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Becoming a Broker FAQs

Q: What do I need to become a Vermont Broker?

A. You will need to:

  1. Complete 40 hours pre-licensing course
  2. Complete the national and state exam
  3. Complete 8 closed transactions
  4. Have two years experience as a salesperson
  5. Be affiliated with a Vermont licensed office.

Q: Where do I find the course I need?

A: For a list of providers, visit the Vermont Secretary of State website here. Then, click on Search Approved Courses.

Q: What if I already have a license in another state, do I still need to take the 40 hour pre-licensing course?

A: If you are applying for licensure by endorsement (have and active license in another state) then you may not need to take the 40 hour pre-licensing course. If you hold a license in Alaska or Indiana you will need to take the 40 hour pre-licensing course because the following states are not equivalent to Vermont.

Q: Where do I get information regarding the examination?

A: You will need to contact AMP for your exam registration and questions regarding your exam. the examination service at www.goamp.com or by phone at (913) 895-4600.

Q: What if I already have a license in another state, do I still need to take the National exam?

A. If you are applying for licensure by endorsement (have an active license in another state) then you may not need to take the National exam. If you hold a license in California, New York, Puerto Rico or West Virginia, you will need to take both the National and State exam because that state is not equivalent to Vermont.

Q: What if I already have a license in another state, do I still need to take the state exam?

A: All applicants must take the state exam. There are no exceptions.

Q: How do I report the 8 separate and unrelated closed transactions?

A: This should be recorded on the form “Verification of Salesperson Experience” that can be found here. This form must by signed and dated by your supervisor.

Q: How long should I have held my sales license before becoming a broker?

A: You must have been licensed as a salesperson for a minimum of two years. This will be verified by the office so there is no need to send any proof of this.

Q: Do I have to affiliate with an office?

A: Yes you must be affiliated with a registered Vermont office in order to activate your license.

Q: If I am licensed in more than one state do I need to send in Verification from all that states.

A: Yes you will need to send in Verification from every state you have or have ever held a license in.

Q: If I have been disciplined do I need to send in the documentation regarding this?

A: Yes we will need all court documents including information on completion of all disciplinary matters.

Q: How long does it take to process my application?

A: Processing time is 5 to 7 working days.