Article Summary: This article will help anyone looking for information pertaining to a real estate license in the state of Vermont or anyone looking to become a real estate agent or realtor in Vermont. 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 Vermont Real Estate Commission is an agency under the Office of Professional Regulation, of the Vermont Secretary of State's office. The Commission administers all aspects of the real estate law within the state of Vermont. The Vermont Real Estate Statutes may be viewed online.

The requirements for a real estate salesperson license in Vermont include being at least 18 years of age and passing the real estate examinations after completing the prelicensure requirements of 40 hours of real estate education from an approved real estate school. The salesperson applicant needs to be sponsored by a licensed Vermont broker and be associated with that broker's office, and the license needs to be applied for within one year of passing the exams.

The requirements for a real estate broker license in Vermont include being at least 18 years of age and having successfully completed at least 40 hours of approved real estate courses. The broker license applicant needs to have at least one year of active experience as a real estate salesperson. The proof of the active experience shall be listing or selling at least six closed transactions during the year. The applicant needs to pass the real estate examinations and apply for the license within one year.

Both applicants for the salesperson license and the broker license need to sign statements regarding Child Support, Taxes, and Unemployment Compensation Contributions as a part of the license application. The original license fee is $50.00 for either a salesperson or broker license applicant.

You can locate the approved real estate schools for prelicensure online.

The real estate examinations are handled by PSI Examination Services out of Glendale, CA. Examinations can be scheduled online.

Real estate licenses in Vermont are issued for a two-year period and are renewed without further examinations. All broker licensees need to complete at least 16 hours of continuing education courses during the two-year period before renewal, and salesperson licensees need to complete at least eight hours of continuing education courses. If the initial licensing period is less than two years, then the number of continuing education courses required shall be prorated.

You can locate many of the Vermont real estate forms online.

Real estate careers are strengthened by membership in the many organizations that provide services for the professional agent. Organizations like the Vermont 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.

Vermont Real Estate Forms

Vermont Reciprocity States


(as of 2/23/2010)


Vermont Approved Real Estate Schools Prelicensing and Postlicensing Education

Community Colleges

Private Schools

Anderson Empowerment (Rutland)
Lang McLaughry Spera Associates (South Burlington)
Quality Workshops (Vergennes)
Randy Mayhew School of Real Estate (Woodstock)
RE/MAX Maple Leaf Realty (Bennington)
St. Johnsbury Academy (St. Johnsbury)
Vermont Association of Realtors (Montpelier)
Last Update:  3/1/2010
This list may not include all approved schools. Please visit the Office of Professional Regulation Real Estate website for the latest list of approved real estate schools.