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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

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. These forms usually require a signature, seal, or notary, therefore, must be mailed into the Board office directly. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


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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