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.
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
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.
The end of last year the state made it possible for us to teach the 40 hour Salesperson and Broker prelicense classes as live webinar. How exciting is that. You can take the class any where that you have high speed internet access with your computer.
As soon as we found out that we could teach the class online. We were jumping for joy. So many students were already asking us about taking the classes online.
We decided to teach our webinar salesperson prelicense students at the same time that we are teaching our live weekend classes on Sat and Sun from 8am to 6pm. We are also going to be teaching the broker prelicense class as a webinar class on Wednesday from 8am to 6pm.
To take the live webinar you will need to have:
A PC or Mac computer
High speed internet
Headphones with a microphone
To complete the class we will need to see you and be able to interact with you for the entire class. Our schedule of classes can be found on our website.
As of April 1, 2016, PSI Services LLC is the new test vendor for the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons (Board). To schedule your exam for PSI Exams you can reach PSI by calling them at (800)733-9267. The call center is open Mon through Fri 7:30 am to 10:00 pm and Sat and Sun 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
You will need to be ready to pay for the exam the day that you make the reservations. The cost for the exam is:
Remember if you need to reschedule your exam you will need to call them 48 hours or 2 days before your test date. For example if your test date is on Wednesday. You will need to give them a call to reschedule by Sunday.
The day of the test you will need to bring with you:
Two forms of ID:
Acceptable Forms of ID:
PRIMARY IDENTIFICATION (with photo)
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
U.S. 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
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.
Your Real Estate Licensing Examination Candidate Information Bulletin with the 3 Candidate Endorsements and the CORI form filled out and notarized. Remember they cannot be related to you to, live with you or be another student from class.
Your payment for your real estate license. Remember they do not except cash. You can pay with either a credit card or check.
Salesperson License: $103 to $150 plus $11 processing fee
Broker License: $142 to $200 plus $11 processing fee
Many of our Broker Prelicense students have asked us for referrals to Insurance Agents that can help them with the surety bond that they need. As you know all Massachusetts Real Estate Brokers must have a $5000 surety bond before taking the test and while they hold an active Broker license.
Many of our students were running into problems not being able to find an nsurance company or agent that could help them. So, a few months ago we sent out an email asking for referrals to insurance agents or companies that our students would recommend. We would like to thank everyone for getting back to us.
Below you will find the list of insurance agents that have been referred to us from our students. Please let us know if you have any problems with any of the agents listed below.