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How To Get Your Vermont Real Estate License 

Learn the 5 Steps To Become a Real Estate Salesperson In Vermont

Getting your Vermont real estate license might seem daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process on how to become a real estate agent in Vermont.

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

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To start, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of Vermont

Quick Facts:

  • What is the average VT real estate agent salary? According to, the average full time Vermont real estate agent salary is $85,527 per year.
  • How long does it take to get a real estate agent license in Vermont? Future agents who spend about 20 hours per week on coursework can be licensed in as little as 3-4 weeks.
  • You can use the Vermont Real Estate Agent License Lookup Tool to verify an agent's license status.

  1. Complete 40 Hours of approved Vermont Pre-Licensing education

    To start, you must successfully complete 40 hours of Pre-Licensing real estate education.

  2. Pass The CE Shop 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 Vermont Real Estate Examination Online

    PSI administers the national portion of the Vermont real estate licensing exam. There are 100 questions on the national portion and 2.5 hours are allowed for the exam.

    The Vermont state licensing exam is administered by the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (OPR). Initial online applications include the Vermont State Examination and it will be completed during the application process. The state portion is an untimed, open book, paper-based exam with 50 questions.

  4. Find a Sponsoring Broker

    To be licensed, you must first be associated with a current and active Vermont real estate Broker. Your sponsoring Broker also needs to complete this form. It's important to find the right Broker to work with since this person will serve as your mentor as you start your new career in real estate.

    • What is their reputation, both locally and nationally?
    • What kind of real estate agents are they looking for?
    • Are they technologically advanced and up-to-date with the latest systems?
    • How do they support their agents with education and training?
    • What kind of commission structure do they offer?
    • Do they offer benefits?
    • Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material?
    • Is there room to grow with the brokerage?
  5. Complete the Vermont Real Estate Salesperson Application

    Once you’ve completed all of the previous steps, you will be ready to complete the application process on the Vermont Office of Profession Regulation (OPR) website. The application process may be started at any time (even before steps 1-4 below), but only after completing all of the previous steps can you successfully complete the application paperwork.

    Upon submitting the application and providing payment, the OPR will run its final review before approving your licensure. If you have any questions, you can outreach the Vermont real estate office at 802.828.1505.


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