Real Estate Certificate

To sit for the Ohio Real Estate Licensure Examination in the State of Ohio, you are required to have 120 hours total of classroom instruction in Real Estate Practice, Appraisal, Law, and Finance.  Rhodes offers this instruction in two classes that will meet for 5 weeks each.  The next session of Real Estate classes will start in August 2018. 

RST-1020 (Real Estate Practice & Appraisal) will meet Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 9:30 pm on the following days: 8/27, 8/29, 8/30, 9/5, 9/6, 9/10, 9/12, 9/13, 9/17, 9/19, 9/20, 9/24, 9/26, 9/27, & 10/1  

RST-1120 (Real Estate Law & Finance) will meet Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 9:30 pm on the following days: 10/8, 10/10, 10/11, 10/15, 10/17, 10/18, 10/22, 10/24, 10/25, 10/29,10/31, 11/1, 11/5, 11/7, & 11/8.

To take both Real Estate courses and earn your certificate the tuition cost is approximately $1,350 (Based on 2017-2018 Academic Year Rates) and the estimated book cost is $200-300. If you have any questions about the real estate program please contact Cara Rex at or 419-995-8323.

One of the most complex and important financial events is the purchase or sale of a home or investment property. As a result, people usually seek the help of real estate brokers and sales agents when buying or selling real estate. Real estate brokers and sales agents have a thorough knowledge of the real estate market in their community.

The coursework that comprise this certificate provide the students with the 120 hours of education required by the state prior to sitting for the Sales Real Estate License exam. These classes emphasize knowledge regarding the general theory of real estate, real estate laws, real estate finance and real estate appraisal that prospective real estate professionals must be familiar.

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"When I passed the National and State Real Estate Salesperson's licensing test on my first try I was very happy that I picked Rhodes State College to take my Real Estate classes. The hands on teaching helped me retain important details that not only helped me pass the test but has served me well in my real estate career."

Linda May
Bruns Realty Group

I completed Rhodes’ Real Estate classes Summer Quarter of 2006 and immediately passed the Ohio Real Estate Exam. In 2008 I received the Ohio Association of Realtors President’s Club awarded for achieving over $1 Million Dollars in personal Real Estate sales. Not only did I learn the material needed to pass the Ohio State Exam, but the teaching staff at Rhodes gave me the real world knowledge needed to become a successful realtor. I’m grateful for being able to complete evening classes in my own home town. Thank you Rhodes!

Craig Kohli, Realtor
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Professional Realty

I can speak very highly of the quality of education I received. The college’s willingness to work with me to schedule my classes speaks volumes about Rhodes State. I could not have been more pleased with the way things went. It was amazing how easy it was to get in contact with my instructors if I had a question. If you needed something they bent over backwards.

Ed Rump
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices

I can't say enough about the real estate instructors at Rhodes State College. The in depth and detailed instruction I received helped me pass the Ohio Real Estate Exam on the first attempt. Their combination of knowledge and experience not only prepared me for the licensing exam, but prepared me for my career in real estate. I couldn't be happier with my choice to attend Rhodes State College and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to begin a career in real estate.

Jake Flinders
Century 21 Koehler & Associates