Start Your Career

Step 1

Step 1

Complete Your Real Estate Courses

The state requires a minimum 75 hours of instruction in a Prelicensing course taught by a North Carolina Real Estate Commission Approved real estate school.

Step 2

STEP 2

BACKGROUND CHECK & LIVESCAN

Apply for a background report through the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. The fee starts at $17 and goes up depending on the number of jurisdictions needing to be searched. Once the background report has been received back by the NCREC you will be notified. At this point, you can make an application.

Step 3

STEP 3

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE & STATE EXAM

Submit a complete license application to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission with its application fee, criminal record check, and other documentation as required.

Step 4

STEP 4

PICK YOUR TEST DATE

Once your application is processed and approved by the Commission staff you will be given 180 days to take and pass both the National and State portions of the real estate exam.

Step 6

STEP 5

GET YOUR LICENSE

If you PASS the license examination and there are no issues relating to character, your license will be promptly issued and should be received in the mail within 7-10 days of the examination date.

Step 7

STEP 6

JOIN OUR BROKERAGE

Join our brokerage!

DISCLAIMER: Please verify all information through https://www.ncrec.gov/

License Qualification Requirements

To qualify for an individual real estate broker license, an applicant must:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age;
  2. Be a United States citizen, a non-citizen national or a qualified alien under federal law, or have a lawful presence in the U.S. and be authorized to work in the U.S. in the real estate brokerage field. [Note: A holder of a U.S. Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”) is a “qualified alien.” Work authorization in the U.S. for most other aliens requires a U.S. immigration visa (rather than a visitor visa) and/or an Employment Authorization Document from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service that permits work in the real estate brokerage field.];
  3. Have a social security number;
  4. Satisfy one of the Education Qualification Options listed below;
  5. File a complete application and fee;
  6. Pass the two-part real estate license examination (Exceptions: Persons eligible to take only the State section
    of the examination under qualification option #4 below and some license reinstatement applicants); and
  7. Satisfy the Commission that the applicant possesses the requisite character for licensure.

Education Qualification Requirements

Shown below are four (4) options for satisfying the education requirement. Option 1 is the base requirement to complete the 75-hour North Carolina Broker Prelicensing Course, which will be the required qualification method for a vast majority of license applicants. Options 2-4 are options for demonstrating “equivalent real estate education and/or experience.”

NOTE: The real estate license examination is required for ALL applicants. Applicants applying under education qualification Options 1-3 below must pass both the National and State sections of the North Carolina real estate license examination. Applicants qualifying under education qualification Option 4 are required to take only the State section of North Carolina’s real estate license examination.

  • Option #1: Completion of the 75-hour North Carolina Broker Prelicensing Course
  • Option #2: Completion in Another State of an Equivalent Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing Course
  • Option #3: Equivalent Real Estate Education
  • Option #4: Current Licensure as a Real Estate Salesperson or Broker in Another State

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