Frequently Asked Questions
I am interested in becoming a real estate agent. What do I need to do to get a real estate salesperson license?
The first step is to¬ Click here¬†to see the Georgia Real Estate Commission requirements to obtain a Salesperson‚Äôs license.
The second¬†step in becoming a real estate agent is to attend a Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC)¬†approved 75-hour Pre-license course. ¬†(Our school is approved by GREC.) The Pre-license course may be taken online or in-class with an instructor. (We have online and¬†instructor led classes available.)
The third step after completing the course instruction, is to pass a proctored course final exam.
The fourth step, after passing the course final exam, is to take the¬†state salesperson exam.
What is the difference between the online course vs. in-class?
The online course is independent study at your own pace. You can go through the course as quickly or as slowly as you prefer. Online courses are popular with students who do not live close to a classroom location, or are not able to fit an in-class course into their schedule. Online students do have access to one of our instructors to ask questions if the course material is not clear.
The in-class course has the benefit of an instructor as well as peers learning the same material at the same pace. Some students find it helpful to form study groups outside of class. There is a textbook and supplemental materials for in-class students.
What are the computer system requirements to take the online course?
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- Windows 7 or Windows 10
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP (SP 2+)
- Mac OS X 10-1 or higher
- At least 500 Mhz Intel Pentium/Celeron Family
- AMD K6/Athlon/Duron Family or compatible
- 256 MB RAM
- Internet Explorer (8,9,10,11)
- Firefox 15+
- Chrome 30+
- Safari 5.1.1+
- Windows Media Player 11.0+
- Adobe Acrobat 6.0+
- Flash player 9.0+ or
- Shockwave Player 10.0+
- Java 6.0+
Is there a recommended book for online studies?
Yes, Georgia Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession¬†8th Edition is the companion textbook for our online Pre-license course.
If I decide to do the class online and don‚Äôt like it, can I transfer the online course fee to the in-class fee?
No. The fee for the online course is not transferable to the in-class fee.
What is the refund policy for your online prelicense course?
Online Pre-license course fees are refundable within seven (7) calendar days of purchase. No refunds will be made after seven (7) calendar days of purchase.
How long do I have to complete the online course?
You have six months¬†to complete the online course and successfully pass the proctored course final exam.
Can I extend the online course?
Yes,¬†you can extend the course one time for an additional 2¬†months for a fee of $50.00
I‚Äôve completed the online course instruction. What is the next step?
The Salesperson Pre-license and Post-license courses require a proctored course final examination.¬†To pass the course¬†final examination, you must make a 75% or better. Should you fail, you will be allowed one retake. Upon completion of the online course instruction and passing the course final examination, your course completion will be electronically submitted to the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC).
Is there a final exam?
Both the instructor-led and online Pre-license and Post License courses have a proctored course final exam. Students must receive a grade of 75 or higher to pass the exam.¬†GREC only allows one retake exam. If a student does not pass the course final exam on the retake, the student must repeat the entire course. We do not allow students to review exams once they have been turned in.
How many questions are on the proctored final exam?
There are 100 multiple choice questions on the course final exam. You have two (2) hours to take complete the exam.
Where can I take the proctored final exam for the online course?
The proctored exams can be taken at any Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners locations. We have locations in Augusta, Buford, Duluth, Johns Creek/Cumming, Newnan, Peachtree City, Snellville, Stockbridge and Tucker.
What are you required to bring to take the proctored course final exam?
Photo ID is required along with a pencil and a simple calculator. Cellphones may not be used as a calculator during the exam. ¬†Cellphones are not permitted in the room when taking the course final exam.¬
What does the fee for the in-class course include? Are there any additional fees?
The in-class course fee includes all materials, textbook, instruction and class exams. ‚ÄúCRAM‚ÄĚ courses are optional and offered for an additional fee.
What is the attendance policy for the in-class course?
Students must be on time and remain in class for the duration of each class session to receive credit.¬†Students who are more than 30 minutes late are required to make up the entire session. Make-up time is at the discretion of the instructor. Students who miss more than two sessions (not to exceed 8 hours) of the course shall be required to repeat the entire course, after paying a fee.
What is the refund policy for your instructor-led course?
Students who notify the school in writing after attending the first day of class that he or she is withdrawing from the class, are entitled to a full refund. The refund will be issued in the form of payment that was used when the student enrolled in the class.¬†Failure to attend class does not constitute a formal withdrawal and no-shows will forfeit the entire course¬†fee.
What if the school cancels an instructor-led course?
We reserve the right to cancel classes with low enrollments as late as one day prior to the start date of the course with full refunds made to students. You will be notified of cancellation and given the option to transfer to another class or receive a full¬†refund.
Are there payment plans available?
There is a payment plan for the in-class Prelicense¬†course only. When using the payment plan, there is an additional administrative fee of $16.00. The first installment payment of $245.00 is due upon registering for the class. ¬†The second payment of $200.00 must be received prior to the class midterm exam. Click here to submit your second payment.¬†We accept credit cards, debit cards, money orders or cashier‚Äôs checks only. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted.
Is there a scholarship program available?
No. We do not have a scholarship program available.
Is there a tuition reimbursement program?
Yes. Students who join a Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners office will be reimbursed the amount of their paid tuition after¬†their first closing. This applies for both the¬†online course and¬†the in-class course.
What is the fee for the state salesperson exam?
The fee for the state salesperson exam is $115. Students are given up to four hours to answer 152 multiple choice questions. A passing score for the salesperson exam is 75% or higher.
Where can I take the state exam?
The state exam is administered by Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. There are four locations in the state of Georgia to take the state exam: Lilburn, Marietta, Savannah and Macon. Visit www.goamp.com for more information on their testing facilities.
What is the fee to activate my real estate salesperson license?
The fee to activate your license is $170. ¬†The fee to renew a license every four years is $125. You will receive a $25 discount if the renewal fee is paid online.
What are the continuing education requirements for a real estate salesperson license?
Within the first year, all new licensees are required to complete an approved 25-hour Post-License Course. The Post-License course also counts for 9 hours of continuing education credit. All licensees must complete 36 hours of continuing education hours every four years.
How will I be notified when my online continuing education hours have been recorded?
Upon completion of an online CE course, your information is sent electronically to the Georgia Real Estate Commission within three¬†business days from the date it was received.¬ You will not receive a certificate.¬†Contact GREC to verify receipt of your hours by calling 404-656-3916 or visit their website at¬ www.grec.state.ga.us.