What is an active and inactive real estate license in Georgia?

Once you pass the Georgia real estate state exam, you can then apply for your real estate license.
You can apply for either an active license or inactive license.

An active license means you have a sponsoring broker, which allows you to engage in real estate brokerage activities, such as selling or leasing properties.

An inactive license means you do not have a sponsoring broker and you cannot engage in any real estate brokerage activities.

Both active and inactive licensees must complete the 25-hour Georgia Sales Postlicense course within one year of obtaining their license.
However, only active licensees are required to complete 36-hour continuing education credits every four-year renewal period.

Both active and inactive licensees must pay their renewal fee every four years.

If you wish to change your license from an inactive license to an active license, you must complete the Real Estate Change Application.