Real Estate License

Getting Your Real Estate License

The initial real estate license in Tennessee is called an Affiliate Broker license. With the following four steps, you can be in the real estate business.

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Step #1: 60 Hours Prelicense Course

Complete 60 hours of Prelicensing fundamentals. CLI offers two 30-hour segments, Prelicense A and B, available during days, evenings, and weekends. You may start with either A or B and finish in as little as two weeks. The last day of each Part A and Part B class will have a final exam. 

** Select one Prelicensing A and one Prelicensing B.

Prelicensing PART A

Day
Evening
Weekend
Mon. - Fri.
9am-4pm
Mon. - Thurs.
6pm-10pm
Fri. 6pm-9pm

Sat. & Sun.
9am-4pm
October
7-11

November
4-8

December
2-6
October
7-10 &
14-17

December
2-5 &
9-12
November
1-3 &
8-10

Prelicensing PART B

Day
Evening
Weekend
Mon. - Fri.
9am-4pm
Mon. - Thurs.
6pm-10pm
Fri. 6pm-9pm

Sat. & Sun.
9am-4pm
October
14-18

November
11-15

December
9-13
November
4-7 &
11-14
October
4-6 &
11-13

December
6-8 &
13-15

Prelicensing A & B (60 hrs.) Course Fee: $375, or $197.50 each prepaid individually.

** Includes textbook and all classroom materials.

** A student must pay for a course upon registration. 

Register for a Course Here

 

 

Step #2: Pass the Tennessee State Exam

There are two parts to the exam – National and Tennessee State Law. With 35+ years experience, CLI has an excellent pass rate!

If you would like some extra test preparation, consider taking the optional 2-day Accelerated Review Course for additional practice.

Accelerated Review Course

Weekend
Sat. - Sun.
8am-5pm
October
26-27

November
16-17

December
16-17 (Mon/Tues)

Course Fee:  $115 ($100 for former CLI students)  Course includes textbook that retails for $30.

Register for a Course Here

 

Individual Tutoring

You may ask all types of questions during class and breaks. Some students may, however, want some additional tutoring, and CLI has instructors available for one-on-one instruction at a nominal charge.

Exam Prep Books

Unlike some other schools, the textbook and all materials are included in your Prelicense course fee. For extra preparation, CLI has a bookstore available with additional sample test booklets and other study aids.

Audit Policy

CLI has an audit policy for previous students who are having trouble passing their state exam on the first try. Auditing is only allowed during the 60 hour prelicensing courses and only for students who have attended those prelicensing courses within the past year. Contact the office for more details. **NOTE: Student must contact the office prior to auditing. 

Step #3: Complete Course for New Affiliates

License candidates must complete this course prior to obtaining the license. The Course for New Affiliates is available in an easy to understand home study format. It is a practical course on how to get started and be successful in the real estate business.

Course Fee: $185 including all materials

 

Step #4: Affiliate with a Real Estate Company

You have now successfully passed the real estate exam and completed the Course for New Affiliates.

The final step is selecting a real estate company with which to affiliate. There are many companies looking for new full-time or part-time agents.

Congratulations! We appreciate partnering with you starting in an exciting real estate career.

We hope you’ll return for continuing education courses and refer others to CLI.