How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Maryland

Welcome to the page that will guide you through the process of becoming a real estate agent in Maryland. Whether you are looking for a new career opportunity, a flexible work schedule, or a chance to help people find their dream homes, real estate is a rewarding and exciting profession. However, before you can start practicing as a real estate agent, you need to obtain a license from the Maryland Real Estate Commission (MREC). This web page will provide you with all the information you need to meet the requirements and complete the steps to get your license.

Steps to Get Your License

  • Age Requirements: Must be 18 years or older.
  • Education: Complete a 60-hour course approved by the Maryland Real Estate Commission (MREC). Cost varies by provider. Maryland mandates a 60-hour educational course, accessible both online and in physical classrooms. Choose an option that aligns with your schedule.
  • Background Check: Undergo a criminal background check. Approximate fee: $50.
  • Examination Exam & PSI Information: Pass the state real estate exam through PSI Exams. Fee: $61. A minimum score of 70 percent on the final exam is required in Maryland, and there is no limit on the number of retakes. PSI Examination Services provides examination services for the Real Estate Commission. Examinations for all real estate license categories are given daily*. After passing each portion please allow 3-5 business days to receive an e-mail with your registration number and application instructions. 
  • Affiliation with a Broker: Must be affiliated with a licensed real estate broker. Maryland real estate practice necessitates affiliation with a licensed broker. This broker will guide you through the application process. Feel free to contact Roberto Gonzalez at to discuss potential opportunities. Get Maryland real estate license
  • Application: Submit a license application to the Maryland Department of Labor. Fee: $110. The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation oversees real estate licensing. Once your online application is approved, you will be officially recognized as a Maryland real estate agent.

                     Additional Information

  • PSI Exams: Register for the exam here.
  • Maryland Department of Labor Real Estate Commission: For detailed licensing information, visit here.
  • Continuing Education: Required to maintain an active license. The CE Shop is an Approved Real Estate School, visit here
  • National Association of Realtors®: is America’s largest trade association, visit here
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