Broker Licensing - those licensed in a RECIPROCAL state
The Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing has reciprocity agreements with the following states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Please click on the attachment to download the Broker Reciprocity Application.
Qualifications for a reciprocal license:
- Be a resident of a state that has a reciprocal agreement with Ohio.
- Hold an active broker’s license in that state for two of the last five years.
- Take an Ohio Real Estate Law Course. This course must be taken at an institution of higher education.
An applicant for an Ohio broker’s license should submit:
- A Broker Reciprocity Application form (COM3618) with $135.00 fee.
- A Consent to Service of Process form (COM3637).
- A letter of good standing from the state of licensure.
- Proof of completion of the Ohio Real Estate law pre-licensure course.
The applicant must also complete a criminal records check of both state & FBI records. Information on performing a background check can be found on the Broker Reciprocity Application.
Once the application has been received and processed by the Division, the applicant information will be sent to the testing vendor. The testing vendor will process the information and send a Candidate Information Bulletin with instructions on scheduling the test.
The applicant must pass the State portion of the Ohio Real Estate Broker exam in order for a license to be issued. Passing score: 75
Principal brokers shall be required to maintain an active place of business in the reciprocal state and escrow/trust accounts as required by the statutes of both states. The place of business must be a physical location. A post office box is not acceptable.