Obtaining a Nevada Real Estate License

Getting your real estate license in Las Vegas is the first step toward earning money as an agent. Real estate licensing requirements vary from state to state and the process requires some preparation. If you are interested in obtaining your Nevada real estate license, we have provided a brief overview on how licensing is structured in our state and what you can expect if you plan to move forward.

What kind of real estate licenses are there in Nevada?

Nevada has three main types of licenses available; a salesperson license, a broker license and a broker/salesperson license. All three are considered “real estate agents” as they are licensed to represent another in the buying or selling of real estate. However, the licensing requirements and the capabilities associated with each designation are different:

Salesperson – A salesperson is required to hang their license with a broker, and cannot work independently.

Broker – A broker is required to have a higher level of education and experience, and is eligible to run and/or own a brokerage. In this role, they hold the license on behalf of the brokerage and are responsible for the actions and supervision of the brokerage’s agents.

Broker/Salesperson – A broker/salesperson has fulfilled the requirements needed to become a broker, but chooses to work under another.

What are the requirements for real estate licensing in Nevada?

In the state of Nevada, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and are required to submit a complete set of fingerprints and pass a background check. In addition, they must show proof of completing the required number of education hours or semester units and pass both the national and Nevada state exams. For specifics on the steps and fees involved, visit the Nevada Real Estate Division website:

Taking your Nevada real estate test

Once you’ve completed the licensing process, you’ll have a big decision to make: which real estate brokerage is right for you? If you are brand new to real estate, it is especially important to consider what each brokerage has to offer in terms of new agent orientation and ongoing support. Besides that, you will need to find a commission structure and a culture that suits you. Elite Realty offers a positive and supportive environment for our agents including a mentorship program and free in-house continuing education classes. Our agents also have access to Elite University, a customized information hub that puts everything our agents need to grow their business right at their fingertips. To learn more about the benefits of becoming an “Elite” agent, please contact us at 702.835.5255.