Real Estate Agent License Requirements in Massachusetts

In order to sell real estate in Massachusetts, you first have to check off your real estate education requirements and your real estate license requirements. Accomplishing these steps will allow you to practice real estate sales in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

To become an agent in Massachusetts, applicants must finish the following real estate license requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • The real estate education requirements state you must complete forty (40) hours of MA pre-licensing salesperson education.
  • Obtain a completed Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Educational Certificate form to be completed by a Board-approved Real Estate School.
  • Prior to taking the licensing exam, you must acquire three (3) complete candidate endorsements from non-related individuals. They are not required to be residents of the state of Massachusetts and fellow classmates of the applicant from the real estate course are ineligible to sign the candidate endorsement.

Applicants must finish these real estate exam requirements to become a real estate agent in Massachusetts:

  • Applicants must finish forty (40) hours of approved pre-licensing education. To see upcoming classes and to get started visit our class calendar.
  • After completing the course material, applicants must complete the course’s final exam. This exam consists of 100 questions and you must receive a minimum score of 75% to pass.
  • After securing three (3) candidate endorsements and gaining approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration, applicants then must pass the Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson Exam. Administered by PSI, the national portion of the exam consists of 80 questions to be answered within a timed period of 150 minutes. The state portion of the exam consists of 40 questions to be answered within a timed period of 90 minutes.


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