How to Get Your Salesperson Real Estate License in Maryland


Becoming licensed may seem like a daunting undertaking at first, but we’ve demystified the process for you. Follow these simple steps to get started today!



Successfully complete the MD 60-Hour Principles and Practices of Real Estate for Salespersons Course with an approved education provider.

Why choose The CE Shop for Pre-Licensing? LEAP is the best of the classroom environment with the convenience of online delivery. We offer an engaging learning experience with the freedom and flexibility of online learning.



Complete the course final exam with a proctor.

After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, there is a 110-question final exam. The passing score is 70%.

You must take this in the presence of a proctor. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with a proctor in advance. Contact our Customer Service team for a list of proctoring locations available. For more information on proctoring, click here.


Schedule the real estate Salesperson exam via PSI Exams Online.

Additional information regarding the state exam can be accessed here.



Choose a broker to support you through the process.

How do you choose the right broker? Brokers are not one-size-fits-all, which is why it’s important to do your research before choosing the brokerage that is right for you. Remember that you represent the broker that you choose, but they also represent you. You can start by asking these questions and decide if it aligns with what is most important to you.

  • What is their reputation - locally and nationally?
  • What kind of agents are they looking for?
  • Are they up-to-date technologically?
  • How do they support their agents with the education and training they provide?
  • What kind of commission and benefits do they offer?
  • Do they provide agents with leads and marketing materials?



Once you have passed the licensing exam, complete the online application via Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation website.

Download and complete the application from Maryland's website here.



Once the application is approved, a license will be issued to you.

Find a mentor to lead you to a successful career. Getting your license is the first step in real estate education, but many things that you need to learn can only come from experience. Talk to a seasoned agent about what to expect and how to handle the challenges of your first few transactions. They can also give you tips on how to get your business up and running as seamlessly as possible.


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