Ohio Real Estate License Course

The fastest and most affordable way to get your Ohio real estate salesperson license! Here you'll learn:

  • How To Get Your OH License Online
  • What's Included In Our Courses
  • Why You Should Get Your OH License
  • General Information About the Ohio Real Estate License Online Course
  • FAQ's
  • Articles For Further Education

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How to Get a Real Estate Salesperson’s License in Ohio

To apply for a real estate salesperson license in Ohio, you must:


  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Have a high school diploma, GED, or international equivalent if you were born after 1950
  3. Be of good character and reputation
  4. Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude; not violated any civil rights laws in real estate within the past two years


If you meet these two qualifications, you can earn a real estate salesperson's license in (6) steps.

Step 1: Complete Your Pre-license Education

Ohio requires salespersons to complete 120 hours of instruction. The schools must be approved real estate course providers. Online courses are the most convenient way to complete your 120 hours.

Step 2: Find a Sponsoring Broker

You will need to be sponsored by an Ohio licensed broker in order to submit your application for the salesperson exam. You’ll need their brokerage information and their signature.

Step 3: Applying for the State Exam

Your application for the salesperson exam also serves your Ohio state license application. You can’t apply until after completing your pre-license education because you will need proof of completing the education requirements.

The application fee is $81. You will need to submit your proof of meeting the education requirements, such as official transcripts or course completion certificates.

Once the ODRE approves your application, your information will be sent to the testing vendor. You’ll receive a Candidate Information Bulletin from PSI and information on scheduling your exam.

Step 4: Complete a Background Check

Every Ohio salesperson candidate must apply for a background check within 10 days of submitting your salesperson examination application.


Ohio requires you to use a Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) approved Webcheck® user. You will must schedule this Webcheck user to have your fingerprints taken and submitted to the system.

The fees for fingerprinting and background check vary by the center, but typical costs for state and FBI checks range $58-71.


Your background check results should be received by the Ohio Division of Real Estate within 30 days.

Step 5: Scheduling Your Salesperson Exam

Start by submitting the examination registration form. This registration is good for one examination attempt. You’ll need to pass both exam portions – state and national– within one year of the date on the sticker of your Candidate Handbook. Search the website or see the Ohio Candidate Bulletin for a list of test center addresses.

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PSI recommends you register and schedule your exam directly by visiting https://www.psiexams.com or calling (855) 834-8749. For online registration, select the examination and enter the OH RE _ID# that was provided to you.

The exam fee for both sections is $61, and you'll directly pay PSI for the exam. PSI accepts credit card, money order, company check, or cashier's check. Note that cash and personal checks are not accepted.


Step 6: Take and Pass the State Exam

The Ohio state salesperson exam is divided into two sections: national and state law. You must pass both sections to be issued your salesperson license. The exam is made up of multiple-choice questions.


The Ohio salesperson exam includes:

  1. National section of 80 questions and a passing score is 70%. The time allowed is 120 minutes.

  2. State section of 40 questions and a passing score is 70%. The time allowed is 60 minutes.


You will receive a score report on-screen immediately upon completion of the exam. If you fail, your information will include a diagnostic report. You’ll also leave with a printed unofficial score report.


Passing both portions is required for the ODRE to issue you a license. If you fail one section, you can retake only the failed section. A passing score is valid for 12 months; you must complete your exam requirements within a year of the date stickered on your Candidate Handbook.

Once the Ohio Division of Real Estate receives the passing result from PSI, it will process the result and issue you a salesperson license. Congratulations, you are an official Ohio real estate salesperson!

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What’s Included in Your Course​

Course Structure

The RealEstateU 120-Hour Ohio Real Estate Salesperson’s Course works you through the content in the following way:

  • Begin the course with an orientation and course overview.
  • All lessons are delivered with audio lectures. Written transcripts are available for every audio lecture.
  • The course is divided into multiple chapters, which are organized into targeted lessons.
  • All lessons have audio presentations with transcripts, but some lessons include additional materials like an infographic or a contract document.
  • Test your understanding at the end of every chapter with a multiple choice quiz. You need to answer at least 70% correctly to continue to the next chapter.
  • The course ends with a comprehensive final exam. Passing the final exam is how you successfully complete the course.
  • You will earn your Certificate of Completion immediately after you pass the final exam.
  • RealEstateU’s 120-hour Ohio Real Estate Salesperson course covers everything you need to meet the state’s real estate education requirement.  The self-paced course offers maximum flexibility so you study on your schedule. The brief audio lessons enable you to study anywhere, at any time.


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Audio Transcripts

  • Follow along with each audio lesson using a written transcript.
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Beautifully Designed Infographics

  • You’ll grasp the essential concepts you need to know for the exam with dozens of visually clear infographics.

Course Glossary

  • Find the vital terms you need to know for your exams and career in the course Glossary, which is available as a PDF download.

Course Final Exams

  • The OH course requires you to pass a final exam at the end of the course. You will receive the Certificate of Completion for each course immediately upon passing the last exam.

Buy Our PDF Course Textbooks & Appendixes

You can purchase a PDF version of the course textbook for only $29!

The course textbook contains all the content covered in the course, including all the audio transcripts, infographics, and supporting documents.

Please note that the PDF textbook is sold separately and not included in the course tuition. The textbook is designed to supplement the online course and not replace it.

The textbook enables you to review the course content offline. You can also print course textbook individual lessons as needed.

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Why Get an Ohio Real Estate License

Enjoy the many benefits of earning an Ohio real estate salesperson license:

Income Potential

A real estate agent has unlimited earning potential. The more deals you source and close, the more money you can make!

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Flexible Schedule

Forget being stuck in a 9-5 job. Real estate agents make their own schedule. By law, your sponsoring broker can’t dictate when and where you work!

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Work Part-Time or Full-Time

You decide how much time you’d like to spend working as an agent. Use your license to earn side income while working part-time or slowly transition into the career. Of course, you can immediately go full-time and make it your dream job.

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Sell or Lease All Types of Real Estate

Holding an Ohio real estate license allows you to sell or lease all types of real estate throughout the state.

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Course Completion Time

All students have 12 months from the time of purchase to complete the RealEstateU 120-hour Ohio Real Estate Salesperson Course (including the course exams).



Refund Policy

All courses are eligible for a refund within 30 days of purchase if the student has not completed more than 50% of the course. All refunds issued are subjected to a $20 admin charge. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.


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