Massachusetts Real Estate Exam Info

To become licensed as a salesperson or broker in Massachusetts you must complete the requisite education, pass the relevant examination and complete the appropriate licensing application. At the outset you must become licensed as a salesperson before you can become a broker. To become licensed as a salesperson you must complete twenty-four hours of education at any one of the Board approved real estate schools (the education is in various subject matter areas). 

Once your education is complete the school will provide you with a "Candidate Guidebook" which will contain verification of your completed education and information to make an appointment to take the salesperson examination. Examinations are offered twice daily Tuesday through Saturday in Boston and on Saturday’s at other sites in Massachusetts. All information to take the examination will be contained in the Candidate Guidebook. Upon passing the examination you will be licensed at the test center.

Those salespersons who seek licensure as brokers follow the same practice outlined for salespersons above. There are, however, two differences. First, those seeking licensure as brokers must complete thirty hours of education at a Board approved real estate school (that is in addition to the twenty-four hour salesperson education); and, Second, salespeople must work for a broker for at least one year before they can move on to licensure as brokers (the work experience must either be current or completed no more than two years prior to the time of broker examination and licensure).

If you would like more information on licensure please contact the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons at (617) 727-2373.