Becoming an Agent
What you need to know about becoming a licensed Real Estate Agent.
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Long & Foster Institute of Real Estate offers the required
licensing classroom course in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia
and Washington, D.C. at a competitive price that includes your tuition and your
books. Students in Virginia or Maryland may take a classroom, or online course, all in the comfort of your own home. (Once
you finish the online course you will be required to make an appointment to take
a proctored exam at one of our training centers.) The tuition for this online course
is $243 for Maryland and $229 for VA.
Once you have completed your licensing class and you are ready to take the state
exam, we highly recommended you take the State Exam Review classroom course. We offer this course
each month and it consists of an intensive review of all the material; or you may
online material review.
Once you pass the licensing class and the state’s exam, you must affiliate with
a real estate brokerage firm (such as Long & Foster) in order to have your license
activated. Here at Long & Foster we always welcome the opportunity to interview
new agents. When you choose to affiliate with Long & Foster, you will join our proprietary
training program, Star builders®, which will teach you the practical aspects of
listing and selling properties. Following our classroom and field training, you
will be fully prepared to launch a successful real estate career. Check out more
about Long & Foster real estate careers for more opportunities on our recruiting pages.
With 170 office locations though out the Mid-Atlantic region you can locate one
near you and schedule an appointment to talk to one of our Sales Managers today.
If you want to consider an alternative option, you may choose to affiliate with
Metro Referrals. This referral company was started by L&F, and operates as a separate
brokerage. It offers an alternative to becoming a full time agent and allows you
to keep your license active, referring potential buyers and sellers to an actively
selling agent and collecting a referral fee. For more info, visit their website
Course Hour Requirements By State For Getting Your Real Estate License
Current requirements are:
- Washington DC: 60 hours
- Delaware: 99 hours
- Maryland: 60 hours
- New Jersey: 75 hours
- Pennsylvania: 60 hours (Two 30 hours classes)
- Virginia: 60 hours
Full payment for all classes is required. Pay by charge card or money order only
(payable to Long & Foster Institute of Real Estate®). No checks or cash please.
Only by pre-registration and pre-payment are you guaranteed a seat in your selected