It takes about 40 hours to complete an approved Massachusetts real estate license exam prep course and on average takes students 2-4 weeks.
This 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 approved real estate school. There are two ways to complete a 40-hour pre-licensure class:
1. In a physical classroom – typically divided across four days (10 hours per day).
2. Online courses – you can complete this course from the comfort of your couch.
Upon completing the 40-hour course, 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 the course again.
You must score at least 70% to pass and 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.
Online Real Estate License Exam Prep Courses
Keep Me Certified is a Massachusetts approved real estate school that offers the 40-hour pre-licensure course with rolling enrollment. Click here to learn more and get started.
Continuing Education Requirement
Once you are a Massachusetts licensed real estate agent, you need to complete 12 credit-hours of approved continuing education every two years. 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.
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 educated more than 30,000 individuals to help them obtain and renew their real estate license. To learn more, visit us at keepmecertified.com.
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