Get a License

A licensed principal broker can conduct professional real estate activity as defined in ORS 696.010 individually or with other real estate licensees. Principal brokers can supervise brokers, property managers, and other principal brokers.

You can only hold one real estate license (broker, principal broker, or property manager) at a time.

Qualifications
Licensing steps
  1. Apply for a principal broker license and pay the $230 fee by logging into your existing eLicense account.​
    • ​​​Your User ID is your license number. ​
    • Do not register to create a new account.
  2. Complete the 40-hour Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision (BASS) course from a certified continuing education provider.​
    • Give your license number and full name to the education provider.
    • ​​​The education provider will make you eligible to take the license exam.
    • Only courses completed on or after January 1, 2013 meet licensing requirements.
  3. Contact PSI to schedule and pay for the principal broker license exam (PDF).
  4. Pass both sections of the principal br​oker license exam.*
  5. Choose to work under:
    • An existing business. Your principal broker must log into eLicense and add your license to the business. This step must be taken even if you currently work for the business.
    • Your licensed name by applying to operate under you own license in eLicense.
    • A registered business name.

​*Please note: License exam scores are each good for one year. The Agency can only issue a license while the relevant score is valid.​

A license is issued when
  • ​​​​The Agency clears your background check.
  • Your new principal broker adds your pending license into the business in eLicense or your business application has been approved, and
  • The Agency completes a final review of your application.
You receive an e-mail once your license is issued.​​​​
Qualifications
Licensing steps
  1. Register for an account in eLicense, the Agency's online license management system. 
  2. Apply for a principal broker license and pay the $230 fee through your new account in eLicense. 
    • ​​​Upload a certified license history from the state where you obtained your active real estate experience.
    • When the application is processed, you will receive an Applicant ID number by e-mail.
  3. Complete the 150-hour broker pre-license course of study from an Agency-approved real estate school. Only courses completed on or after January 1, 2013 meets licensing requirements.
  4. Complete the 40-hour Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision (BASS) course from a certified continuing education provider.
    • Provide your Applicant ID number and your full name to your BASS course provider.
    • The BASS course provider will make you eligible to take the licensing exam.
    • Only courses completed on or after January 1, 2013 meet licensing requirements.
  5. Contact PSI to schedule and pay for the principal broker license exam​ (PDF).
  6. Pass the principal broker exam.*
  7. Pay and get fingerprinted for the required background check​ while at PSI testing center.*
  8. Choose to work for:
*Please note:  License exam scores and background check clearances are each good for one year. The Agency can only issue a license while the relevant scores and background check clearance are valid.
A license is issued when
  • Your background check clears.
  • Your new principal broker adds your pending license into the business or your business application has been approved, and
  • The Agency completes a final review of your application.
​You will receive an email once your license is issued.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​