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Broker and Associate Broker Licensure



When to Apply

You may apply for licensure as a Broker or an Associate Broker and by examination or by reciprocity.

  • 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.

To be licensed as either a Broker or an Associate Broker…

  • You must pass the broker examination. For information on the examination, see the Pearson VUE website (testing service).
  • 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.

You may apply by reciprocity or examination:

  • Apply by reciprocity if you hold a current, active broker license in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia).
  • Apply by examination if you do not hold a current, active broker license in another jurisdiction.


Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.


PRIOR TO APPLYING

In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account . To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:

  1. Go to: https://delpros.delaware.gov/OH_HomePage.
  2. Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
  3. If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
  4. If you already have a DELPROS user account, enter your email address and password on the right side for EXISTING USERS and click the LOGIN button.

DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.

  • If you do not submit your application within six months of starting it, you will be required to restart the entire online application again.

You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.


KNOW YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND COLLECT YOUR DOCUMENTS

  1. Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
  2. Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.


ATTACHING AND ACKNOWLEDGING DOCUMENTS

On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:

  • either “attach” or “upload” the required document(s) directly to your application. This means you will find the document(s) saved on your computer or device and upload it to your application, or .
  • click “acknowledge” . This means you will either mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” to mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
    • Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, or license verifications from another state.
  • Forms requiring a supervisor signature, seal, or notary may have to be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document.


Requirements

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

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A copy of legal document showing name change (e.g., marriage license, divorce decree, etc.) if your name on any document you submit differs from your name you enter on your online application
  • State/Jurisdiction Certification of Licensure History sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license. The Certificate(s) must:
    • be dated within 30 days of the application
    • show that you meet the licensure requirements listed in General Information section above.
  • 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 and the office for which you will be responsible for is:
      • an 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.
      • a new or established office in another jurisdiction, no additional documentation required, however, the certificate of licensure history must show the name of the office connected to your current license in another jurisdiction.


Requirements for Exam Applicants

In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the previous section, in DELPROS, you must also submit:

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


Requirement for Reciprocity Applicants

In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the previous section, in DELPROS, you must also 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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