Connecticut Real Estate Exam Info

HOW TO OBTAIN A CONNECTICUT REAL ESTATE LICENSE

In Connecticut, exams, licensing, and continuing education for real estate agents are governed by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.

There are two basic real estate licenses in Connecticut:

  • Salesperson: a person working in the office of a real estate broker as an employee or independent contractor.
  • Broker: a person who operates his/her own real estate business or acts as a broker for a corporation or partnership.

To obtain the Salesperson's license, a person must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • Be at least 19 years old.
  • Not be under indictment for forgery, theft, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, or any other felony implying character untrustworthiness.
  • If ever convicted of any of the specified felony charges, the complete sentence must have been served.
  • Complete 60 classroom hours approved pre-licensing education.

To obtain the Broker's license, a person must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • Not be under indictment for forgery, theft, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, or any other felony implying character untrustworthiness.
  • A person who has been convicted of a felony of one of the types listed above may not be granted an associate broker's license until five years after the complete sentence has been served.
  • Complete 60 classroom hours approved broker training.
  • Been a licensed salesperson for 24 consecutive months within the last 48, and real estate must have been his/her principal occupation.
  • Must have passed the broker's exam and be affiliated with a licensed broker.