Massachusetts Salesperson Pre-Licensing

How to Become a Massachusetts Real Estate Agent

5 Steps Toward Getting Your Massachusetts Salesperson License

Getting licensed for your new career might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Read on to learn the five steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Massachusetts real estate.




Complete 40 hours of approved Massachusetts Pre-Licensing education.

Complete 40 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education, as required by the Massachusetts Real Estate Board. The CE Shop is an approved education provider in the state of Massachusetts.

The CE Shop’s LEAP platform is an advanced web-based portal that offers the best of the classroom environment with the convenience and flexibility of online learning. Through interactive exercises, real-world scenarios, and practical examples, you'll learn everything you need to pass your salesperson licensing exam and start a successful career in real estate.




Pass the final exam for your course.

You must complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam. The course also contains a final exam that must be passed.




Take the Massachusetts Real Estate Exam with PSI.

Effective 3/4/2019, PSI will no longer schedule exams without approval from the MA Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons. Candidates must mail their application to the PSI office in Las Vegas to get pre-approved to take the licensing exam.




Receive your license.

Once you pass the exam, you will pay a fee and receive your license at the testing center.




Choose a sponsoring broker.

As you go through the licensing process and become a new salesperson, you’ll need to be sponsored by a licensed Massachusetts real estate broker. Picking the right broker to work with you is a key success factor to building your new career. Here are some questions to consider when looking for a sponsoring broker:

  1. What is their reputation, both locally and nationally?
  2. What kind of real estate agents are they looking for?
  3. Are they technologically advanced and up to date with the latest systems?
  4. How do they support their agents with education and training?
  5. What kind of commission structure do they offer?
  6. Do they offer benefits?
  7. Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material?
  8. Is there room to grow with the brokerage?