How to Reactivate a Massachusetts Real Estate License

reactivate real estate license“I got my license years ago and let it expire more than 2 years ago, how do I reactivate it?” is one of our most frequently asked questions.  This post explains how to reactivate an inactive MA real estate license. As a Massachusetts real estate school, who else would you call to ask that question?  Most individuals try calling the Board of Professional Licensure, but the truth is that they are super busy and it can be difficult to get someone on the phone. The state has published an excellent set of FAQ’s on their website along with other helpful forms and a link to the elicensing portal.

Reactivating a real estate license is easy and a more common process than one might expect.  First, let’s define what it means to have an expired real estate license in Massachusetts.  Every two years real estate agents are required to complete 12 credit-hours of continuing ed.  Upon completing this continuing ed requirement, agents fill out a simple online renewal form through the elicensing portal certifying they completed the course (under penalties of perjury) and pay a renewal fee.

Reactivate a Massachusetts Real Estate License Form:

If your Massachusetts real estate license has been expired for LESS than two years, you must use this Reactivation Form.

If your Massachusetts real estate license has been expired for MORE than two years, you must use this Reinstatement Form.

If a Massachusetts real estate license goes un-renewed it becomes “inactive”.  This means licensed agents cannot engage in any real estate transactions until their real estate license is reactivated.

To reactivate a Mass real estate license, agents are required to complete the same 12-credit required continuing ed course and to submit a license renewal/reactivation form with the current renewal fee to the Board.  It is that simple.  If you still have questions about the process or where to access the renewal form, give the Board of Professional Licensure a call at 617-727-2373.

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