4 Steps to a Montana Salesperson Real Estate License

  1. Register for our state-approved 70-hour Salesperson Pre-licensing Course using the registration form on this website.
    If you would rather register by phone, call us toll-free at (800) 845-7491, or in Missoula call (406) 543-3269. Our office is open 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday, except holidays.
  2. Register for an exam date with PSI. See below for more information about the PSI salesperson exam.
  3. Select a Sponsoring Broker to sponsor you.
  4. Apply for your license online at www.realestate.mt.gov.
    For more licensing information contact:

Montana Board of Realty Regulation
Online at www.realestate.mt.gov
Call (406) 444-6880, or
Write to PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59602-0513

A Brokers license is not the same as a Salesperson license. To obtain a Montana Brokers license, licensees must:

  1. Have a minimum of two years’ experience as a licensed Salesperson.
  2. Have completed the experience points requirements. To view the Experience Points Sheets, go to https://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/_docs/rre/broker-points-sheets.pdf
  3. Complete our state-approved 60-hour Brokers Pre-licensing Course using the registration form on this website. If you would rather register by phone, call us toll-free at (800) 845-7491, or in Missoula call (406) 543-3269. Our office is open 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday, except holidays.
  4. Pass the Montana Real Estate Broker Exam. See below for more information about the PSI salesperson exam.

Apply for your Brokers license online at www.realestate.mt.gov.
For more information about licensing requirements, contact:

Montana Board of Realty Regulation
Online at www.realestate.mt.gov
Call (406) 444-6880, or
Write to PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59602-0513

The PSI Real Estate Exams

Exam Coverage
The PSI Real Estate Salesperson & Broker Licensing examinations consist of two separate sections – state and national. Each section is graded and scored separately.

The national section consists of 80 questions for Salesperson and 75 questions for Brokers. These questions cover the areas of general real estate and contract law, financing, survey descriptions, property taxes, ethics, mathematics, closing and settlement practices and the Federal Fair Housing Act. Salesperson candidates are required to achieve a score of 70% or better on this section. Brokers are required to achieve a score of 75% or higher on the national section.

The state section of the exam consists of 33 for Salesperson, and 40 questions for Brokers questions covering Montana laws. The questions cover such topics as licensing, trust accounts, deeds, foreclosures and the landlord-tenant act. Salesperson candidates must score at least 70% of state-specific questions. Brokers must score at least 75% of state-specific questions.

Exam Scheduling
You can schedule your exam online or by phone at www.psiexams.com or 855-898-0716. Scheduling works on a first-come, first-served basis so it is recommended that you schedule your exam 4-6 weeks in advance to get the location and dates that you want. You must cancel or reschedule your exam appointment 2 business days prior to your exam to avoid a penalty. When scheduling your exam, you will need to choose “Government/State Licensing Agencies,” then follow the prompts through to MT Real Estate, then choose the exam you need. “MT Real Estate Salesperson” exam or “MT Real Estate Broker” exam. Do not choose the “State-Only” exam.  **NOTE: PSI does NOT offer refunds.  Make sure you choose the correct exam.   The Exam fee is valid for ONE YEAR from the date of payment.

Exam Locations
There are 8 testing centers across Montana: Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls, Missoula and Kalispell. To view testing center locations in detail and for directions click here.

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