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Principal broker applicants must have 3 years of active licensed real estate experience.

If you hold a license in Oregon, no proof of experience is required. The Oregon Real Estate Agency has a record of your experience.

If your licensed experience was earned in another state, it must be verified by the other state's agency responsible for real estate licensing. A certified licensing history document, dated within the past year, must show the actual period of time your out-of-state license was active.

Waiver of Experience Request

If you do not meet the standard experience requirement for principal broker licensing but have other real estate-related experience and/or education, a waiver of the required experience may be requested from the Oregon Real Estate Board. A request submitted for review by the Board should consist of the following information:

  • A completed Experience Waiver Request form outlining the related experience/education and why the waiver is justified. A resume and letters of recommendation may also be included.
  • Written verification from a previous or current employer of any unlicensed real estate related experience to substitute for actual licensed experience.
  • Official transcripts or original completion certificates verifying any additional real estate related education taken either in Oregon or in another state.
To request an Experience Waiver Request form, please contact the Agency at (503) 378-4170. An original request for waiver and eleven copies must be received by the Agency no later than 21 days prior to the scheduled Board meeting.​