For many of you this may not apply, but if you know someone that has taken the prelicense class for their Salesperson or Broker license within the last 2 years. You may want to share this information with them.
For our students that completed the prelicense class with us in the last two years. If you turned in the application and have passed the exam. Congratulations!!! For those of you that have not yet sent in your application to PSI. Time maybe running out for you. I just found out that PSI is taking longer to process the application.
You have two years from the date that you completed the class to turn in your application and take the exam. You will not be given any extra time, because it is taking PSI longer to process the application. No matter if you sent in the application and are waiting to hear about your approval. If your certificate expires you will need to retake the class to be eligable to take the exam and resubmit your application.
Why is it taking longer for PSI to process the applications? A few of the people that process the applications have left. They are working on hiring new employees, but that’s still going to take time to train them. The Board has told us that applications are taking upto two months to be processed. So, get your application in ASAP.
The best way to turn in your application is by scanning it and emailing it to:
Call (855) 340-3704 or https://www.psiexams.com/mare
What you need to do to create an account on PSI’s website
If you email the application into PSI. Processing takes between 10-12 BUSINESS days from receipt of all “Complete” applications. After 20-25 business days, you may go online or call PSI to schedule the examination.
What you need to bring with you the day of the test:
Your credit card, debit card or check book to pay for your real estate license
Two forms of idea that match. The two forms of ID must be either one from the Primary ID List and one from the Secondary ID List or two from the Primary ID List.
PRIMARY IDENTIFICATION (with photo) – Choose One
▪ Government issued driver’s U.S. Department of State Driver’s License
▪ U.S. Learner’s Permit (plastic card only with photo and signature)
▪ National/State/Country Identification Card
▪ US Government Issued Passport or Passport Card
▪ US Government Issued Military Identification Card
▪ US Government Issued Military Identification Card for spouses and dependents
▪ US Government Issued Alien Registration Card (Green Card, Permanent Resident Visa) NOTE: ID must contain candidate’s photo, be valid and unexpired.
SECONDARY IDENTIFICATION – Choose One
▪ Credit/Debit Card (must be signed)
▪ Social Security Card
▪ Any form of ID on the Primary list
*NOTE: Student ID and employment ID are NOT acceptable forms of identification.
Security procedures at the 5 PSI locations
48 Sword St, Unit 204
Auburn, MA 01501
56 Roland St., Suite 305
Charlestown, MA 02129
218 South Main St, Suite 105
Fall River, MA 02721
***PAID PARKING VIA CASH ONLY***
1 Ballard Way, Suite 104
Lawrence, MA 01843
1111 Elm Street, Suite 32A
West Springfield, MA 01089
Taking the proctored exam from home online.
You need to test your system to make sure your internet connection, webcam and microphone/speaker is compatible with PSI proctored exam program. The proctored exam cannot be taken on an iPad, tablet, kindle or phone. You have to take the exam on a PC or Mac. click to test your system
You have to find time when no one is going to enter the room for 4 hours.
Your webcam and microphone has to be on at all times during the exam.
You cannot get up to use the bathroom.
You cannot have anything on your desk/table.
You will need to show the proctor your 2 forms of ID
Retaking the exam
The test that you are taking is 2 parts – General/Federal Exam and Massachusetts Exam.
You need to score a 70% or better on each part to pass the exam.
If you do not pass, not a problem. If your certificate has not expired you can schedule another exam. You only have to retake the part of the exam that you did not pass. So, if you passed the Massachusetts portion of the exam you only have to take the General/Federal portion of the exam.
You can take the exam as many times as you like, as long as your certificate is not expired.
Exam fee $54
You can always reschedule the exam and you will not loose your testing fee if you reschedule your exam 48 hours or 2 full days before your test appointment.
Paying for your real estate license when you pass the exam:
Salesperson fees are between $103 and $150, and broker fees between $142 and $200. You will also be required to pay a $12 PSI licensing fee.
Good luck and please let us know if you need any help with questions.
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.