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 include completing 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.

The requirements 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.

The requirements 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 education 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 Realtors (NAR), the world's largest professional association, are excellent resources for real estate education and professional enrichment.

Maine Real Estate Forms

Maine Reciprocity States

  • Most real estate forms can be obtained online. Ones listed below pertain to new salespersons and brokers.
An equal license may be issued to any person who holds a current and active real estate license in another jurisdiction after meeting the requirements for the license.  Click here for more details.

(as of 2/23/2010)

Maine Approved Real Estate Schools Prelicensing and Postlicensing Education

Community Colleges
  • Most real estate forms can be obtained online. Ones listed below pertain to new salespersons and brokers.
Private Schools

An equal license may be issued to any person who holds a current and active real estate license in another jurisdiction after meeting the requirements for the license.   Click here for more details.
Last Update:  3/1/2010
This list may not include all approved schools. Please visit the Maine Real Estate Commission website for the latest list of approved real estate schools.