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

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Licensing requirements for Vermont 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

Vermont Real Estate Company Licenses

Vermont Real Estate Broker Firm License

More Information:

https://sos.vermont.gov/real-estate-brokers-salespersons/forms-instructions/

Agency:Vermont Secretary of State - Real Estate Commission
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • General Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Provide the office trust account number, the name and location/address of the bank in which the
account is being held.

Qualifying Individual Requirements:

Provide the name and license number of the principal broker and principal broker in charge.

Requirement Notes:

Upload a copy of your current Vermont Registered Business Registration (available from the
Corporations Division 802-828-2386

Initial Registration

Form:

Real Estate Brokerage Firm Application

Instructions:

If you will not be associated with an existing brokerage firm, and will be operating independently,
you must also complete a Brokerage Firm application.

  1. Complete online application and pay the fee
  2. Provide the office trust account number, the name and location/address of the bank in which the account is being held
  3. Provide the name and license number of the principal broker and pirncipal broker in charge 
  4. Upload a copy of your current Vermont Registered Businesss Registration 
Agency Fee:

$400

Before you Apply:
  • Endoresement: To qualify to be licensed, an applicant must be licensed or certified in good standing in another jurisdiction in which the standards and qualifications required for regulation in that jurisdiction are substantially equivalent to Vermont's.
    • Complete thte application and pay the fee
    • Complete the State exam and upload the exam answer sheet with your application 
    • Verification of employment/supervision form 
    • Provide Official Verification and the licensure requirements from your original state of licensure and from your most recent state of licensure, if different. This must be submitted directly to the state. 
  • Fast track endorsement: To qualify to be licensed, an applicant must be actively licensed or certified in good standing in another jurisdiction for three or more years preceding this application.
    • Complete the appliction and pay the fee
    • Verification of Licensure form. Provide verification of your most current state of licensure. Verification must show proof of continuous licensure in good standing for 3 years preceding the date of this application
    • If applicable, complete and upload the specific VT State Jurisprudence exam answer sheet.
Required Attachments:
  • Upload a copy of your current Vermont Registered Business Registration (available from the
    Corporations Division 802-828-2386
  • Provide the name and license number of the principal broker and principal broker in charge 
  • Provide the office trust account number, the name and location/address of the bank in which the account is being held

Registration Renewal

Form:

Real Estate Brokerage Firm Renewal

Instructions:
  1. If you are logging in to the new system for the first time, you will be required to create a new password in our new system under your personal profile for your broker’s license. 
  2. To renew the office license, the currently designated licensee will need to log in to their individual profile and then click on their name located in the upper right corner with a drop-down arrow. Select the name of the business. Once on the business dashboard, click renew license to renew the shop. Instructions to access your business profile to renew an office license may be found in the "How to Guide" 
  3. Three (3) courtesy renewal reminders are sent to the email on file starting approximately 6 weeks prior to the renewal expiration date (March 31st of even years). It is your responsibility to ensure your email address is up to date. You may update your email by logging in to Online Licensing and updating your profile. Please check your spam folder and add our office to your safe senders list.
  4. When updating your profile, please be sure to enter your phone number without dashes, spaces or lines between the numbers. For example you must enter 8021234567 not 802-123-4567.
Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially

Individual Licenses

Vermont Individual Real Estate Licenses

Vermont Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Vermont Secretary of State - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $240 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$240

Due:

By May 31 of even-numbered years.

Vermont Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Vermont Secretary of State - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $240 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$240

Due:

By May 31 of even-numbered years.

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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