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How to Get Your Oklahoma Real Estate License

In Oklahoma, there are actually three types of real estate licenses: a Provisional Sales Associate license, a Sales Associate license, and a Broker license. Individuals who wish to start a career in real estate should begin by obtaining their Provisional Sales Associate license. This license is valid for one year. During that time, the licensee must complete a Post-Licensing Course. After successfully completing the Post-Licensing Course, the licensee will be issued a Sales Associate license.

Here’s an overview of the steps involved in getting your Provisional Sales Associate license:

Step 1: Know the Requirements

Under the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission License Code and Rules, all licensees must meet three requirements:

  • Be a person of good moral character and submit to a criminal history background check
  • Be 18 years old
  • Meet the educational requirements established by the Commission.

Applicants for a Provisional Sales Associate license can satisfy the educational requirements established by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission by doing EITHER of the following:

(1) Successfully completing a 90-hour basic real estate education course that has been approved by the Commission
(2) Submitting proof of completion of 6 college credit hours in a real estate discipline that is approved by the Commission

Most real estate licensees use the first option to meet their educational requirement. This course, known as Basic Course of Real Estate Part I (or, more commonly, as the pre-license course) covers material that is general to the practice of real estate countrywide as well as material that is specific to the practice of real estate in Oklahoma. The state exam is a single exam that tests applicants on both the national and state-specific material.

Step 2: Select The Right School

Finding the right school makes all the difference, and yet it’s sometimes tough to compare schools.  Be sure to keep these points in mind:

Know what works for you.  The Pre-Licensing Course requires that you master technical, legal, and mathematical concepts important in the real estate industry.  Ask yourself how much support you are likely to need.  If you think that interaction with instructors and other students is likely to be helpful, then you should be sure that your course includes classroom sessions.  If you feel entirely comfortable studying these types of topics on your own, you may want to consider an online course.

Ask around.  In addition to talking to your friends, reach out to other people in the industry and ask what school they might recommend.  (Hint:  It’s never too early to start making contacts).

Know what to avoid.  Although your ultimate goal is to find a school that will help prepare you for the state exam, be wary of any school that guarantees that you will pass it on the first try.  Passing the exam requires hard work and perseverance. There is no "magic classroom".

Step 3: Have Confidence in Your Training and Pass the Exam

After you have completed the pre-licensing course, the prospect of passing the state exam should feel much less daunting. Although many factors play a part in passing the state exam, confidence in your preparation is a big part. You should be able to enter the exam room knowing not only that you have covered all of the material on the exam, but that your training has been able to put all of that information into perspective. You should be able to rely less on the fact that you have memorized information and more on the fact that you understand it.

Who We Are

The Oklahoma Real Estate Academy provides real estate education throughout Oklahoma. Our curriculum includes the pre-licensing course, the brokers licensing course, and continuing education courses. Although all of our courses are offered online, we also offer a blended approach that includes classroom sessions in our hometown of Tulsa as well as in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Owasso, Claremore, Mustang, Sand Springs, and Tahlequah.

Because every student's needs are different, we offer several packages so that you can choose the program that works best for you.  All of our packages are valid for 180 days and may be repeated as many times as you need.  For more details about our course offerings, click on the Courses tab at the top of this page.

Our Approach

Above everything else, we believe that effective real estate education is student-centered, and we take tremendous pride in the personal approach we have towards our work.  Perhaps because ours is a family-operated business, we view our students as friends and colleagues.  We are honored that they place their trust in us to help them pursue their goals.

The noted psychologist B. F. Skinner once said that "Education is what survives when what is learned has been forgotten."  At the Oklahoma Real Estate Academy, we strive not only to help you pass the state exam, but to learn the material in a way that makes it "stick".  To do this, we try to make each lesson relevant and give it practical context through real-world examples.  We don't believe in simply reading a text, taking a quiz, and moving on to the next chapter.  We want you to understand the concepts and hear stories that will let you put them into perspective and remember them more easily.

But don't take our word for it.  Here is what some of our former students have to say about us:

"I took both my pre-license and post-license classes through OREA. The quality of the program and the experience of the instructors helped me to achieve my goals. When interacting with clients, conducting negotiations and preparing contracts it was immediately evident how well prepared I was by the training I received. I contacted several directors of similar programs before making my initial decision, and I am so glad for the direction I decided to take."

--Jeanne L.

They teach a great class. Steve is an amazing instructor, and so are the other instructors. They really prepared me well. If you are looking to get into Real Estate, I highly recommend The Oklahoma Real Estate Academy.

-Kevin Tillotson

"The Oklahoma Real Estate Academy was AWESOME! The teaching, knowledge, support, encouragement, and happiness were all top notch! Everyone has a passion for real estate, and that passion is contagious! Thanks, Steve, Jory & Ginger you made my experience amazing!"

--Stacey T.

"I previously tried taking the pre-license course through an online school and was very discouraged. Upon finding the Oklahoma Real Estate Academy, my entire view of the process was changed. I HIGHLY recommend OREA for anyone interested in pursuing this exciting career. The school has flexible choices for dates/times as well as amazing instructors who encourage and share real-life scenarios. Thank you to everyone at OREA. I could hug each and every one of you!!!"

—Michelle J.

I strongly recommend the Oklahoma Real Estate Academy for anyone interested in beginning a career in real estate. The instructors are all highly knowledgeable on all aspects of the real estate industry, and personable enough to relay this information to anyone who can learn it. They understand the testing and continuing education processes inside and out and have tailored their course material to match perfectly. I have taken two courses with them so far and am sure there will be many more in the future. I could not recommend them enough.

-John Downey McCaw

Where OREA Fits In

With its student-centered approach, experienced instructors, and state-of-the-art resources, Oklahoma Real Estate Academy is uniquely positioned to provide the very best real estate pre-licensing education.  You'll find the details about our courses here on our web site.  Of course, if you have any questions, please just give us a call.  We love helping students.