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Broker and Associate Broker Licensure


General Information

  • The application asks whether you are applying for licensure as a Broker or an Associate Broker.
    • A Broker is primarily responsible for the day-to-day management and supervision of a brokerage organization 24 Del. C. § 2907(d). This is commonly referred to as a “broker of record.”
    • An Associate Broker does not have primary responsibility for day-to-day management and supervision of a brokerage organization.
  • File this application after you have passed the broker examination.  For information on the examination, see the Pearson VUE website (testing service).
  • To be licensed as either a Broker or an Associate Broker, you must have been actively licensed as a salesperson and/or broker in Delaware, any other jurisdiction or combination of jurisdictions for five continuous years immediately before filing the application.
  • To be licensed as a Broker, you must have been actively practicing real estate, as either a licensed salesperson or broker, for three years immediately before filing this application.
  • The application also asks you whether you are applying by examination or reciprocity.
    • Select reciprocity if you hold a current, active broker license in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia).
    • Select examination if you do not hold a current, active broker license in another jurisdiction.


Requirements for All Applicants

The following are required regardless of whether you are applying as a Broker or Associate Broker and whether by examination or reciprocity.

  • Enclose the non-refundable Broker processing fee plus $25 Guaranty Fund fee (24 Del. C. §2922) by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”  The Guaranty Fund fee is not required if you already paid it when you obtained a Delaware Salesperson license.
  • If your name on any document you submit differs from your name on the application form, submit a copy of legal document showing name change (e.g., marriage license, divorce decree, etc.).
  • Arrange for the Commission office to receive a Certificate of Licensure History to be sent directly to the Commission office from each jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) where you have ever held any kind of real estate license. The Certificate(s) must:
    • be dated within 30 days of the application
    • show that you meet the licensure requirements listed in General Information above.
  • Submit a signed, completed Sales or Lease Transaction Listing form(s) listing 30 sales or lease transactions that you completed during the five years immediately before your application. Follow the instructions on the form.
    • Time share and property management transactions are not considered as eligible sales or lease transactions.
  • If applying as a Broker, use this table to decide what documentation of your office responsibility is required:
IF the office for which you will be responsible is a(n)… THEN
new Delaware office submit an Application for Real Estate Office Permit.  See also Real Estate Office.
established Delaware office submit a letter signed by the current Broker naming you as the replacement Broker for the office.  If you are unable to obtain a letter from the current Broker, submit a letter of explanation.
new or established office in another jurisdiction no additional documentation is required. However, your certificate of licensure history must show the name of the office connected to your current license in another jurisdiction.


Additional Requirements for Applicants by Examination

If you are applying by examination, the following are required in addition to the items in Requirements for All Applicants section above.

  • Submit a copy of the certificate that you received when you completed the 99-hour Delaware broker’s pre-licensing course.
  • Submit the original score report that you received from Pearson VUE when you passed the general and Delaware law portions of the broker’s examination.


Additional Requirement for Applicants for a Reciprocal License

If you are applying for a reciprocal license, the following is required in addition to the items in Requirements for All Applicants section above:

  • Submit the original score report that you received from Pearson VUE when you passed the Delaware law portion of the broker’s examination.

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