Step 1: Take 60-hour Pre-license Course
Begin the process with 60 hours of classroom instruction in Real Estate Principles and Practices. The real estate course must be taken from a state approved school. After you pass the final exam, you will earn your course completion certificate.
Step 2: Submit the License Application
Your next step will be to submit a notarized license application with all documents, including course completion certificate, to PSI. The Candidate Information Handbook has the Real Estate License Application.
Documents to include in your application include:
- Original Real Estate Principles & Practices Course Completion Certificate
- Check or money order for $80.00 made payable to PSI Examination Services
Step 3: Be Approved and Schedule the Exam
After your application is processed and approved, you will receive an examination eligibility postcard with scheduling instruction. Your eligibility to take the exam lasts for one year.
The licensing exam fee is $65 made payable to PSI. All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
PSI highly recommends online scheduling as the fastest and most convenient way to scheduling your exam. Visit www.psiexams.com to register. Details are in the Candidate Information Handbook for mail or phone registration.
Step 4: Take and Pass the Licensing Exam
You must pass both parts of the state exam within one year of your testing eligibility.
The state licensing exam has two portions. About the exam:
- You must score at least 70% to pass.
- The general or national section has 80 questions, and you have 120 minutes to complete.
- The state section has 30 questions, and you have 45 minutes to complete it.
The Candidate Information Handbook breaks down the content and percentage of questions asked in each area.
Your score will be given to you immediately on the computer screen. You’ll also be given an unofficial score report. If you do not pass, you will get a diagnostic report showing strengths and weaknesses.
Step 5: Activate your license
You have up to (2) years after passing the state licensing exam to activate your salesperson license. You’ll need a sponsoring broker and to pay the licensing fee of $285. Once you do that, you’ll be able to practice as a Connecticut real estate agent. Congratulations!