Pre-License Education

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Pre-license education refers to the qualifying hours that must be completed to take the initial real estate salesperson or broker license exam.

The Salesperson pre-license education curriculum offered by real estate schools is structured in the following manner:

Real Estate 101-Salesperson 90-hour course that shall include: Real estate principles and practices; Louisiana real estate license law; commission rules and regulations; law of agency, as contained in Title 9 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes; and civil law, as it pertains to real estate transactions.

The Broker pre-license curriculum offered by real estate schools is structured in the following manner for a total of 150 hours:

Real Estate 201 - 90-hour course on basic real estate fundamentals;

Real Estate 202 - 30-hour course that shall include, and be limited to, the following topics: Louisiana real estate license law; commission rules and regulations; law of agency, as contained in Title 9 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes; civil law, as it pertains to real estate transactions; ethics and professionalism; and,

Real Estate 203 - a mandatory 30-hour course on broker responsibilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions:



How many hours are required for a salesperson license?

Ninety (90) hours of approved course work that covers the principles and practices of real estate, the Louisiana Real Estate License Law, the Law of Agency, Commission Rules and Regulations, and Civil Law, as it pertains to real estate in Louisiana, is required.

Can the ninety hours required to obtain a salesperson license count toward obtaining a real estate broker license?

No. Licensed salespersons must complete an additional one hundred fifty (150) hours of approved course work. This course work must include a mandatory thirty hour broker responsibility course or its equivalent. The remaining broker hours may include a review of real estate principles and practices, electives in various real estate topics such as courses completed for a real estate designation, commercial brokerage, appraisal and other real estate related fields of study.

Does the LREC accept out of state real estate course work for pre-licensing credit for salesperson or broker education?

Yes. Up to sixty (60) hours completed in another jurisdiction may be credited toward the ninety (90) hour salesperson pre-licensing requirement. Up to one hundred twenty (120) hours completed in another jurisdiction may be credited toward the one hundred fifty (150) broker pre-licensing requirement. At least thirty (30) hours for both salesperson and broker applicants must be completed in a mandatory course covering the Louisiana Real Estate License Law, Law of Agency, Commission Rules/Regulations, and Civil Law, pertaining to real estate in Louisiana.

Does the LREC have to approve out of state course work prior to application for licensing?

Yes. Applicants must receive approval of out of state course work prior to submitting an initial license application.

If an individual completes the ninety (90) hour salesperson pre-licensing requirement, or the one hundred fifty (150) hour broker pre-licensing requirement, and obtains an initial license in the same year of course completion, does the newly licensed salesperson or broker have to complete an additional twelve (12) hours of continuing education to renew the license for the next licensing period?

Yes; however, if the licensee has completed the forty five (45) hour post licensing education the licensee will only need to complete the four-hour (4-hour) mandatory topic specified by the LREC to renew the license for the next licensing period.

Can licensing applicants complete pre-licensing hours through correspondence or distance learning methods?

Yes, under certain conditions. Pre-licensing courses completed via distance learning must be Internet-based and completed through a Louisiana state certified real estate school that has been approved by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) for delivery standards and by the Commission for course content.

Is an examination required for pre-licensing credit?

Yes. Students must complete a final examination on course content as a condition for receiving a certificate of completion from an approved real estate school.

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Approved sources of live pre-licensing courses for the classroom setting


Adams Real Estate Institute
8575 Fern Avenue, Suite 105
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: 318-453-8668
Director: Ben F. Dowis III 

Baton Rouge Community College
www.mybr.cc
5310 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 216-8154
Contact: Dr. Sharon Flanagan

Bob Brooks School of Real Estate & Insurance Inc.
www.bobbrooksschool.com
3931 So. Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: (225) 292-7277 Fax: (225) 292-7677
Director: Bob Brooks
Branch Locations: Monroe

Bossier Parish Community College
www.bpcc.edu/continuing education
6220 E. Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone Number: 318-678-6015
Program Director: Jasmine Horton, Continuing Education Registrar

Burk Baker School of Real Estate & Appraising, LLC
www.BurkBaker.com
P. O. Box 87236 ( Zip: 70879)
2834 South Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite B9
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: (225) 293-6000 or 1-800-222-3295
Director: Burk Baker
Branch Locations: Kenner, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Mandeville, West Monroe

Donaldson Educational Services, LLC
2601 North Hullen Street, Suite 100
Metairie, LA 70002
Telephone: (504) 456-1785
Toll Free 1-800-257-2741
Website: www.donaldsoneducational.com

Gulf South Real Estate Institute
5479 Moulin Rouge Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: (337) 310-1664
Director: R. Patrick Diamond

Real Estate School and More, LLC
www.realestateschoolbyroz.com
P. O. Box 12983 (71315)
4200-A Jackson Street Extension
Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: (318) 452-6443
Director: Rosalind Allemond
Branch Locations: Leesville, Jena, Many, Natchitoches, Oakdale, Marksville

The Real Estate School, LLC
Post Office 6351
Lake Charles, LA 70606
Phone: (337) 532-2485
Director: Mark D. Norsworthy
Branch Locations: Lafayette, Monroe

Wingate School of Real Estate
1603-A North Pine Street Highway 171
DeRidder, LA 70634
Phone: (337) 462-1501
Director: Lynn Wingate

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Internet-Based Instruction (Certified Real Estate Schools)



The delivery standards for Internet-based distance education courses must be certified by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) in order to receive credit. Course content, the number of credit hours, and the purpose of the course, i.e. pre-licensing, post licensing, or continuing education, are approved by the LREC.

Credit is awarded for Internet-based distance education courses based on equivalent hours. Equivalent hours means the time required for the average student to master the content of an approved Internet-based pre-licensing course in which the course content is equivalent to an in-class pre-licensing course.

Bob Brooks School of Real Estate & Insurance, Inc.
www.bobbrooksschool.com
3931 So. Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: (225) 292-7277 Fax: (225) 292-7677
Director: Bob Brooks
Branch Locations: Monroe

Burk Baker School of Real Estate & Appraising, LLC
www.BurkBaker.com
P. O. Box 87236 ( Zip: 70879)
2834 South Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite B9
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: (225) 293-6000 or 1-800-222-3295
Director: Burk Baker
Branch Locations: Kenner, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Mandeville, West Monroe

Donaldson Educational Services, LLC
www.donaldsoneducational.com
2601 North Hullen Street, Suite 100
Metairie, LA 70002
Telephone: (504) 456-1785
Toll Free 1-800-257-2741
Director: Chris Donaldson

McKissock, LP
www.mckissock.com
218 Liberty Street
Warren, PA 16365
Phone: (800) 328-2008
Attn: Cathy Southwell

ProEducate
www.proeducate.com
4200 South I-10 Service Road West, Suite 134
Metairie, LA 70001
(504) 454-9866 or 1-800-966-9866
Director: Roy L. Ponthier, Ph.D.

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Louisiana Colleges and Universities



The Louisiana Real Estate Commission accepts college or university real estate courses toward the salesperson or broker pre-licensing educational requirement based on the date of completion and the applicability of the course content to current mandatory curriculum guidelines.

Applicants seeking approval of real estate course work completed at a Louisiana college or university should submit a copy of their college transcript to the Education Division for a determination.

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Course Completion Certificates and/or Transcripts



Course work completed at approved real estate schools or through an approved college or university are valid for full credit toward real estate pre-licensing requirements for a period of five (5) years.

Partial credit may be granted for real estate course work completed between five (5) and ten (10) years prior to application. Such approval will be granted based on the applicability of the subject matter to current educational requirements. Persons seeking partial credit must submit proof of completion and a written request for review and determination of credit prior to applying for a real estate license. Allow at least two weeks for a final determination.

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