Please see below the list of our Frequently Asked Questions. These are answers you should know before you are ready to go and attend a class. If we failed to answer your question please call us at (248) 356-7111.

What are the requirements for getting a Michigan real estate license for the first time?

The State of Michigan requires you attend an approved 40 hour class encompassing real estate law, math, terminology, & licensing material review in preparation for taking the Salesperson's exam. Our school meets the State's requirements, including 4 hours of Fair Housing. This course includes a final exam. Upon passing the final and completing the hours, you will receive a certificate and be eligible to take the State exam.There is no educational requirement to get a Michigan real estate license other than the 40 hour class.

Do I need a broker to get a license?

The State of Michigan will not issue a license unless the applicant is under the control and supervision of a broker.

Can I obtain a license if I've had a criminal conviction?

This is decided on a case by case basis by the State of Michigan. Please call (517) 373-8068.

Can I obtain a license if I am not a Michigan resident?

Residency is not a requirement for a Michigan license.However, the applicant must be licensed under a Michigan broker and file an "irrevocable consent to service of process" form with the State when registering for the State exam.

Can I practice real estate in other states using my Michigan license?

No, but some states may waive some of their requirements to get a license in that state.The applicant should call the other state directly.

If I have a license in another State can I get a reciprocal license in Michigan?

No, Michigan does not have reciprocity with any other states.

I had my license but let it expire. What can I do to get it back?

If one renewal has been missed, there is one option only; to make up the continuing education missed.If more than one renewal has been missed then there are three options from which to choose; make up continuing education or retake and pass the 40 hour class or retake and pass State exam.And then apply for re licensure.

What is covered in the pre licensing class and the cost?

This State approved 40 hour class encompasses real estate law, math, terminology, & licensing material review in preparation for taking the Salesperson's exam. Our school meets the State's requirements, including 4 hours of Fair Housing. This course includes a final exam. Upon passing, you will receive a certificate and be eligible to take the State exam. The $310 fee includes the tuition, book, and materials for the class.

How do I register for class?

Registration may be completed online by visiting our Courses by Location or Courses by Schedule pages and choosing your course. Then full payment must be received through our online registration portal. You may also register by coming in person to our Southfield location or by calling (248) 356-7111.

The class is marked as "registration closed", do you have a waitlist?

No, we do not have a waitlist.

May I reschedule my class?

A student may reschedule at no charge, one time only, up until 24 hours of the start date. All subsequent or later reschedules will incur a $10 non-refundable fee. The new class must be started within 12 months of the canceled class.

May I get a refund after I've purchased the course?

If requested by the student before the class start date, all tuition and fees paid by the student to Real Estate One Academy will be refunded within 30 days. The book fee is non-refundable once the student receives the textbook. Payments to third parties are not refunded by Real Estate One Academy.

Are walk-ins allowed?

No, pre-registration is required.

May I bring a friend or child to class with me?

Only full tuition paying students are allowed to attend the class. Children and pets are not allowed in the classroom.

May I record the class?

Recording of class is prohibited. Please put your phone in silent mode during class.

I need accommodations for a disability, whom should I contact?

Please notify Real Estate One Academy office or the instructor if a student needs an accommodation for a disability or has accessibility needs.We ask that this be done before the class starts, if possible, so we can make the best accommodations.

Can I get the textbook before the class starts?

Yes, upon paying the full tuition a book may be picked up at the front desk of our main location, in Southfield, Monday- Friday from 9:00AM-5:00PM. Textbooks will not be mailed to the student.

If I already have the book from a friend will the materials fee be waived?

No, the fee will not be waived because the materials fee is inclusive of more items than just the textbook. The materials fee is a per student fee.

If I am retaking the class do I have to buy a new book?

In most cases the student may use a book from a previous Real Estate One Academy class unless the class was more than 3 years ago.The exception to this rule is if the course materials have changed.

What should I bring the first day of class?

Students should bring state issued picture ID, pen or pencil, & paper. The use of laptops, tablets, IPODS, phones, or outside reading material is not permitted during class.

Do I have to attend the first day?

All students must attend the first session. If a student is more than an hour late on the first day the student will be required to reschedule the entire course.

What is the dress code?

Casual but appropriate for public.

Is there coffee for students?

Food and beverages are allowed in class. Please help yourself to some coffee or tea. It is recommended you bring snacks because some of the breaks are very short.

Is there homework for class?

There is no specific homework which has to be completed and turned in for a grade. However, a student should plan to spend time outside of class reading the textbook, reviewing class lecture notes, taking practice quizzes and completing the take home midterm. Online practice quizzes are available on our Student Resources page. We recommend the student take advantage of the free practice tests offered by the State of Michigan on www.mel.org.

Do I have to pass the class final exam?

Each student must pass the Real Estate One Academy final exam to receive a certificate of completion. If you fail the exam you must retake just the exam. There is no need to retake the class nor is there any additional fee.

May I transfer to another class after I have already started one?

A student may reschedule at no charge, one time only, up until 24 hours of the start date. All subsequent or later reschedules will incur a $10 non-refundable fee. The new class must be started within 12 months of the canceled class.

Can I make up a missed session of class?

All class time and assignments must be completed within 12 months of the original class start date. If a student misses lecture, that lecture time needs to be made up during lecture in another Real Estate One Academy Ssalesperson Fundamentals of Real Estate course.

After making up my State required hours, how do I get my certificate?

A makeup student should email info@reoacademy.com to request a certificate be emailed to the student after the Real Estate One Academy has completed the verification of attendance and final exam for that student.

What is the review class and the cost?

The review class is a fast passed 4 hour class full of games and exercises to cement the information in a way needed to pass the exam on the first attempt.The class is free to attend as often as liked for 60 days following class completion.After 60 days a student may purchase another 60 days of review classes for $30. No walk-ins allowed, preregistration is required.

May I sit through additional regular class sessions for review?

Students are welcome to sit through class sessions for review for up to 12 months after the original class start date.There is no need to contact the Real Estate One Academy office in advance.

How long do I have to complete the pre licensing class?

All class time and assignments must be completed within 12 months of the original class start date. If a student misses lecture, that lecture time needs to be made up during lecture in another Real Estate One Academy Salesperson Fundamentals of Real Estate course. The schedule can be found here. The final exam must be retaken when the final is given in another class. Please call the office for specific times, dates and locations.

How soon after class can I test?

The student can generally schedule a test within a week or so of completing the class.

When do my class hours expire?

The student is eligible to test for 36 months after class completion.

How do I get a replacement certificate if I misplaced mine?

Please call or email the office for a replacement certificate.There is no charge for this.

Where is the State exam given?

The exam is given at 7 locations multiple days and times.

How do I sign up for the State exam?

This a two-step process starting www.lara.michigan.gov/icola after completion of licensing class and completing by scheduling the exam at www.psiexams.com. For more detailed instructions please see the Real Estate One Academy booklet distributed on the first day of class.

What is required to pass the State exam?

A score of 70% or greater is required on this multiple choice 115 question test.Students are given score upon completing the exam.

How soon after passing the exam may I start working?

A student may start working as soon as the license is issued. If a broker number is entered in ICOLA when paying for the license, a student will be licensed upon passing the exam.If this this field is left blank, the license will not be issued until a broker assumes responsibility for the student. Upon passing the exam, the student must find a broker within one year or the exam will have to be retaken.