Every state has different requirements for becoming a real estate agent, broker, or appraiser, but every state requires you to take and pass a test to become licensed. Before taking the real estate licensing examination you must also take a pre-licensure class, and the hours required can be anywhere from 20 to around 200. Many states contract their testing out to an agency who writes and administers the test, with the most popular testing companies being PSI, AMP, and Pearson-Vue. The real estate licensing exam is typically divided into two parts: one longer portion that covers the information you learned in your pre-licensure class, and another shorter portion that covers real estate laws relevant to your state. There are 100-150 multiple choice questions, and they are all worth the same amount.