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Frequently Asked Questions - Active/Inactive Status

  1. I passed the salesperson's examination. How soon should I apply to go on inactive status?
  2. How do I change my license status to Inactive?
  3. How long can my license remain on an inactive status?
  4. If I place my license on inactive status, may I work in sales or leasing for a builder or developer?
  5. I have just passed the salesperson's examination. How soon can I go to work?

Q. I passed the salesperson's examination. How soon should I apply to go on inactive status?

A. Any person who passes a salesperson's examination must apply for an active or inactive license within three months of the exam date. If you do not apply until after three months but before twelve months, the fee charged to activate your license will double. If you do not apply for a license within twelve months, you must retake the examination before you can apply for a license (you will not be required to retake the Salespersons Prelicense course). See Rule 520-1-.04 (5).

Q. How do I change my license status to Inactive?

A. You must complete sections 1, 2, and 3 of the Commission's Change Application ; and your broker must release you from the firm by signing section 4 or by releasing you using the Commission's on-line system. Only the broker (or an associate broker that he or she has given authorization to sign for the broker) may release you from the firm. The Commission must receive the completed application within 30 days of your release, or you must pay a $25.00 penalty before you will be released from that firm in the Commission's records. See License Law 43-40-19 & 43-40-12 (m) and Rules 520-1-.05 (2) & 520-1-.07.

Q. How long can my license remain on an inactive status?

A. Your license can remain on an inactive status indefinitely provided that you continue to pay your license renewal fees when due. If a license has been inactive for more than two years or the license was inactive at the time of renewal, the licensee must complete any continuing education due to re-activate the license. See Rule 520-1-.05.

Q. If I place my license on inactive status, may I work in sales or leasing for a builder or developer?

A. No. See License Law 43-40-12 (g).

Q. I have just passed the salesperson's examination. How soon can I go to work?

A. You may not begin brokerage activity until your broker receives your wall certificate and pocket card from the Commission. See Rule 520-1-.05 (2).