Vermont Real Estate License Requirements

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

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

SALESPERSON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a Vermont salesperson license, 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 disclose if he or she has ever been convicted of a crime, other than a minor traffic violation, or if there are any criminal charges pending against the applicant. Applicant must also disclose if he or she has ever had a professional license suspended, revoked or denied or if he or she owes back taxes or is behind on child support payments.

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

Applicant must complete a 40 hour salesperson prelicense education course.

Vermont Real Estate License Requirements

Vermont Real Estate License Requirements

After completing the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the uniform portion of the salesperson exam with 56 correct answers and the state portion with 23 correct answers. The uniform portion of the exam consists of 80 questions and the state portion consists of 30 questions. Applicants have a total of 240 minutes to complete the exam.

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

All salesperson licensees must complete 16 hours of continuing education credits during each two year renewal period, including the most current four-hour mandatory course.

Vermont does not have any reciprocal agreements with any state.


BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a Vermont broker license, 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 disclose if he or she has ever been convicted of a crime, other than a minor traffic violation, or if there are any criminal charges pending against the applicant. Applicant must also disclose if he or she has ever had a professional license suspended, revoked or denied or if he or she owes back taxes or is behind on child support payments.

At least two years of active real estate experience is required to obtain a Vermont broker license. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 8 separate real estate transactions as either the selling agent, listing agent or as the buyer’s agent.

Applicant must complete the 40 hour broker prelicense education course.

After completing the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the uniform portion of the broker exam with 60 correct answers and the state portion with 30 correct answers. The uniform portion of the exam consists of 80 questions and the state portion consists of 40 questions. Applicants have a total of 240 minutes to complete the exam.

A Vermont broker license application must be submitted within one year of passing the exam.

All Vermont licensees must complete 16 hours of continuing education credit during each two year renewal period, including the most current four-hour mandatory course

Vermont does not have any reciprocal agreements with any state.


References:

Vermont Real Estate Commission: Real Estate Broker: Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/professions/real-estate-commission/frequently-asked-questions/real-estate-brokers.aspx

Vermont Real Estate Commission: Real Estate Salespeople: Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/professions/real-estate-commission/frequently-asked-questions/real-estate-salespeople.aspx

Vermont Real Estate Commission Candidate Licensing Information Bulletin: September 9 2013: https://candidate.psiexams.com/bulletin/display_bulletin.jsp?ro=yes&actionname=83&bulletinid=130&bulletinurl=.pdf

State of Vermont: Secretary of State: Professional Regulation: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation.aspx


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