Real Estate Salesperson, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

This course prepares students to sit for the Maryland Licensed Real Estate Salesperson exam. Real Estate Salespersons (or agents) act as intermediaries in negotiations between buyers and sellers of real estate property; typically representing one of the parties. They advise clients on market conditions, prices, and all matters related to real estate transactions. They market properties, prepare documents, show properties, and coordinate closing activities.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. meet education requirements set by Maryland Department of Labor for licensing as a Real Estate Salesperson,

2. apply the knowledge and skills of Maryland laws and regulations to function effectively as a real estate salesperson,

3. prepare to gain employment as a real estate salesperson, and

4. prepare to sit for the Maryland state licensing exam.​

CCBC Pathway

Business Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential:

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be prepared to sit for the Maryland Licensed Real Estate Salesperson exam.

Certifying Organization: Maryland Real Estate Commission


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Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Length of Training

3-5 months.

Courses start in September and January at CCBC Catonsville and March, June, and October at CCBC Hunt Valley or CCBC Owings Mills.

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning

Program Course Sequence

Class attendance is mandatory.  Students must pass a final exam in the course for successful completion. 


Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



REA 294

Real Estate Principles & Practices for Salespersons


"The Modern Real Estate Practice; and "The Maryland Real Estate Practice & Law": $59 for both, available at campus bookstores



Additional Information

Skills for Success:​
Strong oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and good problem-solving skills.

Career Opportunities:​
Students will be prepared to sit for the Maryland Licensed Real Estate Salesperson exam and begin work as a Real Estate Salesperson under the supervision of a Real Estate Broker.


Career Coach

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Moire Riley | | 443-840-1804 | Hunt Valley | 106

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Moore | | 443-840-1632 | Essex | BESS 116