fingerprint packet sent to you. Take these to the nearest law enforcement agency to have your fingerprints done.

Illinois

Can you get a real estate license in Illinois if you dont live in the state?

You can get an Illinois broker license if you are not a state resident. However, you must have a Social Security number or an individual taxpayer ID number.

You must follow all of the steps of a regular licensee in order to earn your Illinois real estate broker license. If at any point you establish a residence in Illinois, make sure you notify the IDFPR of your new address.

Indiana

Can you get a real estate license in Indiana if you don't live in the state?

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

Iowa

Can you get a real estate license in Iowa if you don't live in the state?

Iowa does not have a state residency requirement as a condition of applying for a real estate salesperson license.

Any unlicensed Individual seeking an Iowa real estate license, regardless of where they live in the United States, will need to follow the same pathway to a salesperson license as a state resident. Licensed salespersons in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, or North Dakota can apply using reciprocity.

Kansas

Can you get a real estate license in Kansas if you dont live in the state?

Kansas does not have a state residency requirement for earning a salesperson license. So you can get a Kansas real estate license even if you do not live inside the state.

Any non-resident seeking a Kansas salesperson license has to follow all the same steps as a state resident. In addition, when you go to submit your license application documents, you must turn in a non-resident form.

Kentucky

Can you get a real estate license in Kentucky if you dont live in the state?

Yes, Kentucky does not have a state residency requirement to hold a Kentucky real estate license.

Every non-resident has to file an irrevocable consent that states legal actions can be taken against the applicant in the courts of any county in Kentucky. Otherwise, you will need to follow the same steps as a Kentucky resident to pursue your license.

Louisiana

Can you get a real estate license in Louisiana if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you are not required to be a Louisiana resident to get a Louisiana salesperson's license. You need to meet the same requirements as state residents, such as providing proof of education, taking the 90-hour Louisiana Pre-license salesperson course, passing the state exam, getting errors & omissions insurance, submitting a background check, and submitting both salesperson applications.

Maine

Can you get a real estate license in Maine if you dont live in the state?

Yes, non-residents can earn a Maine real estate license. You must follow the same steps as a Maine resident to earn a sales agent license. All non-residents must still be affiliated with a Maine licensed real estate agency to perform brokerage activities in the state.

Maryland

Can I get Maryland non resident sale of real estate?

Maryland does not have a state residency requirement to earn an MD salesperson license.

If you have not held a real estate license before, you need to follow all of the same steps as a Maryland resident to earn your salesperson license. If you are applying from another state and you already hold a real estate license, you can apply for out-of-state recognition or follow the steps for reciprocity if you are from Pennsylvania or Oklahoma.

Massachusetts

Can you get a real estate license in Massachusetts if you dont live in the state?

There are no state residency requirements to earn a Massachusetts real estate license. You do need a social security number or tax identification number.

You must follow all the same steps as a Massachusetts state resident. One detail of note is that you must take the state licensing exam inside of Massachusetts. This is because they issue your license at the testing center.

Michigan

Can you get a real estate license in Michigan if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you are not required to be a Michigan resident in order to obtain a Michigan real estate salesperson's license.
However, you must work under a sponsoring broker who holds a Michigan real estate broker's license.
You must also submit a signed and notarized Consent to Service of Process with your license application.

Minnesota

Can you get a real estate license in Minnesota if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you can apply for a Minnesota real estate salesperson license even if you live in another state. However, you’ll still need to work under a Minnesota-licensed real estate broker and comply with the salesperson license requirements. You must be at least 18 years of age, pass the 90-hour Minnesota Pre-license Course Bundle, and successfully pass the state exam. You will need a Social Security number as part of the application process.

Active license holders in other states may be eligible for reciprocity depending on the licensing state. All active license holders will need to email a letter of certification no more than 90 days old as proof of their current license when applying for a Minnesota license.

Mississippi

Can you get a real estate license in Mississippi if you dont live in the state?

Yes. If you are not a resident of Mississippi, you will complete the non-resident or reciprocal salesperson license application. You still need to be hired by a Mississippi licensed employing broker.

Missouri

Can you get a real estate license in Missouri if you dont live in the state?

Yes. An out of state resident can apply for a Missouri real estate license if they hold a current, valid real estate license from another jurisdiction and they also have:

• Completed the Missouri Real Estate Practice Course (MREP).

• Passed the state portion of the Missouri real estate state examination before submitting the Missouri real estate license application.

• Submitted an application within six months of passing the state exam.

• Submitted a recent (less than three months old) license history from the real estate authority managing the applicant's current real estate license.

Montana

Can you get a real estate license in Montana if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you can earn a Montana real estate license if you do not live in the state.

You need to follow the same steps as a Montana residence. That includes the 70-hour pre-license education, passing the exam, and submitting the license application.

Nebraska

Can you get a real estate license in Nebraska if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you can hold a Nebraska real estate license if you are not a state resident. You need to follow the same steps as a resident. That includes a background check and application. If you are a licensed nonresident, you can follow the pathway for license recognition. You must be a US citizen or a legal resident.

Nevada

Can you get a real estate license in Nevada if you dont live in the state?

The Nevada real estate commission has no state residency requirements to earn a salesperson license in the state.

You will need to follow the steps as any new salesperson agent, such as getting your required pre-licensing education and taking the state licensing exam. You may also need to fill out Form 656 if you are not currently a Nevada resident.

New Hampshire

Can you get a real estate license in New Hampshire if you dont live in the state?

You can hold a New Hampshire real estate license if you do not live inside the state. You have to follow the same licensing procedures as a state resident. This includes steps like taking the 40-hour pre-license course, being hired by a NH licensed broker, and passing the state exam. You will need a signed irrevocable consent and power of attorney statement.

New Jersey

Can you get a real estate license in New Jersey if you dont live in the state?

There are no state residency requirements to earn a real estate salesperson license.

You must follow all the same steps as a New Jersey State resident to earn a real estate salesperson license. If you are a salesperson who holds a license in Florida, New York, or Pennsylvania, you could qualify for an education waiver. Check out the requirements for a waiver for your state.

New Mexico

Can you get a real estate license in New Mexico if you dont live in the state?

Yes. New Mexico does not have a state residency requirement for holding a real estate license.

You must follow all the same steps as a New Mexico resident. This means meeting the 90-hour pre-license education requirement, passing the state licensing exam, carrying E&O insurance, and being hired by a state licensed qualifying broker.

New York

Can a non New York state resident do real estate?

Yes, you are not required to be a New York State resident to obtain your NYS real estate salespersons license.
However, please note, you must complete both the school's proctored final exam and the proctored NYS state licensing exam at approved proctoring locations within New York State.

New York does not offer reciprocity with New Jersey; however, the Department of State may waive the 75-hour NYS real estate salesperson course requirement if you can show evidence that you have completed the NJ pre-license course. This means you will only have to pass the NYS state licensing exam and apply for your NY real estate license.


New Jersey does not offer reciprocity with New York; however, if you hold an active NY real estate salesperson's license, NJ may waive their pre-license course requirement, which means you only have to pass the NJ state licensing exam and apply for an NJ license.

Only an NYS real estate broker is required to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Salespersons are not required to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; however, you must have at least a social security number.

North Carolina

Can you get a real estate license in North Carolina if you dont live in the state?

You may take the licensing exam outside of North Carolina. However, you will not be able to schedule it using PSI’s online portal. If you need to schedule your exam at a PSI Assessment Center outside of the North Carolina network, please call PSI Candidate Support Center at 800-733-9267.

If you already hold a real estate license from another state, U.S. territory or Canadian jurisdiction, and your current license—such as a real estate salesperson license—is equivalent to North Carolina’s provisional broker license, you can apply for a provisional broker license in North Carolina. However, you need to have been on active status in your state of residency within the past three years.

You will need to submit your application, including a criminal record report, certification of licensure from every jurisdiction where you hold an active license, and application fee. You may qualify for a waiver for the pre-license course as well as the national section of the North Carolina real estate license exam. It’s possible you may also qualify for a waiver for post-license coursework.

You have two options for proceeding. You can pass the state section of the North Carolina license exam, in which case you will be issued a North Carolina provisional broker license. You will then need to complete post-licensing coursework to remove the provisional status or achieve a waiver by demonstrating you have completed equivalent coursework previously.

Or, you can opt not to take the state section of the exam. In that case, you will make your application, including certification of licensing, and be issued a real estate broker license on provisional status. You will not be able to achieve a waiver for North Carolina’s post-licensing education requirement, which is required within 18 months of receiving your license and will allow you to remove the provisional status.

Yes, applicants may be a non-citizen national or a qualified alien under federal law, or an individual with a lawful presence in the U.S., who is authorized to work in the U.S. in the real estate brokerage field.

If you hold a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, also referred to as a “green card,” then you are a qualified alien. Most other aliens will need a U.S. immigration visa and/or an Employment Authorization Document from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service that permits work in the real estate brokerage field.

North Dakota

Can you get a real estate license in North Dakota if you dont live in the state?

North Dakota does not have a state residency requirement to hold a salesperson license.

You can only earn a North Dakota real estate license if you are a state resident or if you are already licensed and active as a real estate professional in another state of primary residence.

Ohio

Can you get a real estate license in Ohio if you dont live in the state?

Ohio does not have a state residency requirement for seeking a real estate salesperson license.

As part of your application, you'll need to turn in a Consent to Service of Process form. Otherwise, you must follow the same steps as a state resident seeking a salesperson license application.

Oklahoma

Can you get a real estate license in Oklahoma if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you can get an Oklahoma salesperson license if you are not a state resident. You just must be a United States citizen.

If you are already licensed in another state, you can follow the pathway to earn your Oklahoma sales associate license. Otherwise, you must follow the same steps as an Oklahoma resident to earn a provisional sales associate license. Oklahoma’s vendors have accommodations for taking fingerprints and testing out-of-state.

Oregon

Can you get a real estate license in Oregon if you dont live in the state?

Yes, Oregon does not have a residency rule to get an Oregon broker’s license. However, you must meet the same requirements as Oregon residents. This means taking a 150-hour broker pre-license course, passing the state licensure exam, and completing a fingerprint background check. An Oregon Principal Broker must activate your license.

Pennsylvania

Can you get a real estate license in Pennsylvania if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you are not required to be a resident of Pennsylvania in order to obtain a Pennsylvania real estate license.
However, your sponsoring broker must hold a Pennsylvania broker's license. You will also have to obtain a criminal record check from your local State Police Department.
If you hold an active real estate license in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, or New York, you have the option to apply for reciprocity.

Rhode Island

Can you get a real estate license in Rhode Island if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you can receive a Rhode Island Real Estate salesperson license if you do not live inside the state. Non-resident applications have a slightly different licensing process. One thing you have to do in addition to all the standard steps is provide a Criminal History Record from your home state and the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General. If you are licensed in another state, you will need a letter of good standing from that home state's licensing authority. Finally, you need to turn in an irrevocable Power of Attorney Form for service of process.

South Carolina

Can i get South Carolina non resident real estate license?

PSI has testing centers across the country where you may take the South Carolina real estate exam if you are eligible to do so. You will be able to choose a location convenient to you once you have made an account on the PSI exam website and input your information, including zip code. Refer to the PSI candidate handbook for additional information or contact PSI Services at 800-733-9267 if you have any questions.

Yes, you can apply for a South Carolina real estate salesperson license even if you live in another state. However, you must still comply with all the requirements of resident licenses.

If you already hold a license in another state, you will only need to pass the South Carolina law portion of the state real estate license and should also be exempt from the 60-hour unit I of the pre-license education requirement. However, you will need to fulfill the 30-hour Unit II: Advanced Real Estate Principles class before making your license application. You will also need to upload your certified license history from the other state where you are licensed. You will still need to complete an application for the exam and submit to a criminal background check.

The South Carolina State Real Estate Commission does not list U.S. citizenship among the requirements for applying for a real estate salesperson license. However, you must have a social security number so that you can provide a copy of your card to the Commission. This is required in order for a license to be issued. For that reason, applicants must be lawfully present and eligible to work in the U.S.

You will also need to complete a Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States Affidavit of Eligibility as part of your state exam application.

South Dakota

Can you get a real estate license in South Dakota if you dont live in the state?

You cannot get a South Dakota real estate license if you do not live inside the state. You can earn a non-resident license. In addition to the standard licensing steps, you will need a certificate of license history from any real estate regulatory agency you have held a license dated within the last 30 days. You also need to contact the South Dakota Secretary of State and the Department of Revenue to file paperwork to conduct business in the state.

Tennessee

Can you get a real estate license in Tennessee if you dont live in the state?

If you are a resident from another state, you may still apply for a Tennessee affiliate broker license if you hold a real estate salesperson license in your own state. However, the firm and principal broker where you are affiliated in your state of residency must also hold an active Tennessee real estate license before you can make your application.

You will need to meet the same requirements as resident candidates for the affiliate broker license. You must pass the Tennessee (state law) portion of the examination with a score of 70% or above, but may not need to take the national, or uniform, portion of the exam if you can show proof that you have passed the national portion of the real estate licensure exam in your own state. You must be able to show that your state uses the uniform national exam rather than having created its own.

The Tennessee Real Estate Commission asks that you submit Worksheet A and a certified license history from every state where you hold, or have ever held, a license. The worksheet will assist you in determining what other requirements you must meet in order to apply for a Tennessee affiliate broker license. You may be able to expedite the Tennessee Real Estate Commission’s evaluation of your request if you also include certificates showing completion of pre-license education and continuing education when you submit your worksheet and certified license history.

You will need to email the completed worksheet, certified license history from all states where you hold, or have held, a real estate license, as well as your course completion certificates, to [email protected] The Tennessee Real Estate Commission will then review your request and notify you of the specific requirements you will need to meet to apply for your Tennessee affiliate broker license.

You may apply if you are a qualified alien as defined in Tennessee’s Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act. The Tennessee Real Estate Commission requires that you complete an Eligibility Verification for Entitlement Act Attestation form, which can be downloaded online. Include the completed form, along with the necessary documentation, when making your application to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission.

Texas

Can you get a real estate license in Texas if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you are not required to be a Texas resident to obtain a Texas real estate license.

If you do not have an active real estate license in another state, you will have to complete the licensing process just like any other applicant. This includes completing the 180-hour pre-license course, submit a license application, get fingerprinted, and take and pass the state exam.

If you do hold an active real estate license in another state, you will have to complete the same licensing process; however, you may not have to take the national portion of the state exam. You will only be required to take the state law portion.

Please note that you must take the Texas state exam at one of the Pearson VUE testing centers located within the state of Texas. You can find a list of testing centers on the last page of the Texas Candidate Handbook.

You can still obtain a Texas real estate license if you are a lawfully admitted alien.

You are considered a lawfully admitted alien if you hold one of the following:

• Green card
• Permanent Resident card

A social security number is also required when completing your license application.

If you hold any kind of visa, you should contact your immigration authorities and verify that you are lawfully in the U.S.

Utah

Can you get a real estate license in Utah if you dont live in the state?

Utah does not have a state residency requirement to earn a sales agent license. You do need to be legally present in the United States.

Nonresident Utah sales agent applicants still have to follow all of the steps as a resident. You won't be eligible for digital fingerprinting at a test center, so you'll need to get two fingerprint cards for your background check.

Vermont

Can you get a real estate license in Vermont if you dont live in the state?

Vermont doesn’t have a state residency requirement for earning a salesperson license. You can have a Vermont license and not live in the state.

The licensing steps for a nonresident are the same as a Vermont resident. Follow the licensing process for initial licensure, endorsement, or fast track endorsement.

Virginia

Can you get a real estate license in Virginia if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you are not required to be a Virginia resident in order to obtain your Virginia real estate license. However, as a Virginia real estate salesperson, you must work under a licensed Virginia real estate broker.
Also, you must take the state exam at one of the approved PSI testing centers located within the Commonwealth of Virginia. You cannot take the state exam outside of the state.
You should also get your fingerprints taken at the Virginia PSI testing center.

Washington

Can a non-resident get a Washington real estate license?

If you are licensed in another jurisdiction, you will still need to create a SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account by visiting SecureAccess Washington. Once you have created your account, you can select “Add New Service,” then choose “Professional and Business Licensing” from the available list of services.

Next, select “Apply for Professional License.” You will then be able to upload your license history from the state where you are licensed and submit your application.

Your application will then be reviewed. If everything is in order, you can expect to receive an email in about 3 to 4 business days with instructions on how to set up your exam at a PSI Testing Center.

If you already hold a real estate license in another jurisdiction, and your current license is equivalent to a Washington’s broker license at minimum, you can apply for a broker license in Washington. In most cases, you will only need to take the Washington law portion of the licensing exam. However, your license must either be active or have been active in the past 6 months.

You will need to obtain certified license verifications from all jurisdictions in which you hold a license. You may qualify for a waiver for the pre-license education requirement, as well as the national section of the Washington real estate license exam, if you can provide certified completion verification of education previously completed.

Yes, you can apply for a Washington real estate broker license even if you live in another state. You will still need to be licensed under a designated broker and affiliated with a brokerage licensed in Washington.

If you already hold a license in another state, you will only need to pass the Washington law portion of the state real estate license exam and you may be exempt from the pre-licensure education requirements. However, you will need to upload your license history from the other state where you are licensed when making your application after setting up your SecureAccess Washington Account. Once you have uploaded this information, you will receive an email instructing you how to set up your real estate broker exam.

You will still need to submit your fingerprints. Outside Washington, you will need to call Real Estate Regulatory at 360-664-6484 to arrange your fingerprinting for background checks.

The Washington State Department of Licensing does not list U.S. citizenship among the requirements for applying for a real estate broker license. However, a social security number is required when scheduling your appointment for taking your state exam. For that reason, applicants must be U.S. citizens or lawfully admitted aliens who successfully applied for a social security number.

West Virginia

Can you get a real estate license in West Virginia if you dont live in the state?

Yes, nonresidents can earn a West Virginia real estate license, but you must work under the supervision of a state-licensed real estate broker. Your application requirements are the same as a state resident plus the Out-of-State Statement form.

Wisconsin

Can you get a real estate license in Wisconsin if you dont live in the state?

Yes, you are not required to be a resident of Wisconsin in order to obtain a Wisconsin real estate license. However, you must complete the 72-hour Wisconsin real estate salesperson course and pass the state licensing exam. You also need to submit an Irrevocable Consent for Non-residents form along with your license application.

You can take the WI state licensing exam at any PearsonVUE testing center through the U.S.

You can still obtain your Wisconsin real estate licence if you are not an U.S. Citizen. If you are a qualified alien or are a non-immigrant lawfully present in the U.S. you need to clearly select this as your legal status under the Certification of Legal Status section on your license application form.

Wyoming

Can you get a real estate license in Wyoming if you dont live in the state?

Wyoming does not have a state residency requirement for pursuing a real estate license. You will have to meet all of the same conditions as a state resident seeking a salesperson license and submit Service of Process forms provided by the Commission.

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