Licensing & Continuing Education Information
|- LICENSE RENEWAL DEADLINE FOR BROKERS:
|November 30, 2023
|- LICENSE RENEWAL DEADLINE FOR SALESPEOPLE:
|May 31, 2023
Continuing Education is due on EVEN years. Effective with your 2024 renewal, per the Department of Consumer Protection, all continuing education must be completed 90-days before license renewal.
MANDATORY COURSE REQUIREMENT:
Licensees must complete 12 hours of continuing education credit for real estate license renewal, of which 3 hours must be completion of a mandatory course. There are presently two 3-hour courses approved by the CT Real Estate Commission that you may select from to meet the mandatory course requirement:
- "CT Real Estate Agency Law" (available now)
- "Hot Topics in Real Estate Laws and Fair Housing - Alternate Mandatory Course" (not yet available)
IMPORTANT NOTE: You DO NOT need to take both, ONLY one of the two. However, you MAY take both, which would then count towards (3) hours of the mandatory requirement and (3) hours towards the (9) hours of elective credit.
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 901, 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 about PSI TESTING Site information: https://candidate.psiexams.com/
In the upper right corner, the "PSI News" contains updated information on PSI site closures and reopenings.
You can also go to the bottom of the page to "Check Available Appointment Dates Before You Register".
There are locations in CT and MA where you can take PSI test (West Hartford, Milford, Boston, Springfield, Fall River, Auburn). You may also request an accommodation to take the written examination at any PSI location. In the "What type of accommodation are you requesting?" field is an option for OUT-OF-STATE TEST.
Additional Licensing Information
- Reciprocal Information
- Real Estate Continuing Education
- Real Estate Salesperson information
- Real Estate Broker information
- Real Estate Legal Entities information
- Application for Retiree Status License
- Application for Restoration from Retiree Status
- 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. Continuing education must be completed 90 days before the real estate license renewal.
Real estate brokers and salespersons shall take courses consisting of at least twelve (12) classroom hours in each two (2) year continuing education period, including one mandatory course consisting of at least three (3) classroom hours in current real estate and fair housing legislation, licensing laws and regulations.
Find Directions for:
All Continuing Education Certificates MAY be uploaded through the Department of Consumer Protection’s existing e-License System (the same system used for renewals). This process can be completed at any time by Real Estate licensees. There is no charge for this service. Doing this is NOT mandatory, rather an option to help licensees keep track of their own completed CE. Approved Real Estate Schools are still required to submit your completion information to a different vendor which is not accessible for you to review your completed CE.
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. CE is due 90 days prior to license renewal. You are only exempt if you PASSED A FULL LICENSING EXAM during the CE period. Visit the following links for complete information: for Brokers or for Salespersons.
What if I am a reciprocal license holder?
Connecticut DOES NOT EXEMPT ANYONE from completion of Connecticut specific continuing education. Any continuing educational courses taken by the licensee not already approved by DCP shall be considered by the commission on an individual basis. Evidence of such courses must be submitted at least 30 days before the next Commission Meeting, which must be prior to the end of each two (2) year continuing education period (90 days prior to license renewal). Licensees must submit supporting documents in addition to their course completion certificates. Examples of supporting documents would include detailed syllabi/curriculumns, teaching materials, course outlines, etc. Any submissions without supporting documentation will not be reviewed by the Commission. Licensees can submit an equivalency review request. 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.