Maine Real Estate License Requirements

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Maine Real Estate Licensing Requirements

This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education requirements established by the Maine Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Maine Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

Maine Real Estate Salesperson Pre-License Requirements

  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be at least 18 at time of application for the license
  • Complete the Sales Agent course with a minimum final grade of 75%
  • Pass the sales agent licensing examination (see Maine real estate license exam prep) with a minimum final grade of 75% within one year of passing the Sales Agent course. You will be required to obtain an exam authorization request card after passing the course and before taking the exam.
  • Complete a Criminal Check
  • Submit Application and fees – Application for the sales agent license must be made within one (1) year of passing the licensing examination

Maine Real Estate Broker Pre-License Requirements

  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be at least 18 at time of application for the license
  • Complete the Designated Broker Course with a minimum final grade of 75% and submit the original course completion certificate with the application.
  • Must apply for the broker license within one calendar year of completing the course, and have been licensed as an associate broker affiliated with a real estate brokerage agency for 2 years within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of application submitted to the Commission (effective 9/12/2009 – see explanation) and supplemented with a resume of related experience, if applicable OR
  • Complete one year of practice as a licensed sales agent AND
  • Furnish transcript(s) showing completion of 2 years (60 credit hours) in a business degree program, 9 credits of which must be for successful completion of the Sales Agent Course, the Associate Broker Course, and the Designated Broker Course
  • Application must be made within 5 years of completion of the degree work, with the exception of “Role of the Designated Broker” which must have been completed within one year of the date of application for a broker license
  • Complete Criminal Check
  • Submit application and fees

Maine Real Estate Associate Broker Requirements

  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be at least 18 at time of application for the license
  • Complete two years practice as an actively licensed sales agent
  • Complete the 60-hour Associate Broker Course (plus Documented Field Experience Form) with a minimum final grade of 75%
  • Pass the Sales Agent examination administered by Pearson VUE (if this examination was not passed prior to Sales Agent licensure); see Maine real estate license exam prep
  • Complete a Criminal Check
  • Submit application and fees

Maine Real Estate License Continuing Education Requirements

  • Assistant Brokers and Brokers must complete 21 hours of Commission approved continuing education for renewal.
  • This must include 3 hours for the course designated as the core requirement at the time of renewal.
  • Continuing Education Audit- Effective January 1, 2002, licensees are not required to submit evidence of having completed the continuing education requirement when renewing a license. Monthly audits are conducted whereby those licensees audited are required to submit physical evidence that the continuing education requirement was completed on or before the date the license was renewed.

Maine Real Estate License Reciprocity Requirements

  • An equal license may be issued to any person who holds a current and active real estate license in another jurisdiction after meeting the requirements for the license.
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