Tennessee Licensing Requirements

To qualify for an individual real estate broker license, an applicant must:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Be a United States citizen, a non-citizen national or a qualified alien under federal law, or have a lawful presence in the U.S. and be authorized to work in the U.S. in the real estate brokerage field. [Note: A holder of a U.S. Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”) is a “qualified alien.” Work authorization in the U.S. for most other aliens requires a U.S. immigration visa (rather than a visitor visa) and/or an Employment Authorization Document from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service that permits work in the real estate brokerage field.]; Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina 5.
  3. Have a Social Security Number.
  4. Satisfy one of the Education Qualification Options listed below.
  5. File a complete application and fee.
  6. Pass the two-part real estate license examination (Exceptions: Persons eligible to bypass the license examination or to take only the State section of the examination under qualification option #4 below and some license reinstatement applicants) and 

  7. Satisfy the Commission that the applicant possesses the requisite character for licensure.


  • 60 hrs. Pre-licensing course
  • 30 Hr. Course for New Affiliates
  • Current Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • PSI application
  • Proof of High school or higher