Exciting news on January 27th, 2021 the Massachusetts real estate license exam for Salesperson and Broker license will be available both at physical locations and remotely (online). The first date the remote exam is available is on January 28th.
The remote exam will be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Your computer system will need to meet all the requirements that are listed bellow.
PSI Remote Testing
You will need to have a webcam and microphone on at all times. The test will be proctored. You will not be able to hear the proctor unless they are directly communicating with you. The proctor will be watching you at all times. Once you start the exam you cannot leave your computer, use a cellphone, talk to anyone or look at any study materials. PSI has a short video explaining the proctor exam click here to view the video.
To schedule the Real Estate Salesperson or Broker Exam either at one of the locations or remote starting on January 27th, 2021:
As of March 2019 the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons (Board) has made it a requirement that you turn in an application before being able to schedule your exam for Brokers and Salesperson exam. This means anyone that has taken the class after March 2019 and 2 years before (March 2017 to March 2019) must turn in the application to PSI.
PSI will not forward the application to the Board until they receive the entire application. So, that means if you forget to send them one page or do not fill in the application correctly. You then have to be contacted by them either by email or mail and then it takes even longer for your application to be approved. So this does not happen we have created a video to explain exactly how to fill out the application and where to send.
The application can be emailed or mailed in. If you are going to email the application make sure to scan the application as a PDF document.
PSI Examination Services
ATTN: Examination Registration MA RE
3210 E Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Good luck and please let us know if you need any help with questions.
Video going over how to fill out the application:
If you took the Broker or Salesperson class before March 2018. If your Candidates Eligible via Education Certificate has not yet expired. Remember you only have 2 years from the date you complete the class to take the exam.You can use the Certificate, Candidate Endorsement and the CORI (if notarized already) pages from the PSI Bulletin that you received when you finished class. Just make sure to remove them from the PSI Bulletin carefully.
As of March 2019 the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons has made it a requirement that anyone that completes the 40 hour prelicense Salesperson or Broker class has to send in an application. The application has to be approved before you are allowed to schedule your exam with PSI.
You can mail in the application:
PSI Examination Services ATTN: Examination Registration MA RE 3210 E Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89121
We hope that you are doing well. In the last few days many students have been contacting us with questions about PSI and the test. On March 17th, we emailed you to let you know that PSI was still open. That quickly changed on March 19th. The CEO of PSI decided to close PSI to protect the safety of employees and students. As of March 19th, 2020 PSI and the testing centers are closed until April 13th, 2020.
We understand that if you have gone onto PSI website and check the location closings that not all the testing centers are listed. We have spoke with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons. All testing centers are closed until April 13th, 2020.
If you have a test scheduled between March 20th and April 13th you should have received an email from PSI letting you know that your test has been cancelled. To reschedule your exam you will need to login to your account on PSIEXAMS.COM.
We will be check periodically to see if there are any changed to the dates. We hope you all stay safe.
Has your license expired or do you need to check to make sure the contractor, chiropractor, hair dresser, massage therapist or any other licensed professional has a current license. You can check the license for any licensed professional in Massachusetts on the Division of Professional Licensure website.
So, let’s say your real estate license expired and you just do not remember the number or when it expired. The only information that you need for the search is the name of the Board of Registration your license belongs to, the type of license you had and your full name.
Steps to check a Real Estate license:
1. Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
2. Either a Salesperson or Broker license
3. Either your license number or Full Name
Once you have completed the 40 hours prelicense Salesperson or Broker class. You will be given a Candidate Bulletin from PSI. You will need to complete and mail in your application and paperwork to be able to schedule your exam with PSI.
If you have not yet done this please read Scheduling the Massachusetts real estate exam with PSI. PSI will contact you to let you know that you are able to schedule your appointment. There are 5 locations to take the test. The test is available Monday through Saturday. The testing times are 8am, 12pm or 4pm.
As of March 4th, 2019 PSI and the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons have changed the way you register for the test. The Board was having issues with people not being honest or making mistakes about their criminal history. After you passed your exam and paid for your license the Board would then run a CRIMINAL OFFENDER RECORD INFORMATION (CORI) check. We have been told that they have had to pull to many licenses because the CORI check came back positive for criminal activity.
In order to prevent this mistakes from happening. The Board now requires that everyone fill out an application and mail in all supporting documents with the payment for the test to PSI.
For all of our students that took the class with us in the last two years. If your PSI booklet has not yet expired. You still qualify to take the test. You just need to download the correct application either the Salesperson or Broker Application depending on which exam you are trying to take.
If you have already filled out and completed the 3 good moral character references, the CORI form, Broker work experience certificate or the Bond for Broker Students. Do not worry. You can send those forms in with your application. Remove them from your old PSI Candidate Bulletin neatly.
The last few weeks we’ve been receiving many phone calls from agents asking us, “How do I renew my license?” , “When do I renew my license?” and “When does the Board send out the renewal paperwork?”. The first question that we ask is “When is your birthday?”. The Board of Real Estate Brokers and Sales Persons will mail out the renewal forms 2 months before your birthday. If they have not yet received the forms, we always ask if they have moved. The Board does not check to see if your mailing address has changed. It is our responsibility as Real Estate agents in Massachusetts to update our mailing address with the board.
1. If you have moved since your last license renewal or passing the Salesperson or Broker test. Click here to download the pdf form that you need to fill out to change your address with the Board.
2. If it’s time for you to renew your license and you have not yet received your renewal paperwork. You’ll need to call the Board (617) 727 – 2373 to check the address they have for you. You will also need to ask them to send out another renewal form.
3. If you plan on paying online. You will need to create an account on the Board’s website. In order to do that you will need the Record ID/license number that is found on the license renewal paperwork. If you do not have the paperwork you will need to call the Board (617) 727 – 2373.
Your real estate license in Massachusetts can fall into 3 categories.
You have to completed 12 hours of continuing education that we as real estate agents need to complete every 2 years.
You have paid your license renewal fee
$103 for Salesperson’s License
$142 for Broker’s License
You have not completed your 12 hours of continuing education
You have paid for your license renewal fee
You have not completed your 12 hours of continuing education
You did not pay your license renewal fee
It is very easy to reactive an Inactive real estate license. To reactive your Massachusetts Salesperson or Broker license. You just need to complete 12 hours of continuing education and fill out License Reactivation Form.
To reactive your real estate license it will take about 4 to 6 weeks once the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons has received all your paperwork.