How to Get a Delaware Real Estate License

In order to practice real estate in Delaware, you will need to procure a Delaware Real Estate license. These licenses are governed by the Delaware Real Estate Commission.

General Requirements for a Delaware Real Estate License

  • U.S. Social Security Number or an application for exemption from this requirement
  • Completion of the 99-hour Delaware salesperson’s pre-licensing course
  • Passing scores on both the general and Delaware Law portions of the salesperson’s examination

Note: Delaware maintains reciprocity with all other states. Applicants currently licensed in other states should read more about Delaware licensing requirements.

Delaware Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course

Before becoming a Delaware real estate agent, you must first complete a 99-hour pre-licensing course. Classes are available online or in a classroom.

The 99-hour pre-licensing course prepares you to take and pass the state test required for your Delaware real estate license. Upon your completion of the course, the school will provide you with a school certificate indicating you’ve met the education requirement. You will need this certificate to be admitted to the real estate exam.

Requirements for Taking the Delaware Real Estate Exam

You must make a reservation to take the real estate exam. You may register to take the Delaware Real Estate Exam online or by phone at (800) 274-2604. You may make your appointment as early as 24 hours before taking the test. You should have your certificate indicating your completion of the 99-hour pre-licensing course before making your reservation. Payment of the $85 fee must be remitted at the time of making the reservation.

There are various real estate testing sites throughout the state.

Taking the Salesperson Exam

The Delaware real estate examination is given in various testing locations by Pearson Vue. You are required to bring two forms of current identification. One ID must be government issued and bear a photograph and valid signature; the other ID must have a valid signature (e.g. United States Social Security card, debit or credit card). You should arrive to the testing center 30 minutes early to allow for check-in. You may not bring any personal items with you into the test center. You are, however, permitted to bring a calculator. Your calculator may not have contain an alphabetic keyboard, must be silent, hand-held, and non-printing. Cell phone calculators will not be permitted. Scrap paper will be provided for you.

The exam is administered via computer; a tutorial is given before testing begins so that you may familiarize yourself with the commands. You have four hours to complete the exam once you look at the first question. An official score report will be furnished to you before you even leave the test center!

If you don’t pass the exam, you only have to retake the portion you failed as long as you retake it within one year of completing the real estate education.

Real Estate Exam Scoring

A passing score on the real estate examination is 70 points. Because of the varying difficulty of the questions, there is not a passing percentage, 70 is more of a points earned value.

At the completion of the examination, you will receive a “pass” or “fail” official score report. A passing score will not show a numeric score. A failing score will show some diagnostic information to better explain your status.

Obtaining a Delaware Real Estate License

After accomplishing passing scores on both portions of the examination, you must apply for your license. The first step in applying for your Delaware real estate license is completing an Application for Real Estate Salesperson Licensure. If you have ever held a real estate license in another jurisdiction, you must arrange for the Commission office to receive a certificate of licensure history from each jurisdiction. You must also include a copy of your education completion certificate, your original examination score report from Pearson Vue, and $114 ($89 processing fee plus $25 Guaranty Fund fee) payable by check or money order. You must have your application notarized; you can find notaries at banks and local government offices.

Official Resources for Delaware Real Estate License Candidates

21 Responses to “How to Get a Delaware Real Estate License”

  1. Jane M. Tomlinson commented on October 27, 2014

    I have an active Florida Rel Estate license. Does Delware offer recipricity?

    • Chris commented on October 28, 2014

      Delaware offers reciprocity with all other states! You just have to take the Delaware law portion to get a license.

  2. Douglas Mille commented on February 10, 2015

    I am a licensed broker in Maryland and Virginia. I would like to obtain my Broker’s License in Delaware by reciprocity. I am required to take only the Law part of the Delaware exam and would like to talk to you about that.

    • larry patton commented on October 13, 2016

      I am a broker in Ohio and would like to become a broker in Delaware what do I need to do?

    • Janeen Marconi commented on March 7, 2017

      I have my broker license in Virginia and would like to obtain a Delaware Broker license through reciprocity. What is the procedure to accomplish this?

      Thank you so much for your kind response.

  3. Lowell Thomas commented on May 30, 2015

    Where is the neares school around Greenwood Delaware? Or, whats your take on the online courses.

    • Chris commented on June 3, 2015

      I would take online courses. I do not see any advantage of the in-person courses but I see a lot of advantages to online courses. Being able to take your course at your own pace is fantastic and the online courses are generally a lot less expensive.

  4. Deborah Reed commented on June 7, 2015

    Can you take the Delaware law portion online?

  5. Angela Manzi commented on August 3, 2015

    I have my PA license… what do I have to do to get licensed in Delaware??

    • Chris commented on August 28, 2015

      You will need to fill out the application and check off the box showing that you’re applying with reciprocity.

  6. Linda commented on August 28, 2015

    Can I re-activate my salesperson license (real estate license) from 2007

    • Chris commented on August 28, 2015

      After being inactive for so long, you would have to retake the real estate prelicensing course.

  7. Crystal commented on September 10, 2015

    I want to be a realtor. I live in Delaware. I wouldn’t mind doing online classes but what site is legit? And what should I take to get started on my vinture?

  8. Richard commented on January 12, 2016

    Can i take the pre-licensing class on line? And if so, what site?

  9. Cindy commented on January 12, 2016

    Would you please give me an online school in Delaware to obtain my real estate license.
    Thank You!

  10. Jody Lyons commented on May 15, 2016


    I currently hold a Florida SalesPerson RE License ( In active but renewed and current on all post licensing requirements) and am close to obtaining a Md Sales Real Estate License as well. I will be living in Ocean City Marylnd shortly and would like to be able to work in Fenwick Island Delaware as well…What do I need to do in order to obtain my Delaware Real Estate License
    through resiprocisty & or what is the quickest and best way with my current situation?

    Thank You!

    Jody Lyons

  11. Charlie Doble commented on May 26, 2016

    Is it possible to take pre-licensing courses online for Delaware real estate license? If so, can you provide contact information? Thanks.

  12. Debbie commented on June 29, 2016

    I am trying to find the website for the online Delaware Pre-licensing course. Can you please tell me the website or link?

    Thank you.

  13. Corrie Pitts commented on July 6, 2016

    I would like to to take the RE DE law portion online. I am already licensed in PA. Can you direct me to where to go to enroll in the online classes? Thank you.

  14. ben commented on December 8, 2016

    where do i go to get study materials to study for just the law portion for delaware state license?

  15. Aida Hernandez commented on December 30, 2016

    I have had my PA Real Estate License for a year and I would like to get the Delaware License, So to my understand I would have to submit my application, complete de Delaware Law portion of the sales persone Pre-Licensing Course, and a passing score received by the Pearsone Vue?

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