MD Salesperson Pre-licensing

MD Salesperson Real Estate License FAQ's

Getting your license in Maryland and starting your career in real estate is a big step. We know you have questions, so we put together some of the frequently asked questions for you.

How can I get a MD Real Estate License?

According to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR), to obtain a Maryland real estate salesperson license includes the following:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be of good character and reputation
  • Obtain from a licensed real estate broker a commitment that the licensee will become affiliated with that brokerage upon completion
  • Successfully complete the 60-hour real estate course approved by the MREC.
  • Pass the Maryland real estate exam at PSI
  • Apply to the state for the real estate salesperson license


What is the time frame to get my Maryland real estate license?

There are a few steps to complete which include completing the 8 week course, submitting the application for the license, taking the PSI exam, and affiliating with a licensed MD Brokerage. You do have one year to take your PSI Exam after completing the 60hr requirement course.


What is the total cost to get my Maryland real estate license?

The total cost to get a Maryland real estate license varies. The state licensing application fee is $110 for the salesperson license. There are also additional costs to consider which include course tuition costs, exam fees, any fees required by the brokerage you choose to affliate with, and real estate boards, etc.


Do I really need a Maryland real estate license?

Yes. To represent buyers and sellers in real estate transactions in the state of Maryland requires a state-issued real estate license.



Maryland Real Estate Commission
500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21202-3651
Phone: 410.230.6230 | Fax 410.333.0023
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