Licensing & Continuing Education Information
The State of CT Department of Consumer Protection’s Real Estate Commission has licensing/continuing education authority, not CTR. Any questions regarding pre-licensing, licensing or continuing education requirements should be directed to:
Department of Consumer Protection
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 801, Hartford, CT 06103
Main Telephone: (860) 713-6150 | Toll-Free: (800) 842-2649
TDD: (860) 713-7240 | Fax: (860) 713-7239
For Salespersons and Brokers:
NOTE: Broker Requirements Changed as of July 1, 2016
Download detailed information for the New Broker Pre-Licensing Requirements (effective July 1, 2016).
Additional Licensing Information
- Reciprocal Information
- Real Estate Education and Exam Information
- Real Estate Salesperson information
- Real Estate Broker information
- Real Estate Legal Entities information
- View Connecticut Real Estate Laws and Regulations.
- For additional information visit the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
State of CT Continuing Education Requirements for Salespersons and Brokers
Every two years, the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection's Real Estate Commission requires licensees to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education (CE). Continuing Education is due on the even-numbered renewal years and must be completed PRIOR to renewing your license in all even-numbered years.
The State of CT DCP has announced that a 100% audit will be performed on all Salespersons and Brokers licensed in CT to determine that all licensees have complied with and satisfied the requirements stated below:
Two 3-hour 2020 mandatory courses — (both are required):
- CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing I
- CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing 2
Plus Six (6) hours of real estate elective courses.
You may elect to pass a 40-question Connecticut Continuing Education Examination administered by PSI. Contact the testing company (PSI) directly at 1-800-733-9267 or visit www.psiexams.com. When calling PSI to schedule, be sure to specify that you want to take the “Connecticut Continuing Education 40-question exam in order to renew your CT License”.
CE courses must be completed before the expiration of your license:
- Broker licenses expire on March 31, 2020
- Salesperson licenses expire on May 31, 2020
DIRECTIONS FOR LOOKING UP SCHOOLS AND COURSE TITLES CAN BE FOUND HERE:
In Connecticut all licensing questions should be referred directly to the Department of Consumer Protection as they handle licensing.
Am I required to complete CE?
All license holders must complete CE prior to every even-year renewal. You are only exempt if you PASSED A LICENSING EXAM during the CE period. The 2020 CE renewal period for Salespersons is 6/1/18-5/31/20 and for Brokers is 4/1/18-3/31/20.
What if I am a reciprocal license holder?
Connecticut DOES NOT EXEMPT ANYONE from completion of Connecticut specific continuing education. You must complete approved courses via a CT approved school and retain your certificates of completion for a minimum of 4 years. If you have taken CE in your primary state, you can submit the information to DCP for consideration. Scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 860-706-1317. To be approved, EACH course must be a minimum of 3 hours and be taken during the current CT CE cycle. There is NO equivalency credit toward the mandatory course(s).
What if I am a referral only agent?
All license holders must complete CE. Choosing to only utilize your license for referrals does NOT exempt you from Connecticut CE requirements.
Your Score Reports you received from PSI will reflect the examination passing date. If you do not know when you passed your examination, please call PSI at 1-800-733-9267.
How to obtain continuing education/pre-licensing education credits:
- Both Salespeople and Brokers are required to fulfill 12 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit. You can take them in-person or online at your own convenience. Please contact your local board for their in-person education calendar. View CTR's online course selections.
- Continuing education credit is also available for Designation and Certification Classes. Many local boards offer designation/certification classes. You can also complete them online through NAR. Check our REALTOR® Designations/Certifications page and see what advanced education will assist you in your business.