To apply for a broker license you must:

  1. have been licensed as an active real estate licensee for four years, with two of the four years occurring immediately preceding submission of a broker license application.
    • Certified License History documents must list the active/inactive status of your license showing that you meet this requirement (if you were previously/currently licensed in Louisiana a Louisiana certified license history is not required)
  2. have obtained a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED)
  3. show proof of successful completion of 150 classroom hours or its equivalent in courses specified and approved by the LREC
  4. comply with all application procedures required by the LREC
  5. pass the broker licensing examination
  6. must provide proof of mandatory errors and omissions insurance prior to issuance of a license

Broker/Associate Broker Pre-Licensing Checklist

If you meet the above requirements, use this step-by-step guide to obtaining your Louisiana Real Estate Broker or Associate Broker License.

For more information on each step of obtaining a Louisiana Real Estate Broker or Associate Broker License review the topics listed on the sidebar of this page.

In Louisiana, an independent broker may conduct real estate activity through their broker license only. However, if a Louisiana broker intends on conducting real estate activity through a company (Corporation, Partnership, LLC) that company must also be issued a Louisiana real estate license. See the Broker Company section under Obtain A License for more details.