I have an active real estate license from a state other than Maine. How do I get a reciprocal real estate license in Maine?
A non-resident, or a Maine resident, who holds an active license in good standing in another state may qualify for a similar license in Maine. Non-resident candidates must be licensed in the state in which they reside to qualify under this provision.
To qualify by reciprocity you must hold a current and active license in good standing in another state or jurisdiction at the time you apply for the Maine license. Active status is defined as maintaining affiliation with an agency or eligibility to perform real estate brokerage. The only acceptable evidence that you hold an active license in good standing is a Certificate of Licensure issued by the licensing jurisdiction. A copy of a current license is not acceptable. The Maine license issued is valid for a period of two years and is renewable.
To apply for a reciprocal license you must:
- Pass the Maine Law Exam administered by Pearson VUE (formerly Promissor)
- Submit an application to the Maine Real Estate Commission including a certificate of license from each state in which you now hold or have held a real estate license.
The Real Estate Learning Group offers the Maine Law Exam Prep Course online at your convenience.