Apply for Reciprocity for an Out-of-State Real Estate Brokers or Salespersons License

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What you need   for Apply for Reciprocity for an Out-of-State Real Estate Brokers or Salespersons License

Pursuant to 254 CMR 2.00, the Board may issue a real estate salesperson or broker’s license to individuals licensed in other states or jurisdictions without requiring the satisfaction of the education and examination requirements where such other state or jurisdiction has laws similar to the Commonwealth governing the practice of real estate brokering and extends the same privilege to licensed Massachusetts real estate brokers and salespersons.

At present, ONLY Brokers and Salespersons who have passed an examination in the following states may apply for reciprocity: 

  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • West Virginia
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Mexico
  • Salesperson & Brokers licensed for two years from Oklahoma

Applicants who have passed an examination in another state than those listed above and who wish to apply for reciprocity should fill out and submit this educational waiver form.

To complete an application for reciprocal licensure, enter all required information and upload the following documents:

  • A certified letter of Good Standing issued by the reciprocating state.
  • Applying as a broker a Surety Bond in the amount of $5,000 in the name of the applicant, issued by a Board-approved Real Estate Bond Company is needed. You are required to obtain this prior to submitting the application.
  • A notarized Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Authorization Form completed and signed by the applicant.
  • A recent, color photograph of the applicant (passport-style headshot).
  • If applicable, an official letter or certificate of standing for each professional license held by the applicant in any other jurisdiction. Please note that the letter or certificate must have been issued within ninety (90) days of the date of submission of this application.
  • If applicable, an explanatory document detailing all prior or pending disciplinary actions against any professional license held by the applicant in any jurisdiction, foreign or domestic. Please include certified copies of any disciplinary documents or official records of the disciplinary action.
  • If applicable, an explanatory document detailing all prior felony or misdemeanor convictions against the applicant in any jurisdiction, foreign or domestic. Please include copies of certified court records related to the conviction.

Fees   for Apply for Reciprocity for an Out-of-State Real Estate Brokers or Salespersons License

The application fee and license fee are charged at the same time when application is submitted. The fee is prorated based on applicant's date of birth. The fee is payable at the end of the online application process, by credit card, debit, card, or bank account. Please note that there is a separate convenience fee charged by DOL’s vendor for certain online payment transactions.

How to apply   Apply for Reciprocity for an Out-of-State Real Estate Brokers or Salespersons License

Apply through our ePlace portal. Applicants are advised that they should retain original copies of all supporting documents and that they may be required to submit original copies to the Board at a later date, if requested.

Next steps   for Apply for Reciprocity for an Out-of-State Real Estate Brokers or Salespersons License

  1. Application review and processing time

    Please note that it takes a minimum of ten (10) business days for the Board to review and approve a completed real estate reciprocal application. The Board will only review complete applications. Failure to submit all required information or supporting documents will result in your application being deemed incomplete or denied.

  2. Application Approval and License Issuance

    Once approved, the license number will appear on your ePlace account immediately. Your license information will be added to DOL's public Check a License database within twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48) hours after issuance. A license card will be mailed to the address provided on application after issuance.

     

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