Connecticut Real Estate Exam Info

What is required to get a license?

For salespersons:

  • Completed and notarized application available on PSI
  • Course certificates submitted directly to PSI.
  • Classroom course in Real Estate Principles and Practices (60 hours).
  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Fees: Salesperson PSI Exam: 65$
  • Application Fee: 80$

For brokers:

  • Completed and notarized application available on PSI
  • Course certificates submitted directly to PSI.
  • Classroom course in Real Estate Principles and Practices (60 hours).
  • Classroom course in Real Estate Brokerage Principles and Practices (15 hours).
  • Classroom course in Legal Compliance (15 hours).
  • Proof of Legal Presence in U.S.
  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Two (2) -15 hour pre-license elective courses OR One (1) -30 hour pre-license Appraisal course OR evidence of successfully completing at least 20 real estate transactions in the previous 5 years. A transaction is defined as a legal transfer of real property or execution of lease agreement.
  • Fees: Salesperson PSI Exam: 65$
  • Application Fee: 120$

What score do I need to pass?

The broker exam consists of 80 national questions and 40 state-specific questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 75% of the questions correctly.

The salesperson exam consists of 80 national questions and 30 state-specific questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 70% of the questions correctly.

You will receive your score immediately on your computer screen. If you don´t pass you will receive a diagnostic report indicating strengths and weaknesses.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

For the broker exam: you are allowed 120 minutes for the national portion and 60 minutes for the state portion, for a total of 180 minutes.

For the salesperson exam: you are allowed 120 minutes for the national portion and 45 minutes for the state portion, for a total of 165 minutes.

What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • Identification (Driver’s license, passport, green card, U.S. social security card, debit or credit card).
  • Basic (non-scientific) calculator.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer and is multiple choice.

What is on the exam?

The national portion consists of the following sections:

  • Property Ownership
  • Land Use Controls and Regulations
  • Valuation and Market Analysis
  • Financing
  • General Principles of Agency
  • Property Condition and Disclosures
  • Contracts
  • Transfer of Title
  • Practice of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Calculations
  • Specialty Areas: Subdivisions, Commercial, Industrial, and Income Properties

The state-specific portion consists of the following sections:

  • Connecticut Real Estate Commission and Licensing
    Requirements.
  • Connecticut Laws Governing the Activities of Licensees.
  • Connecticut Real Estate Agency.
  • Connecticut-Specific Real Estate Principles and Practices.
  • For Brokers Exam Only:
    a. Record keeping
    b. Escrow accounts
    c. Brokers lien
    d. Notice of commission rights in commercial
    transactions
    e. Cooperation with out-of-state brokers
    f. Interstate land sales
    g. Mortgage brokerage fees charged by brokers
    h. Real properties securities/syndication

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