Massachusetts Broker Pre-Licensing MA Real Estate Broker License FAQs

Every Question You Need Answered to Upgrade Your Real Estate License in Massachusetts

We're here to help answer any questions you have about upgrading your Massachusetts real estate license. Upgrading your license is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.

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

The amount of time to get your Massachusetts Broker real estate license is dependent on a number of factors, though most complete the requirements within a few months. There are a number of steps to complete which include education, collecting all forms, and passing the exam.

How do I get a Massachusetts real estate license?

To get a Massachusetts real estate broker license you must complete the following steps as required by the Massachusetts Real Estate Board:

How long is the Massachusetts real estate license exam?

The exam is composed of 80 general points with a time limit of 150 minutes and 40 state points with a time limit of 90 minutes. In addition to the number of points per examination, a small number of five to ten "experimental" points may be administered to candidates during the examinations. These points will not be scored and the time taken to answer them will not count against the examination time.

What is the determination of Good Moral Character (GMC)?

The Massachusetts Real Estate Board will determine if the applicant for licensure possessess good moral character at the time of application. Due to this review by the RE Board, it is difficult to give a definitive list of criminal acts that would preclude someone from getting a license. RE Board staff strongly suggests students review RE Board's Policy and Guidelines on Good Moral Character.

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