MINNESOTA REAL ESTATE LICENSE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Renewal Cycle: 2 Years
Renewal Deadline: June 30th

CE Requirement: 30 hours
Required Courses: 15 hours each year

MINNESOTA REAL ESTATE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

What are my Minnesota real estate continuing education requirements?

Salespersons and Brokers in Minnesota are required to complete 15 hours of continuing education each year, for a total of 30 hours each licensing cycle. Included in that 15 hours per year, each licensee must complete the current year 3.75-hour required module.

When do I need to renew my Minnesota real estate license?

Salespersons and Brokers in Minnesota are required to renew their real estate license no later than June 30thof your expiration year.

Are your courses approved by Minnesota Department of Commerce?

Yes! Our provider number is 21027179. Course approval numbers are listed in the course title.

Do you report my continuing education to Minnesota Department of Commerce?

Yes. We will report your continuing education to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Courses are usually submitted three times per week and can take 24-48 hours to be reflected in your online profile.

How long do I have to complete my courses after I purchase them?

Individual courses are available for six months from the date of purchase. The purchase of a package will give you access to the course work for the full length of your licensing cycle (2 years).

Do I have to complete the course at one time?

No! You do not have to complete each course in one sitting. Your courses are available to you from any internet enabled device, and our system will keep track of where you start and stop. Our courses are usually broken into 20-25 minutes intervals, which will make it easy for you to complete your course when it’s convenient for you!

How do I renew my Minnesota real estate license?

It is the Primary Broker’s responsibility to renew all of the licenses that are due for the renewal and associated with the real estate company before 4:30 PM Central Time on June 30th of the applicable renewal year. The mass renewal can be done online at www.pulseportal.com. Electronic renewal application, renewal documents, and payments must be received by the MN Department of Commerce before 4:30 PM Central Time on June 30th of the applicable renewal year.

How much does it cost to renew my Minnesota real estate license?

$60 | Salesperson
$120 | Broker or Limited Broker

I missed the due date for my Minnesota real estate license renewal, can I still renew?

No. If your license renewal deadline has passed you must complete all outstanding continuing education requirements and reapply for the license (via your broker) and pay new fees.

Do I have to complete any continuing education if my Minnesota real estate license is inactive?

Yes, all licensees in Minnesota are required to complete 15 hours of continuing education each year.

Does Minnesota have reciprocity with other states?

The applicant must reside in and hold an active real estate license in one of the following reciprocal states: Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Oklahoma.

  • Only an MN licensed primary broker can submit an application for a non-resident salesperson’s license. Contact an MN licensed primary broker in order to submit an application for licensure.
  • The license fee is $110 in addition to the processing fees charged by the online system vendor.
  • After submitting an electronic application with an MN licensed primary broker, you must also email a Letter of Certification (no more than 90 days old) documenting that you are currently licensed as a salesperson in a reciprocal state.
  • The term of a salesperson license is two years, expiring on June 30.

If you hold an active real estate license in Wisconsin:

  • Wisconsin residents with an active Wisconsin salesperson’s license must complete a Minnesota salesperson’s course of at least 13 hours and pass the Minnesota State Laws portion of the exam.
    • The 13-hour “WI to MN Reciprocal Course” can be found at pulseportal.com.
    • The exam and WI to MN course cannot be more than one year old at the time of application for licensure.
  • Only an MN licensed primary broker can submit a non-resident salesperson’s application. Contact an MN licensed primary broker in order to submit an application for licensure.
  • The license fee is $110 in addition to the processing fees charged by the online system vendor.
  • The term of a salesperson license is two years, expiring on June 30.

HOW TO OBTAIN A MINNESOTA REAL ESTATE LICENSE

How do I obtain a Minnesota real estate license?

Step 1: Meet the requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years old

Step 2: Complete the required pre-license education

  • There are three 30-hour courses that you must successfully complete before you apply for a real estate salesperson license.
    • Course I – must be completed before taking the salesperson’s examination
    • Course II – must be completed before applying for your license
    • Course III – must be completed before applying for your license

Step 3: Pass the exam

Step 4: Find a Licensed Broker

  • By law, you cannot become licensed as a real estate salesperson without first being associated with an actively licensed real estate broker. The real estate broker that you become associated with must submit the application on your behalf. Once the application has been approved by the Commerce Department, your broker will be able to print out your license and inform you that you are licensed as a Minnesota real estate salesperson.

Under state law, an application that is incomplete is considered withdrawn if the applicant does not submit a complete application within six months of the date the application was received, and the application fee under these circumstances is nonrefundable.


 

Contact Information

Minnesota Department of Commerce
Golden Rule Building
85 7th Place East
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Local Phone: 651.539.1500
Greater NM only: 800.657.3602
Email: consumer.protection@state.mn.us