How to Obtain a Massachusetts Salesperson License To obtain a Massachusetts Real Estate Salespersons’ License you must be 18 years of age and have completed a 40-hour course from an approved Massachusetts Real Estate School. Once the course is complete you will receive a certification booklet. This allows you to take the state examination. The Exam The exam is given on a computer. You will be asked to answer multiple-choice questions from two areas (General & State). To pass the exam and obtain your license you will need to have a score of 70% or better on the examination. You will know the results within minutes of completing the exam. Once you pass you receive your license that day! So be prepared to have your photo taken. The cost of taking the exam is $. The cost for your license upon passing the exam is prorated by your birthday and is $ to $. Your license will need to be renewed every two years. The cost for renewal is presently $.