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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.


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.

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



Click here for a list of fees.

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  • Continued Education: Click each option below for its respective licensure guidelines:
    • DC Broker Guidelines
    • DC Property Management Guidelines
    • DC Real Estate Organization Guidelines
    • DC Salesperson Guidelines
  • Renewal and Renewal Cycle
  • Letter of Certification/Verification
  • Good Standing Letters



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Meeting Dates  

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

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 9
  • Join By Phone
  • July 14
  • August (Recess)
  • September 8

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