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12-Hr. Massachusetts Real Estate Sales Associate Continuing Education Package

Here’s a glimpse of what you get with our Salesperson Continuing Education Package


There are two educational requirements of the Massachusetts Real Estate Commission, a 12-hr Module course and an Elective 0-hr course.


We understand the need for convenience, ease and flexibility. You can choose from any of the delivery method; In-person Classes, Virtual Classroom, Online Self-paced, and Online Interactive to fit your learning style.


Fortune Academy has the highest pass rates in the state for last several decades. We assure passing your class and state exam in the first attempt or you get your money back - guaranteed.


You can connect with a Real Estate guru at any time to ask any question or seek help with your training program. We are available 24/7 via phone, email and chat to provide support for your career success.

Individual Real Estate Courses for MA CE

All of the individual courses listed below are required by the MAREC to get a state compliant license renewal. They can be purchased either separately or with the bundles listed above.

Comparative Market Analysis

This two-hour course helps licensees assist sellers in setting a realistic price range based on the current market. The course is an elective to supplement core course study.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Comparative market analysis vs. an appraisal
  • Three approaches to value: sales comparison, cost, and income Selection of comparable properties
  • The principle of substitution Uses of a CMA
  • Massachusetts appraisal licenses and qualifications
  • Activities and scenarios to reinforce key concepts
  • 2 Credit Hours
With Promo Code TRAINING35

USDA/Rural Loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan program isn’t as well known as the FHA loan, but maybe it should be.   What is the USDA loan? It’s a 15- or 30-year fixed rate...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Differences between USDA guaranteed and direct loans
  • Income eligibility requirements and qualification ratios
  • Buyer safeguards, seller contributions, closing costs, funding fees, and loan assumptions
  • Eligible and ineligible properties and the appraisal process
  • Steps in processing, underwriting, and closing rural development loans
  • Activities and scenarios to reinforce key concepts
  • 2 Credit Hours
With Promo Code TRAINING35

1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges

At some point in your career, a transaction may involve a property that’s part of a tax-deferred exchange. When this happens, will you be ready to guide your client through the process and...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange definitions
  • Starker’s Exchange background and application
  • U.S. Internal
  • Revenue Code requirements
  • IRS Safe Harbor GuidelinesInvestor taxes advantages
  • Setting up an exchange
  • Selecting a Qualified Intermediary
  • 2 Credit Hours
With Promo Code TRAINING35

A Brief Introduction to Real Estate Finance

If a buyer who's not paying cash can't obtain financing, the transaction will fail. To provide the best service to consumers,it helps to have a clear understanding of the financing process,...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Key players in financing
  • The loan application package and process
  • Consumer options for loan packages and types
  • The government’s role in real estate financing
  • Loan terminology
  • Activities and scenarios to reinforce key concepts
  • 2 Credit Hours
With Promo Code TRAINING35

Environmental Issues

Environmental issues for properties can derail a transaction, cause safety issues for the occupants, hinder certain uses of a property, and leave licensees open for litigation for failure to...

Topics Covered Include:

  • The relationship between caveat emptor and required disclosures
  • Circumstances by which certain disclosures must be made
  • Environmental hazards impacting the interior of a property
  • Environmental hazards on property grounds and surrounds
  • Laws and regulations related to environmental issues.
  • 2 Credit Hours
With Promo Code TRAINING35

Fair Housing in Massachusetts

Understanding and abiding by fair housing laws is part of your responsibility as a real estate professional. The public expects and deserves competent, unbiased actions based upon thorough...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Benefits of fair housing principles in real estate
  • How attitudes and laws have changed to support a fair housing mindset
  • Regulatory changes relating to fair housing
  • Fair housing law in Massachusetts, including protected classes in the commonwealth that expand the classes covered by federal fair housing law
  • Nondiscriminatory advertising
  • “Red flags” of discrimination, and what to do when you see them
  • Activities and scenarios to reinforce key concepts
  • 2 Credit Hours
With Promo Code TRAINING35

Understanding Title and Title Issues

To close successfully, the subject property must have a clear and marketable title.  This course focuses on property ownership and titles.  With a full understanding of titles, title...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Property ownership types and how titles, deeds, and land records affect ownership
  • What to look for in title reports and how to resolve title defects
  • Methods for supporting your seller and your buyer clients when title issues are uncovered
  • Activities and scenarios to reinforce key concepts
  • 2 Credit Hours
With Promo Code TRAINING35

Real Estate Advertising Compliance and the Law

To close successfully, the subject property must have a clear and marketable title.   This course focuses on property ownership and titles. With a full understanding of titles, title...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Federal fair housing guidelines and how they influence your advertisements
  • Tips for writing engaging listing descriptions
  • Regulation Z and its trigger terms
  • Advertising guidelines for apartment rentals, out-of-state properties, and inducements
  • Sample advertisements
  • Activities and scenarios to reinforce key concepts
  • 2 Credit Hours
With Promo Code TRAINING35

Conducting Open Houses and Developing a Safety Plan

Open houses have been a standard practice in seller representation for decades, but they're not always a smashing success. By carefully selecting which listings are suitable for an open house,...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Evaluating when to choose an open house and when to choose a virtual tour instead
  • Preparing properties and sellers for an open house
  • Establishing guidelines for a successful and safe open house
  • Developing an overall safety plan that includes marketing materials, client relationships, and home and office settings
  • Protecting your personal safety through your everyday actions
  • Activities and scenarios to reinforce key concepts
  • 2 Credit Hours
With Promo Code TRAINING35

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12-Hr. Massachusetts CE Package (with optional Ethics course)

Silver Package

This Package Includes:

  • Environmental Issues (2 mandatory module hours)
  • Comparative Market Analysis (2 mandatory module hours)
  • Real Estate Advertising Compliance and the Law (2 mandatory module hours)
  • Conducting Open Houses and Developing a Safety Plan (2 mandatory module hours)
  • Fair Housing in Massachusetts (2 mandatory module hours)
  • 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges (2 mandatory module hours)
  • Code of Ethics (not for CE)*

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Our instructor-led classes provide complete support and equip you with the right information for your license acquisition.

In-person Classroom

The best option for aspirants who prefer to study in a learning environment with a batch of other aspirants.

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Learn from the comfort of your home and at your own pace. Learn from highly tenured instructor in an online environment.

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Online Interactive NEW!

Take quizzes, get assignments, and learn from tenured real estate experts all from the comfort of your home in an interactive class experience.

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Online Self-Paced

Online self-paced is a pre-recorded format with videos of the class which you can watch at your own ease and pace and if you have questions, you got 24/7 support through emails.

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Have questions regarding the MA real estate Salesperson course? We got you covered.

Yes, one needs to be 18-year-old or above as per the requirements of the SCREC

Ten (10) hours biennially if a MA resident licensee. 4 hours must be the core mandatory course and 6 hours must be electives. Brokers in Charge will have to take a mandatory BIC Responsibility 4-hour course in addition to the core course, and will only have to take 2 hours of electives. If you are a non-resident and licensed in your resident jurisdiction, you have to meet the CE requirements of your resident state. If you have 25 years of active licensed experience you may submit a request for Partial Continuing Education Exemption. If you meet the experience requirements based upon licensure in another jurisdiction, we will need you to obtain and submit certifications of licensure history. If you are active-duty military, you are exempt from CE while on active service

Our current courses are 100% self-paced and online. All course content is presented in a series of online screens with quizzes to determine mastery before moving to the next series.

If you are considering taking the state licensing exam, you can apply online by going to the PSI website and following the online prompts after registering for an account. Once your eligibility has been forwarded to PSI, you have received approval to schedule the state exam.

The Massachusetts Real Estate Commission has contracted with PSI. PSI will provide examinations for real estate licensure through a network of computer exam centers. Registering online is recommended for the fastest and convenient exam-scheduling process. If you have any difficulties scheduling your exam, call the PSI help line at 855-340-3701.

A high school diploma (or certificate of equivalency) is necessary as per the requirements of the SCREC

SCREC recognizes the qualifications of non-resident licensees of other jurisdiction, however one must still must apply for and take the MA portion of the real estate examination (and if applying to become a broker, meet the 3 years actively licensed sales experience requirements). With your examination application, you will need to submit certification(s) of licensure from any jurisdiction(s) in which you have held licensure in the last 5 years. You must also have been licensed within 6 months prior to MA Application. Resident applicants with licenses in other jurisdictions who have been residents for more than 6 months cannot qualify to take the MA. examination with just a certification of licensure from another jurisdiction. The resident applicant will also need to take the following pre-licensing education:
For a Salesperson exam applicant
A SC resident (for more than 6 months) with a license in another jurisdiction who will have to take Unit II: Advanced Real Estate Principles class (30 hours)
For a Broker exam applicant
a SC resident (for more than 6 months) with a broker license in another jurisdiction will have to take Broker Unit IIIA and Broker Unit IIIB classes (60 hours) PDF Exam Application Link: Online Applications Link:

Courses are designed to help you pass your Massachusetts licensing exam and prepare you for a career in real estate. Topics include local government regulations and agency relationships. Courses are inspired by real-life scenarios you'll face as a Salesperson in Massachusetts.

All courses include an exam, which consists of 100 multiple-choice questions each. You must achieve a passing grade of 70% or more to receive your certificate of completion.

Yes, our agency requires that we receive and verify social security numbers through a copy of the social security card prior to issuing any license for any licensing Board.