Become a CT REALTOR®

Get Your CT Real Estate License

You must get your real estate license through the State of Connecticut.

In order to sit for the salesperson’s license real estate exam, you must successfully complete a 60-hour Real Estate Principles and Practices Course that meets the minimum requirements as set forth by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Real Estate Commission. These classes can be live, in-person, or virtual-live. Subject matter includes:

  • Real Property and the Law
  • Concepts of Home Ownership
  • Agency
  • Real Estate Brokerage
  • Listing Agreements and Buyer Representation
  • Interests in Real Estate and Forms of Real Estate Ownership
  • Legal Documents
  • Transfer of Title and Title Records
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Leases and Property Management
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Land Use Controls and Property Development
  • Fair Housing and Ethics Practices
  • Environment Issues and Closing the Real Estate Transaction
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Connecticut Licensing Law
  • Real Estate Taxes & Liens
  • Real Estate Contracts

Tri-County Alliance offers this course 3 times during the year.  Visit our Real Estate Salesperson Principals and Practices course page for more information and to register.

To become a member of the CT REALTORS®, you and your Broker must be members of a local REALTOR® Board/Association like Tri-County Alliance. With this membership, you also are provided the rights and benefits of the Connecticut REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.

The Difference between a REALTOR® and a Real Estate Agent

The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. (Learn more about REALTORS® Abiding to a Strict Code of Ethics.)

Through membership, REALTORS® have access to a wide array of benefits, business tools, educational opportunities, as well as information on industry, legislative and legal trends that are provided exclusively to members to help them succeed. Those who have obtained a real estate license but have not become a member of the REALTOR® organization are simply real estate licensees.