Real Estate Broker Classes
Our Real Estate Broker Classes
Successful real estate agents use every competitive advantage they possess, especially in the battle for listings. The real estate broker license identifies that you are a real estate professional with at least three years of real estate sales experience. A licensed real estate broker may open up their own real estate office and work for themselves.
Massachusetts State law requires broker candidates take 40 hours of pre-license classes AND to have been actively licensed as a real estate sales agent and have been associated with a real estate broker for the last 3 years.
Our real estate broker classes are a lecture series that will provide information on eight different real estate subjects, and includes a textbook. Our classes are designed to assist you on understanding each subject so that you may successfully pass the real estate broker exam. Students are urged to bring a notebook, pen, and highlighter to your classes and to take notes during your real estate broker classes. A textbook will also be provided to each student.
Now offering entirely online classes!
The AREA Advantage!
- 46 Years of Experience
- Live & Online Classes
- Weekdays & Weekends
- Scheduling Flexibility
- Ability to make up missed classes
- Experienced Instructors
- Exam Prep Materials
- Course Review Videos
- Convenient Location
- Private & Street Parking
Your Career as a Broker Starts Here!
Register for Broker Classes
Massachusetts State law requires broker candidates take 40 hours of pre-licensure education AND to have been actively licensed as a salesperson and have been associated with a broker for the last 3 years.
We offer two convenient programs. We have an entirely online course, as well as an Online & In Person Combined program where half or your 40 hours is done at in person at our Waltham school, and the other half of the lectures can be viewed online at anytime.
All in person Broker classes are taught on Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm. Tuition for this course includes your textbook, more than 400 practice exam questions, plus free review videos.
Please call us to ask about our military discount for active and retired military personnel.
Online & In Person
- In person classes meet on Wednesdays
- Classes meet for 2 weeks
- Class is from 9am-7pm
- Online half can be taken anytime
- Take all 40 hours Online
- (4) Self-Paced classes
- Take at anytime
- (4) Streaming classes
- Click to view Streaming Class Schedule
Register for a Online/In Person Course
- You may receive a full refund minus a $25.00 cancellation fee, if you elect to withdraw from the course before attending a class. Students who have started their course are not eligible for a refund.
- No refund will be issued after 3 months from date of registration.
- Students have 3 months to complete the course.
Course Completion Policy
Students are given 3 months from the date of registration to complete the course. If a student needs more time then we will extend the time out another 3 months at no charge. If the time passed is over six months but within a year the student is charged $175.00 to re-enroll and may choose to complete the topics they have yet to complete or take the course in its entirety ; 1 year up to 2 years the student will be charged $250.00 and must take the course in its entirety; if more than two years has passed the student is required to re-enroll at the current regular tuition rate and complete the course in its entirety.
Massachusetts requires all licensed brokers to file a $5,000.00 surety bond with The Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers & Salespeople. Broker Exam Candidates are required to bring the bond to their exam appointment. You may purchase a bond at our office. The price of a bond is $50.00 and is renewed ever five years. We are agents for Western Surety/CNA Surety bonding company. Broker Exam Candidates will be issued Professional Id # from the testing service at the time they call to make their appointment. The Professional Id# is needed to process a bond for all broker exam candidates. To purchase the bond you may come into our Waltham office Monday – Friday 9am-4pm. IF you already have a bond through our school and have questions about a bond renewal or have a change of address you may call the office at (781) 893-2832 or come into the office during office hours.
The State Real Estate Exam
After a student completes the 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 course to take and pass the state exam.
Yes, Effective April 1, 2016, PSI Services LLC shall be the new test vendor for the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Sales persons (Board). As of March 15, 2016, Real Estate Applicants will be able to schedule examinations with PSI Services LLC for examinations scheduled for on or after April 1, 2016. Additional information including the Candidate Information Bulletin and test site locations can be found online on or about March 15, 2016. The last testing date with the Board’s current vendor, Pearson VUE, shall be on March 31, 2016. Please visit the Real Estate Board’s website for future updates.