Getting your Delaware Real Estate License is the first step to becoming a real estate agent in Delaware. Nowadays, this process can be done almost entirely online. You will still need to take your Delaware real estate license exam in person, but the rest of the process can be completed entirely online!
This article outlines the process to get your DE Real Estate License in an easy to understand, step-by-step manner. You’ll learn how much it will cost, how long it will take, what is on the exam, and much more.
How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Delaware
Becoming a real estate agent in Delaware is as simple as getting your license and getting to work selling real estate! As long as you fulfill the below requirements, you are already on your way to your goal.
Delaware Real Estate License Requirements
The requirements to become a real estate agent in Delaware are:
- Be a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien
- Be 18 years of age or older
How to Get Your Real Estate License in Delaware
Step 1. Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course
Delaware requires that real estate sales agents complete 99 hours of pre-licensing coursework prior to sitting for their exam.
Most people choose to take their pre-license education course online. The majority of online courses are self-paced and include study materials like real estate practice exams and flashcards. Some also come with a “guarantee” that you will pass the exam on your first attempt if you complete their course. These benefits are all dependent on the education provider and package you choose, so be sure to get the course that best suits your needs.
Remember that the point of these courses isn’t just to check a box and complete a requirement, but rather to prepare you to pass your exam and become a better agent.
Delaware does not require the final pre-license exam to be supervised by a proctor. This is not the same as the state exam. This test is provided by your pre-license education company and is an indication that you have completed and retained the information from your pre-license education course.
Similar to the state exam, this test is closed-book and closed-note. You are allowed a basic-function calculator and scratch paper, but no cell phones or outside internet access.
Step 2. Delaware Real Estate License Exam
After you’ve completed your pre-license education, it’s now time to take the Delaware Real Estate Exam.
The fee to take the exam is $85 per attempt.
The Delaware Real Estate Exam consists of 120 questions. This includes 80 for the General section and 40 for the State section.
You will have 240 minutes (4 hours) to complete the entire exam.
A passing score for the Delaware Real Estate Salesperson Exam is 56/80 on the National section and 28/40 on the State section.
Immediately after completing your exam, you will receive a scoring document that states whether you passed or failed. If it is marked “Fail,” then you will see a breakdown of your score in the different areas of the exam. If you decide to retake the exam, use this as a guide for your studies.
How Hard is the Delaware Real Estate Exam?The passing rate for the Delaware Real Estate Salesperson Exam is 70%. This test is purposefully difficult, but not impossible. Be sure to pay attention during your pre-license course and take studying seriously. If you put the proper effort forth, we know that you can pass on your first attempt!
Before taking the exam, check out StateRequirement’s guide on how to pass the real estate exam. This in-depth guide works as a great partner to your pre-license course to prepare you to pass on your first attempt!
Step 3. Real Estate License Application
The last step to getting your real estate license in Delaware is to complete your license application.
In order to apply for a license, you must create a DELPROS account. The fee for the license application is $131.
On your online account, you can attach or upload the required documents directly to your application. Note that forms requiring a signature, seal, or notary must be mailed to the Board office directly unless the document explicitly indicates to upload the document. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.
Along with your application, there will be a $25 Guaranty Fund.
In addition to submitting the application and fee, you must also submit supporting documentation:
- A copy of the certificate that you received when you completed the 99-hour Delaware salesperson’s pre-licensing course
- The original score report that you received from Pearson VUE when you passed the general and Delaware law portions of the salesperson’s examination
- The Statement of Broker of Record signed by the broker of record for the office you are working in
- A copy of a legal document showing the name change (e.g., marriage license, divorce decree, etc.) if your name on any document you submit is different from your name on your application
Step 4. Application Review
Once you’ve passed your exam, you will only need to wait for your license to be issued by DDPR. In most cases, this process should take between 3-5 business days. After this, you can print your license in DELPROS. If you have any questions at this point, you should contact DDPR at (302) 744-4500 or email@example.com.
Be sure to take some time to celebrate your accomplishment. You’ve put in a lot of work and effort and deserve a celebration!
Step 5. Real Estate License Sponsorship
To be licensed, you must first be associated with a current and active Delaware sponsoring broker.
The broker of record for the office where you are currently employed must complete and sign the Statement of Current Broker of Record. Note that a separate form must be submitted for each office where you are currently employed. Upload the completed document with the Service Request Real Estate Transfer in DELPROS.
If you don’t yet have a broker to work with check out StateRequirement Jobs for a real estate salesperson opening in your area.
Delaware Real Estate License FAQ
How Much Does it Cost to Get a Real Estate License in Delaware?
All Delaware fees: $241
Real Estate Pre-Licensing Education (Estimated): $799-$965
The total estimated cost to get a Delaware Real Estate license is $1,040-$1,206.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Delaware Real License?
The two steps that take the most time when getting your license are pre-license education and test preparation. The average amount of time that people take from start to finish is generally 3-6 months.
If you dedicate a full-time schedule to this process and study hard, you could possibly complete this process in 2 months. We wouldn’t recommend trying to go any faster than this. Take your time to study and prepare yourself for the exam.
How to Get a Delaware Commercial Real Estate License?
To sell commercial real estate in Delaware, a standard Salesperson or Broker license is all that you need. There is no specific “commercial real estate license”.
If you wish to take on a career selling specifically commercial real estate, choose a broker that handles the types of deals that you want to be a part of.
Are There any Real Estate Jobs Open Around Me?
Check out StateRequirement Jobs to find open real estate jobs in your area!
DDPR – Delaware Division of Professional Regulation
Delaware Real Estate Commission
861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467
Phone: (302) 744-4500
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