American Real Estate Academy teaches state-approved real estate courses, and has helped thousands of students pass the Massahcuetts state exam to obtain their Real Estate License. We offer courses for the Salesperson Real Estate License and Broker License, as well as the Real Estate Continuing Education curriculum that is required by law in order to maintain your real estate license.
Read information on our courses, check our course schedules and register for the next available real estate license course. Real Estate license courses are offered at our office in Waltham, MA, conveniently located minutes from the Mass Pike and Route 95/128, and at locations throughout Massachusetts and New England.
Salesperson Courses – These courses are required to obtain a real estate license and allow you to work under a broker and take part in both residential or commercial real estate sales and rentals. Learn more about our salesperson courses if you’re interested in obtaining a Massachusetts real estate license.
Broker Courses – The broker real estate license identifies you as a real estate agent with at least one year of experience and allows you to open up your own office and work for yourself with a broker license.
Continuing Ed Courses – Massachusetts State law requires that brokers and real estate salespersons complete 12 hours of approved continuing education if they wish to maintain their real estate license on an active status. Continuing Education is required to be done within 24 months before your real estate license renewal date. Courses are available in classroom or online.
Massachusetts Real Estate License Requirements
A real estate license candidate must be eighteen years of age and complete a Massachusetts state-approved course to be eligible for a real estate salesperson license. The real estate license course consists of 40 hours of instruction which must be completed before taking the Massachusetts real estate license exam. Prior real estate knowledge is not required to participate in the course.
The real estate license course is a lecture course that will provide information on eight different real estate subjects. The course is designed to assist you on understanding each subject so that you may successfully pass the real estate license state exam. Students are urged to bring a notebook, pen, and highlighter to the course to take notes during the lectures. A real estate license textbook will also be provided to each student.
This Massachusetts real estate license course is designed to assist students in passing the real estate license state exam but just as one would for any other exam a student should also study their notes and text on their own time before they take their exam to even further prepare themselves for testing. Once you receive your Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson License it may be used for either residential or commercial property – for sales or rentals. You may hold the real estate license for future use or go to work for a broker.
***Important Change in Pre-License Requirements:
Massachusetts General Law (MGL) Chapter 112, Section 87SS.
As, of June 1, 2011, the Board shall require the following:
- Prior to the salesperson examination, a candidate for a salesperson license shall complete forty (40) hours of pre-license salesperson education.
- Prior to the broker examination, a salesperson shall complete forty (40) hours of pre-license broker education AND must have affiliated with a broker for three (3) years for a broker license.
The Massachusetts Real Estate License Exam
After a student completes the real estate pre-license course, we will provide the education certificate necessary for the exam and the toll-free phone number to schedule an appointment. The student decides when and where to take the state exam. Exam appointments should be made once a student finishes the course, the toll free number will not be given out before that time. Students have 2 years from the date you finish the real estate license course to take and pass the Massachusetts state exam.
The Massachusetts state exam consists of multiple-choice questions. A score of at least 70% is required to pass. The exam fee is $101.00, payable to the testing service on exam day.
The exam is given in Boston & Woburn every week Tuesday through Saturday, it is also given in North Dartmouth, Worcester and West Springfield (schedules vary for each location). Your exam results and license are issued on the spot!
All of our real estate license courses include the course textbook. We accept cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. We offer the convenience of online registration, and you may also pre-register by calling us at (781) 893-2832.
The American Real Estate Academy gets proven results on the state exam month after month, and we have done so for more than 40 years! Our own textbook is designed for adults who have no background in real estate. The up-to-date material gets right to the point by staying focused on the important issues. Many courses use thick, multi-purpose real estate reference books that force students to read lengthy paragraphs filled with legal terms. Our textbook saves you time without compromising any quality in your education.
***Students may review the real estate license course at no charge for two years from the date of initial course completion. After the two years is expired the student will have to pay for a new course. We do offer a discount for students in this situation.
AREA is Celebrating our 40th Anniversary!
American Real Estate Academy is celebrating our 40th year of providing Massachusetts Real Estate Licensing and Continued Education Licensing for Real Estate Salespersons, Agents, and Brokers! Thank you to all of our staff, teachers, students and supporters for giving us the amazing opportunity to make an impact in the real estate community for the past 40 years!
Thank you for all your support!
News & Announcements
- Improve your salesperson exam results! We now offer the convenience of online practice exams. Our exams will prepare you for Massachusetts Law and General Law questions on your Massachusetts real estate license exam.
- It has arrived! A 12 credit online continuing education course featuring all commercial topics. Perfect for those in commercial real estate needing to renew their Massachusetts license. It is also the perfect course for those in residential real estate that are interested in learning more about commercial real estate!
- Online continuing education for brokers and real estate sales people. ALL 12 CREDITS of Continuing Education online! Choose from 4 different 12 credit packages! We also offer, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2 credit options! Please click here to access AREA ONLINE and renew your real estate license
- Attention Real Estate Offices: We offer group discounts for online courses! Please contact us for more information if you have new real estate license applicants!