Massachusetts real estate license application process

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:

Reinstate Expired Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson or Broker License

Your real estate license in Massachusetts can fall into 3 categories.

  • Active:
    • 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
  • Inactive:
    • You have not completed your 12 hours of continuing education
    • You have paid for your license renewal fee
  • Expired:
    • You have not completed your 12 hours of continuing education
    • You did not pay your license renewal fee

When your license falls in the Active category you can receive referral fees for the referrals that you pass other Brokerages.  You can receive referrals fees even if your real estate license in not associated with a brokerage.  However, to receive a commission for helping a Buyer, Seller, Landlord or Tenant.  Your real estate license must be associated with a Brokerage.

It is very easy to reactive an In-Active 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.

If your Massachusetts Salesperson or Broker license falls in the Expired category.  If it expired more than 2 years you will need to fill out the Request for Reinstatement Application.  You will also need to complete 12 hours of continuing education.

To reactive or reinstate 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.

Goodbye to Pearson Vue

The Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons has said, “So long and thanks for all the fish!” to Pearson Vue yesterday.

That is correct as of April 1st, 2016 PSI Services LLC will be the new testing service for Real Estate Exams here in the state of Massachusetts. As this is breaking news the board is not giving us any details about the transition just yet.

The notice was posted on the Pearson Vue website yesterday.

Pearson Vue Notice

According to the Pearson Vue website:

As of March 15, 2016, Real Estate applicants will be able to schedule examinations with PSI Services LLC, for examinations, on or after April 1, 2016. Additional information can be found at the following web site on or around March 15th:

I am encouraging all of our broker and salesperson students that have already completed their prelicensing course, and not taken the real estate exam yet, to do so ASAP to avoid any delays in getting their license.

As word of the transition spreads I am sure that Pearson Vue will be swamped with students trying to take their test before April 1st so I would call Pearson Vue today and schedule the next available exam you can. Here is the number too make an exam reservation (800)274-0501.

You can be sure that we are going to be ferreting out all the details of this process as they unfold and informing you each step of the way.

Here is how you can help us. We are crafting a email to the Director of the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons about this transition and would love to include your questions and feedback. If you have specific questions about the transition please post them below. As we get the answers to the questions we will detail them here so everyone gets the benefit of the information.