The fastest and most affordable way to get your real estate salesperson license in Rhode Island! Here you'll learn:
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Rhode Island does not list any general requirements. State residents can proceed directly to the (7) steps to earn a real estate salesperson license.
Step 1: Complete a 45-hour pre-licensing education
New Rhode Island salesperson applicants must take 45 hours of sales education including three hours of a New Agency Law course. The course must be a live course, even when taken remotely, and with an approved real estate pre-licensing vendor. Your course completion certificate is valid for two years.
Step 2: Take the Lead Paint/Lead Hazard Mitigation Course
Rhode Island requires all real estate salespersons to have three hours of education in a Lead Paint/Lead Hazard Mitigation course. It’s advised to take this course with or soon after your pre-licensing education.
Step 3: Schedule the Real Estate Salesperson Exam
Rhode Island’s Department of Business Regulation (DBR) uses PearsonVUE to administer the salesperson exam. Go to www.pearsonvue.com to schedule an exam online. You can also schedule by calling (800) 274-8922.
The exam fee is $70 paid to PearsonVUE by credit card, debit card, voucher, or check. Your payment is non-refundable.
Bring to the exam center two forms of valid signature identification. Primary identification must have your photo and signature, like a state driver's license, military ID, or US passport. A secondary ID card must have your printed name and signature. You’ll also need the pre-licensing course completion certificate.
Refer to the Rhode Island Real Estate Candidate Handbook for information on examination schedules, site locations, exam security, reporting, and preparation.
Step 4: Pass the Real Estate Salesperson Exam
The Rhode Island state salesperson exam is divided into a national and state section.
The Salesperson Pre-licensure Exam includes:
Content outlines and the number of questions for each topic are available in the Candidate Information Bulletin.
Rhode Island DBR uses a scaled score to account for variances in exam difficulty. A passing score on both sections is a minimum of 70.
You’ll be given an official score report before leaving the exam center. Passing candidates also get instructions for applying for their license. Failed scores receive diagnostic information and retake information.
You have one year from passing both sections to submit your application to the State of Rhode Island.
Step 5: Get Your Criminal History Record
All Rhode Island residents need a Criminal History Record (CHR) from the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General. These background checks are conducted in person at the Attorney General’s office at 4 Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920. For further questions about this process, you may contact the DAG at (401) 274-4400.
Step 6: Purchase Errors and Omissions Insurance
All Rhode Island real estate professionals are required to carry Errors and Omissions insurance. You must carry this insurance independently. The coverage must meet the minimum limits set by the Department of Business Regulation.
Step 7: Apply for your License
Following your passing score on the state licensing exam, you have up to one year to apply for your salesperson real estate license. The Department of Business Regulation, Real Estate Section highly recommends that you apply online for your license. You can print and mail in a paper application, although it will take 7 to 10 business days for processing.
Your license application must include documentation of:
The salesperson application asks for three recommendations from Rhode Island residents who have known you for at least three years and are not related to you. Another section needs to be completed by your hiring Principal Broker.
Your license application will include two separate checks or money orders. The first check must be for $140.00 payable to the “RI General Treasurer.” The second check must be $25 payable to the “Real Estate Recovery Account.”
Total processing takes at least three weeks. Once the Rhode Island DBR approves your application, congratulations! You are a licensed real estate salesperson.
The RealEstateU 45-Hour Rhode Island Real Estate Salesperson’s Course teaches in the following way:
You can purchase a PDF version of the course textbook for only $29!
The course textbook contains all the content covered in the course, including all the audio transcripts, infographics, and supporting documents.
Please note that the PDF textbook is sold separately and not included in the course tuition. The textbook is designed to supplement the online course and not replace it.
The textbook enables you to review the course content offline. You can also print course textbook individual lessons as needed.
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Use a license to earn side income. Or, slowly build a real estate business as you move from your current career. You can always go straight to full-time and realize the full earnings potential of real estate.
Holding a Rhode Island real estate license enables you to sell or lease real estate throughout the state.
All students have 12 months from the time of purchase to complete the RealEstateU 45-hour Rhode Island Real Estate Salesperson Course (including the course exams).
All courses are eligible for a refund within 30 days of purchase if the student has not completed more than 50% of the course. All refunds issued are subjected to a $20 admin charge. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.
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