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Apply for a Salesperson License


Resident and Nonresident Salesperson License


To apply for one of these license types go to www.pulseportal.com and submit an application electronically. Only a licensed primary broker can submit these types of license applications.

  1. Select "Minnesota Department of Commerce" as the program. 
  2. Select "Real Estate" as the board. 
  3. Click on "Submit License Application." 
  4. Select “Individual” as the entity type.
  5. Select the correct license type that you are applying for. 
  6. You will then be asked to log in using your user name and password of the licensed real estate company that the individual will be associated with. 
  7. After successfully logging in you will be able to follow the necessary steps to complete the application. 
    • The licensed primary broker can also use the PULSE portal to check the status of a salesperson application, and after it has been approved, they can print a copy of the salesperson license. 
    • The licensed primary broker can also use the PULSE portal to make profile changes, print other licenses, and process renewals. 
    • Please remember that it is the responsibility of the primary broker and the licensee to maintain the individual's license.

General Application Information for a Resident or Nonresident Salesperson License

  • The license fee is $115. In addition, the online system vendor also charges processing fees. The term of a salesperson license is two years, expiring on June 30.
  • A salesperson must be licensed to act on behalf of a licensed Minnesota broker. The license of each salesperson remains in the possession of the licensed Minnesota broker with whom the salesperson is affiliated until the salesperson ends affiliation with the broker.
  • If you are an applicant who holds an active salesperson license in a reciprocal state (Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin), you must email a letter of certification (no more than 90 days old) documenting that you currently hold an active salesperson license.
  • Applicants with an active Wisconsin salesperson license must also email course completion certificate(s) documenting completion of a Minnesota salesperson course of at least 13 hours and documentation of the passing results for the Minnesota State Laws portion of the written examination (get exam information on our website). Your application cannot be approved until Licensing staff has received this information. The Licensing real estate email address is licensing.commerce@state.mn.us.
  • If you are an applicant who holds an active salesperson license in a non-reciprocal state, you must email course completion certificates for Minnesota pre-licensing Course 1, Course 2 and Course 3. Applicant must have passed Course 1 prior to taking the salesperson examination. Course 2 and Course 3 may be completed before or after taking the examination.
  • You must also email your passing results for the Minnesota State Laws portion of the written examination (get exam information on our website). The written exam cannot be more than one year old at the time of application for licensure. The Licensing real estate email address is licensing.commerce@state.mn.us.