Are you moving out of state? Do want to get your real estate license in another state? What does that mean for your current real estate license? Are you wondering how to transfer a real estate license to another state? Can you get a real estate license in a state that you don't live in? Luckily, there is an agreement between states that allows you to get a license in another state and in most cases can be as simple as taking the reciprocal state’s examination. 
In most cases, you won't have to start the licensing process from scratch. That's because many states offer "license reciprocity" which means that if you already have an active real estate license in one US state, you can apply for a real estate license in a new state without taking all the state-required pre-licensing real estate courses. You can just apply for a new state license and take the test without retaking the course work. 


Full Reciprocity States 

Reciprocity varies from state to state however some other states allow agents to transfer their license from any state. We refer to them as full reciprocity states.

They include:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Coloado
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Partial Reciprocity States 

Those states require limited education and examination for real estate agents from reciprocal states are known as partial reciprocity states.

They include:

  • Oregon 
  • Louisiana 
  • Massachusetts 
  • Connecticut 
  • Oklahoma 
  • Pennsylvania 
  • South Carolina 
  • Utah 
  • New Mexico 
  • West Virginia 
  • New York 
  • North Dakota 
  • Wisconsin
  • Rhode Island
  • Nebraska
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • Minnesota
  • Idaho
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Ohio


The best advice is to check with your state’s licensing board for specific requirements. 

No Reciprocity States 

Some states deny reciprocity and we call them no reciprocity states. 

They include:

  • Arizona 
  • California 
  • Hawaii 
  • Indiana 
  • Kentucky 
  • Michigan 
  • Montana 
  • New Jersey 
  • South Dakota 
  • Texas 
  • Vermont 
  • Wyoming 


It is also important to know about real estate license portability as it lets you know where you can and cannot practice real estate beyond your home state. There are three classifications for real estate license portability. 
The first is Cooperative State where when one state has a cooperative agreement with another state, you can practice real estate in both states.  
The second classification is the Physical Location State. This law won’t allow you to physically enter the state to represent your client if you’re an out-of-state agent. You must work remotely to assist with the purchase or sale in markets where this law is enacted. 
And the final classification is the Turf State. Under Turf State Law, some states don’t allow anyone with an outside real estate license to do business in their market. There are currently six turf states in the U.S.: Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Utah. 
Getting a real estate license in multiple states will give you more freedom to move if you wish to. When planning to travel to another state, you can choose a state with reciprocity. Or you can pay to go through the licensing process in the new state. However, make sure that you plan this process well and have appropriate assistance. Getting your real estate license in multiple states will allow you to create your own opportunities and work at your own convenience.

Steps To Get Your Real Estate License

Have you been thinking about getting your real estate license and don’t know how to go about it? With Agent real Estate Schools, we make it easy and affordable for aspiring agents to earn their real estate license from anywhere and anytime. Our courses have been specifically designed to make it easy to access and digest the state required information, so that you can pass the test with ease. If you are a busy person trying to make his way in the real estate market, we become an obvious choice for those who want to learn on their own time, without breaking the bank. 
At Agent Real Estate Schools, you can easily earn your real estate salesperson license from anywhere, day or night, with your smartphone, tablet, or computer. If you’re interested in getting enrolled, or would like to attend our, free Career Day event, contact us at (858) 329 - 0999 or to begin your journey with us today.