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Maryland Pre-License Classes

The Maryland Real Estate Academy, est. 2010


60 clock hours of instruction are required for the Principles and Practices of Real Estate for Salespersons program in order to prepare for the Maryland Real Estate Examination. All classes are comprised of lecture. There are no requirements for lab, clinical or externship.

Program Requirements

Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, a valid drivers license or passport must be presented and show proof of a high school diploma or equivalent. Criminal convictions may affect a students ability to be licensed, certified or registered.

Program Fees

Total Program Cost: $375

Administrative Fee: $65.00
Tuition: $260.00
Book and supply fee: $60.00

Payment Options

 Money order, check, and credit card only.
Please note: There is a one time fee of $10.00 for use of a credit card.

Program Details

Day Time Classes

Offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30am  – 4 pm.
The total program consists of eighteen (18) hours per week for 10 days for a total of 60 clock hours.

Evening Classes

Offered Monday and Wednesday evening, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
The total program consists of six (6) hours per week for ten (10) weeks for a total of 60 clock hours.

The Maryland Real Estate Academy will adhere to a calendar of holidays as follows: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The school will follow the Baltimore County School closing schedule for inclement weather. Students will be notified via email if school is to be closed for any reason and the scheduled makeup date will be included in that email.

Class Schedule

Class 1

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Introduction, Real Property + Law

Class 2

Duration: 3 hours
Content:  Interests in Real Estate, Ownership Forms  

Class 3

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Land Designation

Class 4

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Transfer of Title, Title Records

Class 5

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Real Estate Brokerage, MD Supervision Title
Quiz 1

Class 6

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Real Estate Agency
Quiz 2

Class 7

Duration: 3 hours
Content:  Maryland Agency, Client Represent Agreements

Class 8

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Real Estate Contracts
Quiz 3

Class 9

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Midterm Review, MD Code of Ethics 

Class 10

Duration: 3 hours
Midterm Exam

Class 11

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Real Estate Financing
Quiz 4

Class 12

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Government Involvement in Real Estate

Class 13

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Closing the RE Transaction

Class 14

Duration: 3 hours
Content:  RE Taxes & Other Liens

Class 15

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Real Estate Appraisal

Class 16

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Fair Housing

Class 17

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Leases, Property Management

Class 18

Duration: 3 hours
Content: Land Use Controls, Environmental Issues & The RE Transaction

Class 19

Duration: 3 hours
Content: RE Math, Final Exam Reviews

Class 20

Duration: 3 hours
Final Exam

Evaluation, Attendance, Conduct & Performance


Program work will be evaluated every two (2) weeks and reported in writing to the students. Class grades are a combination of homework, quizzes, pop quizzes, and class participation.

A permanent record of attendance and academic achievement for each student shall be maintained and updated at every evaluation. Students who maintain a cumulative grade below 70 for more than four (4) weeks shall be terminated.

Identified below is the grading scale for the Principles and Practices of Real Estate for Salespersons program:

A = 92-100,  B = 84-91 , C = 75-83 , F = 74 or below

Cumulative Grade Scale:
Quizzes: 20 /    Midterm: 30%    /    Final Exam: 50%

Gradutation Requirements

60 clock hours of classroom lecture and all program work must be completed. The student must complete all of the required time of three clock hours of instruction per day, two days per week for a total of ten weeks. A midterm and final exam must be passed with a grade of no less than 75% and a cumulative class grade of 75%. All payments for any fees are due the first night of class.  The school does not grant any credit for previous training or experience and under no circumstance will credit be given.


State regulations require students to complete a minimum of 60 clock hours of classroom instruction. All clock hours must be made up in the next scheduled class covering that specific material. This policy is subject to change per the Instructor. The instructor to student ratio will be 1 to 20.


Students are required to act in a manner to reflect credit to themselves, the real estate profession and the Maryland Real Estate Academy. Students are expected to have the highest level of ethical standards and conduct themselves accordingly. Children, guests and pets are not permitted during program hours. Maryland Real Estate Academy reserves the right to dismiss any student who fails to adhere to and observe school policies and procedures, is involved in illegal or unethical practices or who does not meet the standards of the school’s academic and attendance requirements. Cell phones must be turned off during class. No photographs may be taken of exams.


Program Performance

Any student or prospective student may obtain from the Maryland Higher Education Commission information regarding the performance of this program. Information may include, but not be limited to enrollment, completion rate, placement rate and pass rate of students on any licensure requirements. Information can be found at

Please be aware that you may be contacted by the Broker at RE/MAX New Beginnings about career opportunities in real estate using the information provided on your application or from your phone call. Program enrollment does not guarantee job placement.

Licensing Procedures

In Maryland you are required by law to take a class entitled “Principles and Practices of Real Estate”. This class is given by The Maryland Real Estate Academy. This class covers all technical aspects of real estate – law, math and theory.

Maryland Real Estate Academy offers the required Principles and Practices of Real Estate class in various time periods to suit your busy schedule.

The class covers all the material required by the State of Maryland, as well as all the information you need to study for the licensing examination. It is highly recommended you take an exam prep class before the state licensing examination. Once you pass the Principles and Practices of Real Estate for Salespersons Program and the Maryland Licensing examination, you must affiliate with a real estate brokerage in order to have your license activated.

If you have any questions please contact our Broker at 410-242-0220.

Faculty & Staff

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Students are encouraged to discuss any issues and concerns regarding the program with the class instructor. If the student is unable to resolve the issue with the Instructor’s assistance they may contact the school owner, Deborah SeBour at 410-242-0220. If the student is still unsatisfied, they may appeal the school’s decision in writing to the Secretary of Higher Education at the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-3301 | Toll Free: (800) 974-0203

Maryland Real Estate Commission 
500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21202-3651
Phone: (410) 230-6230 | Fax: (410) 333-0023

Maryland Association Of Realtors 
200 Harry Truman Parkway, Suite 200, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Toll Free: (800) 638-6425

Refund Policy

There is a Seven-Day (7) Cancellation Period.
All fees paid by a student shall be refunded if the student chooses not to enroll in or to withdraw from a school within seven (7) calendar days after having signed a contract. If the school closes or discontinues the program, the student shall be issued a full refund within thirty (30) days. If the student chooses not to enroll after the seven (7)day cancellation period, but before the first day of instruction, the school may retain the administrative fee.  The date of withdraw or termination is the last date of attendance. Textbooks and materials issued to the student are non-refundable. If a student withdraws and later wishes to re-enroll a new administrative fee shall be charged. If after an official leave of absence , a student does not return to the program, a refund shall be based on date of withdraw and paid within sixty (60) days from last schedule day of the leave of absence.


MD PSI Testing Center

Testing is administered by Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI) of Nevada. The exam is given by appointment only Monday through Friday.

Call PSI at 1-800-733-9267. The examination fee is $44.00

Testing Location – Baltimore
2622 Lord Baltimore Dr, Suite C-D
Baltimore, MD 21244

About the Facility

The Maryland Real Estate Academy is serviced by the receptionist at the Real Estate Office and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 6:00 and Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00. The receptionist for the Real Estate Company will be able to assist the student or to put them in touch with the instructor.

The school facilities consist of building with a dedicated space for a classroom of 612 sq feet with desk and chairs, erasable boards, and calculators. The facility has an ADA compliant restroom and a kitchen and break area available. Wireless internet is available for any student who wishes to bring a laptop though it is not required for this class. The school uses white boards 3×4′ and a power point slide presentation presented from a desktop computer available in the classroom.