Welcome Home Act – Licensed by Endorsement
In accordance with Act 253 of the 2024 Louisiana Legislative Session, the LREC will now offer licensure by endorsement to applicants currently licensed in another state. Licensure by endorsement in Louisiana allows applicants who hold a current and valid real estate license in another state to expand their career opportunities within Louisiana. Whether you’re moving to Louisiana or already residing here, this process recognizes your qualifications and facilitates professional growth. To qualify for licensure by endorsement, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant lives in Louisiana and can provide proof of residency.
  • The applicant holds a current and valid license in another state with a similar scope of practice.
  • The applicant has held the license for at least one year.
  • The state where the applicant currently holds a license mandates passing an examination or meeting education, training, or experience standards.
  • The applicant is in “good standing” in the previous state of licensure.
  • The applicant adheres to the LREC’s felony history rules and procedures.
  • The applicant must pass the Louisiana state exam.
  • After licensure, the applicant must complete the 45-hour post-licensing education.
  • If the applicant has no pending disciplinary action or investigation in another state, the LREC may proceed with issuing a license or certification. However, if there is a pending disciplinary action or investigation, the LREC will delay its decision until the issue is resolved or the applicant meets all criteria for the license or certification to the LREC’s satisfaction.

Licensure by Endorsement Pre-Licensing Checklist
If you meet the above requirements, use this step-by-step guide to obtaining your Louisiana Real Estate License via License by Endorsement.

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