50-State Real Estate Broker Licensing Compliance Guide
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Arizona Real Estate License

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Licensing requirements for Arizona brokerage firms.

A business entity offering real estate brokerage services to the public typically must register with the real estate commission before conducting business activity. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Arizona Real Estate Company Licenses

Arizona Entity / Employing Broker License

Agency:Arizona Department of Real Estate
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • General Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

For Corporations:

  • The designated broker must be an officer of the corporation.

For Professional Corporations:

  • At least half of the directors and the president, if any, must be licensed to render a professional service described in the corporation's articles of incorporation.
  • All voting shareholders must be licensed to render a professional service described in the corporation's articles of incorporation.

For Limited Liability Companies:

  • The designated broker must be a member or manager of the LLC.

For Partnerships:

  • The designated broker must be a partner of the general partner if the general partner is a partnership.
  • The designated broker must be a corporate officer of the corporate partner if the general partner is a corporation.
  • The designated broker must be a member of the member-managed limited liability company or manager of the manager-managed limited liability company if the general partner is a limited liability company.
  • A limited partner of a partnership must not be designated broker for the partnership.
Notes:

Changes must be reported to the board within 10 days. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Entity / Employing Broker License Application or Professional Corporation (PC) or a Professional Limited Liability Corporation (PLLC) Application

Filing Method:

Scan completed LI-213, and required documents, and submit to the Department through their messaging platform

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Firms need to have their name approved before filing with the secretary of state.

Before you Apply:
  • Needs to have a branch office with an AZ-licensed branch manager who is not the designated broker (2 applications)
  • Stringent name approval process (10-15 days)
  • Provide AZ trust account info or specify if you’re using an AZ- based title company
  • Appoint a custodian of records
  • Personal information for owners holding 10% or more interest in the company
  • Board/Member/Manager resolution to appoint the designated broker
  • Personal information for the designated broker (generally licensed in the state but doesn’t need to reside there)
    • Designated broker is most often the party signing the forms

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Biennially at the same time as the designated broker's license.

Individual Licenses

Arizona Individual Real Estate Licenses

Arizona Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Arizona Department of Real Estate

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$125 license fee + $20 real estate recovery fund fee

Notes:

Candidates are issued the License Application by the testing company upon passing the state Broker’s license examination.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120 for online filing or $250 for in-person or mailed filing

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Arizona Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Arizona Department of Real Estate

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$50 license fee + $10 real estate recovery fund fee

Notes:

Candidates are issued the License Application by the testing company upon passing the Salesperson state license examination.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60 for online filing or $125 for in-person or mailed filing

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Learn about real estate licensing in other states:

Associate Broker - Associate brokers are qualified to work independently as a broker, but choose to work under the authority of a designated broker.

On-Site Manager - A broker or salesperson who oversees the operations of a branch office under the authority of the designated broker.

Qualifying Broker/Designated Broker - An experienced and licensed real estate broker responsible for management and operation of a real estate firm.

Real Estate - Land, buildings, and their permanent improvements and fixtures. Also called "real property" in contrast to personal property.

Real Estate Agent - This term refers generally to any licensed real estate professional.

Reciprocity - Reciprocity makes it easier for out-of-state real estate firms to gain approval to operate in a foreign state by streamlining some licensing requirements.

Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)
Offers a license verification database accross 43 jurisdictions.

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Agencies
Aid education, research, and advocacy efforts in the real estate industry.

National Association of Realtors
Real estate trade organization that provides information and resources for development of the real estate industry.

Urban Land Institute
Research and education association concerned with responsible land use and creating sustainable communities.

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