Real Estate Salesperson, Continuing Education 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

CCBC Credential:

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training 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,

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Baltimore County College Promise
Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

The length of this program is 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 Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate 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 Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



REA 294

Real Estate Principles & Practices for Salespersons


"The Modern Real Estate Practice; $55; and "The Maryland Real Estate Practice & Law: $33;  available at campus bookstores



Additional Information

Skills for Success:​
Successful candidates need 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.


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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