After your completed application is submitted and approved, you will be eligible to take your Massachusetts Real Estate Exam through PSI Testing Services
. Testing takes place at testing centers located throughout Massachusetts. As of 2021, candidates are now also being offered remote online exams via a proctored monitor. The exam has two portions, National and State, which candidates take on the same day. If you take the exam at a testing center and pass both sections, you will pay for and obtain your license on-site that day. Your real estate license is active for two years from your next birthday, so the cost is prorated depending on where in the year your birthday falls (ranging between $103-$150 as of April 2021). If you do not pass on the first attempt, you will need to retake the failed portion. You have two years from when you take your pre-licensing course to pass BOTH parts of the exam.