Maryland Salesperson Pre-Licensing MD Real Estate License FAQs

Every Question You Need Answered to Get Your Real Estate License in Maryland

We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in Maryland is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.

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How do I get a Maryland real estate license?

How long does it take to get a Maryland real estate license?

The amount of time to get your Maryland real estate Salesperson license is dependent on a number of factors, though most complete the requirements within four months. There are a number of steps to complete which include completing education, submitting an application for the license, taking the exam, and gaining sponsorship by an actively licensed Maryland real estate broker.

How much does it cost to get a Maryland real estate license?

The total cost to get a Maryland real estate license depends on a number of factors. The state licensing application fee is $90 dollars for the salesperson license, however there are additional costs to consider which include course tuition costs, exam fees, and any fees required by the sponsoring broker.

Do I need a Maryland real estate license?

Yes. To represent buyers and sellers in real estate transactions in the state of Maryland requires a state-issued real estate license.

Can a felon get a Maryland real estate license?

A felony or misdemeanor does not disqualify prospective Maryland agents from getting licensed. However, the applicant's criminal record will be reviewed by the Maryland Real Estate Commission.

Do you need to have a diploma or GED to get your Maryland real estate license?

In order to become a licensed real estate agent in Maryland, candidates must have at least a high school diploma or GED.

What is the average salary for a Maryland real estate agent?

Full-time real estate agents in Maryland earn a median income of $57k. The top 20% of real estate agents earn over $125k.

Can I get a Maryland real estate license online?

Maryland residents can complete all of the required Pre-Licensing coursework online at an approved real estate school.

Where do I take the Maryland real estate license exam?

Students will need to enroll for the Maryland real estate examination through the PSI website, where they can learn additional details about the exam's cost and scheduling.

What courses are required for a Maryland real estate license?

Students will need to complete one 60-hour course for their Maryland Pre-Licensing education. This course will cover essential real estate topics to educate future agents on how to work in the industry.

How much Continuing Education do I need as a Maryland real estate agent?

Every two years, Maryland real estate agents are required to complete 15 hours of Continuing Education.

How old do you have to be to get your Maryland real estate license?

Maryland real estate agent applicants must be a minimum 18 years of age in order to be considered for licensing.

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