Real Estate Licensing Information

Procedure for Licensing

  • In Maryland, and Washington, DC, you are required by law to take the Principles and Practice of Real Estate classroom course. In Virginia you may take a classroom, correspondence, or online Principles of Real Estate course. However, the class exam must be taken at the training center by appointment.
  • The course is given by many degree-granting institutions and community colleges.
  • It is highly recommended that you take an exam prep course before the state licensing examination.
  • Take the state licensing examination. Depending on your state, your exam will be administered at either Promissor or PSI testing centers.
  • Once you pass the state exam, you must affiliate with a real estate brokerage firm, such as Realty Network, Inc., REALTORS®, to activate your license.
  • If you choose to affiliate with Realty Network, Inc. REALTORS®, you will join our post-license training program, Excel®, which will teach you the practical aspects of actually listing and selling properties. Once completed, you will be fully prepared to launch into a successful real estate career.

If you have further questions, please call our help line at 301-951-0581.

Promissor Test Centers
Washington, D.C.  
1000 Vermont Avenue NW
Suite 820 (McPherson Sq. Metro Stop)
Washington, DC 20011
DC:The licensing exam is held on Saturdays by appointment only. Examination fee is $61.00.
At least three business days in advance to register.
PSI Test Centers
Baltimore Center

The Rotunda
711 West 40th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211

College Park Center
The Sterling Building
4920 Niagara Road

College Park, MD 20740

Hagerstown Center
920 West Washington Street
Suite B-2-A
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Lanham Center
5900 Princess Garden Parkway
Suite 240
Lanham, MD

Salisbury Center

1325 Mt. Hermon Rd
Beaglin Park Plaza
Salisbury, MD 21803

Northern Virginia Test Center
140 Little Falls St.
Suite 110
Falls Church, VA
Tidewater Area

RBC Centura Bank Bldg
870 North Military Hwy
Suite 111
Norfolk, VA 23502 

Richmond Area
Daniel Building

3805 Cutshaw Ave.
Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23230

Exams are conducted by appointment only Monday through Friday. Please call 800-733-9267 to register.

MD: The examination fee is $65.00.
VA: The examination fee is $60.50.