Getting your real estate license in another state is relatively easy if you have a reciprocal agreement with the state. Real estate license reciprocity works through mutual recognition agreements. It can save you time and money by allowing you to skip prelicensing requirements. However, not all states have reciprocity agreements. In some cases, reciprocity is only available for agents who have an active license in their home state.
Reciprocal agreements with other states vary. For example, Connecticut and Pennsylvania don’t reciprocate, but you can get a license in both states if you pass the Florida portion of the exam. Georgia has full reciprocity with all other states, except for Hawaii, which requires that you take a post-license course in your home state. However, you can hold a real estate license in both states by working in an area that has reciprocity agreements with these states.
While reciprocity is rare, it is possible to hold real estate licenses in multiple states if you meet certain criteria. For example, some states recognize education requirements from another state, and this allows you to transfer your license between two states. In such a case, your license in state A becomes inactive and your license in state B becomes active. However, if you are licensed in more than one state, you should consider whether you can work in more than one state at once.
However, reciprocity doesn’t apply to New Hampshire. To get a license in New Hampshire, you’ll need to provide proof of a valid license in good standing and six real estate transactions. Then, you must complete a 60-hour pre-licensing course and submit an Out of State Cooperative Agreement Form if you are a commercial agent. Finally, reciprocity is not available in New Jersey. In order to apply for reciprocity, you’ll need to meet all other requirements and take the appropriate pre-licensing course.