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License Renewal & Continuing Education

Real Estate Licensing:

Last Updated July 17, 2020

  • On July 10, 2020 Governor Baker rescinded the Emergency Order that extended real estate licenses. As a result, all licenses that were scheduled to expire between March 10th and July 10th will now expire October 1st. Licenses expiring on or after July 11th will renew as scheduled.

  • Read the DPL Guidance here.


March 20, 2020

  • Governor Baker signed into law on March 20, 2020 an extension of all State, corporate, and business licenses to 90 days after the Emergency Status is lifted.

  • The Division of Professional Licensure is currently open only for limited operations due to the state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and will not be providing any window service. Renewals should be processed online. See the following announcement for more information: DPL-ClosureNotice-3.16-3.17[1]

  • PSI has temporarily closed all of their locations. Here are the tentative re-open dates for Salespersons/Brokers tests. See the PSI website for the most up to date info.


Registry of Motor Vehicles:

Updated April 16, 2020


  • The Massachusetts RMV has implemented further extensions for expiring motor vehicle inspection stickers, passenger plate registrations, professional credentials, and licenses and permits, including Commercial Driver’s Licenses and Permits (CDLs / CLPs).

  • While 60-day extensions had already been implemented for most credentials, passenger plate registrations, and inspection stickers expired or expiring in March and April, this new action will apply the same 60-day extension to those expiring in May. Additionally, credentials expiring in March 2020 that previously were extended by 60 days will have an additional 60-day extension applied.

  • For a list of the new changes, see our blog post here.

April 2, 2020

  • The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is continuing to take several important steps following Governor Charlie Baker’s declaration of a State of Emergency on March 10, and to complement the work that has been underway for weeks across state government to keep residents safe and healthy. 

  • Effective April 1, 2020, all passenger and dealer plate registrations that expired in March and passenger plates that are expiring in April have been extended for 60 days. Registrations that expired in March have been extended until May 31 and registrations that expire in April have been extended until June 30. Registration renewals can continue to be performed online at Mass.Gov/RMV.

  • Customers seeking to renew in-person will not be able to make an appointment and should delay their visit to a Service Center.

  • In addition, the RMV recently implemented key changes to service delivery and organizational protocols. Click here for more information on these changes. 

March 27, 2020

  • The Department of Homeland Security announced on March 26, 2020 that the Real ID deadline has been pushed back a year to October 2021 amid global turmoil being wrought by the new coronavirus.

  • The original deadline for getting a Real ID was Oct. 1. Real ID will be eventually be necessary for domestic air travel and for getting onto military bases or secure federal facilities. The extension comes as states, including Massachusetts, make changes to how people visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles during the COVID-19 outbreak. Eight RMVs across the state are enacting a no walk-in policy at popular locations Friday: Boston, Brockton, Fall River, Lawrence, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Springfield and Worcester.

March 20, 2020

  • The RMV will implement a 60-day extension to the current expiration date for Class D, Class DMs, ID cards, and Learner’s Permits within the RMV system. All customers with expired/expiring credentials physically dated between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020, will continue to have an active status within the RMV system until sixty (60) days after the expiration date printed on their credential.

    • Has been updated - see March 27th update above.​

Continuing Education Resources

Free CE: 

  • MAR offers free online continuing education (CE) credits for members through our online platform. Take advantage of completing your CE online!

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