Salesperson Live Pre-Licensing Sessions

Course Name: RE AGENT SP40

Do you drool over house and condo listings, or find yourself saying “I can do that!” any time you watch real estate shows on TV? Then a career in real estate might be for you! The first step to becoming a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in MA is to take Host Group Real Estate Academy’s 40-hour pre-licensing class. This course is currently offered in three formats:

  • Live 4-day course ($249)
    Ongoing class dates offered in either consecutive weekends, or Thursday-Sunday format; please refer to the schedule to the right
  • Self-paced video course (as low as $339)
    You choose the schedule for this instructor-led class in our Boston video lab. Learn more about our Real Estate Salesperson video class
All prices include textbook, sample exams/quizzes, and course supplements. Advanced registration is required for all classes and seats are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Class Availability:

When viewing our class schedule to the right, if there is not an orange "Register Now" button next to the date, that class is sold out. Email us if you'd like to be added to the wait list for a sold-out class, as seats often open up. 

All of our Real Estate Salesperson classes are held in our main office in Boston (236 Huntington Avenue, in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood), unless otherwise noted.

What do I need to do to become licensed as a real estate salesperson or broker in Massachusetts?

To become licensed as a salesperson or broker in Massachusetts you must complete the requisite education, be at least 18 years of age, complete the appropriate licensing application, and pass the relevant examination. You must be a licensed salesperson for at least three years before applying to become a broker. 

The first step to become licensed as a salesperson is to complete forty hours of education at any one of the Board-approved real estate schools (Host Group is an approved MA Real Estate School - Code 1230).

Once your education is complete the school will provide you with a "Candidate Handbook" which will contain verification of your completed education, as well as instructions to make an appointment to take the salesperson examination with the Board's test administrator, Pearson Vue Exam (a fee of $101 must be paid directly to Pearson Vue). All information needed to take the examination will be contained in the Candidate Handbook. Upon passing the examination, a licensing fee of $103-$150 must be paid to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, then you will immediately be issued a 2-year salesperson license.