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Ohio Real Estate Sales Associate RESS.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 9 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Real Estate
Effective as of Fall 2013

Sinclair's Ohio Real Estate Sales Associate Certificate consists of the four pre-licensing classes required to sit for the Ohio Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Examination. Ohio's community colleges are the Ohio Association of REALTORS®'s preferred pre-licensing education providers.

With Sinclair's new 100% online course option, you can complete this program in as little as 8 weeks and be on your way to an exciting career in real estate! A career in real estate offers a very flexible schedule and the ability to be your own boss in control of the growth of your business. The real estate profession is also compatible as a part-time position to accompany another career.

Questions about this program? Contact us!

View the frequently asked questions page about the pre-licensing program. Still have questions? Please contact the Real Estate Director, Lani Gagnon at 937-512-4818 or by emailing


Sinclair also has the option for you to grow your real estate education further with the Real Estate Associate degree, which is 60-61 credit hours.

Spring Semester 2019 Total Cost (including all tuition, fees and textbooks*) Montgomery County Residents: In Person $1,211.98, Online $1,279.48 Other Ohio Residents: In Person $1,637.38, Online $1,704.33 Out-of-State Students: In Person $2,862.31, Online $2,929.81*Total cost is subject to change. View the Bursar current fee and tuition schedule here.

What is the program about?

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.

Program Outcomes

  • Exemplify a high standard of ethics as a real estate professional.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of real estate financial instruments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of licensing and agency laws, legal and financial terminology, and the government role in real estate.
  • Exhibit skills necessary to function as a real estate professional.
  • Identify and apply the different approaches to appraising property.

Career Opportunities

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).

Additional Information

Successful completion of the courses in this program meets the educational requirement for you to sit for the Ohio Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Examination only (further state requirements must also be satisfied). It is not intended to meet requirements for license examination in any other state. If you have questions about real estate licensure in a state other than Ohio, or general questions about this program, please contact the Real Estate Department at 937-512-2615 or


Course Title Credits
RES 1101 Real Estate Principles 3
RES 1201 Real Estate Law 3
RES 1301 Real Estate Finance 1.5
RES 1401 Real Estate Appraisal 1.5
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.