Become a Realtor®

The term Realtor® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice. Real estate professionals who are not members of the National Association of Realtors® cannot use the term Realtors®.

In Vermont, you must be at least 18 years of age to become a Realtor®. Here are 5 steps to becoming a Realtor®.

Complete a 40-hour salesperson pre-licensing course. Visit the Education and Events pages of this website for a listing of available classes.

Take the Vermont state licensing exam.
Upon successful completion of the 40-hour salesperson pre-licensing course, you must take the Vermont state licensing exam. To reserve your test date, contact:

Candidate Support Center: (800) 345-6559
Testing Location
H&R Block
570 Shelburne Rd.
Burlington, VT 05403
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Join a local Board of Realtors®. When you join your local board, you automatically become a member of Vermont Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®.

Complete the Code of Ethics training withing 90 days of your local board application date.
Code of Ethics training can be taken in a classroom, or online. Many local boards offer Code of Ethics training. For a list of VAR classes, visit our education pages here.
To take NAR’s online course, click here.

Attend a new member orientation class.
You are required to attend one of the first two orientation classes offered once you have completed your Realtor® application process. This is a one-day class. Many local boards offer New Member Orientation. For a list of VAR classes, visit our education pages here.

Secondary State Membership Application


Contact Katrina DeLabruere at VAR if you have any questions about your career as a Realtor®.
(802) 229-0513