90 Hour Real Estate License Program


90 Hour Arizona Real Estate Licensing Course

Arizona Academy of Real Estate is accredited by the Arizona Department of Real Estate to offer the 90 hour sales licensing program. This course meets the requirements by the State of Arizona to become licensed to sell real estate in Arizona. 

How It Works

Our Program is Simple! You can begin classes at any scheduled class....whenever it fits into your schedule!  You can attend any campus whenever you choose.  All you have to do is complete the 18 sessions and school test within 6 months and you are then ready for the State Exam!  That's what makes AARE's program the most flexible program in Arizona!


Here Are The Steps to Get Your Real Estate License!

  1. Register and pay online.  The tuition is $399 for the program, the course textbook and your school exam.

  2. Attend the 18 independent sessions.  You may attend the sessions in any order to fit your schedule at any of our four campuses.  Each session is 4 1/2 hours long.  You can take a maximum of two sessions per day.

  3. Once you are done with the 18 sessions you are ready to take our school test.  You only need an 80% or higher for a passing score and we will then give you a Certificate of Completion.  The certificate then qualifies you to take the Arizona state exam.  You only need a 75% or higher of each the National and State portion of the state exam to pass.  

  4. Once you successfully complete the state exam you only have to complete the application and submit it to the Arizona Department of Real Estate with your Fingerprint Clearance Card.  That's it, you are now a real estate professional!

Of course, we are here to help you every step of the way.  We make sure all of our students have the information they need to pass the state exam...the first time!  See below on what some of our students have to say about the program!



Our Locations

We're Close By, No matter where you are!

You may attend classes at any of AARE's campuses to complete your 18 sessions.  This allows maximum flexibility in scheduling class sessions around your personal schedule.


Our Campus Locations are:

Peoria Campus:  8476 W. Thunderbird Road #202 - Peoria, AZ 85381

(Thunderbird Rd and the Loop 101 - just east of the freeway)

Scottsdale Campus:  8700 E. Via De Ventura, Suite 100 - Scottsdale, AZ 85258 

(Via De Ventura just west of the Loop 101 past Pima Road.)


Mesa Campus:  3638 E. Southern Ave. #C101 - Mesa, AZ 85206

(northeast corner of Southern & Val Vista in corner of shopping center)


Phoenix Campus:  5150 N. 16th St. #B146 - Phoenix, AZ 85016

(southwest corner of 16th Street and Colter)


Frequently Asked Questions

What items must I complete to get licensed?

A Checklist for Obtaining an Arizona Real Estate License


1.  Complete AARE's 90-hour Sales Prelicense Course


2.  Pass AARE's School Examination

  • Students must complete all sessions prior to taking the school examination.
  • Students register for the school exam on the AARE website.
  • Students must receive a score of 80% on one school exam to receive the Prelicensure Education Certificate.

3.  Pass the Arizona State Exam (Pearson) with a score of at least 75%


4.  Complete the 6-hour Intro Contract Writing class

  • This class can be taken at any time. You will need to complete this class before you can activate your real estate license.

5.  Obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Department of Public Safety

  • The application is provided in the back of the Student Manual
  • This process takes approximately 4-8 weeks

6.  Apply for a real estate sales license at Arizona Department of Real Estate, 2910 N 44th Street #140, Phoenix, AZ 85018. ADRE will accept applications for processing Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.  Here are the items you will need:

  • Prelicensure Education Certificate
  • State Test Passing Certificate(s)
  • Original Licensure Questionnaire – Form LI-214/244
  • DPS Security Clearance Card
  • Intro Contract Writing Certificate
  • Broker Hiring Form – LI-202
  • License fee of $75
  • Real Estate Recovery Fund contribution of $10


Can I get a job after getting my real estate license?

Yes!  We've got you covered!  AARE offers a Career Partner program that allows our students the opportunity to meet with over 50 real estate agencies around Arizona who are actively looking for new agents to hire.  Our program allows students to research which agency will work best for their own career goals. 

How long do I have to complete the course

You have 6 months from the date of enrollment to finish our program.  The program consists of 18 sessions and a grade of 80% or higher on our school test.   We encourage you to finish at your pace withing those 6 months in order to best learn the information you need to pass the test.  Once you have successfully passed our school test with an 80% or higher you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion that will allow you to go take the State Exam.  You must score a 75% or higher on the State Exam to pass.  With a passing score on the Arizona state exam, you are now able to apply for your real estate license with the Arizona Department of Real Estate.  We will help you through the entire process and get your real estate career started!

Can I attend any campus?

Yes!  You are welcome to attend any campus if you wish.  You do not need to notify us of which campus you wish to attend.  Just go to the class that fits your schedule up to a maximum of 2 class sessions per day (per ADRE regulations).

Can I take the real estate license course online?

No, the Arizona Department of Real Estate requires this course be taken in a classroom with an instructor.  However, after you are licensed you can take your continuing education online from our website.

Do I need to start with any particular class?

No, the 18 sessions are designed to be independent modules, meaning you can take them in any order.

Do I need to be an Arizona resident to get my license in Arizona?

No, there is no residency requirements to be licensed in real estate in the State of Arizona.  However, you must be 18 years or older.


The 18 Sessions

The 18 Sessions Required:

The 18 sessions cover the topics required by the state of Arizona to be a licensed real estate professional.  We've designed our program so that you can start with any class and take them in any order! 

    • Arizona Real Estate Law
    • Finance
    • Federal Regulations
    • Agency
    • Contracts
    • Appraisal
    • Government Powers
    • Lending
    • Closings
    • Ownership
    • Legal Description
    • Subdivisions
    • Real Estate Career
    • Property Management
    • Environmental Issues
    • Listings
    • Deeds
    • Estates


Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information:

Once you register and pay here online, you may begin at any class that is convenient for you.  Please bring a calculator and a pencil with you to every class.   We will have your enrollment papers and course materials waiting for you.  Arrive about 10 minutes before the class start time to allow for the enrollment process.  If you have any questions you can call us at 623-505-5380.  Your enrollment allows you to attend any of our campuses (Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa & Peoria) at any time to complete the 18 sessions.  Our prelicense schedules are different at each location to allow students to complete the program faster if they choose or to make up a class they missed.  The class sign-in sheets will verify your attendance so you do not have to notify us.  Arizona law allows students to take a maximum of two (2) classes per day.








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