How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Maine

In order to sell real estate in Maine, you must first obtain the Sales Agent license from the Maine Real Estate Commission. The Sales Agent license is an entry-level license that allows individuals to acquire on-the-job training and experience while they complete the requirements for an Associate Broker license.  The steps listed below will guide you on how to become a real estate agent in Maine.

Meet the minimum requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age and hold a high-school diploma or equivalent.

Complete the education requirements

Complete (with a minimum grade of 75%) a Commission-approved 55 hour prelicense course called “The Sales Agent Course” which covers the required skills and knowledge listed in the Candidate Handbook from the Maine Real Estate Commission.

Pass the Pearson VUE sales agent examination

Take the Maine Sales Agent examination which is administered by Pearson VUE.  

Apply for your ME Real Estate License

Submit to the Commission a fully completed license application, a Pearson VUE examination score report, and an original transcript from “The Sales Agent Course” showing a minimum final grade of 75%, and the license application fee.

Choose a company to work with

Choosing the right broker to work with you is a key success factor for building your new career.  We would be happy to talk with you about a future with Verani Realty. We are the state’s largest real estate brokerage, with offices located throughout NH, MA, and ME.

  • ME Salesperson Exam Fee:  $85.00
  • ME Licensing Fee: $121.00 (Includes criminal records check)


Contact Monika McGillicuddy to discuss your real estate options.