Are you interested in a career as a real estate agent? Or do you want the information for your own personal knowledge? Either way, this is the course for you.

Prince George’s Community College 60-hour course meets the Maryland Real Estate Commission’s requirement for those who want to earn a Maryland real estate sales license. The College does not administer the licensure examination for salespersons or brokers. Candidates must be registered for the examination through PSI Examination Services. Download the candidate guide at For more information about the Maryland Real Estate Exam, contact the Maryland Real Estate Commission at 410-230-6230 or


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Program Requirements 

To successfully complete this program, participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Obtain the required textbooks:
    • Modern Real Estate Practice, 20th ed by Fillmore W. Galaty, Wellington J. Allaway, and Robert C. Kyle. ISBN: 9781475463729
    • Maryland Real Estate Practice and Law, 16th ed. by Donald White. Publisher: Dearborn Trade, A Kaplan Professional Company. ISBN: 9781078805964 

Books may be purchased online through the College bookstore at

Course Description

RES-305 Real Estate Principles and Practices for Salespersons  6.0 CEUs

This course introduces students to the real estate business. Students explore careers, professional organizations, and the advantages and disadvantages of real estate investments. Students learn about various aspects of real estate, including forms of ownerships, contracts, titles, brokers’ agreements, and financing options for purchasing real estate. Also, students study federal, state, and local laws related to fair housing, environmental concerns, and other rights and responsibilities of various stakeholders in real property. Other topics addressed include land descriptions, real estate appraising, the closing process, and property management. Lastly, students will calculate acreage, taxes, commissions, mortgages, etc.

  • This course satisfies the 60-hour educational requirement for the real estate salesperson license.
  • To comply with state law and be eligible to sit for the Maryland Real Estate Salesperson Licensing exam, the Maryland Real Estate Commission requires students to attend 100% of each commission-approved course. A student who arrives late, leaves early, or misses a session will be required to make up the time in 3-hour time slots; no exceptions. A maximum of six hours can be made up and arrangements for makeups must be made with the course instructor.
  • Students must earn 75% or higher on the final exam to pass RES-305. Only then are they eligible to sit for the Maryland Real Estate Salesperson Licensing exam.

10 sessions, $650* (includes a $150 lab fee)

Syn# 03551    Saturdays       8/26-12/2/23  9:00 a.m.–1:40 p.m.   Largo Campus, CAT 110

20 sessions, $650* (includes a $150 lab fee)

Syn# 03553    Tuesdays/Thursdays  9/12-11/30/23  6:30–9:30 p.m.    Hybrid     Remote/Canvas

Tuesday/Thursday class will be taught remotely; final exam will be held at the Largo campus. Students are required to have computer cameras engaged during entire class time to verify attendance as required by the Maryland Real Estate Commission.

*Tuition waiver for age 60+; student pays registration and lab fees.

eLearning Methods at PGCC


Learning on your own time

Students taking an online class can access course content 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and have discussions with their instructors and fellow learners using Canvas. Deadlines and due dates will be set for assignments, test, projects, and the like.


Learning in real time

Students that take a remote class will meet online via the Canvas platform at scheduled times with set deadlines and due dates. Students will access learning materials, assignments, and participate in discussions via Canvas.

How to Register

Registering online via Owl Link is the fastest and gives you the best chance to get the classes you want. You’ll need an email address and a credit card to register online.

  • If you have enrolled before, click here to login and register.
  • If you are a new student, click here to create a student account. Follow the prompts. You’ll receive two emails with your login name and password information. Use these to log in to Owl Link from 

Click here for instructions on how to login to Owl Link and search and register for Continuing Education classes.   

Students are encouraged to register for classes on their own through Owl Link, but may also submit a registration form online to the Office of Records and Registration.

Contact Information

Phone: 301-546-0159