Real Estate Broker - Initial/Exam

Purpose: This application is for an individual broker who has taken pre-licensure real estate courses from a Connecticut approved school. Click on the link for a list of approved courses.


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • 60-hour classroom course in Real Estate Principles and Practices.
  • 15-hour classroom course in Real Estate Brokerage Principles and Practices.
  • 15-hour classroom course in Legal Compliance.
  • Two (2) 15-hour pre-license elective courses OR one (1) 30-hr pre-license Appraisal/pre-license elective course OR 20 real estate transactions in the previous 5 years. A transaction is defined as a legal transfer of real estate property or execution of a lease agreement.
  • Actively engaged as a licensed real estate salesperson under the supervision of a licensed real estate broker in this state for at least 1,500 hours, including no less than 4 real estate transactions, during the three (3) years immediately preceding the date of application. 

Required Documentation:

  • Completed application available through PSI (link below)
  • Course certificates submitted directly to PSI

Examination Information:

  • All candidates for the CT Real Estate Broker Examination must be preapproved by PSI BEFORE you register for or schedule your Broker examination.
  • Upon approval by PSI, you will be sent an Examination Eligibility Postcard, including instructions for scheduling the examination.
  • You may take the examination on an unlimited basis for up to one year from the date of eligibility.
  • You must pass both portions of the examination within one (1) year of eligibility.
  • If you do not pass both portions within one year, you must reapply with the PSI.
  • After you pass both portions of the examination, within the one year of eligibility, you have Two (2) years from the date of the most recently passed portion to activate your license.

Application & Forms:

This link will take you to the PSI web page. Click on "Government/State Licensing Agencies"; CT Real Estate; and then click "Download Candidate Information Bulletin" for the application forms and all necessary information.

Application Fee:
  • Varies - see PSI website - All fees are non-refundable

Broker Legal Entities (LLC, Corporation, etc.)

  • If you intend to engage in the real estate business as a legal entity (LLC. Corporation, LLP, etc.) you must obtain a broker license in the name of that legal entity. Follow these application procedures first; then AFTER you pass the CT Real Estate Broker Licensing Examination, download the New Legal Entity Application and mail it with the applicable fees and your passing broker exam score reports.

Renewal & CE information:

All real estate broker licenses expire on November 30th.  All new licenses activated September 1st - November 30th will be given an expiration date of November 30th of the next year. 


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