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Online Real Estate Classes

Start your Real Estate Career today! 
The Workforce Development and Community Education Department at Belmont College is now offering online Real Estate classes in partnership with Hondros College. As a real estate agent, you have the opportunity to help people with one of the biggest decisions of their life – buying a home! In addition to helping people, here are a few of the many reasons why becoming a licensed real estate agent could be right right fit for you:


  • It’s rewarding! You have the fulfilling task of helping people with their home buying or selling experience.
  • Unlimited earning potential – According to he Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018), the average salary for a real estate sales agent is $61,720. Depending on your business goals you have lots of earning potential.
  • Flexibility – Make your own hours that work for you and your schedule.
  • Community Involvement – You’ll have the chance to meet new people and be social in your community on a daily basis.
  • Business Growth – Take your career to the next level by becoming a licensed real estate broker.
  • Real Estate is here to stay – Real estate careers in Ohio are projected to grow 6% over the next six years.

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How do I get my Ohio Real Estate License?

According to the Ohio Board of Realtors you must:

  1. Complete your required education

    You must have a high school diploma or equivalent (if you were born after 1950) and successfully complete 120 hours of approved real estate education within a ten-year time frame immediately preceding your application. This education must be completed at an institution of higher education that awards a degree in at least a two-year program, education must consist of the following:

    – Real Estate Principles and Practices (40 hours)

    – Ohio Real Estate Law, including instruction in civil rights, housing discrimination and desegregation problems (40 hours)

    – Real Estate Appraisal (20 hours)

    – Real Estate Finance (20 hours)

  2. Obtain a sponsoring broker

    Before you submit an application to become a licensed real estate Salesperson, you must be sponsored by a Broker.

  3. Submit your application

    You must submit a completed Salesperson Examination Application, a $60 fee, and proof that you completed your education requirements to the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing. (You may either submit a copy of your official transcripts or course completion certificates.) The Division will process your application and send your information to the testing vendor.

  4. Schedule your test

    After your application has been processed, you will receive a Candidate Information Bulletin with instructions for scheduling your test.


Ohio State Requirements: Salesperson Licensing

Educational Requirements to Obtain a Salesperson License:

  • Be honest, truthful and of good reputation.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be sponsored by an Ohio Broker.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude. Not have violated any civil rights laws regarding real estate within the past two years as determined by a court of law or violated any rules of the Ohio Division of Real Estate. In some circumstances, it is possible to have a conviction or violation disregarded, which would allow you to sit for the exam. The Division may only make a determination with respect to a conviction or violation if you file an application. For additional information on this process, contact the Division directly or review the additional information found on the Division’s website.
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent as recognized by the Ohio Department of Education if you were born after 1950.
  • Complete the education requirements: Real Estate Principles and Practices (40 hours); Ohio Real Estate Law, including instruction in civil rights, housing discrimination and desegregation problems (40 hours); Real Estate Appraisal (20 hours); and Real Estate Finance (20 hours)

Please note: Any person who has not been licensed as a real estate salesperson or broker within a four-year period immediately preceding his/her current application for the salesperson’s exam must have completed the above instruction within a 10-year period immediately preceding the current salesperson application. This education must have been completed at an institution of higher education that awards a degree in at least a two-year program (i.e. an associate degree).

An applicant for an Ohio salesperson’s license should submit:

  •  A completed Salesperson Examination Application with $60.00 fee (Note: If you answer “yes” to any of the Ethical Conduct questions, please submit a detailed explanation. Your application will be reviewed by the ODRE Legal staff.).
  • Proof of completion of the Education Requirements (a copy of official transcripts or course completion certificates). Once the Division processes a complete application, the applicant’s information is sent to the testing vendor. The testing vendor will process the information and send a Candidate Information Bulletin with instructions on scheduling the exam.
  • The applicant must pass the State and National portions of the Ohio Real Estate Salesperson Exam in order for a license to be issued. Passing score: 70.

For more information, contact the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing at 614-466-4100.