Broker Pre-License

The Broker’s Pre-license course is designed to successfully prepare an individual to take the Rhode Island Real Estate Broker’s Examination. This course reviews not only areas covered in the Salesperson’s Examination course but also areas included in the test that are specific to real estate brokerage.

In order to sit for the Broker’s Examination, you must have been an active salesperson for at least two years OR obtain 90 hours of education approved by the R.I. Department of Business Regulation in addition to the 45-hour Sales Pre-license course and 3-hour Lead Paint Hazards/Mitigation course.

If you’ve had a salesperson’s license for at least 2 years with transactions, you are not required to take the broker’s prelicense course, however, doing so will better prepare you for the broker exam.

Please refer to the real estate section of Department of Business Regulations website for an up-to date list of Broker requirements and application.   For any questions regarding the application or State requirements please contact DBR directly at 401-462-9506 option 6 for Real Estate.


Upcoming Broker Pre-license Courses held at RI REALTORS®
This 24-CEH course runs twice a week for a total of 8 sessions. All classes must be attended for credit.   This course is scheduled twice each year, any missed sessions must be made up at the following session.   It is the student’s responsibility to follow up with RI REALTORS® to check on the status of the next available class.

  • April 24 – May 17, 2017
    Mondays/Wednesdays 6-9 P.M.
    Location: RI REALTORS®, 100 Bignall Street, Warwick
    Instructor Denise Mancini
  • September 6 – October 2, 2017
    Mondays/Wednesdays, 6-9 P.M.
    Location: RI REALTORS®, 100 Bignall Street, Warwick
    Instructor Denise Mancini
Course fees: $212 Member
$287 Non-Member
Textbook: Mastering Real Estate Principles
(included in course fee)

Registration Information: Registration Information: Register by calling the RI REALTORS® Professional Development Center at 401-785-9380, Option 1 or RI REALTOR® Members may register online through the Member Gateway.

Non-members may register HERE.

90 hours of Approved Broker Classes with RI REALTORS®

Students may choose any of the classes below which are approved to go toward the 90 hours of continuing education required for anyone looking to obtain a Broker’s license and has not be licensed for over 2 years with completed transactions.   For questions regarding classes taken at other institutions counting toward the 90, please contact the RI Department of Business Regulations Real Estate Licensing division.    As a reminder, the 45 hours of Sales Pre-license and 3 hours of Lead Paint Hazards does not count toward the total 90.

It is strongly encouraged anyone completing the 90 hours take #1 Broker Pre-license and #374 Brokerage Management (36 hours total) as part of the 90 hours.

Please note the cost of classes below may vary based on member and non-member pricing.  Using the list below, please refer to the RI REALTORS® Professional Development Center calendar for dates, times, pricing and descriptions.  If you would like to be added to list to be notified once these classes are scheduled, please contact [email protected].

1 Broker Pre-license 24
374 Brokerage Management  12
GRI-101-A Skills for Success 2
GRI-101-B Independent Contractors    3
GRI-101-C  Business Development  3
GRI-101-D Effective Listing Skills 2
GRI-101-E Sales & Marketing 5
GRI-102-A  Pricing Residential Properties   6
GRI-102-B   Real Estate Financing     6
20 Government Lending 3
GRI-201-A Agency & Anti-trust   6
24 Fair Housing 3
352 Environmental Due Diligence 3
236A Environmental Issues 3
GRI-202-A Residential Construction Design 3
46 Home Inspection 3
44 Contract Law  3
19 Code of Ethics  3
460 Transaction Desk by InstaNet 3
428 Realtors Guide to Social Media 3
GRI-301-A Real Estate Investing  3
433 Even Real Estate Has Taxes 3
121 Ethnic Awareness 6
158 Big 3 Environmental Issues 6
220 Accredited Buyer Representative 12
302 Seller Representation Specialist  12
415 Assessing Town Hall 3
400 Intro to Rental Process 6
401 State Regulations 3
402 Record Keeping & Maintenance 3
403 Property Management  3
438 Team Collaboration 7
439 Positioning Your Team for Profit 7
440 Understanding & Leveraging Your Team 7
441 HR Solutions for Teams 7
444 Negotiating to Win 3
436 Intermediate Tax Deferred Exchanges 3
480 Pricing Strategy Advisor 5
447 Real Estate Negotiating Expert 12
348 Basic Appraisal Principles I 15
349 Basic Appraisal Principles II 15
121 Ethnic Awareness  6
468 Power of 1031 Exchanges 3
501 The Buyer’s Agent 3
502 Home Financing 3
503 Risk Management 3
504 Negotiating the P&S 3
505 Real Estate Forms 3
390 RI Purchase & Sales Agreement  3


The RI REALTORS® Professional Development staff is on hand Monday – Friday during business hours to help you with any questions you may have about registration and pre-license classes, the process of obtaining your license or any questions you may have about continuing education once you receive a real estate license.