Applicants with an active real estate license in good standing from a state that does NOT have a reciprocity agreement with Utah may qualify for a waiver of some education and/or national exam requirements.
Waivers will not be granted if the license has expired or is not in good standing.
To qualify for an education/national exam waiver and obtain a Utah Sales Agent or Broker license, an individual must:
- Meet the statutory licensing qualifications of honesty, integrity, truthfulness, reputation, and competency. (Utah Code Annotated 61-2f)
Note: According to Administrative Rules R162-2f-201, an applicant does not qualify for a real estate license if he or she has any felony in the last five years (starting from the time of conviction/plea or completion of any jail/prison sentence) OR if the applicant has any misdemeanor involving fraud, misrepresentation, theft, or dishonesty within the last three years.
- Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
- Have at minimum a High School diploma or its equivalent.
- Complete, sign and submit to the Division the Real Estate Education Waiver Request .
- Wait for the Education Waiver from the Division prior to taking any pre-license education and/or exam.
- Take any required pre-license education at a certified Pre-License Real Estate School.
- Take and pass either the Sales Agent exam (either both the state and national portions or only the state portion, as required).
- Submit to the Division:
- Completed and signed application (issued at the testing center).
- Signed original Education Waiver (issued by the Division).
- Two fingerprint cards (Blue FD-258) and a signed Fingerprint Waiver (issued at the testing center).
- For Sales Agents, $157 non-refundable fee ($100 application fee, $12 recovery fund fee, $40 fingerprint processing fee and $5 rap back fee).
- Completed Certification of Legal Presence
Note: If the exam is taken at a location in Utah, fingerprints may be taken after the exam (however, an advance fingerprinting appointment is required. No walk-ins allowed.) If the test is taken outside of Utah, fingerprint cards can be obtained from the Division or a local police station.