Connecticut Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Connecticut education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Connecticut Real Estate Commission

Connecticut Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Connecticut real estate salesperson license: a minimum of 60 classroom hours of Real Estate Principles and Practices
  • Connecticut real estate broker license: In addition to logging at least 2 years of licensure as a real estate salesperson, applicants must take:
    • 60 hours of Principles & Practices
    • 15 hours of Legal Compliance
    • 15 hours of Broker Principles & Practices
    • Two 15-hour prelicense real estate electives
    • In lieu of the two 15-hour electives, applicants could take the 30-hour Real Estate Appraisal course or the 20-hour real estate transactions course.
    • These courses must have been completed in the previous 5 years.

Connecticut State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

The Connecticut Real Estate Commission has entered into reciprocal agreements with the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island.

Connecticut Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate salesperson licenses in Connecticut need to be renewed by May 31 on every even-numbered year
  • Real estate broker licenses in Connecticut need to be renewed every even-numbered year by March 31
  • Two 3-hour Mandatory Topic courses determined by the Connecticut Real Estate Commission for each renewal period
  • Six (6) hours of real estate elective courses