Maryland Real Estate License Requirements

The Maryland Real Estate Commission oversees all real estate matters in the state of Maryland. The types of real estate licenses the commission currently issues are salesperson and broker licenses.

The requirements to become a real estate agent [salesperson] or broker in Maryland are as follows:

SALESPERSON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a Maryland salesperson license an applicant must, be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

No prior real estate experience is required to obtain a Maryland salesperson license.

Applicant must complete 60 clock hours of prelicense education courses, which includes a three hour course on real estate ethics.

Maryland Real Estate License Requirements

Maryland Real Estate License Requirements

After completing the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the state portion of the salesperson exam with 56 correct answers and the national portion with 21 correct answers within one year of completing the prelicense education course. The state portion has 30 questions with a 30 minute time limit and the national portion has 80 questions with a 90 minute time limit.

A Maryland salesperson license application must be submitted within one year of passing the exam along with proof of sponsorship by a licensed broker in Maryland.

All Maryland salesperson licensees must complete 7.5-15 hours of continuing education courses during each renewal period, depending on type of license and education history.

Maryland has reciprocity agreements with the following states:
Pennsylvania
Oklahoma

To qualify for a reciprocal license an applicant must:
Have a current active license in a reciprocal state.
Submit a certificate of license history with Maryland real estate license application.
Submit proof of sponsorship by a licensed broker in Maryland, if applying for a salesperson or associate broker license.
A broker’s business address must not be in Maryland.
Pennsylvania applicants are excused from the continuing education and exam requirements.
Oklahoma applicants are required to take the state portion of the real estate exam but are excused from the continuing education requirements.

Fees to obtain a Maryland salesperson license include:
Exam Fee: $66
Original Salesperson License Fee: $110
Salesperson License Renewal: $90


ASSOCIATE BROKER or BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a Maryland associate broker or broker license an applicant must, be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Applicant must submit a current credit report before submitting a license application.

At least three years of active real estate salesperson experience is required to obtain a Maryland associate broker or broker license.

Applicant must complete a 135 hour prelicense education course.

After completing the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the state portion of the broker exam with 56 correct and the national portion with 28 correct answers within one year of completing the prelicense education course. The national portion of the exam has 80 questions with a 90 minute time limit and the state portion has 40 questions with a 30 minute time limit.

A Maryland associate broker or broker license application within one year of passing the exam.

All licensees must complete 7.5-15 hours of continuing education courses during each renewal period, depending on type of license and education history.

Maryland has reciprocity agreements with the following states:
Pennsylvania
Oklahoma

To qualify for a reciprocal license an applicant must:
Have a current active license in a reciprocal state.
Submit a certificate of license history with Maryland real estate license application.
Submit proof of sponsorship by a licensed broker in Maryland, if applying for a salesperson or associate broker license.
A broker’s business address must not be in Maryland.
Pennsylvania applicants are excused from the continuing education and exam requirements.
Oklahoma applicants are required to take the state portion of the real estate exam but are excused from the continuing education requirements.

Fees to obtain a Maryland associate broker or broker license include:
Exam Fee: $66
Original Associate Broker License: $150
Associate Broker License Renewal: $130
Original Broker License Fee: $210
Broker License Renewal: $190


References:

State of Maryland: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation: What Every Licensee Should Know About Continuing Education: – Maryland Real Estate Commission: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mrec/mreclicfactsheet.shtml

State of Maryland: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation: Continuing Education: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mrec/mreceducreq.shtml

State of Maryland: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation: Reciprocal Agreements: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mrec/mrecrecip.shtml

State of Maryland Real Estate Commission: Candidate Information Bulletin and Application Forms: https://candidate.psiexams.com/bulletin/display_bulletin.jsp?ro=yes&actionname=83&bulletinid=126&bulletinurl=.pdf

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation: Application Forms and Fees: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mrec/mrecaff.shtml

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mrec/mreclic.shtml


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