Maryland Real Estate Exam Info

What is required to get a license?

For salespersons:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Proof of completion of 60 hours pre license education.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination.
  • Apply online.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Salesperson: $61) License (Salesperson: $90, which include $20 Guaranty Fund payment).

For brokers:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Proof of completion of 60 hours pre license education.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination.
  • Apply online.
  • You must have 3 years experience as a salesperson.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Broker: $61) License (broker: $190, which include $20 Guaranty Fund payment).

What score do I need to pass?

The salesperson exam consists of 80 national questions and 30 state-specific questions. To pass, you must answer correctly at least 56 of the questions national questions and 21 of the state-specific.

The broker exam consists of 80 national questions and 40 state-specific question. To pass, you must answer correctly at least 56 of the questions national questions and 28 of the state-specific.

You will receive your score immediately after you complete your exam.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

  • For the salesperson exam: you are allowed 120 minutes for the national portion and 60 minutes for the state-specific portion.

  • For the broker and associate broker exam: you are allowed 120 minutes for the national portion and 60 minutes for the state-specific portion.

What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • 2 Forms of identification with matching names, non-expired and containing a valid signature. (Driver’s license, passport, green card, U.S. social security card, debit or credit card with signature). One of them must be government issued and photo bearing.
  • You may bring a calculator which must be silent and should not contain the alphabet.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer.

What is on the exam?

The national portion of the multiple choice exam 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
  • Real estate calculations
  • Specialty areas

The state-specific portion of the multiple choice exam consists of the following sections:

  • Duties and Powers of the Real Estate Commission
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Agency
  • Supervision
  • Business Conduct
  • Ethics

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