Montana Real Estate License Requirements

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

Licensing Board/Commission: Montana Department of Labor & Industry Department of Realty Regulation.

Montana Real Estate License Requirements:

  • Montana real estate salesperson license: 70 hours
  • Montana real estate broker license: 60 hours (in addition to two years of experience as a licensed salesperson)
  • Supervising Brokers must complete an 8-hour approved supervising broker pre-endorsement course.


Montana 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. Applicants should refer to the “Out-of-state” section of the Board’s application checklist for additional information needed during application.


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

  • Real estate professionals in Montana who want to renew their real estate licenses must do so by October 31 every year
  • By that date, licensees need to complete 12 hours of real estate CE
  • For Supervising Brokers, 4 hours of the total 12 must be education in the area of supervising broker continuing education