Steps to Become an Agent
Steps to becoming a Realtor®
What is involved in becoming a REALTOR? We've outlined the steps from beginning to end of everything that is required for obtaining your real estate license and becoming a real estate sales professional.
Step 1. Making the Decision
- Contact our Career Director, email@example.com
- Weichert Regional Properties offers a Sponsorship Package for qualified applicants that include reimbursement of the Principles & Practices course.
- Please ask office Manager about this Sponsorship Package.
Step 2. Licensing Course
- Complete the State approved pre-licensing course “Principles and Practices of Real Estate” course through a school that is approved by the Real Estate Commission. The cost of the course varies from $350-$600. (including books).
- Complete a minimum of 60 classroom hours and achieve a grade of at least 70 on the final exam to successfully pass the course.
- You will receive a Certificate of Exam Eligibility to take the State-Licensing Exam. The Certificate is good for one year from the date of issuance and four test opportunities. Candidates passing only one portion of the Salesperson Exam must pass the remaining portion of their Exam within one year or must retake both portions. (Passing score expires after two years).
Step 3. Applying for your Real Estate License
- File an application for a real estate license with the Real Estate Commission. along with your application you must submit:
- Your certificate of Exam Eligibility which is proof of your successful completion of the Principles and Practices course.
- $80 application fee
- For additional information on licensing go to the Connecticut Licensing Info Center at www.ct-clic.com.
Step 4. Registering for the State Exam
- Once your Certificate of Examination Eligibility has been issued, register for exam with PSI, the exam contractor, the fee is $52. www.psiexams.com
Step 5. Taking the State Exam
- The State Exam is in two sections, which are taken at the same time; each section is graded separately and you must pass both sections. If you pass only one portion, you must pass the remaining portion within one year. Once you have passed both portions of the State Exam, and provided the signature of your sponsoring Broker to the Real Estate Commission, your Real Estate license will be issued.
Step 6. Affiliating with a Broker
- Once both portions of the exam have been passed, you must affiliate yourself with a Broker.
- Every Real Estate Salesperson must be affiliated with a Broker. It is not necessary to have a sponsoring Broker before taking the State Licensing Exam, however; it is mandatory before a license is issued.
- The Sponsoring Broker section of your application must be completed by your Broker and submitted to the Real Estate Commission along with a check for $285 which includes a one-time $20.00 payment to the Guaranty Fund.
- Now you will be issued your real estate license.
Step 7. You're Licensed!
- Once your license has been issued, you will be assessed yearly fees payable to the State of Connecticut.
- License fees are $285.00 (odd year) and $293.00 (even year) each year after the first year. Fees are prorated during the year for new licensees.
Note that once you have a Salesperson's License, you are not automatically a REALTOR®. If you wish to become a REALTOR, you must join an Association of REALTORS
Step 8. Now you are ready to begin your real estate career
- Once you have been hired, you will attend an extensive training program at Weichert Regional corporate Training Center.
- You will take Weichert’s New Agent Training 'Fast Track', an advanced live webinar training program. The 12 1.5-hour webinar session stretch over a 4 week period and are completed at the comfort of your own computer.
- Additional training courses are available on a weekly basis in our office with our Training Director
- Weichert University offers over 100 technology and industry-related courses online through the agent portal, Weichertone.com, all free of charge and available 24/7 for your convenience.