Real Estate Broker

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Please review the helpful links below:

  • Find step-by-step instruction for license renewal here.
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  • Find all licenses available via LicensE, plus user guides and other resources, on the LicensE Customer Information page.
  • Anyone applying for an initial license for any of the credentials listed can apply at

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License Information​

2013 Wisconsin Act 288 became effective on April 18, 2014, and established new application and felony conviction requirements for individuals applying for their Real Estate Broker License.

Per Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Real Estate Broker credential is 12/14/ each even-number year. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.

Pre-Credential Education Information

To apply for a Real Estate Broker license, you must satisfy the educational requirements by submitting evidence of one of the following:

  • Complete the Board-approved 72-hour pre-license program​​ for Brokers within four years before submitting the application for licensure.  Refer to Wis. Admin. Code § REEB 25.023 for more information about the 72-hour Broker pre-license program.

  • Complete 20 academic semester hour credits at an institution of higher learning in real estate or real estate related law.

  • Submit evidence that you are licensed to practice law in Wisconsin.

​To apply for approval of a 72-hour pre-license course, fill out Request for Approval of Real Estate Pre-License Program.

Reciprocal Applicants

According to Wis. Admin. Code § REEB 12.017(4), an applicant who is licensed as a broker in a state or territory that has entered into a reciprocal agreement with this state (Illinois and Indiana) shall be licensed according to the terms of the reciprocal agreement.

Endorsement Applicants (who have been Licensed in Another State for at Least 2 Years Within the last 4 Years)​

To apply for a Real Estate Broker license, you must satisfy the educational requirements by submitting evidence of one of the following:

Application for Licensure (Including Licenses Expired Five Years or More)

809Real Estate Broker License Application Information
Notice of Licensee Association with Firm (See employer guide below.)
Guide for Employer/Association for a Real Estate Salesperso​​n and Real Estate Broker
Irrevocable Consent for Nonresidents (Non-Wisconsin residents only)
Verification of Examination or Registration (Endorsement applicants only)
Addendum to Broker License Application
Notice of Termination of Licensee Association with Firm
Notice of Broker Engaging in Independent Practice
Consent to Examine and Audit Trust Account
Requirements for a Real Estate Trust Account Bookkeeping System
​Application for Fee Reduction (Optional - If applying for a fee reduction, this form must be uploaded into your LicensE application.)​
Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable)
​​Application for Predetermination (Optional-Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)​​​​

Renewal Information

Please Note: All Real Estate Brokers are required to satisfy the CE requirement during the biennium in which the person receives that license/credential, as they are no longer exempt from CE at their first renewal or any renewal, per the changes that became effective on October 1, 2015. ​There are no CE exemptions for Brokers.


  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • HRS (Hours of Continuing Education - see Continuing Education Information for details. If renewing via paper form #2920 is also required. 
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or

Renewal Method

2920Continuing Education Addendum
​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable)
R210​Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension
RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees

​Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship. Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.

Getting Certified to Work with Lead Based Paint

Training and certification are required for professionals who offer or conduct regulated lead-based paint activities in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. These activities include:

  • Abatement of Lead Hazards
  • Lead Testing, Inspection, and Risk Assessment
  • Most paint-disturbing renovation work (for example, replacing windows, scraping paint prior to re-painting)
  • Post renovation and post-abatement clearance (including dust wipe sampling to measure lead dust left behind)

By getting certified and working safely, you protect your own and others' health, and show professional responsibility. For more information about certification, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services​ website.​​​