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Licensing Process

NC Licensing Requirements

Any person or business engaging in real estate transactions as an agent for another (including time share transactions) must first obtain a license from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.

The process for obtaining a license:

  1. Applicant successfully completes North Carolina’s 75-hour Broker Prelicensing Course.
  2. Applicant submits a license application with application fee and required documentation
  3. Commission determines applicant's eligibility for licensing examination. If applicant is deemed to be qualified, Commission sends a "Notice of Examination Eligibility."
  4. Applicant contacts testing service to schedule examination and pay examination fee.
  5. After applicant passes the examination, Commission determines whether applicant possesses the requisite "character" for licensure.
  6. Commission issues license to qualified applicant.




Additional Information · Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina can be viewed here.

The North Carolina Real Estate License Law and Commission Rules (including the Trust Account Guidelines and Comments on the Law and Rules) is available for online purchase. · A list of Commission-approved schools offering real estate prelicensing and postlicensing courses is available. · Licensing requirements that may be satisfied by military training or experience

Application Forms The Commission’s online application system may be used to apply for a broker license by examination or for reinstatement of a license. It may also be used by an applicant applying for a license based on holding a license in another jurisdiction.

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