5 Best Online Real Estate Schools in Arizona for 2024 (Updated!)

John Gluch, Licensed Arizona Agent2/15/2024

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Need to get your real estate license in Arizona? I’ve spent over 155 hours evaluating the 12 most popular courses approved by the Arizona Department of Real Estate. I’ve checked out each and every course, and there are clear winners and losers – so be sure to read my guide thoroughly!

5 Best Real Estate Schools in Arizona

What did I evaluate?
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I looked at the 5 most important factors for each course, including course value, ease of use, unique features, student satisfaction, and pass rates.

I also took into account thousands of online reviews from other agents who have attended the courses. Each course is different, so I’ve included video walkthroughs so you can really understand what you’re getting. My video reviews include my opinions too (I promise, they’re short and sweet).

How’d I do it? I “secret-shopped” each and every course in Arizona. I got access to the courses, I contacted their support team as if I were an active student, and I took a look at the content. These Arizona real estate schools may appear to be really similar when you’re first taking a look, but trust me – as probably the ONLY person who has actually evaluated all these Arizona courses – they are very, very different!

A bit about Pass Rates:

You’ll see me refer to Pass Rates in my article – these are estimated using a variety of sources – pass rates directly from the providers, estimations from other states where providers operate in multiple states, and user-reported qualitative information.

SchoolEstimated Pass Rate
AceableAgent
91%
ASREB
88%
The CE Shop
90%
OnlineEd
75%

Alright, let’s get to it…After spending hundreds of hours evaluating each course and taking into account all these factors, I have narrowed down the list to the 5 best online real estate schools in Arizona. Here they are!

Best Online Real Estate School in Arizona: AceableAgent

Top Features

: Super engaging content, best-in-class test prep, high pass rates

Aceable’s course is hands down my favorite course in Arizona. If you don’t want to listen to dozens of slides with the same monotone voice, then this is the course for you. Because of their best-in-class test prep, it’s also the course that gives you the best odds of passing the real estate test on your first try.

As far as price goes, it lies somewhere in the middle, but after taking their pass rates and engaging format into consideration, I’ve deemed it the best all around real estate school in Arizona. There is a big sale going on right now, which is an added pro.

Unlike other courses out there, the cheapest package will get you where you need to be – though I’d recommend spending the extra money to get the “Deluxe” package because of how confident you’ll feel walking into the test.

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Convenience: 4.6 out 5. I was most excited about the format of the course. The interactive games, infographics, and knowledge checks helped to hold my interest throughout the entire 90 hours. The multimedia learning experience also helps to break up the sections as there are natural places to stop throughout, making it easier to absorb the material. Especially if you compare with other top online Arizona schools like The CE Shop or OnlineEd – Aceable is by far the most enjoyable to sit through, and none of the others even compare. There is also an in-course audio feature where a voice narration can guide you through your lessons if you prefer auditory learning over visual learning. For me, the mobile app was a game-changer. I was able to study at my own pace from wherever, which made it really easy to fit into my busy schedule. However, it is important to note that the Aceable Arizona course does not include the 6 hour Contract Writing Course that ADRE requires to get your license. Students will have to pay for that class separately through another provider.

Pass Rate: 5 out 5. Aceable boasts a 91% pass rate for Arizona students, which is pretty impressive. Many other schools are in the ~72% range, which is still higher than many other states. However, Aceable’s pass rate is one of the best out there bar-none. This is probably the most important metric to look at because you want to pick a school that you know will give you the best chance of passing. Nobody wants to waste their time and money taking a course that doesn’t give them the tools necessary to be successful.

Course Duration: 4.5 out of 5. Although the Arizona real estate course only takes 90 classroom hours to complete (plus a 6-hour Contract Writing Class), some people like to take their time moving through the lessons. Aceable’s extension policy is pretty fair, it’s not the best or the worst. If you don’t finish the course in it’s entirety in the first year, you can pay $49 to extend your course access for another 6 months. But honestly, don’t stress about it too much – most people finish in around 5-6 weeks. However, if you have a busy schedule to work around, I would suggest picking a school with a more generous extension policy like Agent Advice Real Estate School or The CE Shop.

Support:4.8 out of 5. Aceable’s customer support team is top-notch. They are always quick to respond, and are available for questions about extensions, glitches, or even licensing requirements. The chat support definitely makes reaching out to someone a lot more convenient – the support team can help you troubleshoot the issue in live time. Another added benefit of Aceable’s tech support is that they’re all based in the US, so you don’t have to worry about language barriers. That being said, I did notice that their support team does not respond during weekend hours. Typically the calls will be backlogged and returned on Monday morning. While it’s not a huge issue, it is something to note if you plan to crank out most of your coursework on Saturdays or Sundays.

Refund Policy: 4.7 out of 5. This is something many students want to know about upfront, so I’ve reviewed the policy here even though I didn’t need to get a refund. Aceable offers a 30-day refund policy, so long as you haven’t completed the course. This is pretty standard, and other schools like The CE Shop and ASREB offer similar return policies. But one of the biggest benefits of Aceable is their Ace or “Don’t Pay” Guarantee. It was a relief knowing that there was a backup option if I didn’t pass the test on my first try. Other providers either don’t offer this feature, or will charge you an additional fee to include it.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I would highly recommend taking Aceable’s Arizona pre-licensing course. For those just starting out, I’d suggest taking a look at the Deluxe package. The extra perks like the 75 videos & audio lessons and the additional practice test questions make it a great value. The last thing you want is to have to take the Arizona real estate exam twice, so you might as well go in with the best option in the market to really prepare you, if your budget allows it.

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  • In-course audio feature
  • REALLY good test prep
  • Mobile app for studying
  • Have to pay to extend course access
  • Some bugs on the mobile app

2nd Best Online Real Estate School in Arizona: ASREB

Arizona School of Real Estate and Business logo

Top Features

: Knowledgeable instructors, high student reviews, top notch networking & employment assistance

ASREB’s classes are different than many of the other options on the market in Arizona. When you purchase an ASREB course, you have the option to complete it in whatever way is most effective for your preferred learning style: in-person, livestream, or online at-your-own-pace. You can even switch between in-person and livestream before each session starts if you want a blended course experience. This gives you more flexibility than any other school if you’re not 100% sure that online at your own pace is right for you.

ASREB is also the largest real estate school in Arizona, graduating more students every year than any other real estate school. So you know you can trust the material, content, and support you receive to help you pass the state and national licensing exams. In fact, ASREB’s first time attempt pass rate for the licensing exams is an impressive 77% – higher than any other school.

While I think AceableAgent’s classes online course is the best overall option, ASREB is a close second in online, and I’d rate ASREB the best in-person real estate course and live-stream course overall if you prefer live, scheduled classes that encourage weekly progress & accountability. If you’re looking for an in-person class with industry-leading instructors, this is the course for you. When it comes to price, it’s definitely on the higher end of the spectrum. However, their unique livestream capabilities and scheduling options more than make up for it. Any ASREB course package you purchase can be activated for any of their learning formats.

To make ASREB course more affordable, AgentAdvice has partnered with ASREB to bring the overall price down several hundred dollars by packaging the ASREB pre-license course with test prep by PrepAgent (the best real estate test prep service) plus the ASREB Pass or Don’t Pay Guarantee. The comparable Career Start Package on ASREB’s website lists for $929, but we offer the package for $499. So if you like saving money, buy from us and save $430, or compare our pricing with the Career Start Package from ASREB’s website before you purchase by clicking here.

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Convenience: 4.5 out 5. I was impressed with the mix of formats students can pick from. You can choose to take the old-school classroom approach, jump on a livestream, or complete the course in an online format. The self-paced online option allows you to complete courses on your own time, at your own pace. Where livestream provides real-time access to instructors via Zoom.

The biggest thumbs up in my mind: ASREB’s instructors! They are active in today’s Arizona markets, keep up-to-date on the latest industry trends, and make learning easy by sharing their real-life experiences. Their stories helped to keep me coming back for more throughout the entire 90-hour course.

ASREB also makes it easy to find a scheduling option that works with hectic schedules.

Pass Rate: 4.8 out 5. ASREB has some of the highest in-person pass rates in the state. With an 77.5% first time pass rate, you can be confident in the expert instructors, quality course content and proven teaching techniques. They take the time to accommodate different learning styles and provide direct 1-on-1 access, which helps to keep their students engaged and pass rates higher than other in-person schools.

Course Duration: 4.4 out of 5. While the Arizona real estate course is fairly short already (only 90 hours + a writing course), some people want to power through it. However, ASREB makes that a little more difficult than other courses because you have to rely on instructor availability.

While other schools like Aceable or even Agent Advice Real Estate School allow you to knock out big chunks of coursework on your own time, you are at the mercy of others with ASREB. The other downside is that you only have access to the course for six months. That being said, there are two extension options available (3 or 6 months) for an additional price if you need more time to complete the course.

Support:4.8 out of 5. ASREB’s customer support team makes it really easy if you run into a problem. The dedicated student services phone number was really convenient as everyone who answered was happy to jump in to help. The tech team was also able to pull up my record to find out where I was in the course to help make the call more personalized. There is also an email address you can reach out to if you need to provide proof of purchase for an extension, etc.

The only downfall is that all of their locations are closed on Sundays, and the student help line also goes straight to voicemail on the weekends.

Refund Policy: 4.4 out of 5. I didn’t need to get a refund, but this is something everyone always asks about so I’ve included it in the review. ASREB offers pro-rated refunds based on how much of the course you’ve finished. There is also a $40 processing fee for any refund request, and all requests must be submitted in writing within 30 days of purchase.

Breakdown: There is a $75 non-refundable textbook and materials fee as well as a $25 non-refundable fee for each session attended/completed. This is a much stricter policy than online schools like The CE Shop and Aceable which offer a full refund in the first 30 days as long as the course is not complete.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I highly recommend ASREB’s Arizona pre-licensing course if you are looking for a more traditional learning experience. For new agents, I’d suggest taking a look at the livestream option. This gives you the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the perks of a live instructor, but can also take the course from the comfort of your own home. The in-person learning option is also a great choice though as there are 4 different campus locations to choose from (Scottsdale, Tucson, Glendale, and Surprise).

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  • Access to career coaching videos
  • Exclusive CompuCram exam prep
  • Pay as you go offer
  • More expensive than other courses
  • No mobile app
  • Only available in Arizona

Easiest Online Real Estate School: The CE Shop

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Top Features

: High exam pass rate, self-scheduling flexibility

The CE Shop’s course is one of the most straightforward courses in Arizona. If you’re not sure which course format is more your speed, this is the course for you. Because of their five-day free trial and return policy, it’s also the course that gives you the best chance of getting your money back if for some reason you can’t finish.

If you’re just looking at price, The CE Shop falls somewhere in the middle – it’s not the cheapest or the most expensive. But because of their mobile-friendly app and easy-to-use interface, it makes my list as the easiest online course in Arizona.

Plus, this is one of the courses available for our Tuition Reimbursement program, which is a big help. All you have to do is attend at least 1 interview with one of our recruiters (+ provide feedback) after passing the state exam & before joining another brokerage, and we’ll reimburse you for the entire cost of the course that you purchase from us.

Just like Aceable, the cheapest package will do – though I’d recommend the “Premium” package. The perks of the Pass Guarantee alone make it worth the extra cost. That package also comes with the mandatory 6-hour writing course that many other providers don’t include. It is a little bit more money upfront, but you won’t have to turn around and purchase an additional course once you complete the first 90-hours.

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Convenience: 4.7 out 5. The most impressive thing about The CE Shop for me is its user interface. They have a custom-designed online learning platform that is easy to access on a tablet or phone, which makes studying on the super convenient.

The dashboard was also very helpful to see how far along I was in the course. It also allows you to skip back and forth between sections as a refresher when studying. The content itself is decent. There are a mix of videos, audio recordings, and interactive quizzes throughout which helps to break up the text. While there is a good amount of reading required, it was refreshing to have a video recap at the end of each section.

Pass Rate: 4.9 out 5. The CE Shop has a 90% pass rate among Arizona students, which is significantly higher than the average rate. Many other schools are in the ~75% range. The CE Shop’s pass rate is consistently high because students can take as many practice tests as they want to. Each practice test will highlight which sections you should revisit before taking again. It’s extremely helpful when trying to cram because it explains why an answer choice is incorrect.

Course Duration: 4.6 out of 5. The Arizona real estate course is relatively long (90 hours, plus 6 hours of writing), so some people like to know upfront that they’ll be able to take more time to finish it if they get busy. This is important to note because The CE Shop does have a course expiration policy of 6 months in Arizona.

While that is shorter than other providers, The CE Shop’s policy is actually fairly generous as they do offer a one-month extension at no charge that can be applied right after your six-month term expires. However, if you need more time after that the price goes up considerably.

Support: 4.5 out of 5. The CE Shop’s support team has its pros and cons. They are available 7/365, and do respond quickly in a number of ways. The people answering the phone are always very polite, and are prepared to help with technical issues, or questions about the school’s policies. However, they aren’t the best when it comes to content-related questions.

I preferred using the live chat feature, as they were able to grant my extension request within a matter of minutes. The biggest problem I came across was the “two-day” promise. If they don’t have an answer or a solution on hand, they promise to get back to you within two days. While, it’s nice to have in writing, that’s a long time to wait if you are stuck.

Refund Policy: 4.7 out of 5. The biggest differentiator: The 5-day free trial! This is a new offer where you can sign up, test drive the course, and cancel with no penalty. It’s nice knowing that you can take your time to find out if the course is the right fit before having to purchase it in full. No other real estate schools in Arizona have anything close to this.

When it comes to the refund policy, The CE Shop is pretty average. It’s nothing special, but they do offer a full refund within the first 30 days, as long as you haven’t finished more than 50% of the course. This is pretty standard, and other schools like Aceable and Agent Advice Real Estate School offer similar.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I would recommend The CE Shop’s Arizona pre-licensing course if you are looking for something that is easy to navigate. I’d suggest taking a look at the Premium package because the extra perks like the included 6-hour writing course make it a better overall value. The Arizona Department of Real Estate requires the additional course, and many students opt to take their exam before moving onto the writing portion. However, since you know you’ll need it shortly after, you might as well pay for all of the education requirements at once and use the same account for everything.

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  • Practice tests are unlimited
  • Includes writing course for no additional cost
  • Interface can be glitchy
  • Broad exam prep questions
  • Text-heavy content

Quickest Real Estate School: OnlineEd

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Top Features

: Listen to lessons on the go, courses include real-world examples from industry-leading experts

OnlineEd is the best bang for your buck in Arizona. If you are in a time crunch and feel comfortable navigating through the material at your own pace, this is the course for you. There are no time restrictions, so it gives you the best chance of passing the exam while juggling a busy schedule.

As far as price goes, it’s one of the cheapest courses available. And because of their PDF downloads and on-the-go audio option, I’ve rated it the quickest Arizona real estate course. You can also print your own certificate after completing the course, which helps to speed up the licensing process.

Unlike other courses, their is only one package to choose – so you don’t have to spend time weighing your options. You can enroll online and start your courses immediately.

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Convenience: 4.4 out 5. I really enjoyed the flow of the content – it was easy to navigate and seemed less repetitive, especially compared to other providers that just feel like they’re checking the boxes.

The course starts with the basics and build from there, which makes it really easy to get the hang of, especially since the layout is broken out into smaller sections and modules.

That being said, the exam prep was not my favorite format. It comes in a textbook for an additional $35. It’s 300+ pages packed with concentrated notes and practice questions which mirror the ones you might see on the real estate exam. While it is useful, it’s not very interactive which isn’t the easiest for retaining information.

Pass Rate: 4.7 out 5. OnlineEd has a pretty high pass rate among Arizona students (75%). The courses are written and published by industry-leading real estate pros who are very familiar with the Arizona real estate market. This is one of the biggest pros of OnlineEd – because you’ll feel prepared to start your career as soon as you pass your exam.

Course Duration: 4.6 out of 5. If you need to get your Arizona real estate license quickly, then OnlineEd is probably your best bet. They boast about their ability to expedite the process for you. If you treat it like a normal work week, you’ll be able to power through the course in just 3 weeks, which is shorter than the average of 5-6 weeks at other schools like ASREB or Aceable.

If you do work at a slower pace, this course may not be the one for you. Access expires after 365 days, and there are no options to extend. I did also notice that there is a time-out feature. If students are not engaged in the course for more than 15 minutes, the course will log students out. I did get booted while taking quick breaks, but luckily it saved my progress before logging out.

Support: 4.2 out of 5. OnlineEd’s customer support team is not great…to say the least. In the enrollment agreement they specifically say that students will not have access to instructors if they run into an issue. They make it clear that any questions should be directed to their technical support team ONLY.

While that team is fairly responsive, I was hoping for a quicker turnaround time. I had a question about how long a scheduled system maintenance would take and I didn’t hear back until after the site was back up and running about 14 hours later.

Refund Policy: 4.9 out of 5. I was not looking for a refund, but this is a frequently asked question, so I’ve reviewed the policy here. OnlineEd does not offer refunds for their Arizona course at all. This is much stricter than other schools like The CE Shop and Agent Advice Real Estate School who do offer some sort of return policy. You can cancel your OnlineEd course at any time, but you will not get your money back.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I really liked OnlineEd’s Arizona pre-licensing course, especially if you’re on a budget and are looking to get your license ASAP.

For new agents who don’t mind shopping a la carte, I’d suggest taking the OnlineEd course and then pairing it with an exam prep from another provider. This will give you the best of both worlds – you can fly through the course and then prepare for the test with a format you really love. That combination will leave you feeling confident and ready to pass the Arizona exam on your first try.

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  • Very affordable
  • Knowledgeable instructors
  • Printable certificate available
  • Online-only format
  • No refund policy

Most Affordable Real Estate School (The CE Shop): Tuition Reimbursement

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Top Features

: Easy way to get your real estate school paid for by someone else (us!) and know you have a brokerage you can join that’s dedicated to helping new agents build their real estate career.

We’ve built the most affordable way for you to get your Real Estate License. All you have to do is attend at least 1 interview with one of our recruiters (+ provide feedback) after passing the state exam & before joining another brokerage, and we’ll reimburse you for the entire cost of The CE Shop course that you purchase from us.

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That’s right – we’ll reimburse you whether you choose to join our team or not (but we hope you do!).  About 50% of our tuition reimbursement graduates choose to work for our team after interviewing with us.  The other 50% of our tuition reimbursement students that choose to join another brokerage still get their course costs fully reimbursed.

Why are we the only real estate company that reimburses your course costs even if you don’t join our brokerage?  There are a few key reasons that we’ve decided to set our program this way:

  1.   Our 50% join rate is way higher than the industry average for recruiting, and we really want agents to be excited when they join us, which only works if they love what we have to offer.  Most brokerages only want experienced agents, but we specialize in helping new agents build their real estate careers from the ground up.  We have hundreds of agent training courses that range from helping you build out your social media presence to learning the ins and outs of commercial real estate; we have mentors dedicated to new agents to help them through their first sales; we even have a dedicated coach to help with mindset and motivation; and more.  So we don’t need to force new agents to join our team to save a few bucks.
  2.   If you choose to join another team, we also hope you change your mind someday and come back to join us.  Many agents reach out to us months or years after trying another brokerage first, and this gives us a chance to keep the door open for the 50% of new agents who don’t join us immediately.  If we can’t be the right brokerage for you right now, then we still hope to be the right brokerage for you some day in the future.
  3.   Too many real estate organizations fail to live up to their promises.  We’re not perfect, but we really try to follow-through on every promise we make, including our tuition reimbursement promise.

At the end of the day, we’re betting on you becoming a great agent, and if we can make obtaining your real estate license more affordable, then hopefully you’ll return the favor and join us after graduation or come back to us any time you’re ready for a new brokerage.  It’s that simple, and we’re happy to invest in you.

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How does the reimbursement work?

Email us (support@agentadvice.com) once you receive confirmation from the state that you’ve passed the state exam, and one of our recruiters will reach out to you to get to know you and share any and every thing you’ll want to know to decide if our brokerage is the right fit for you.

We’ll schedule the interview at a time that works for you.  All you have to do is attend the interview and provide a little feedback to our support team, and our support team will reimburse your credit card for the amount that you’ve paid us within 2 business days.  All in, it’s about an hour commitment between the interview and feedback.  No other strings attached.

Tip:  If you’ve already started a different course at your own expense, or prefer to pick your own school at your own expense, we’d still love to interview you.  Just reach back out when you’re licensed, and we can connect you with our hiring team, however, we’re unable to reimburse your course costs at this time unless you purchase the course directly from us. 

AgentAdvice.com is not the provider of any courses, and all state certifications, ongoing support questions, etc. will be provided by and fulfilled directly through the school. 

Think you have what it takes to be a successful real estate agent?

jim gray headshot“When I interview people who have just passed their real estate course, I’m looking for agents that meet a couple of characteristics. If you have these characteristics, it will determine who is successful and who is not in real estate.

It’s not an easy industry. If it was easy, we’d all be rich. First, I’m looking for agents that have a vision for what they want to be, people who want more than what they have. Now, I’m not talking about money, motivated people necessarily. If money motivates you that’s fine, but in most cases, money’s not the motivator.

I am looking for agents that are in touch with their motivations to grow. Is it having a house for your family? Is it providing an education for your children? Is it providing security for your future retirement? It doesn’t matter, I’m looking for agents that have a vision, and are passionate about taking care of present and future concerns, whatever they are. So that’s number one: ambition.

Financial,Concept.,Make,Money,On,The,Internet.,Businesswoman,Works,AtNumber two is looking for people that have a little bit of courage. This business requires courage. In my experience, having now been in conversations with well over a thousand agents over the last 18 months, and recruited more than a hundred, there’s one characteristic successful agents have. They don’t shrink from a challenge. They don’t, they still take action even if they don’t know all of the answers to all of the questions. They know that if they get faced with a question that they don’t really answer to, they know they can find the answer.

I’m looking for people that are ambitious, are courageous, and then finally are ready to grow. I want to help give people the opportunity to be the best version of themselves.

Usually, it’s not easy, and many times there are tears, and sweat, and frustration involved, but you go through that because you are so ambitious and in love with the future you’re trying to create. That passion for your future, it gives you courage to press through the hard times. So if you’re ambitious, courageous, and you’re ready to grow, and you think being in a conversation with a guy like me might be helpful to your future then let’s get you the tuition reimbursement you deserve!”

Tip: If these perks sound intriguing, also consider checking out the Agent Advice Real Estate School course.

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Agent Advice Success Stories: 

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terricaTerrica C.
New Keller Williams Agent & Tuition Reimbursement Recipient

“I always wanted to become a real estate agent, and finally decided to take the next step. Getting started with my course was easy. Agent Advice just sent me a link, and I did the whole thing online. I finished the class, now I just need to get scheduled for the state test. I would definitely recommend Agent Advice to anyone looking to get their license, especially if they’re wanting to do it for free.”

 

rachelRachel K.
New Real Estate Agent & Tuition Reimbursement Recipient

“I was moving from Tennessee to Florida, so I was considering a career change. I always thought real estate might be something I’d be good at, so I connected with someone at Agent Advice and decided to take the course. It was easy to follow and understand, and the course I chose kept me interested. It didn’t take long for me to finish the class and I passed my state exam on the first try! I then reached out again to Agent Advice and set up an interview with a tuition reimbursement sponsor, and got my money back that same day. All in all, it was really simple and easy.”

 

marcusMarcus W.
New Real Estate Agent & Tuition Reimbursement Recipient

“The entire process was seamless, and the communication from the very beginning was great. When I first came across Agent Advice I had lots of questions, but I was able to get in touch with someone right away who helped explain the process from start to finish. Once I completed the course and set up an interview with a brokerage, they stopped the payments immediately. I also enjoyed the subscription payment option that Agent Advice has. It gave me the flexibility and motivated me to finish the course quickly. I’m still deciding on which brokerage is the right fit for me, but I enjoyed getting to interview with someone so that I could ask questions about what the day-to-day would look like at that company.”

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Best Continuing Education in Arizona: CE Shop

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Top Features

: Biggest continuing education provider in the nation

The CE Shop is hands down the easiest online provider to fulfill your continuing education requirements. The state of Arizona requires all licensed agents to do 24 hours of continuing education every two years. Most agents are looking for a quick solution to knock these out, so CE Shop is your best bet.

The price point is slightly higher than other providers, but the convenience is what sets them apart. They also have several continuing education packages to choose from, so you can find the right mix of courses for you. For all of these reasons, The CE Shop is the best continuing education course in Arizona.

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Convenience: 4.8 out 5. The CE Shop’s continuing education courses are all online. I also really appreciate the custom-designed online learning platform that is easy to access on a tablet or phone. This allowed me to access the course material on the go, which made a huge difference in how efficient I was with my time.

Reporting is also a major thing to consider when you’re trying to finish your continuing education. Many agents wait until the last minute, so you want to find a provider that will immediately report your completed hours to the Arizona Department of Real Estate. The CE Shop has a policy that they will mark your hours as complete within 24 hours. You will also immediately receive a certificate upon completion, students can access an electronic copy of the certificate for a minimum of five years.

Pass Rate: 5 out 5. Passing a final exam is not required to receive continuing education credit in Arizona, so The CE Shop system is set up so that final exams can be passed with a 0% passing score. You just need to complete the hours to receive your credit.

Course Duration: 4.7 out of 5. You must complete 24 hours every two years to keep your license active in the state of Arizona. Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after you purchase the package or course. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in your CE Shop account.

Support: 4.5 out of 5. I used the live chat feature, and the technical team quickly answered my questions and resolved the issue within minutes. However, it’s worth noting that direct access to instructors is not available. In the event of encountering a problem with the course materials, the support team pledges to provide a response within two days. Waiting for two days can feel like quite a stretch if you find yourself stuck in the middle of a lesson.

Refund Policy: 4.1 out of 5. The CE Shop doesn’t offer refunds for continuing education courses. Luckily, the price point is pretty low, so you won’t be out a ton of money.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I highly recommend The CE Shop’s Arizona continuing education courses. They are very quick and convenient, and provide a lot of flexibility. Agents are required to take 18 mandatory hours mixed with 6 general hours of your choosing. That gives you the freedom to decide which courses are most important to you when picking your elective courses. You can choose courses about current real estate issues and trends, managing risks, property inspections, and how to serve seniors.

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  • Don't need to pass an exam
  • Certificate provided immediately after completion
  • Lots of elective courses available
  • Interface can be glitchy
  • No refund policy

Best Test Prep in Arizona: PrepAgent

Top Features

: Updated study material, engaging instructors

PrepAgent is designed to help future agents pass the real estate exam. They offer online group webinars, online training tools, e-books, and thousands of state-specific practice questions. 

I looked at dozens of different test prep vendors, including the ones that “come with” the courses – and frankly, all fall short of PrepAgent.

They are constantly updating their content as the exams change. While the questions cannot be the exact same as the real estate exam, PrepAgent strives to keep their content as close to what the exam will provide as possible. The material in the practice exams is written to reflect what an agent would need to know to pass the actual exam. 

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Convenience: 4.8 out 5. PrepAgent offers multiple ways for the students to study. My favorite feature is that you can focus on your weaknesses with category-specific tests, or go straight for the master exam preparation. Interactive flashcards and study guides are available to quiz yourself with, as well as worksheets to help track and remember all the information that has been provided.

PrepAgent also offers explainer videos to help keep the learning process fun. If students opt for the premium package they have access to live online group webinars 7 times a week with a variety of topics that cover the real estate exam. There is a live chat as well as recorded webinars to watch in the future in case you miss one.

In addition to Arizona real estate practice exams and up-to-date information on the actual exam, PrepAgent also offers one-on-one tutoring for those that feel extra individualized attention may help them to better prepare. The tutors help focus on the struggles students are having with absorbing the material and helping to implement tips and study tricks to prepare for the exam. Students can schedule multiple sessions if necessary. 

Refund Policy: 4.1 out of 5. With PrepAgent, you really can’t fail. If you aren’t satisfied with PrepAgent, their packages are covered with a 100% money-back guarantee. This sets them apart from some of their competitors, who have much more restrictive refund policies.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I highly recommend PrepAgents’s Arizona test prep. A feature I really appreciated is the ability to listen to the information in their car. I also applaud the instructors for their relatable way of teaching and how easy they made it to retain the information taught. Overall students seem very pleased with PrepAgent and their teaching methods, with many having stated they were able to pass the real estate exam on the first try using all the tools offered.

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  • Audio recordings available
  • Several packages to choose from
  • Can get 1:1 tutoring
  • Exam prep only available for a limited time
  • Online only

Best Option for Tuition Reimbursement: Agent Advice Real Estate School

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Top Features

: 100% online course, Work on any device (at your own pace), Engaging material in a variety of formats

Agent Advice Real Estate School is one of the best options if you’re in Arizona. If you are in a time crunch and feel comfortable navigating through the material at your own pace, this is the perfect course for you. There are no time restrictions, so it gives you the best chance of passing the exam while juggling a busy schedule.

As far as price goes, there are several packages to choose from. You can pick from three different package options based on your preferred price. However, the added benefits of the Career Starter Package are totally worth it in my opinion (it’s also the most popular choice among students).

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Convenience: 4.4 out 5. The course starts with the basics and build from there, which makes it really easy to get the hang of, especially since the layout is broken out into smaller sections and modules. The courses are also very flexible for people who are looking to fly through the course quickly. The system is also up to date and uses the most effective technology & content to help students really grasp the material.

You also get:

  • 96-hour pre-licensing course
  • 100% online course
  • Work on any device, at your own pace
  • Engaging material in a variety of formats
  • Fully accredited course by the Arizona Department of Real Estate
  • The #1 course endorsed by top producing Arizona agents

Pass Rate: 4.7 out 5. Agent Advice Real Estate School has a pretty high pass rate among Arizona students. The courses are written and published by industry-leading real estate pros who are very familiar with the Arizona real estate market. This is one of the biggest pros of Agent Advice – because you’ll feel prepared to start your career as soon as you pass your exam. 85,000+ students have also gotten a AZ license with these courses, so you’re in good company.

Support: 4.8 out of 5. Agent Advice’s customer support team is top notch. They are responsive, and can help you with any questions you have about the course or package options available. If you choose the Career Starter Package, you also get access to the largest private agent group on Facebook (150K active agents) who can help you navigate the industry. This is a huge help if you have questions about the exam, finding a broker, or just want to chat with like minded people from Arizona.

Refund Policy: 4.9 out of 5. If you don’t pass your state licensing exam, you can get a full refund. To be eligible, students must purchase a course from AgentAdvice.com. You must attempt to pass the state licensing exam at least twice within 45 days of completing the course material. Just let Agent Advice know after failing the exam the first time, so we can help provide you with additional help. If you still don’t pass, you will receive a full refund. Read more about the tuition reimbursement option.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I highly recommend Agent Advices’s Arizona pre-licensing course, especially if you’re on a budget and are looking to get your license ASAP.

For new agents, I’d suggest taking the Agent Advice Real Estate course and then upgrading to the Career Starter Package. The Free AgentAdviceU online course adds a $99 value and comes with a library of videos to help you kick off your career.

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  • Highest rated Test Prep in Arizona (save $50!)
  • Pass or it's Free Guarantee
  • Tuition Reimbursement Option
  • 6-hour writing class must be done in person (per ADRE's requirements)

Honorable Mentions

We had a high bar in picking the best of the best real estate schools in Arizona. These schools didn’t make the cut (frankly, they’re not as great as our top picks – but were also considered).

Our Methodology: 

I ranked and rated each school on 8 different factors to come up with the very best real estate schools in Arizona. Our full guide on how we rank courses is available here, but the short version of factors considered are: 

  1. Course value
  2. How easy the courses were to navigate
  3. If there were any technical glitches
  4. Return policies
  5. Overall performance of each school as a whole
  6. Reviews directly from agents who’ve attended the school

There are dozens of options (some of them not so great!), so we’ve taken the work off your plate by narrowing down the list to only the ones that scored high enough. Whether you’re dedicating yourself full time to your new career, are looking to fly through the courses quickly to get them over with, or are busy and looking to work through them when you have downtime, here is a list of the best online real estate schools in Arizona you should consider.

About the Author

John Gluch began his real estate career in 2003 when he got his Arizona real estate license. Since then, he’s become one of the most successful real estate agents in Phoenix by consistently ranking in the Top 25 out of 40,000 agents. He is proud to be the catalyst of change within the real estate industry and within the lives of his now thousands of past clients. John has since expanded the Gluch Group by opening a second location that serves the greater San Diego market. Connect with me

Last Updated: 2/15/2024