A real estate sales license is a prerequisite to practicing real estate in Wyoming. You must meet all requirements and fulfill all necessary obligations before the Wyoming Real Estate Commission will issue your license.
- Complete 54-hour pre-licensing curriculum
- Pass State and National exams
- Obtain Errors and Omissions Insurance
- Submit fingerprints for criminal and federal background checks
Education Requirements for a Wyoming Real Estate License
You must complete 54 hours of real estate pre-licensing education with one of the three pre-approved schools. Classes are offered online, in the classroom, or by distance learning through Steve Willoughby Seminars, Wyoming Real Estate Institute, and Pro Schools. The Commission maintains a calendar for course offerings.
Scheduling the Licensing Examination
Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) is a testing company employed by the Commission to administer real estate testing for Wyoming. AMP has multiple locations (www.goamp.com), some in bordering states, which offer the Wyoming licensing exam. Although you may be a Wyoming resident, a location in another state may be more convenient for you to attend.
In order to schedule an exam you have three options: online (www.goamp.com), by phone (800-345-6559), or by standard mail. Scheduling online or over the phone requires a credit card for the $140 examination fee due at the time of registration. When registering by standard mail you must enclose a cashierís check or money order and you will need to wait 7-10 days before actually scheduling your exam over the phone.
Taking the Wyoming Real Estate Examination
On the day of the examination you should arrive prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you arrive late, you will not be permitted to test and you will forfeit the testing fee. You should be prepared with two forms of identification. Both forms of identification need to be current/valid and bear your name and signature. One ID must have you photograph. You will not be permitted to bring personal belongings into the testing room, including coats, hats, books, or cell phones. You may bring a non-programmable, silent, battery-operated calculator. Pencils and scratch paper will be provided for you.
The Wyoming Real Estate exam has two scored portions, State and National. The State portion contains 32 multiple-choice questions, 24 of which you must answer correctly in order to pass. These questions pertain to Wyoming-specific real estate policies and laws. The National portion consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, 70 of which you must answer correctly to obtain a passing score. The National questions regard standard real estate knowledge and procedures. When taking the exams together the questions will be intermixed and appear as one exam. Both portions may contain up to five sample questions for future tests; these questions appear as normal test questions but are not scored.
If you pass only one portion, you may retake the failed portion. However, test scores are only valid for a 90-day period so you must pass the second portion before the passing score expires.
Applying for a Wyoming Real Estate License
Once you have passed both portions of the licensing examination, you have 90 days to submit your real estate license application to the Commission. You will need to have your responsible broker complete a portion of your application. You must sign your completed application in the presence of a notary public. Once your application is approved, the Commission will issue your license and pocket card to your responsible broker. You may commence real estate sales as soon as your license is received.
You must include the following documentation and fee with your application:
- $100 licensing fee and $39 background check fee
- Original passing score report(s) from AMP
- Completed fingerprint cards
- Current close-up photograph (passport photo is acceptable)
- Copies of completed education documentation
- Copy of driverís license and Birth Certificate OR passport
- Proof of Errors and Omissions Insurance
Your fingerprints must be submitted on fingerprint cards obtained from the Commission or your real estate education provider. You may want to request the fingerprint packet prior to taking the examination to allow yourself time for completion. You may have your fingerprints taken by a local law enforcement agency. Costs for fingerprinting services vary, so you should ask when scheduling your appointment.
Errors and Omissions Insurance
Errors and Omissions Insurance can be obtained from your preferred provider assuming the coverage meets Wyomingís minimum standards. Williams Underwriting Group is contracted by the Commission to provide coverage to Wyoming real estate licensees (www.wugieo.com).