On or about August 11, 2010, the Legislature approved a statutory amendment to Massachusetts General Law (MGL) Chapter 112, Section 87SS. As of June 1, 2011, the Massachusetts Board of Registration shall require the following:
1. Prior to the salesperson examination, a candidate for a salesperson license shall complete forty (40) hours of pre-licensure salesperson education.
2. Prior to the broker examination, a salesperson shall complete forty (40) hours of pre-licensure broker education AND must affiliate with a broker for three (3) years for a broker license.
The Real Estate Board licenses only those candidates who meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for real estate brokers and salespersons. In carrying out its mission, the Board regulates real estate schools and agent curriculum and contracts with a testing vendor to provide the agent examination. Of equal importance, the Board seeks to protect consumers by exercising its authority to discipline those real estate agents who violate licensing laws and regulations.
For questions regarding Licensure for Massachusetts Real Estate Brokers and Salespeople contact:
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons
(Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Corporation or Partnership, Real Estate LLC or LLP, Real Estate Salesperson)
Or visit their website for more information: http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/re/
Click here for Applications and Forms from the Board of Registration (Reciprocal Licensure, Attorney Licensure, Request for Reinstatement, Change of Name, etc.)
Individuals seeking licensure as real estate agents must first complete the statutory pre-licensing educational requirement at one of the Board’s approved real estate schools. Once completed the school will provide the application/examination materials. For more information select Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on becoming licensed.
Corporations, Partnerships and Massachusetts Attorneys seeking broker licensure may call the Board directly at (617) 727-2373.
Continuing Education General Information
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers made changes to the Continuing Education Requirement for Licensure of Brokers and Salespeople that took effect January 1, 2001.The requirement for Massachusetts Real Estate Brokers and Salespeople continues to be twelve hours of continuing education credits (CEU) to maintain an active license. The education must be completed within the twenty-four month period preceding their scheduled renewal date in order to renew as Active and practice real estate.There is no exam for CEU courses. The new curriculum consists of thirty three modules. Each of these modules is two hours long. Real estate licensees, who wish to practice, must complete any six of the thirty three modules for a total of twelve (12) hours to renew their real estate license for two years. Materials provided as part of the curriculum should only be used for study purposes and should not be disseminated to the general public. Nothing in this curriculum supersedes any state or federal laws or regulations. For more information on CE Requirements, visit our Continuing Education FAQ page.