Maryland Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Maryland real estate education needs for licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Maryland Real Estate Commission (MREC)

Maryland Real Estate License Requirements:

Many students use exam prep tailored for Maryland to help them have a higher chance of passing.

Maryland 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.

Maryland has reciprocal relationships with Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, but applicants from all other states can send in their history to be considered for reciprocity.

For more information, view our full guide on reciprocity.

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

  • Real estate professionals in Maryland, including both salespersons and associate brokers, must take 15 hours of continuing education classes in order to renew their real estate licenses
  • These 15 hours of real estate CE include 3 hours on agency, 3 hours on legislative updates, 1.5 hours on fair housing, 3 hours on ethics and 4.5 hours of electives (ensuring that elective courses taken are never duplicated from year to year)