How to Get a Provisional Sales Associate License in Oklahoma
The Sales Associate licensing level is the entry level real estate license in Oklahoma and is appropriate for those entering the field for the first time. In order to become an Oklahoma real estate Salesperson, you must complete the following 5 steps:
Complete the Required Pre-License Education
Applicants must first complete the 90-Hour Pre-License Course to become a Real Estate Sales Associate.
Pass a Background Check
Oklahoma requires a national background check with fingerprints for all new licensee applications. The average background check takes 60 days or longer, so it is recommended that students start the process in advance.
Submit an Application to the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC)
All applicants applying for a real estate license will need to complete and submit the required application to the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission. Oklahoma Real Estate Application for Sales Associates and Brokers
Pass the Oklahoma Real Estate License Exam
Upon completion of the pre-license courses, schedule an exam at PSI testing center. The exam fee is $60, and to pass the exam you must score 70% or better.
Pay a License Fee to the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission
Complete and submit the Request for Issuance of an Active Provisional Sales Associate or Sales Associate License to OREC along with a license fee of $75.
Details on all aspects of Oklahoma sales associate licensing and requirements can be found at the OREC website.
After passing the state exam, you must complete Oklahoma real estate post-license coursework within the next year.
Imporant Information about Background Checks:
Oklahoma requires a national background check with fingerprints for all new licensee applications – salesperson and broker. The average background check takes 60 days or longer, so it is recommended that students start the process in advance.
How to Get a Real Estate Broker License in Oklahoma
A broker license allows a person to do business as a firm and sponsor licensed associates. Upon passing the Oklahoma state license exam, a broker has the option of applying for a license as a broker associate, proprietor broker, branch office broker, managing broker for a corporation or association, or as a broker partner of a partnership.
Note: Oklahoma has 2 levels of broker applicants with differing license requirements:
- Those who may supervise associates with a license type of Broker Principal (BP), Broker Manager (BM) or Branch Broker (BB):
- 2 year's active license experience as a sales associate or broker associate
- 90 hour Broker Course
- 15 hour Broker-In-Charge Course (available in CE courses for $99.00)
- Evidence of 10 real estate transactions in past 5 years
- Those who cannot supervise associates, i.e., Broker Associate (BA) license type.
- 2 year's active license experience as a provisional sales associate or sales associate
- 90 hour Broker Course
Nonresident Licensees Earning an Oklahoma License
Real estate licensees who desire an Oklahoma real estate license are required to take 3 clock hours of mandatory courses. The 3 clock hours must be taken on Oklahoma specific real estate continuing education courses in the subjects of: Broker Relationships, Contracts and License Code and Rules. (See our Nonresident Licensee Package).
Oklahoma Real Estate Exam Requirements
The Oklahoma Real Estate Commission administers exams on a regular basis for both the sales associate and broker licensing levels. Visit the OREC website for more detailed information from the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission.
Students have three years to pass the state exam from the time they complete either the Salesperson or Broker licensing courses.
How Long Does It Take to Get an Oklahoma Real Estate License?
The entire process from completing the required courses to getting your license takes between 1 to 4 months. Per OREC regulations, all students have 6 months to complete their pre-license coursework. VanEd provides the option to reactivate your coursework for an additional 6 months if needed (reactivation fee applies). Fingerprinting and the background check take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks.
Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC)
The Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC) governs all aspects of real estate licensure for both the Sales Associate and Broker levels. Please visit the OREC website for the latest Oklahoma real estate license requirements and regulations.