Real Estate Licensing

Renewing Your License

In Massachusetts, a licensed real estate broker or salesperson needs 12 hours of state-approved continuing education to renew their license every two years - with their license expiring on their birthday. License renewal is through the Massachusetts Board of Professional Licensure. However, as a member of CCIAOR, you have access to resources and professional staff to help guide you through the renewal process.

We have assembled some of the most Frequently Asked Questions below:

Need assistance with your Massachusetts license renewal? Contact CCIAOR for help:

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Whitney McNamara
Education Programs Director 508-957-4311 email

Getting Licensed

The Massachusetts Board of Professional Licensure grants real estate licensees for both salespersons and brokers in the state.

If you want to become a broker or salesperson, you must meet the following requirements:

The real estate salesperson application requires:

  • 40 hours of real estate education.
  • Successful completion of licensing exams.

A real estate broker application requires:

  • 3 years of experience working for a broker.
  • 40 additional hours of real estate education.
  • Successful completion of licensing exams.

Are you looking to become a licensed real estate agent in Massachusetts?

CCIAOR has partnered with the following local state-approved real estate schools that offer course options for those interested in obtaining their real estate license or current agents looking to obtain their broker’s license.

Please contact one of these schools to see when their next class is scheduled.