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Is the Canal Real Estate School an approved Massachusetts Real Estate School by the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons?

Yes, Canal Real Estate School is an approved and bonded school with the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons. School number: 1287.

What is the process to get my licence?

Take the class, pass the test, pay for your license at the exam center after passing the test. Successful completion of the class is state mandated prior to testing.

How long is the class?

40 hours.

Is the class taught by a live instructor?

The class is taught by a Jack Gately, an approved real estate school instructor and Massachusetts real estate broker. The webinar is taught partly on video with the instructor always in the virtual classroom.

Do I need prior knowledge of the real estate industry?

The class is designed to take you through the complete state mandated curriculum, no prior real estate knowledge is required.

What about lunch?

For the classroom option, you may store your lunch in the school’s frig, we also have a microwave.

What do I need to bring?

A positive attitude, pen and notebook. And headphones for the webinar. Check the technical requirements for the webinar here.

After I complete the class, how long do I have to pass the exam?

Two years.

So, I sign up for the exam separately from the school?

Yes. As of April 1, 2016 the Massachusetts real estate salesperson exam is administered by PSI Exams on behalf of the Commonwealth. Candidates should visit or call 800 733-9267. Our school code is: 1287.

Where can I learn more or get the Candidate Handbook?

CIB Handbook the Candidate Handbook.

I had a Massachusetts real estate license many years ago, can I reinstate that license or do I need to start all over again?

If you are listed in the state database, then most likely all you need to do is complete this form.

I missed a class, what should I do?

Make the school staff aware as soon as possible to make arrangements for a make-up class. Or for webinar students just consult calendar on the webinar page, you’ll be invited to all webinars until complete.

I would like to re-take some or all of the class, what do I do?

Email school staff to request a seat, you are more than welcome to re-take the class pending seat availability. Or for webinar students just email by 8AM the day BEFORE the webinar you choose to join.

How do I contact you?

Follow this link to our contact page.

Refund policy

If you cancel before you attend any class or webinar, we will issue a full refund, unless you have been issued the study guide or the password to the Enrolled Student Only portion of the website. If you did not attend your scheduled in person class no refund will be issued, but you may attend a future class, subject to availability at no additional charge. No refund will be issued after you have been issued the study guide or the password to the Enrolled Student Only portion of the website. Promotional pricing will not be applied retroactively. No refund, under any circumstance, will be issued after 30 days of payment.

Who owns and operates the school?

Canal Real Estate School is a division of Jack Gately Real Estate LLC.