How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Vermont

To earn and keep your Vermont real estate license, you need to meet certain educational requirements. You need preliminary coursework before you apply for a license, post-license education to keep your license, and a certain amount of training to renew your license every year.

Unfortunately, we don't offer Vermont real estate courses at the moment. You'll need to check Vermont Real Estate Commission's website for a list of approved course providers.

But as a trusted real estate school, we want to help you navigate Vermont's regulations. For that reason, we'll review the licensing process, required courses, and other important details below.

What Are Vermont's Real Estate Pre-Licensing Education Requirements?

The Commission requires 40 hours of pre-licensing coursework from an approved provider.

Who is Eligible to Become a Real Estate Agent in Vermont?

You need to be at least 18 years old in order to be eligible for a real estate salesperson license in Vermont.

What Else Do I Need to Do to Earn My Vermont Real Estate License?

Aside from educational requirements, you need to:

  • Pass the official licensing exam
  • Find a sponsoring broker
  • Submit a license application

What is the Vermont Real Estate Licensing Exam Like?

Vermont's real estate license exam is administered by a third-party testing company named PSI at a number of testing sites throughout the state. It consists of 100 national questions and 36 Vermont-specific questions. You'll have a total of 4 hours to complete the whole exam.

You'll get a score report before you leave the testing center. If you only pass one portion, you'll have one chance to retake the failed portion within the next 6 months. Vermont allows 2.5 hours for the national portion only and 1.5 hours for the state portion only.

After you've failed a second time or 6 months have passed, you'll need to retake the whole test.

What Are the Real Estate Post-Licensing Requirements in Vermont?

You need 8 hours of Commission-approved post-licensing education within 90 days of initially receiving your Vermont salesperson license.

Post-licensing does NOT exempt you from meeting the required Continuing Education before your renewal.

How Often Does a Vermont Real Estate License Have to Be Renewed?

Vermont real estate licenses need to be renewed every other year – specifically, by May 31st of even-numbered years for Salespersons.

What Are Vermont's Continuing Education Requirements for Real Estate?

Vermont requires salespersons to complete 16 Continuing Education hours from an approved provider every 2 years by your renewal date. Brokers must complete 24 hours of CE.

At least 4 hours of CE need to address legislation and other required topics. The Commission dictates the curriculum for each 2-year period – check their website for the current requirements.

What Kind of Jobs Can I Get with a Vermont Real Estate License?

With a Vermont real estate license, you can pursue a number of careers, including:

  • Residential real estate agent
  • Commercial real estate agent
  • Real estate broker
  • Property manager

In real estate, there are as many specialties and niches as there are types of property, buyers, and sellers. Some niches are more well paid than others, although they frequently call for additional licenses or certifications.

You can get a general idea of how much money you can expect to make in Vermont based on wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Job Title Average Hourly Wage Average Yearly Wage
Sales Agents $27.14 $56,440
Property Managers $27.96 $58,150

A real estate agent's income is largely commission-based, so it differs a lot from person to person. Some real estate professionals make well below average, while others make a lot more.

To learn more about different career opportunities, real estate specialties, and how commissions work, check out our Resources page.

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