Step 1: Complete Pre-license Education
Maryland requires salesperson applicants to take 60 hours of pre-licensing education. The 60-hour pre-licensing course must be taken from an approved and state-certified real estate school. The pre-license course can be taken online or in person.
Step 2: Schedule Your State Exam
Your course provider will send your testing eligibility to PSI upon successful completion of the course. Your testing eligibility is good for (1) year after passing the course.
After PSI receives your eligibility from your course provider, you will get an email with scheduling instructions. Find the testing schedule, locations, and exam information on the PSI website or the state Candidate Handbook.
Online registration is the easiest and fastest way to set up your state licensing exam. You can also call (855) 744-0318 for registration assistance, submit a standard mail or an email registration.
The Maryland Salesperson Exam costs $44 and is payable directly to PSI.
Step 3: Take and Pass the State Exam
The Maryland state salesperson exam is divided into a national and state section with a total of 110 questions worth 135 points. The passing score on each section is 70%.
The Salesperson Pre-licensure Exam includes:
- National section of 80 questions with a time allowance of 90 minutes.
- State section of 30 questions with a time allowance of 30 minutes.
You are notified on-screen immediately upon completion of the exam if you have passed or failed. The exam report will also be sent to the Maryland Real Estate Commission.
You must pass both portions of the exam before applying for your license. You have one year from the date on your course completion certificate to pass both sections of the state licensing exam.
Step 4: Choose a Sponsoring Broker
You’ll need a sponsoring licensed real estate broker to receive an active real estate license in Maryland. The application will require you to submit the intended broker’s registration number and branch office location, if applicable.
Step 5: Submit Your License Application
You have one year from passing the state licensing exam to submit your licensing application before it expires. The Maryland Real Estate Commission uses an online application process..
You’ll receive an email 3-5 business days after passing the state exam with your registration number and application instructions. The original license application fee is $90.
Once you appear in the state database, congratulations! You are now a Maryland real estate salesperson.