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Connecticut Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Connecticut education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Connecticut Real Estate Commission

Connecticut Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Connecticut real estate salesperson license: a minimum of 60 classroom hours of Real Estate Principles and Practices
  • Connecticut real estate broker license: In addition to logging at least 2 years of licensure as a real estate salesperson, applicants must take: 
    • 60 hours of Principles & Practices
    • 15 hours of Legal Compliance
    • 15 hours of Broker Principles & Practices
    • Two 15-hour prelicense real estate electives
    • In lieu of the two 15-hour electives, applicants could take the 30-hour Real Estate Appraisal course or the 20-hour real estate transactions course. 
    • These courses must have been completed in the previous 5 years.

Connecticut State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state. 

The Connecticut Real Estate Commission has entered into reciprocal agreements with the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island.

Connecticut Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate salesperson licenses in Connecticut need to be renewed by May 31 on every even-numbered year
  • Real estate broker licenses in Connecticut need to be renewed every even-numbered year by March 31 
  • Two 3-hour Mandatory Topic courses determined by the Connecticut Real Estate Commission for each renewal period
  • Six (6) hours of real estate elective courses


Connecticut Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP). The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred.

Connecticut Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Provisional Licensed Appraiser 
  • Certified Residential License
  • Certified General License 

Connecticut Appraisal Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • For Certified Residential level:  A minimum of an Associates Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required.  For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelors Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees.

Connecticut Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Provisional Licensed Appraiser which consist of the following courses:  Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours)
  • 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 75 hours of Provisional Licensed Appraiser education AND:  Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours) Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)
  • 300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser education AND:  General Appraiser Sales Comparison and Income Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Income Approach (45 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)

Experience Requirements:

  • Provisional Licensed Appraiser – no work experience requirement 
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 30 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals

Connecticut Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education each renewal cycle 
  • License expires biannually
  • These hours must include the 7 hour USPAP Update course or its equivalent
  • 3 hours must cover the Mandatory Connecticut Real Estate Appraisal Law Update module
  • For State Provisional Licensed Appraisers' first renewal, there are no CE requirements

Connecticut Home Inspection Requirements

Learn about the home inspection courses and qualifications needed for certification and renewal in Connecticut. 

Requirements to Become a Connecticut Home Inspector:

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection establishes the Connecticut Home Inspector Licensing Requirements.

Connecticut’s home inspector registration is two-tiered: Home Inspector Intern Permit and Home Inspector License. Inspectors must first complete the requirements for the Home Inspector Intern Permit prior to completing the requirements to obtain a Home Inspector License.

  • Exam required: NHIE (license only)
  • Connecticut home inspection education hours: 40 hours (permit only)
  • Home Inspections: 10 directly supervised inspections followed by 90 indirectly supervised inspections (license only)
  • Application Fee: $220 (intern permit)/$290 (license) (other fees may apply)
  • Insurance Requirements: E/O insurance equal to or greater than $50,000 and liability insurance equal to or greater than $250,000
  • Notarized application is required. Background is not required, but need to disclose. Fingerprints are not required. No minimum age requirement.
  • A High School Diploma or GED is required

Home Inspection License Expiration: 6/30, every two years (odd)

Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements: 20 hours every two years