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Can I transfer my out of state license to Utah?

Real Estate Licence Reciprocity

Utah has real estate license reciprocity agreements with Georgia, Mississippi and Alberta, Canada. If you have a current, active license in one of these states you can submit a reciprocity application with the state of Utah along with the following:

  • Original, certified license history (no more than six months old).
  • A notarized letter on the company letter head for Principal and Branch Brokers authorizing the use of the company name.
  • Two fingerprint cards and a signed Fingerprint Waiver from the Division or local police station.
  • Real Estate Sales Agent: $152 ($100 application fee, $40 fingerprint processing, $12 recovery fund).
  • Real Estate Broker: $158 ($100 application fee, $40 fingerprint processing, $18 recovery fund).
  • Completed Certification of Legal Presence Document

You will not be required to take a Utah exam or complete any Utah real estate school pre-licensing courses if your current license is in good standing from a reciprocity state.

Not from A Reciprocity State?

If you are a real estate agent or broker with an active license in good standing from a state that does NOT have a reciprocity agreement with Utah, you may qualify for a waiver of some education and/or national exam requirements.

You will need to meet and submit the requirements listed below as well as taking and passing either the Sales Agent exam or Broker exam.

  • Signed and completed application and  Real Estate Education Waiver Request
  • Be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Take any required pre-licensing education
  • Two fingerprint cards and a signed Fingerprint Waiver from the Division or local police station.
  • Real Estate Sales Agent: $152 ($100 application fee, $40 fingerprint processing, $12 recovery fund).
  • Real Estate Broker: $158 ($100 application fee, $40 fingerprint processing, $18 recovery fund).
  • Completed Certification of Legal Presence Document

Real Estate License Portability: Turf State

Real estate licence portability is the ability for real estate agents and brokers to engage in real estate transactions involved in other states. There are three classifications a state can have: cooperative state, physical location state and turf state. Both cooperative and physical location states have some allowances for out of state real estate transactions. Utah, however, is one of four turf states, meaning that without a Utah real estate license you cannot participate in a real estate transaction in Utah. 

A turf state does not allow real estate agents and brokers from out of state to conduct any business in Utah, either physically or remotely. The only option an out of state agent has to work with a client in Utah is to refer them to an agent with a Utah real estate license.

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