Tennessee Broker Pre-Licensing

How to Upgrade Your Tennessee Real Estate License

4 Steps Toward Getting Your Tennessee Broker License

Getting your upgraded license might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Read on to learn the four steps you’ll need to take before upgrading your real estate license in Tennesee.


Qualification Requirements:

To be eligible, broker candidates must have held an ACTIVE license that meets one of these criteria, per the Tennessee Real Estate Commission:

  • 24 months actively licensed, if licensed as an affiliate broker on or before May 12, 1988
  • 36 months actively licensed, if licensed as an affiliate broker after May 12, 1988
  • 24 months actively licensed, if the candidate has a baccalaureate degree with a major in real estate



Meet the minimum requirement as a licensed affiliate broker in the state of Tennessee.

The criteria listed above detail the requirements based on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Click here for more information.



Satisfactorily complete 120 hours of approved real estate education, including the 30-hour brokerage course.

The CE Shop is an approved real estate CE School in Tennessee. Our LEAP learning platform was designed specifically for real estate professionals and combines the best of the classroom environment with the flexibility of online delivery. With engaging content, real-world scenarios, and practical exercises relevant to the industry today, The CE Shop’s Pre-Licensing courses will prepare you to take the next step as a real estate broker.


Complete and submit the Broker Examination Application to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission.

You can find the application here.

This application must be submitted and approved by the Commission in order to schedule an exam appointment.




Schedule, take, and pass the Broker Real Estate Exam.

Register and pass the broker exam with the exam provider, PSI Exams. For more information, visit the PSI website here.