Classification by Reciprocity
If you are currently licensed in another state or if you have ever held a real estate license in another state or jurisdiction, you may be eligible to obtain a Georgia license without taking the examination. You must:
- have passed a state administered examination for the type of license you seek in Georgia;
- currently hold a license that is in good standing and not lapsed or expired
If you meet the above requirements you must:
- Complete the Application for Reciprocity License.
- Include a copy of your Georgia Crime Information Report (GCIC) or a report from your resident state, providence or territory if you have not lived in Georgia. If you have prior criminal convictions/disciplinary actions, see the Investigation/Background Clearance section for more details.
- Include a certified copy (not more than one year old) of the licensing history from the state Licensing Board/Regulatory Agency of your residence that reflects that you are currently licensed in good standing (cannot be lapsed or expired). The license history must indicate that you were licensed by examination. If that license has lapsed or is expired you must take and pass the qualifying examination for the Georgia license.
- Include a current certified copy of any disciplinary actions taken against your license in any other licensing jurisdiction(s) in which you have held a license.
- Include a non-refundable fee of $170.00 by cashier's check or money order only payable to the Georgia Real Estate Commission. This amount covers all fees due for the first four years of licensure.
NOTE: All Salespersons must take a Commission approved 25 hour Post-license course in their first year of licensure. Applicants who have completed an approved Post-license course of 25 hours or longer in another jurisdiction, either prior to obtaining a GA license or within the first year of licensure in GA, may use such course to satisfy the GA requirement. Failure to complete a Post-license course during the first year of being licensed will cause the license to lapse. All licensees must meet Georgia's continuing education requirements after becoming licensed.
An applicant who does not meet all of the above requirements must take and pass the qualifying examination for the Georgia license which the applicant seeks. For additional information, see the Obtaining a Real Estate License section of this site.
FLORIDA RESIDENTS: In addition to the requirements noted above, Florida licensees must take and pass the Georgia Supplement Exam, which consists of the state portion of the qualifying examination for the Georgia license which the applicant seeks. To schedule an examination or obtain additional information on the examination process, please contact Applied Measurement Professionals at 800-345-6559 or www.goamp.com.
Out of state brokers may participate in real estate transactions and commissions with Georgia brokers in three ways:
- through referral of clients or prospects,
- through written agreements with Georgia brokers, and
- through non-resident licensure.
For additional information on Non-Resident Activity, please refer to O.C.G.A. Title 43-40-9