Massachusetts Real Estate License Requirements

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Massachusetts Real Estate Licensing Requirements

This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education requirements established by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons. We recommend you contact the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons for more detailed information or changes.

Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson Pre-License Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete 40 hours of pre-license education
  • Obtain three (3) complete candidate endorsements
  • Successfully pass the real estate examination for a salesperson; see Massachusetts real estate license exam prep

Massachusetts Real Estate Broker Pre-License Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • The broker applicant is required to take 40 classroom hours of approved broker real estate courses before taking the real estate exams
  • Must affiliate with a broker for 3 years
  • The applicant's principal residence needs to be in Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the issuance of the license
  • Submit proof of having been actively affiliated with a Massachusetts real estate broker as a salesperson for at least one year
  • After passing the examinations (see Massachusetts real estate license exam prep), the applicant needs to provide a surety bond in the amount of $5,000

Massachusetts Real Estate Reciprocity Requirements

  • MA has reciprocity with the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington

Massachusetts Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

  • All real estate agents are required to successfully complete 12 hours of continuing education courses during the 24 months prior to each renewal
  • All licenses expire on the birthday of the licensee and are good for two years