School of Real Estate

School of Real Estate

Hello Future Real Estate Agent!

Have you been considering making a career change?


Are you ready for a little more flexibility in your schedule? 


If so, Real Estate is the right place for you! 


The Upchurch School of Real Estate is proud to offer both Georgia Salesperson Pre-License Courses and Georgia Salesperson Post-License Courses! Our 75 hour pre-license course is ideal for anyone who is working full-time or even in school. Our classes are always in the evenings to give you the chance to fit everything into your day!


Interested? Register for our Spring 2024 Pre-License Course Today by emailing!          

Spring 2024 Pre-License Course Specifics

Dates: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 – Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 6:00pm to 9:15pm | 15 minute break.    

Location:   Upchurch School of Real Estate

                2405 West Broad Street | Suite 150

                Athens, GA  30606  

Early Bird Special: $399 | Deadline is January 9th, 2024

Regular Price: $475 | Cost after January 9th, 2024


**Information on the next course will not be available until the completion of the current course.


About the Instructor


Geoff Wilson began his career with Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty in February of 2005. After receiving his under graduate degree from the University of Clemson, Geoff came to Athens as a graduate student in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. In 1996, he earned his Masters Degree in Mass Communication. Born in northern California and raised in Memphis, Geoff has lived in six different states and has visited all 50. However, Athens drew him back for good in 2007.

Geoff holds an associate broker’s license and is a multiple recipient of the Circle of Achievement Award from the Athens Area Association of Realtors. Following the onset of the global pandemic, he began tutoring students online through a national tutoring service, and has helped hundreds of students in 39 different states become real estate licensees. Geoff has both the real-world experience and the teaching acumen to aid students of the Upchurch School of Real Estate achieve their goals.

About the Course


This is an approved Georgia Real Estate Commission 75 hour course, which is mandatory in order to become licensed.  If you pass the class with a 72 grade or better, the Upchurch School of Real Estate will clear you to take the GA State Exam. There are special guidelines implemented by the GREC that we need to make sure we all follow. Please read the below Notice to Students prior to registering for the course:


Notice to Students


The Upchurch School of Real Estate, located at 2405 West Broad Street in Athens, GA, is approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission to offer the in-class 75 hour Salesperson Pre-license Course. The school license expires on 12/31/2024. Instructor Geoff Wilson is a licensed Instructor approved by the GeorgiaReal Estate Commission to instruct this course. This course is limited to the first 30 students. Some COVID-19 protocols are in place, and Instructor may enforce masking upon his discretion.



To qualify for a Salesperson’s license in Georgia, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of the state of Georgia, unless seeking a non-resident license
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a certificate of equivalency
  • Complete a 75 hour Salesperson Pre-license Course at an approved school
  • Pass the state real estate salesperson exam
  • Obtain a criminal history report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation


To qualify for entrance into this course, a student must:

    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Meet  residency and education requirements
    • Pay the required fee of $475, or the Early Bird Special fee of $399


Course Rules Requirements:

  • There are NO REFUNDS on or after the start date of class.
  • Students must provide a copy of their driver's license or photo ID to enroll.
  • Classes are always 6:00pm-9:15pm
  • The state of Georgia requires 100% attendance in order for student to receive credit for your course.
  • 75 hours total; 15 minute breaks given for every 3 hours.
  • Student counted absent if more than 15 minutes late.
  • Absence marked if student is more than 10 minutes late for three classes.
  • 2 absences allowed - The only make up days offered are on Tuesday April 9th, 2024, and Thursday April 11th, 2024. If student uses any allowed absence, student MUST attend make up session on this date. Do not be late.
  • 1 Homework Assignment is required to be turned-in and must be submitted before you are allowed to take the final exam.
  • Please make sure you have a calculator that is not on your phone. You will not be allowed to use your phone during the midterm or final.
  • Timely completion of all homework assignments is required.
  • Must pass final exam with a minimum score of 72.
  • Credits for course will be reported promptly and directly to the Georgia Real Estate Commission by the School Director.
  • There are no Veteran discounts offered through the Upchurch School of Real Estate.


Cash and credit card payments are not accepted.  You may drop off attached forms with check or money order along with a copy of your photo ID at the first floor front desk (our receptionist will provide a receipt), OR mail in attached forms with check or money order.  Make checks payable to Coldwell Banker Upchurch RealtyThe cost of the textbook is already factored into the course price.  Enrollment will be limited to the first 30 students.


Geoff Wilson is our licensed Instructor, and Jennifer Varnadoe is our licensed School Director. If you have any special needs such as wheelchair access, please let us know in advance so that we can better accommodate you.



How to Register: 


Please email Angela Wright, School Coordinator, at for an enrollment packet and more details.


For information about our Georgia Salesperson Post-License Course, please contact School Coordinator, Angela Wright at or 706-543-4000.

Online Courses

The Upchurch School of Real Estate has an agreement with Mbition Learn Real Estate to promote online course information to consumers and real estate licensees. The Upchurch School of Real Estate is not the developer of these courses and is simply providing a referral. Any questions regarding course content or course technology should be directed to Mbition Learn Real Estate. For more information, click a link below:


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