Get a License

​​​​​A broker license is the entry-level license in Oregon. A licensed real estate broker can conduct professional real estate activity as defined in ORS 696.010​ while supervised by a principal broker.

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


  • Be 18 years old.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or international equivalent.

Licensing steps​

  1. ​​Register for an account in eLicense, the Agency's online license management system.
  2. Apply for a broker license and pay the $300 nonrefundable application fee in eLicense. When the application is processed, you will receive an Applicant ID number by email.
  3. Complete 150 hours of required broker pre-license education from an Agency-approved real estate school.
    • Give your Applicant ID number and full name to the school.
    • ​The real estate school will make you eligible to take the license exam.
    • Only courses completed on or after January 1, 2013, meet licensing requirements.
  4. Schedule and pay for license exam online​ or at (833) 892-5441 with PSI, our testing services provider.
  5. Pass both sections of the broker license exam.*
  6. Pay and get fingerprinted for the required background check​​ while at a PSI test ​center.*

* 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 (PDF) into the business, and
  • The Agency completes a final review of your application.
​You will receive an email when your license is issued.​​​​​​