If you’ve ever considered pursuing a career in real estate in Indiana, obtaining a real estate license is the first step towards your goal. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process and provide you with the necessary information to get started.
Creating Your Access Indiana Account
To begin the application process, visit Garrity Traina and create/login to your Access Indiana single sign-on account. Once logged in, complete the online application and make the required payment using a credit or debit card. Rest assured that applications are processed in the order they are received, so you can expect a prompt response.
Broker License Application Instructions – For New Licensees Only
If you already hold a real estate license in another state, you may be eligible for reciprocity. Contact our office to inquire about reciprocity between Indiana and your state of licensure.
To ensure a smooth application process, here’s a checklist of the requirements:
- Completed Application: Submit your application online at MyLicense.IN.gov.
- Supplemental Form: If you want your license to be issued in an active status, complete the supplemental form provided by your managing broker and upload it during the online application process. Alternatively, you can log back into your account later and use the License Update option to upload it.
- Application Fee of $60.00: Pay the application fee using a credit or debit card. Keep in mind that all application fees are nonrefundable.
- Positive Response Documentation: If you answer “Yes” to any criminal history or discipline questions, or if you answer “No” to the diploma question, provide a detailed statement that includes all relevant details such as violation, location, date, and disposition. Additionally, submit copies of court documents for each instance to support your statement. In the case of malpractice, provide the name(s) of the plaintiff(s). Note that letters from attorneys or insurance companies cannot substitute your statement but may accompany it. Upload these documents during the application process or use the License Update option later.
- Name Change: If your name differs from that on any of your official documents, include a copy of the relevant official documentation indicating the name change (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree). Upload it during the application process or use the License Update option later.
- Broker Pre-Licensing Course Completion: If you’re applying online, make sure to upload a digital copy of the document proving your completion of the broker pre-licensing course. If you’re using a paper application, ensure that the document is submitted along with the application.
- Licensing Examination Score Report: Once you’ve passed the licensing examination administered by PSI, submit the original score sheet you received from them. If you’re applying online, upload a digital copy of the score report. For paper applications, include the document with the application submission.
- Verification of Licensure: If you hold any registration, license, or certification to practice any profession or occupation in another state or territory, arrange for direct submission of verification from the state of issuance via email or mail. You can find the verification form on our website.
- Broker or Broker Company Information: If you want your license to be issued in an active status, provide the names and license numbers of the broker or Broker Company you will be working under. Leaving this section blank will result in your license being issued in an unassigned status unless you select inactive. Keep in mind that unassigned status requires completion of continuing education (CE), while inactive and referral statuses do not.
Please ensure that you’ve met all the above requirements to avoid any delays in the application process.
If your application is approved for reciprocity, you will be granted authorization to sit for the state law portion of the licensing examination. However, if your application is not accepted by reciprocity, you will be required to apply by examination.
The Fair Information Practice Act
We value your privacy and adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Fair Information Practice Act. In compliance with Ind. Code 4-1-6, we would like to notify you that providing the requested information is necessary for processing your application. Failure to provide the required information may result in the non-processing of your application. Rest assured that you have the right to challenge, correct, or explain any information maintained by our agency. Please note that the information you provide will become public record. However, your examination scores and grade transcripts will remain confidential, except where their release is required by law, in which case you will be duly notified.
Mandatory Disclosure of U.S. Social Security Number
Pursuant to Ind. Code 4-1-8-1 and 25-1-5-11(a), we are required to request your U.S. social security number. Please be aware that disclosure of your social security number is mandatory. Failure to disclose your U.S. social security number will result in the denial of your application. Please note that application fees are nonrefundable.
If you fail to submit all the necessary requirements within one (1) year from the date of filing your application, your application for licensure will be considered abandoned without any action from the Board. Consequently, any subsequent application you submit will be treated as a new application.
General Broker Information
For existing inactive, referral, or unassigned licensees who wish to activate their license, we provide the following applications:
- Application for Activation of License
- Online Transfer of License
- Activation Application
- Reassignment Application
- Waiver of Continuing Education Requirement
Additionally, we offer the following forms for your convenience:
- Real Estate Seller’s Disclosure Form
- Irrevocable Consent to Waiver of Process by Out-of-State Commercial Broker
- Signature Waiver Form
We hope this comprehensive guide has answered your questions and provided you with the necessary information to begin your real estate career in Indiana. If you have any further inquiries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Garrity Traina.