Real Estate Salesperson: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, complete 24 classroom hours of approved real estate courses, and needs to successfully pass the real estate examination for a salesperson.
Continued education: All real estate agents are required to successfully complete between 6 to 12 hours of continuing education courses during the 24 months prior to each license renewal.
Broker applicants: Must be at least 18 years of age, the principal residence needs to be in Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the issuance of the license, needs to submit proof of having been actively affiliated with a Massachusetts real estate broker as a salesperson for at least one year and is required to take 30 classroom hours of approved real estate courses before taking the real estate exams. After passing the examinations, the applicant needs to provide a surety bond in the amount of $5,000.
Reciprocal license recognition & Non-residents: Massachusetts has reciprocity agreements with all states except Vermont.