Are you thinking of getting your real estate license, and wondering what are the best real estate licensing courses?
In Maryland, the state requires you to take a 60 hour pre-licensing course and pass a state exam. The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) has a list of approved education providers on their website.
Two of the most convenient ways to do the course are with on-line training at TheCEShop, or with a two-week full-time in-person course. TheCEShop frequently has sales and you can get a discount on their courses. The cost of these courses varies by provider.
If you have a real estate license in another state, you may get a waiver of some requirements.
Once you have finished your course, you can take the real estate license exam. It consists of two parts–a national and a state portion. Both sections must be passed with at least 70% of the questions correct. If you only pass one section, you will not have to pass it again for up to a year. You will only need to pass the section that you did not successfully complete on your next attempt.
Testing is done by PSI Examination Services. PSI has locations in Baltimore, College Park, Crofton, Hagerstown, Lanham and Salisbury. You can schedule an appointment with PSI to take your exam. The exam lasts two hours and is taken on a computer. The fee for the exam is $61.00.
After you complete your exam, you are ready to get your real estate salesperson license and get started with a real estate brokerage! The current fee for new licensees is $90. You can complete your application online through the Department’s website.
If you are wondering what is the best real estate brokerage, let’s talk and find out if eXp Realty is a fit for you!
We have agents across the United States and in Canada, and can assist you with getting your real estate license and starting your real estate career anywhere.
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Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146