50-State Real Estate Broker Licensing Compliance Guide
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Connecticut Real Estate License

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Licensing requirements for Connecticut brokerage firms.

A business entity offering real estate brokerage services to the public typically must register with the real estate commission before conducting business activity. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Connecticut Real Estate Company Licenses

Connecticut Real Estate Broker Legal Entity License

Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Publicly Traded Stock Corporations
  • Closed Stock Corporations
  • General Partnerships
  • Non-stock Corporations  
  • Limited Liability Companies 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Before applying, all applicants must: 

  • Already hold a Connecticut Real Estate Broker's License; or have an individual Broker's License in a Reciprocal State by examiniation; or the legal entity holds a Broker's License in a Recirpricol State and the broker of record is licensed by examination; or have passed the Connecticut Real Estate Broker's Exam but have not paid for the initial license. 
  • Register the legal entity with the Connecticut Secretary of State 
  • Obtain a Certification of License History from the licensing authority in every state in which you currently or ever held a real estate license. 
  • Complete the application for a legal entity to become a broker. 
  • Complete attached Affidavit of Ownership verifying ownership and stock interest for each Member/Officer. 
  • Attach the partnership agreement. 
  • Limited liability companies must attach the Articles of Organization.
  • Corporations must attach the Articles of Incorporation.
  • Connecticut licensed Salesperson currently working for you must complete a Salesperson Transfer form. 
  • Salespersons not licensed in Connecticut must apply for a Connecticut license if they will engage in the real estate business in Connecticut on behalf of your company. 

 

Requirement Notes:

Licensed individual real estate brokers or salespersons who engage in the real estate business as a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company shall obtain a broker license in the name of that legal entity.


There must be one (or more) licensed broker(s) who owns 51% of the legal entity.


No salesperson may have a controlling interest in the legal entity. 

Initial Registration

Form:

New Legal Entity Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$120 application fee for Designated Broker (if you are not licensed as a Connecticut individual broker), $565 initial license fee for Legal Entity + $20 guaranty fund fee for legal entity

Before you Apply:
  • Already hold a Connecticut Real Estate Broker's License; or have an individual Broker's License in a Reciprocal State by examiniation; or the legal entity holds a Broker's License in a Recirpricol State and the broker of record is licensed by examination; or have passed the Connecticut Real Estate Broker's Exam but have not paid for the initial license.
  • Register the legal entity with the Connecticut Secretary of State
  • Obtain a Certification of License History from the licensing authority in every state in which you currently or ever held a real estate license.
  • Complete the application for a legal entity to become a broker.
  • Complete attached Affidavit of Ownership verifying ownership and stock interest for each Member/Officer.
  • Connecticut licensed Salesperson currently working for you must complete a Salesperson Transfer form.
  • Salespersons not licensed in Connecticut must apply for a Connecticut license if they will engage in the real estate business in Connecticut on behalf of your company. 
Required Attachments:
  • Limited liability companies must attach the Articles of Organization.
  • Corporations must attach the Articles of Incorporation.
  • Partnership Agreement 
  • Articles of Organizatin 
  • Articles of Incorporation 

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$120 application fee for Designated Broker (if you are not licensed as a Connecticut individual broker), $120 legal entity application fee + $20 guaranty fund fee for legal entity

Due:

Annually by November 30.

Individual Licenses

Connecticut Individual Real Estate Licenses

Connecticut Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Initial Registration

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$383

Due:

Annually by November 30.

Connecticut Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Initial Registration

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$289

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Learn about real estate licensing in other states:

Associate Broker - Associate brokers are qualified to work independently as a broker, but choose to work under the authority of a designated broker.

On-Site Manager - A broker or salesperson who oversees the operations of a branch office under the authority of the designated broker.

Qualifying Broker/Designated Broker - An experienced and licensed real estate broker responsible for management and operation of a real estate firm.

Real Estate - Land, buildings, and their permanent improvements and fixtures. Also called "real property" in contrast to personal property.

Real Estate Agent - This term refers generally to any licensed real estate professional.

Reciprocity - Reciprocity makes it easier for out-of-state real estate firms to gain approval to operate in a foreign state by streamlining some licensing requirements.

Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)
Offers a license verification database accross 43 jurisdictions.

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Agencies
Aid education, research, and advocacy efforts in the real estate industry.

National Association of Realtors
Real estate trade organization that provides information and resources for development of the real estate industry.

Urban Land Institute
Research and education association concerned with responsible land use and creating sustainable communities.

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