To make application for a reciprocal license, you must be a current legal resident and hold a license in one of the following states:
- New Mexico
The reciprocal application process in Louisiana is done on a license for a license basis, which means that you can only obtain the same license type that you currently hold in your resident state.
To maintain reciprocal status, you must remain a legal resident of the reciprocal state where you lived at the time of the issuance of your reciprocal license. Once you move out of the reciprocal state you will no longer be considered a reciprocal licensee and must comply with the Louisiana laws and rules regarding licensure; specifically, the completion of Louisiana continuing education hours, including any mandatory CE, through a Louisiana-approved education provider.
Reciprocal broker applicants must have been licensed as an active real estate licensee, in any state, 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 the applicant’s license showing that they meet this requirement.
Reciprocal Pre-Licensing Checklist
If you meet the above requirements, use this step-by-step guide to obtaining your Louisiana Real Estate Reciprocal License.
For more information on each step of obtaining a Louisiana Real Estate Reciprocal License review the topics listed on the sidebar of this page.