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DC licensing

Information regarding obtaining a new DC Real Estate License

Please ensure that you have ALL of the required documentation and payment method ready at the time of application, the website will not allow you to save the application to be completed at a later time. 

Items Needed for Application

  • One 2”x2” passport-style photo (.jpeg format)

  • Un-expired government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license)

  • Debit or credit card to pay application, exam, or license fees


  • New Application (Exam, Reciprocity, and Endorsement) - $255

Licensing Pre-Requisites

  • Complete 60-hour salesperson pre-licensing education from a DC Real Estate Commission-approved educational provider. 

  • Passing scores on both the national & state (DC) portions of the Salesperson exam. For additional information on the exam, refer to the “Real Estate License Examination Candidate Information Bulletin” on the DREC website.  

  • An applicant for a salesperson’s license who has passed the required examination shall submit an application for a license to the Commission with the required fees within six (6) months of passing the examination. 

Additional information can be found on the DCRA Website

Click here to apply

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