School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754

Real Estate Sales


Program number: 901942CERT


The Real Estate Sales certificate from Madison College is designed for those learners who want more than just a license – or two. You will learn to sell and manage real estate, develop practical selling skills and participate in social media training. Most importantly, this program includes prelicensing education for the Real Estate Salesperson and Real Estate Broker licenses. A crucial part of your learning will involve completing an internship that will help you develop real-world job skills and valuable industry connections.

Program Details

Students in the Real Estate Sales certificate program can attend full or part time.

Real Estate Sales certificate classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

This program is offered completely online.


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements. There is also an online and/or accelerated version of this program with additional admission requirements.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester
Second Semester
Third Semester

After completing the Real Estate Sales certificate program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Qualify for the Wisconsin Real Estate Salesperson license and Real Estate Broker Management license.
  • Adapt sales and marketing strategies to the real estate market.
  • Apply Wisconsin laws to real estate documents and transactions.

Graduates of Madison College’s Real Estate Sales certificate program are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of Real Estate Sales including:

  • Assessor/Home Inspector
  • Loan Officer
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Salesperson
  • Rental Agent


Related Programs

Real Estate Licensing

There are two levels of real estate licensing in Wisconsin, the Real Estate Salesperson License and the Real Estate Broker License. Both licenses involve certification of prelicensing education and passing the licensing test administered by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.  

Taking Real Estate Law at Madison College qualifies you for the Real Estate Sales Examination. When you pass your examination, you can apply for your Real Estate Sales License

All Real Estate Sales and Brokers Examination requirements must be met to obtain your Real Estate Broker License. Madison College's Real Estate Brokerage class fulfills the broker experience requirement.