October 4, 2023
How to get a real estate license in Utah

Hello! Morgan here. I’ve been a realtor for 15 years in NYC, and I’d like to guide you on the journey to becoming a licensed real estate agent in Utah. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get a real estate license in Utah, drawing from my experience and additional research.

1. Complete Your Pre-License Education

Utah requires that all prospective real estate agents complete 120 hours of pre-license education from a certified institution. This education helps you understand the fundamentals of real estate and prepares you for the licensing exam. You’ll receive a certificate of completion, which you will need for the next step​1​.


2. Take the Utah Real Estate License Exam

Once you’ve completed your pre-license education, you’re eligible to take the Utah Real Estate Exam. The exam consists of 125 questions divided into a General section (80 questions) and a State section (50 questions). You will have 240 minutes to complete the exam, and you’ll need to score 56/80 on the National section and 28/40 on the State section to pass. The exam fee is $59 per attempt​1​.


3. Fingerprinting and Background Check

After passing the exam, you’ll need to complete a fingerprinting and background check. This process can be completed at several test centers in Utah, or through a local law enforcement agency or third-party fingerprinting vendor. The Utah Division of Real Estate will review your background report before issuing a license​1​.


4. Submit Your Real Estate License Application

Finally, you’ll need to complete your license application and pay a total fee of $157. You can submit your application online using Utah’s MyLicense eGovernment system​1​.


5. Application Review

Once you’ve submitted your application and passed your background check, the Utah Division of Real Estate will review your application. This process typically takes 3-5 business days. Once approved, you’ll receive instructions on how to print your license online​1​.


The total cost to get a Utah Real Estate license is estimated to be between $830-$1,035, and the process typically takes 3-6 months to complete​1​.

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