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Real Estate Commission

General Information

The District of Columbia Real Estate Commission regulates the licenses of professional real estate agents and protects consumers by upholding the District of Columbia real estate license law.

The Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Mayor. All members must be residents of the District of Columbia throughout their tenure on the Commission. Three members must each hold a Broker’s license; two members must hold a Salesperson’s license; two members must hold a Property Manager’s license; one member must be a licensed attorney; and one member must be a consumer member who does not hold a real estate license. Five members of the Commission constitute a quorum.

The Commission meets on the second Tuesday each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. August is a recess month.

Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

Applicant

Apply for license

To apply for a license or access the online portal.

Please contact a customer service representative at 1-866-270-9817 if you have any questions or you do not know the email address linked with your license.

Examination  
Schedule an examination:
Exams may be scheduled online by clicking here or by phone:

  1.     Dial (800) 733-9267
  2.     Select Option 1 for government and state exams
  3.     Select Option 2 for District of Columbia exams
    • For more information regarding the examination process, please review the Real Estate License Examination Candidate Information Bulletin. Property Managers, click here for a Study Guide: Property Management Study Guide (2016) rev

Fees  

Real Estate Salesperson

  • New (Exam, Reciprocity, and Endorsement) - $255
  • Renewal - $130
  • Reinstatement - $195

Broker (Associate, Principal, and Independent

  • New (Exam, Reciprocity, and Endorsement) - $295
  • Renewal - $170
  • Reinstatement - $235

Property Manager

  • New - $295
  • Renewal - $170
  • Reinstatement - $235

Real Estate Organization

  • New - $150
  • Renewal - $110
  • Reinstatement - $175

In addition, a fee of $60.00 shall be submitted for the Real Estate Guaranty and Education Fund included in the licensee fees.

Refund Request

 

Licensee

  • Continued Education
  • Renewal and Renewal Cycle
    • Broker, Company, Property Manager
      Expiration Date: 28-Feb Renewal Year: Odd
      Salesperson
    • Salesperson- Expiration Date: 31-Aug Renewal Year: Odd
  • Request a Letter of License Certification

Calendar

Virtual Meeting Link

Meeting Dates  

Please contact the Board to confirm meeting dates/times/locations.

  • January 12, 2021
  • February 9, 2021
  • March 9, 2021
  • April 13, 2021
  • May 11, 2021
  • June 8, 2021
  • July 13, 2021
  • August – Recess
  • September 14, 2021
  • October 12, 2021
  • November 9, 2021
  • December 14, 2021

Contact Us

Board Members

  • Frank Pietranton – Chair, Broker
  • Ulani Gulstone – Legal Committee Chair, Attorney Member
  • David Forster – Salesperson
  • Christine M. Warnke – Consumer Member
  • Edward Downs – Broker
  • Monique Owens – Property Manager
  • Elizabeth Blakeslee – Broker
  • Ericka S. Black – Salesperson
  • Joe Borger – Property Manager

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

Board Staff

Leon Lewis – Executive Director
(202) 442-4345

Stacey Williams –  Commission Administrator
(202) 899-3475

Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator
(202) 442-4339

Address: 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington DC 20024
Telephone: (202) 442-4320
Email: opla.realestate@dc.gov

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