Can I take the pre-license course if I am still in high school?

Yes, depending on the course provider you select, you can take the pre-license course while still in high school. For most states your are required to be at least 18 years old to apply for your license. That does not however stop you from studying for your real estate licensing course while still in high school.

Alabama

Can I take the Alabama pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

It is unlikely because in Alabama, you must be at least 19 years of age and have a diploma or GED requirement when you apply for your temporary real estate license. With six months to pass the exam and 90 days to file a temporary license, the timing may not work for you.

Alaska

Can I take the Alaska pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

You have to be at least 19 years of age to apply for an Alaska real estate license. Since your pre-licensing course certificate is good for just 18 months, and since Alaska doesn't have a high school diploma requirement, you could take the course while you are still in high school and 18 years of age. Your course provider could have different requirements, so check with them.

Arizona

Can I take the Arizona pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Yes, because Arizona does not stipulate any high school diploma or GED requirements, you could take the 90-hour pre-license course while you are still in high school. Do keep in mind that you must be at least 18 years of age when you apply for your real estate license.

Arkansas

Can I take the Arkansas pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Since Arkansas doesn’t have a high school diploma requirement to apply for a license, it is possible to take the course while in high school. However, your selected course provider may have different requirements. Check with the real estate school.

California

Can I take the California pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

Yes, you are allowed to take (and complete) the 135-hours of required pre-license education while you are still in High School.
The DRE only requires that you are at least 18 years old when it comes time to apply for your real estate license.

Check out the full requirement how to get a real estate license in California.

Colorado

Can I take the Colorado pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Yes, depending on the course provider you select, you can take the 168-hour Colorado broker pre-license course while still in high school. If you opt to take real estate as a major course of study, the college or university you enroll with likely requires a high school diploma or GED. The Colorado Real Estate Commission only requires that you are at least 18 years old.

Connecticut

Can I take the Connecticut pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

While Connecticut has no requirement for a high school diploma as part of its licensing process, your chosen real estate school may have requirements. Check with your course provider.

Florida

Can I take the Florida pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Yes, you can take the pre-license course while you are still in high school. However, you cannot apply for your real estate salesperson license in Florida until you are 18 years of age.

Check out the full requirements how to get a real estate license in Florida.

Georgia

Can I take the Georgia pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

Yes! You can take the 75-hour Georgia real estate salespersons course while you are still in High School.
You can also take the State real estate salespersons exam at age 17; however, you cannot activate your license until you are at least 18 years old.

Check out the full requirements how to get a real estate license in Georgia.

Hawaii

Can I take the Hawaii pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

While you can take the 60-hour pre-licensing course while you are still in high school, you will not be able to sit for the state licensing exam until you have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Your course completion certificate is good for two years.

Idaho

Can I take the Idaho pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

You will need to check with the individual course provider to see if you will be able to take the course. You will need to be a high school graduate by the time you apply for your Idaho real estate license.

Illinois

Can I take the Illinois pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

While there are no stipulations that you have to have graduated high school to take the 75-hour pre-license course, remember you do need to have a high school diploma or general education diploma by the time you apply for your broker license. Your state exam is only good for one year. You will need to time when you take the course and the state licensing exam with receiving your diploma.

Indiana

Can I take the Indiana pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

Yes, you are allowed to take the 90-hours IN Broker Pre-license course while still in high school. The Indiana Real Estate Commission only requires that you are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED when you submit your broker license application.

Iowa

Can I take the Iowa pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

If you are still in high school, it is possible to take the pre-license course, but you have to be careful about the timing. You have to be at least 18 years or older within six months of taking the state licensing exam. Your pre-license education courses are only valid for one year. You must also be at least 18 before you can apply for your license.

Kansas

Can I take the Kansas pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

While there are no restrictions against taking the pre-license course while still in high school, you must have a high school diploma to apply for a license. You have to apply for the license within six months of completing the 30-hour Kansas Practice Course.

Kentucky

Can I take the Kentucky pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Kentucky does not have any regulations regarding when you take the pre-license course. Just keep in mind that you have to have your high school diploma by the time you apply for your license. The individual course providers may also have age requirements, so you'll want to check with them.

Louisiana

Can I take the Louisiana pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

The Louisiana Real Estate Commission requires you to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent before applying for a license. Since you submit Part A of the application shortly after finishing the 90-hour pre-license course, you could take the course near the end of your high school education.

Maine

Can I take the Maine pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Check with the course provider on their requirements. While the Maine Real Estate Commission requires you to have a diploma by the time you apply, it’s possible you could schedule the course and the exam before you graduate.

Maryland

Can I take the Maryland pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Maryland has no high school diploma required, so it’s possible to take the course while still in high school. Just remember you must be at least 18 to hold a real estate license.

Massachusetts

Can I take the Massachusetts pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Check with your course provider if they have any high school completion requirements before taking the course.

Michigan

Can I take the Michigan pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

Yes, you are allowed to take (and complete) the 40-hour Michigan pre-license course while you are still in high school.
LARA only requires that you are at least 18 years old when it comes time to apply for your Michigan real estate salespersons license.

Minnesota

Can I take the Minnesota pre-license courses if I’m still in high school?

You may take the required coursework, but you must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a Minnesota real estate salesperson license.

Mississippi

Can I take the Mississippi pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

The state of Mississippi does not have any regulations concerning how old you are when you take the pre-license course. Check with your course provider if they have any age or education restrictions. Please keep in mind you will need to be 18 years of age when you apply for your license.

Missouri

Can i take the Missouri real estate licensing course if I'm still in high school?

Yes, you can enroll in the Missouri 48-hour pre-exam license course while still in high school. The Missouri Real Estate Commission only requires that pre-exam course students are at least 18 years old.

The 24-hour pre-exam course is available through traditional learning channels (classroom learning options) as well as online channels (distance learning options).[AW1]

Montana

Can I take the Montana pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

The Montana Board of Realty Regulation does not stipulate you have to be out of high school to take the course. Check with the individual course providers if they have age and education requirements.

Nebraska

Can I take the Nebraska pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

There are no stipulations against taking the pre-license education while you are still a high school student. However, you must be a graduate by the time you submit your license application, which is the step directly after meeting the education requirement.

Nevada

Can I take the Nevada pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

There is no published restriction that says you cannot take the Nevada pre-license course while you are still in high school. Just keep in mind that you must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a salesperson license.

New Hampshire

Can I take the New Hampshire pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

New Hampshire does not have any stipulations about holding a high school diploma before taking the salesperson pre-license course. Just keep in mind you must be at least 18 years old to apply for a license and your course completion certificate is only valid for six months.

New Jersey

Can I take the New Jersey pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

There is no age requirement to take the 75-hour pre-license course, but remember you must be 18 years of age to apply for your license. You have to take the course before the state exam, and a passing state exam score is only good for one year.

New York

Can I take the New York pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

Yes, you are allowed to take (and complete) the 75-hour NYS real estate salespersons course while you are still in high school.
The NYS Department of State only requires that you are at least 18 years old when it comes time to apply for your real estate license.

Check out the full requirements how to get a real estate license in New York.

North Carolina

Can I take the North Carolina pre-license coursework if I’m still in high school?

You may take the 75-hour course, but you must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a North Carolina provisional broker license.

Check out the full requirement how to get a real estate license in North Carolina.

North Dakota

Can I take the North Dakota pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

North Dakota does not require you to have a high school diploma as a prerequisite for earning a salesperson license. It's possible to take the pre-license course while you are a high school student. Check with your real estate school if they have any specific education requirements.

Ohio

Can I take the Ohio pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

While Ohio doesn’t have an education or age limit to take the pre-license course, you must have a high school diploma or its equivalent to apply for your license. Your course provider may have age restrictions on who is allowed to take the course.

Oklahoma

Can I take the Oklahoma pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

As Oklahoma has no age requirements to earn a salesperson license, there is likely not any age requirements to take the pre-license course. Check with the individual course provider to see if they have any age requirements.

Oregon

Can I take the Oregon pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

The Oregon Real Estate Agency requires candidates to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Since the state has you complete the broker application as the first step, you’ll need to wait until you have a diploma.

Pennsylvania

Can I take the Pennsylvania pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

Yes, you are allowed to take (and complete) the 75-hour Pennsylvania real estate salespersons course while you are still in high school.
The Real Estate Commission only requires you to be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma (or an equivalent diploma) by the time you apply for your real estate license.

Rhode Island

Can I take the Rhode Island pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

As Rhode Island does not specify any age or general education requirements, it could be possible to take the course while still in high school. You'll want to check with the specific pre-license course provider.

South Carolina

Can I take the South Carolina pre-license courses if I’m still in high school?

You may take the required coursework, but you must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a South Carolina real estate salesperson license. You must also have received your high school diploma or its equivalent.

South Dakota

Can I take the South Dakota pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

While South Dakota does not require a high school diploma to take the pre-licensing education, you do need to have a high school diploma by the time you apply for your license. Your education provider may also have its own requirements. Check with your course provider.

Tennessee

Can I take the Tennessee pre-license coursework if I’m still in high school?

You may take a course, but you cannot apply for a Tennessee affiliate broker license until you are at least 18 years of age.

Texas

Can I take the Texas pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

Yes, you are allowed to take the 180-hour Texas real estate salespersons course while you are still in High School. The Texas Real Estate Commission only requires that you are at least 18 years old when you submit your license application.

Check out the full requirements for how to get a real estate license in Texas.

Utah

Can I take the Utah pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

While Utah does not stipulate that you have to have finished high school before taking the pre-license education course, you do have to have a high school diploma when you apply for your license. Keep in mind Utah requires you to apply for your license within 90 days of passing the state exam.

Vermont

Can I take the Vermont pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Vermont does not require its salesperson applicants to have a general education degree. So, it is possible to take the pre-licensing course while you are still in high school. Check with the course provider to see if this is allowable with their requirements.

Virginia

Can I take the Virginia pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Yes, you are allowed to take (and complete) the 60-hour Virginia real estate salespersons course while you are still in high school.
The Real Estate Board only requires that you be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma (or its equivalent) when it comes time to apply for your real estate license.

Washington

Can I take the Washington pre-license courses if I’m still in high school?

You may take the 90-hour coursework, but you must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a Washington real estate broker license and have achieved your high school diploma or equivalent.

West Virginia

Can I take the West Virginia pre-license course if I’m still in high school?

West Virginia requires you to hold a high school diploma when applying for a license, but it doesn’t stipulate if you need one to take the pre-license course. Check with the individual state-approved education providers on their requirements.

Wisconsin

Can I take the Wisconsin Salesperson course if I’m still in High School?

Yes, you can take the 72-hour Wisconsin Real Estate Salesperson Course if you're still in High school.The DSPS only requires you to be at least 18 years old when it comes time to apply for your Wisconsin Real Estate Salesperson’s license.

Wyoming

Can I take the Wyoming pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

The Wyoming Real Estate Commission does not require a high school diploma or its equivalent as part of its licensing requirement. Check with the individual pre-license course providers if they have any prior education requirements.

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