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Ohio Real Estate Sales Associate (RESS.S.STC)

  • Division: Business and Public Services
  • Department: Real Estate

This certificate program is designed for the person who is interested in a career in real estate sales. The course work meets the educational requirement of 120 classroom hours for persons to sit for the Ohio real estate license exam: 40 hours of Real Estate Principles and Practices, 40 hours of Real Estate Law, 20 hours of Real Estate Finance, and 20 hours of Real Estate Appraisal. (Further state requirements must also be satisfied). Seat hour requirements of 120 hours are strictly enforced by state rule. Successful completers will receive the Ohio Real Estate Sales Associate Certificate.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says "Employment of real estate brokers and sales agents is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations" (Occupational Outlook Handbook). According to the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services in 2010, the statewide average annual wage for real estate sales agents is over $58,000. Employment opportunities for sales representatives are available in real estate firms.