How to get your Real Estate License in Michigan

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Michigan Real Estate License? McKissock Learning taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Michigan, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Michigan real estate license requirements.

6 Mandatory Hours
12 Elective Hours
18 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Michigan

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Michigan State Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons. We recommend you contact the Michigan State Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Michigan Real Estate License: All

Total Hours Required: 18
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 12
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3
License Expiration Date: 10/31/2021
Education Cycle in Months: 36
Next Education Due Date: 10/31/2021
Michigan Real Estate Licensees are required to take 18 hours of continuing education every 3 years.
License renewal dates vary depending on initial license date. Licenses expire October 31, every three years beginning with the year the license was first issued. 

Effective September 13, 2017, Two (2) hours of eligible continuing education courses involving statutes, rules, and court cases are required to be taken in each year of a license cycle (It is no longer by calendar year).  Each year of the license cycle starts on November 1 through October 31.

Changes to the continuing education requirements will NOT go into effect until the next licensing cycle that begins on November 1, 2018.

This means that your annual requirement for 2 hours of eligible legal continuing education must be completed by December 31st for calendar year 2017. However, because 2018 represents a renewal year, all renewing licensees should complete their remaining continuing education prior to the October 31, 2018 renewal in order to satisfy attestation requirements within the renewal application and to avoid any late renewal fees.

Starting November 1, 2018, CE hours will be counted for each license cycle year. A license cycle year is defined as the period of November 1 through October 31. While licensees will be required to complete 2 hours of eligible legal continuing education within each license cycle.

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses).  This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course. No final exam requirements, course review only!   Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog

No Final Exam Passing Requirement

Online Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be taken online. 

Licensees can NOT receive credit for a class twice in the same renewal cycle (3 year period), however they can in consecutive cycles.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Courses are approved through CEMarketplace.  Rosters will be submitted every Monday and Thursday.
Roster Sent: Every 10 days

Governing Agency

Name: Michigan State Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons
Phone: 5172419288
Fax: 5173731044
Address: Bureau of Commercial Services Licensing Division Testing & Education Services Lansing, MI 48913

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.