Joining MLS as a New Subscriber

REMINDER FOR PRINCIPAL BROKERS:  The Real Estate Division of the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation MUST be notified of the Affiliation or Disaffiliation of any Real Estate Licensee or any change to Licensee Status such as non-renewal of any member.

A “Subscriber” is a non-principal affiliated with an MLS Participant who holds a current, active, valid real estate broker’s or salespersons license, or a current active, valid appraiser’s license or certification.

Please note:  In order to join MLS as a New Subscriber, your firm/office must already be a member.   If you are trying to join as an office please visit: Joining As New Office

Required for all New Subscribers (Licensee)

  • Subscriber Authorization Form (signed by Principal Broker/Manager)
  • Review and sign Subscriber Agreement Form (signed by licensee/subscriber)
  • A copy of Subscriber/Licensee’s Real Estate license
  • *Optional: Direct Pay Form (required by some offices, please check with office manager)

Download/Print Subscriber Authorization & Agreement Form (PDF)
*Please note:   If you have not yet joined a local board of Realtors, please put the name of the local board you intend on joining.

The Application for joining (Subscriber Authorization Form, Subscriber Agreement Form, Copy of Real Estate License) can be scanned and e-mailed directly to MLS at or faxed to MLS Customer Service at 401-941-5320.

Fees for New Subscribers

One-Time Activation: $100.00
Monthly Fee: $30.00/mo

The RI MLS does not bill licensees (Subscribers) directly and so encourages your participation in the automatic payment of your MLS fees though Direct Pay. Direct Pay participation facilitates timely payments, circumvents the accumulation of late fees and prevents suspension of MLS service to the office for past due invoices. Member invoices are paid each month in advance of billing to the office.

Once this application is submitted to MLS, within 48 hours the new Subscriber/Licensee will receive their MLS ID and Password along with instructions on logging in for the first time and information on free MLS Classes. If you do not receive an e-mail within 48 hours please contact MLS Customer Service.

Free Training for MLS Subscribers

There is no mandatory class for New Subscribers/Licensees, however MLS strongly encourages all new members to attend the New Agent – Intro to MLS Class as well as the Basic Hands-On Matrix Class.   These classes are held in the MLS Computer Lab on the ground floor of the RIAR building at 100 Bignall Street in Warwick.
More information on MLS Training Classes