Step-by-Step Guide to Renewing a Georgia Real Estate License

by Kacie Goff on 2019-06-14 11:16am

Officially getting your Georgia real estate license was an important first step in your career. But it was just that: the first step. Building your career over the years will require you to invest in your clientele, establish connections in your community, and keep up to date with your Georgia real estate continuing education.

If the last item on your to-do list took you by surprise, this guide is here to help. Here are some FAQs, along with detailed answers, about what it takes to keep your Georgia real estate license active.

When do I need to renew my Georgia real estate license?

You’re probably aware your license will need renewal at some point. The need is most pressing in your first year of licensure, during which you need to complete a 25-hour post-license course that’s approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

Once you’re past your first year, the renewal process gets simpler. If you were licensed after January 1, 1980, you need to complete 36 hours of continuing education from a Georgia real estate school every four years. Your 36-hour course needs to include three hours on License Law.

If you’re not sure where you’re at with your continuing education, the Georgia Real Estate Commission offers their Online Services so you can check on your hours.  

How do I renew after completing my Georgia real estate continuing education requirements?

If you’ve just completed your Georgia 25-hour post-license course, you’re ready to submit your renewal information to the state. You need to submit three things:

  • Proof of your course’s completion
  • Your “Salesperson, Associate Broker, Broker, CAM Renewal” form
  • Your fee (more on that below)

If you’re past your first year and have completed your 36-hour continuing education requirements, the process is very similar. Once you’re finished with your Georgia real estate continuing education hours, submit the following to keep your license current:

  • Proof of your course’s completion
  • “Salesperson, Associate Broker, Broker, CAM Renewal” form
  • Fee (more on that below)

There is a Mail-in Renewal Form, but the Georgia Real Estate Commission also gives you the option to renew online up to 120 days prior to your renewal date. Besides saving you a stamp, online renewals come with another benefit. These digital renewals are discounted $25 provided you submit your application by midnight the day it’s due.

To renew online, you’ll need:

  • Your license or classification number
  • Your password or your social security number and date of birth (to establish a password you can use for future renewals)

Are there fees for renewing?

Yes. The fee for renewing all Georgia real estate licenses is $125. That said, you will get the aforementioned $25 discount if you renew online.

This renewal fee is due on or before the last day of the month of your birthday in the year designated on the pocket card you received from the Georgia Real Estate Commission when you passed your salesperson’s examination.

Note that your company’s renewal fee is not included in your personal renewal fee. Also, renewing your license doesn’t renew your company license. If you need to renew your firm license, you need to do that separately, even if you’re a sole proprietor.

How do I find an approved Georgia real estate school?

If you need continuing education hours, look no further. Our 25-hour and 36-hour Georgia Real Estate Continuing Education courses are approved by the Georgia real estate commission. Our 36-hour course includes the required three hours of License Law, which we also offer as a standalone course if you need those specific hours.

Our Georgia real estate continuing education experts are here to help you with the education portion of your Georgia real estate license renewal process. Don’t hesitate to contact us today.