How To Get a Massachusetts Real Estate License

Massachusetts Real Estate License Requirements

Massachusetts Real Estate SchoolThis article explains exactly what you need to know to get a Massachusetts Real Estate License.

First, to see if you qualify to become a Massachusetts real estate agent, you must be able to answer “yes”, to the following three questions:

1. Are you at least 18 years old?
2. Do you have a valid SSN?
3. Are there 3 people (non-relatives) who can vouch for your character?

If you can answer yes to those three questions, your next step is complete an approved 40-hour pre-licensure class at a Massachusetts certified real estate school. There are two ways to complete a 40 hour pre-licensure class:

1. In a physical classroom for all 40 hours – typically divided across 4 days (10 hours per day).
2. Online courses can be taught live online, so you can complete the class from the comfort of your couch.

Upon completing the 40-hour class, the school will distribute a “Candidate Handbook” which will include your certificate of completion and instructions to schedule your Massachusetts real estate license exam. The Massachusetts real estate license exam MUST be taken within two years of completing the pre-licensure class otherwise you will have to complete course again.

You must score at least 70% to pass the exam. You will find out immediately after completing the exam (at the testing center) whether you passed or failed. When you pass, you will be issued your Massachusetts real estate agent license right there on the spot.

Upcoming Course Schedule

Keep Me Certified is a Massachusetts approved real estate school that offers the 40-hour pre-licensure course at least once a month. Click here to view their schedule of upcoming courses.

Continuing Ed Requirements

Once you are a Massachusetts licensed real estate professional, you need to complete 12 hours of approved continuing education credits. You can complete 12 hours of approved continuing education through a licensed real estate school at any time during the 24 month period immediately preceding the expiration date printed on your license.

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About Keep Me Certified

Keep Me Certified is a Massachusetts based real estate school building better training for real estate professionals. Launched in 2012, Keep Me Certified has since trained more than 20,000 licensed real estate professionals through our video based online continuing ed and pre-licensure class. To learn more, visit us at