Becoming a Licensed Agent

Becoming a Licensed Agent

Our team is often asked how to begin the process of becoming a licensed real estate agent. We’ve compiled the requirements and details to assist in your planning as you embark on your new career.

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Licensing requirements vary by state, but generally involve coursework, a licensing exam, and an application with the local real estate commission. Nebraska licensing requirements are as follows:

  • Age 19 or older
  • High school diploma (or GED equivalent)
  • Background check
  • 60 hours of real estate education
  • Passing licensing exam
  • Application with the Nebraska Real Estate Commission

Most schools offer evening classes to allow full-time employees to fit coursework into their schedules. The Randall School of Real Estate, for example, schedules classes two days per week from 6:15 to 10:00 PM. You may also find online courses convenient if you’re currently working during the evening hours or if your schedule varies. In Nebraska, the 60 hours of required education are typically split into two 30 hour classes. Many schools also offer an exam prep course to prepare for the licensing exam. The exam is split into two sections; a passing grade of 75% on the state portion and 70% on the national portion is required to attain a license.

Locally, there are several schools offering real estate classes. Click below to learn more about each option.


Larabee School of Real Estate


Randall School of Real Estate


REEsults Coaching School of Real Estate



The University of Nebraska at Omaha


Metropolitan Community College


As always, please reach out to us with any questions about joining the real estate industry. With over 61 years of combined experience, our agents are a wealth of information. Whether you’re just out of school or an experienced agent looking to make a career move, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Matt Edwards

Blythe Real Estate Team

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