Washington D.C. Salesperson Pre-Licensing How to Get Your Washington D.C. Real Estate License

4 Steps Toward Getting Your Washington, D.C. Salesperson License

Getting a real estate license in Washington D.C. might seem daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process.

Read on to learn about the four steps you’ll need to complete before starting your career in D.C. real estate. To learn about how much it costs to get your real estate license, visit our Washington D.C. Pre-Licensing pricing page.


Prerequisites

To start:

  • You must first be able to read, write, and understand the English language.
  • You must be a high school graduate or the holder of a high school equivalency certficiate
  • You must not have had a real estate application denied within the last year, other than failure to pass the required examination.
  • You must not have had a real estate license suspended or revoked in DC or elsewhere.

  1. Complete 60 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.

    Successfully complete an approved 60 clock-hour Pre-Licensing course. Learn more about your Pre-Licensing package options here.

  2. Pass the course final exam.

    After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, there is a course final exam. The minimum passing score is 75%.

  3. Pass the DC Real Estate Salesperson Exam.

    Next, you must take and pass the DC licensing exam, which is administered by PSI. The National portion of this exam consists of 80 questions and a 120-minute time allowance and the State portion consists of 30 questions and a 90-minute time allowance. For more information, see the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin.

    If you want help passing your D.C. real estate exam, The CE Shop also offers comprehensive Exam Prep tailored to D.C..

  4. Complete the application for licensure.

    After passing the licensing exam, you will submit a licensing application. To apply for your DC real estate salesperson license with the DC Real Estate Commission, click here.

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