Obtaining your Maryland Real Estate License

If you already do not have a real estate license in another state, Maryland requires one course to get your real estate license: a 60-Hour Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course you can click here to access more details on the course and requirements


If you currently hold a real estate active license and are in good standing in another state and desire to get a license in Maryland you can start the process by providing a certificate of full licensing history from the state where they were first licensed. Education and experience are reviewed for transferability, individually for each applicant. Waivers may be offered only to active licensees.

If you are licensed in a state that must email the history document, it will only be accepted when emailed directly from the issuing state to mrec.licensehistory@maryland.gov You should ask to be cc’d on the email. After confirming the issuing state has emailed your license history, you may email your cover letter to this same address.

The cover letter should be personally signed and include your full contact information, including your home and email address. Additionally, list any states in which you are currently licensed, and indicate if you were previously licensed in Maryland. Please list the states in the order in which the licenses were received.

If you will be mailing the licensing history, send the document (original only, not a copy) to us within 30 days of its issue date by your home state along with your signed cover letter to the Education Director, Maryland Real Estate Commission, 1100 N. Eutaw Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.

If qualified, you will be sent all information needed to register for the exam by U.S. Mail. If you do not qualify, you will be notified in writing. Please allow 10-12 business days for processing your request.

The Commission only has reciprocal agreements with Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.


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