Article Summary: This article will help anyone looking for information pertaining to a real estate license in the state of Maine or anyone looking to become a real estate agent or realtor in Maine. Contents of this article may include information on real estate education, schools, training courses, continuing education, tests and exams, laws, license requirements, renewal information, forms and more..
The Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of
Licensing & Registration (OLR), handles the licensing, enforcement and discipline of
38 professional licensing boards, including the Maine
Real Estate Commission.
The general requirements
for obtaining a real estate agent license in Maine include being at least 18
years of age and having a high school diploma or GED. Applicants need to provide notarized
recommendations from at least 3 persons stating that the applicant has a good reputation
for truthfulness, honesty, fair dealing and competency. The employing broker also needs to
provide a written statement authorizing the license. Applicants for all agent licenses
must also have a criminal records check performed before their license will be issued. The
fee for this check is $21.00.
The requirements for a real estate sales agent license in Maine
prelicensing real estate education at an approved
real estate school
, passing the examinations with a grade of 75% or better,
and applying for the license within one year of having passed the exams. A sales agent in
Maine receives a two year license which may not be renewed.
for the associate broker license
in Maine include completion of two
full years of active licensure as a sales agent in Maine during the previous five years,
take the mandatory coursework including the 60 hour broker associate course, and pass the
associate broker examinations before applying for the license.
for a real estate broker license
in Maine include being actively licensed for
at least one year as an associate broker in Maine within the three years immediately
preceding the date of application, completion of two years in an approved degree program,
completion of the Role of the Designated Broker course, and applying for the broker
license within one year of completing the course.
You can view the Maine real
estate forms online
The requirements for a reciprocal license
in Maine include being actively licensed in
another jurisdiction and passing the Maine laws portion of the real estate exams. Those
with a reciprocal license also need to provide an Irrevocable
Consent to Service form
The non-refundable license application fee for all applicants is $100.00. Once licensed,
all associate brokers and brokers must complete 21 clock hours of continuing
before renewal of their license. The licenses all expire on
December 31st of each year. If the license has lapsed for more than 90 days it will not be
renewed without the agent taking the examination again.
Real estate careers are strengthened by membership in the many organizations that provide
services for the professional agent. Those holding a real estate license usually join
organizations like the Maine
Commercial Association of Realtors
and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers
(NAREB) assist many in locating real estate jobs within the industry. The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials
(ARELLO) and The National Association of
(NAR), the world's largest professional association, are excellent
resources for real estate education and professional enrichment.