Become a Real Estate Salesperson
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Becoming a real estate salesperson. Buying and selling real estate is an exciting field to work in. Transactions are often complex and may require teaming up with a variety of professionals to handle the legal, home inspection, and financial aspects of the deal. If you are new to the business, you will need to begin as a real estate salesperson. 

This pre-licensing course offered at NVCC is required by the State of Connecticut for anyone interested in becoming a real estate salesperson and/or broker. This comprehensive 60+ hour course is appropriate for those seeking to become a real estate agent, property manager, homeowner and/or an investor and meets the minimum requirements by the DCP for real estate licensing within the State of Connecticut. Each student must complete a minimum of 60 hours of classroom time and achieve a grade of 70 or higher on the final exam to pass this course per State of Connecticut regulations. The state licensing exam is offered through a testing site (PSI) and is a separate registration (with an additional testing fee paid directly by the student) following the successful completion of the real estate pre-licensing course.

Program Overview

Real Estate Principles and Practices

This required course for real estate licensing provides clear explanations of modern real estate practices and a working knowledge of real estate in Connecticut. You will gain an extensive understanding of how the real estate marketplace works. Learn the special language of the real estate business, including operating procedures and important laws governing agency, title transfer, mortgages, agent conduct, and ethical practice. Property owners, buyers, sellers, and anyone interested in pursuing real estate careers or operations will find this course beneficial and rewarding.

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Have questions? We have answers? Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions 

(OLCR)-Online Campus Requirement and (HBRD)- Hybrid 

Require internet, and computer with camera. Students must be visible for all virtual meetings. Online portion of course will be run LIVE VIRTUAL with an ON-CAMPUS requirement. Please follow course calendar(s) below.  


Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

Spring 2023 RE Payment Plan

Fax: (203)-575-8243

Email: NC@NV.EDU 

 U.S. Mail:  Naugatuck Valley Community College Non-credit Registration-F323 750 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708

Call: 203-575-8029 today to get registered!

Course Locations:

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury and Danbury Campuses.

Program Coordinator:
Cynthia Tolin
203-596-8743 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: F320
Important Information

Important Information

How to Become a Real Estate Salesperson
  1. Complete the required 60-hour Real Estate Principles and Practices course and pass with a grade of 70 or better. 
  2. Take the State of Connecticut licensing exam.  For information and instructions download the candidate bulletin
  3. Visit the PSI website.  Sign in or create an account and get approval to sit for the exam. 
More Information
  • Please note your certificate from NVCC will be issued in the name you provided on your registration form.  It is important that your name is spelled correctly on the course roster and matches your photo ID.
  • You may take the Real Estate Principles & Practices course prior to your 18th birthday, however you must be at least 18 years old to receive a real estate license. 
  • A high school diploma or a GED is not required in Connecticut to obtain a real estate salesperson license. 
  • Basic math skills are necessary to be successful as a real estate salesperson.  You may want to bring a calculator to class during math sessions.
  • Plan an hour for homework for every hour you are in class.  
And Yet More Important Information
  • Textbooks and Educational Materials: No need to make a trip to the bookstore, all required textbooks, and materials will be provided in class and are included in the cost of the course.
  • Refund Policy, Changes and Cancellations: Withdrawal and refund requests must be received three business days (72 hours) prior to the beginning of class unless stated otherwise in the course description. Refunds are not granted after this deadline. Telephone: 203-575-8029 Fax: 203-575-8243 Email: Mail: Non-Credit Refunds, Founders Hall Room F323, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury, CT 06708 If there is a course cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified by phone, mail and/or email. Please make sure when registering that your contact information is up-to-date. We would like to offer you the opportunity to transfer to another section, if available, or to another class of your choosing. If we have not heard from you within 7 business days, a refund will automatically be processed. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. The person registered in our records system is the person who will receive the refund. The College reserves the right to make changes to the information listed in this publication or to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other reasonable causes. Full refund is made if the College cancels the course. 
  • College closings due to inclement weather: Closings are announced over local AM/ FM radio/TV stations, on the college website (, on the college’s main phone line (203-575-8000) and a text message is sent to everyone who is registered through the myCommNetAlert System. Likewise, in the event of an early closing, the same communication will occur. If the college has a delayed opening, all classes that begin before the delayed opening time will not be held that day and will be rescheduled at another time. Danbury and off-site cancellations: If NVCC cancels or delays classes, this applies to Waterbury and Danbury Campuses as well as all off-site locations. 
  • Students with Special Needs-ADA: Students who may require academic adjustments on the basis of a disability are encouraged to contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities (Terry Latella K519C) at the Waterbury and Danbury Campuses. After providing documentation and completing the disability disclosure process, students are then encouraged to meet with their instructor(s) to discuss the adjustments approved by the appropriate disabilities contact and to complete the Adjustments Agreement form.  Students are therefore encouraged to meet with the Disabilities Counselor and their instructor(s) at the beginning of each semester.  Adjustments are not retroactive.   Instructors, in conjunction with appropriate college personnel, will provide assistance and/or adjustments only to those students who have completed the disability disclosure and academic adjustments process. 
Registration Information

Course Registration and Payment Plans

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029 for information (Motorcycle registrations cannot be taken by phone)

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

New Secure Fillable Format Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form 

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Email: NC@NV.EDU

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you! (Our office is not accepting walk-in registrations for motorcycle. Please follow instructions provided in the registration packet.)

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Money Orders or Checks

Mail-in registrations credit cards or checks only, Please do not mail cash!

Career Spotlight

Career Spotlight

Real Estate Sales:  The Connecticut Department of labor (CTDOL) reports the average annual income for a Real Estate Sales Agent is $46,120. Income for Real Estate Agents is most often based on Sales Commissions and may not provide an hourly wage.  However, the CT DOL reports the equivalent entry-level hourly rate at $12.80 and the average hourly rate as $22.17. Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, but the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.  

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