1. Pass the state-approved 90-hour Broker pre-licensing course

Indiana has a wide variety of approved pre-licensing providers to choose from with both in-person options and online.

2. Pass the Indiana Licensing Exam

3. Affiliate with a Managing Broker

When choosing a Managing Broker, it’s important to note whether or not they are a REALTOR®. Affiliating with a REALTOR® Managing Broker means your uniting with fellow real estate professionals who uphold the Code of Ethics and advocate for the real estate profession.

4. Apply for a Broker License

When you’re through the IPLA’s application process, you’re a licensed Indiana agent. Congratulations! Now what? Continue on to find out the next steps forward in professionalism.

5. Become a GNIAR Member & MLS Subscriber

At this point, you can choose to become a Realtor® and join a local association, which also includes a state and national membership.

6. Complete GNIAR New Member Orientation and the 3-hour MLS Rules and Regulations Course

All new GNIAR members are required to complete a 5 class new member orientation within 4 months of joining the association. GNIAR offers the course in-person every other month at no cost, or new members can choose to take online classes.

New MLS of GNIAR subscribers are required to complete the 3-hour MLS Rules and Regulations course within 120 days of joining. GNIAR offers this course every month either through Zoom or in-person at no cost, or new members can pay a $5 fee and take it online.

7. Complete the 30-Hour Post Licensing Course for New Licenses

New Indiana licensees are exempt from CE for the first 2 years from the day their license was issued. During that time, they are required to complete the 30-Hour Post Licensing Course for new licensees. GNIAR offers this class in person a couple of times a year, or new licensees can complete the course online.

8. Begin your Continued Education

Once you have passed your first 2 years and completed your 30-Hour Post you will then begin your 12 hours of CE each year. Brokers are required to complete 12 hours of CE every year from July 1st to June 30th. GNIAR offers CE classes on a regular basis. Make sure you check out our calendar page to see what’s coming up.

Helpful Info

  • Code of Ethics is a NAR requirement. All Realtors® are required to complete this course once every 3-year cycle. Click here for the training cycles.
  • Brokers and Managing Brokers are on a 3-year license renewal cycle.
  • The only non-gniar class GNIAR needs proof of is Code of Ethics. Aside from that, members do not need to email CE certificates to GNIAR.