How to get your Real Estate License in Massachusetts

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Massachusetts Real Estate License? McKissock Learning taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Massachusetts, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Massachusetts real estate license requirements.

0 Mandatory Hours
12 Elective Hours
12 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Massachusetts

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the MA Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation. We recommend you contact the MA Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Massachusetts Real Estate License: All

Total Hours Required: 12
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 12
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Continuing Education and Renewal Date: Every 24 months based on the original issuance date.

Hours Required by the Massachusetts Real Estate Board: 12 hours.
•The 12-hour continuing education requirement must consist of instructional hours in subject matter areas developed by the Real Estate Board as a curriculum.

Seat Time: The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons requires a timing device for all distance education courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Quizzes and Final Exam: Self-assessment quizzes will appear throughout each course. These quizzes are designed to aid in evaluating comprehension and ensure understanding of the course material. There is no passing score requirement for self-assessment quizzes. Course final examinations are not required.  

Expiration Date of Course:
Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.


There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be taken online.

Governing Agency

Name: MA Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation
Phone: 6177272373
Fax: 6177271039
Address: Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons Boston, MA 02118

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.