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Reciprocal States:


  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania

Background Checks


By order of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission (LREC), beginning January 1, 2012, all applicants for a real estate license must provide a criminal background history, as part of the initial application process.

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License Law: Chapter 49. Reciprocity


§4901. Licensing

A. The Commission may enter into a reciprocal agreement with the appropriate authority of any other state to permit any resident of that other state who is licensed there as a real estate broker or salesperson to obtain an equivalent Louisiana non-resident license and engage in the real estate business in Louisiana if that other state agrees to similarly grant a non-resident license to any Louisiana resident broker or salesperson and permit the licensee to engage in the real estate business in that other state.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 37:1431 et seq.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Real Estate Commission, LR 26: (January 2000)

§4903. Requirements for License

A. Any person residing in and licensed as a real estate broker or salesperson in a state whose appropriate authority has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the Commission shall be granted an equivalent non-resident license by the Commission upon applying and complying with the following requirements:

1. providing the Commission with sufficient proof of his licensing by his resident state;

2. paying all fees prescribed for an equivalent Louisiana resident license;

3. filing an irrevocable Appointment of Agent for Service of Process with the Commission appointing the executive director as the licensee=s agent for service of process in all matters arising out of or in conjunction with any real estate activities conducted by the licensee in Louisiana;

4. corporation - procuring a certificate of authority to do business in Louisiana from the Louisiana Secretary of State and providing the Commission with a copy; and

5. partnership or limited liability company - procuring a certificate of registry as a foreign partnership from the Louisiana Secretary of State and providing the Commission with a copy.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 37:1431 et seq.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Real Estate Commission, LR 26: (January 2000)

§4905. Non-resident Licensee

A. The non-resident licensee is bound, in all respects, by the provisions of the Louisiana Real Estate License Law (R.S. 37:1431, et seq.) and these regulations.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 37:1431 et seq.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Real Estate Commission, LR 26: (January 2000)