CONNECTICUT REAL ESTATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Renewal Cycle: Every Even Year
Renewal Deadline: Broker: March 31 | Salesperson: May 31

Connecticut Student Rights Information

CE Requirement: 12 hours
Required Courses: 3 Hour CT Legal Review
OR
Pass the Continuing Education Examination through PSI

INITIAL LICENSURE

How do I obtain a Connecticut real estate license?

To obtain a Connecticut real estate salesperson’s license, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete a 60-hour real estate Principles and Practices Course. Courses can be found at:
    • Community Colleges
    • Local Realtor Boards
    • Local Real Estate Offices
  2. Pay the $80 application fee
  3. Pass the Salesperson exam – Contact PSI for details (800) 211-2754 – PSI Candidate Bulletin
  4. Pay the $285 initial license fee

To obtain a Connecticut real estate broker’s license, you must have two years’ experience working as a salesperson, and complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the required Prelicense Education:
    • 60 hours Principles and Practices of Real Estate consisting of:
      • 15 hours – Real Estate Legal Compliance
      • 15 hours – Real Estate Brokerage Principles & Practices
      • Two 15-hour Elective Courses

OR

  • Complete 20 successful real estate transactions during the previous five (5) years

CONNECTICUT REAL ESTATE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are my Connecticut real estate continuing education requirements?

Real estate salesperson and brokers in Connecticut are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education each two-year license cycle. Licensees must complete the required core course for each licensing cycle. For the 2016-2018 licensing cycle the required core course is a fair housing course offered through the Connecticut Fair Housing Department.

How often must I renew my Connecticut real estate license?

Real estate salespersons and brokers in Connecticut must renew their licenses every two years. The deadline to renew for brokers is March 31st of even years; for salespersons is May 31st of even years. The next renewal year is 2018.

When do I need to renew my Connecticut real estate license?

No later than March 31st for brokers and May 31st for salespersons in even years. The next renewal year is 2018.

Are your courses approved by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection?

Yes! Our provider number is REC.0107. An approved course list may be accessed here.

Do you report my continuing education to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection?           

The Department of Consumer Protection does not require the licensee or the provider to report continuing education completion. We provide you with a printable certificate of completion for each course you complete. You will need to provide these certificates to the DCP if audited.

How long do I have to complete my courses after I purchase them?

Individual courses are available for six months from the date of purchase. The purchase of a package will give you access to the coursework for the full length of your licensing cycle (2 years).

Do I have to complete the course at one time?

No! You do not have to complete each course in one sitting. Your courses are available to you from any internet enabled device, and our system will keep track of where you start and stop. Our courses are usually broken into 20-25 minute intervals, which will make it easy for you to complete your course when it’s convenient for you!

How do I renew my Connecticut real estate license?

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is now offering license renewal online! All renewal notices are sent approximately 30-45 days prior to the expiration date of your license. If you received a username and password on your renewal notice, you may go to www.elicense.ct.gov to renew.

If you did not receive a username or password on your renewal notice, send an email to dcp.online@ct.gov and include the following:

  • Name
  • License, permit or registration type
  • License, permit or registration number
  • Email address
  • Which login you are requesting:
    • User ID and Password for full access to your account and renewal
    • Fast Track Renewal PIN for access to renew only

If you would prefer to renew by mail, send an email to dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov and include the following:

  • Name
  • License, permit or registration type
  • License, permit or registration number
  • Email address

How much does it cost to renew my Connecticut real estate license?

Connecticut offers a reduced rate to real estate licensees that renew their license early.

  • Brokers: $375 in an odd year (early); $383 in an even year
  • Salespersons: $285 early renewal (in an odd year); $293 standard renewal (in an even year)

I missed the due date for my Connecticut real estate license renewal, can I still renew?

Yes, you can renew your license within the first 30 days following your renewal date without incurring a late fee. The late fee after 30 days is $28.50 for salespersons and $37.50 for brokers. You cannot engage in business until your license is renewed without subjecting yourself to disciplinary action.

Do I have to complete any continuing education if my Connecticut real estate license is inactive?

No, there are no continuing education requirements if your license is in an inactive status. However, you will be required to complete all continuing education prior to changing your license status to active.

Does Connecticut have reciprocity with other states?

Connecticut offers reciprocity with:

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island

Contact Information and Related Links

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1630

Main Telephone: (860) 713-6150
Toll-Free: (800) 842-2649
TDD: (860) 713-7240
Fax: (860) 713-7239

Real Estate Education and Exam Information
Frequently Asked Questions
eLicense Website
2018 Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements
Online renewal page
License fees
License Reciprocity for Real Estate Salesperson and Broker Licensing