Rhode Island Salesperson Pre-Licensing How to Get Your Rhode Island Real Estate License

Learn the 6 Steps To Become A Real Estate Agent Online In Rhode Island

If you are looking to get your Rhode Island real estate license online, The CE Shop has a solution. Rhode Island and Massachusetts have real estate license reciprocity, and Massachusetts offers Pre-Licensing courses online. That means you can get your Massachusetts real estate license online and be automatically entitled to a real estate license in Rhode Island. The CE Shop offers convenient online real estate classes, but students looking to take in-person classes can click here for more information.

The following are the six steps you’ll need to complete before starting your career in Rhode Island real estate. To learn about how much it costs to get your real estate license, visit our RI Pre-Licensing pricing page.

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To start:

  • Provide a social security number (Massachusetts residency is not required)
  • Be 18 years of age or older

  1. Complete 40 Hours of Approved Pre-Licensing Education

    Complete 40 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education, as required by the Massachusetts Real Estate Board. The CE Shop is an approved education provider in the state of Massachusetts. Learn more about your package options here.

  2. Complete Rhode Island’s 3-Hour Lead Paint Course

    To qualify for Rhode Island real estate license reciprocity, all students must complete a 3-hour lead paint course on top of the required Massachusetts Pre-Licensing courses. This course is offered online, here.

  3. Pass the Course Final Exam

    After you complete all the MA Pre-Licensing course materials and meet the minimum time requirement, there is a course final exam consisting of 100 questions. A minimum score of 75% is required to pass this exam.

  4. Obtain 3 Candidate Endorsements

    Before you can take the Massachusetts real estate licensing exam, you must first obtain three candidate endorsements from individuals unrelated to you. These individuals do not have to be Massachusetts residents.

    You will then mail your application to the PSI office to get pre-approved to take the licensing exam.

  5. Pass the Real Estate Salesperson Examination

    Next, you will take the Massachusetts salesperson licensing exam that is administered by PSI. The National portion of the exam consists of 80 questions to be answered within 150 minutes. The State portion consists of 40 questions to be answered within 90 minutes. For more information, see the Massachusetts Candidate Information Bulletin.

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

  6. Apply for Reciprocity - Get Your Rhode Island Real Estate License

    Once you have completed your MA Pre-Licensing Courses, Rhode Island lead paint course, and passed the Massachusetts real estate exam, you will apply for reciprocity through the Rhode Island Real Estate Commission. Complete this reciprocity application to obtain your Rhode Island Real Estate License.


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