Application Booklet: Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina

Applicants who are licensed in other Jurisdictions

Apply for a Limited Nonresident Commercial License

List of schools that offer Pre & Postlicensing Courses

List of schools that offer Pre & Postlicensing Courses

Commercial Property Management Guides/Other Resources

NCAR Residential Property Management Legal Handbook

Local Rules for the North Carolina Real Estate Commission

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Applicants who are Licensed in Other Jurisdictions

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 Commission.

Applicant successfully completes North Carolinas

Applicant submits a license application with application fee and required documentation

Commission determines applicants eligibility for licensing examination. If applicant is deemed to be qualified, Commission sends a Notice of Examination Eligibility.

Applicant contacts testing service to schedule examination and pay examination fee.

After applicant passes the examination, Commission determines whether applicant possesses the requisite character for licensure.

Commission issues license to qualified applicant.

North Carolina Real Estate License Law and Commission Rules

(including the Trust Account Guidelines and Comments on the Law and Rules) is available for onlinepurchase.

offering real estate prelicensing and postlicensing courses is available.

Licensing requirements that may be satisfied by military training or experience

The Commissions 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.

An applicant who holds a current real estate license in another state (or U.S. territory or Canadian jurisdiction) that has been on active status within the previous three (3) years and that is equivalent to NCs provisional or full broker license may…

waive the 75-hour North Carolina Broker Prelicensing Course as well as the National section of the North Carolina real estate license examination AND

pass the State section of the examination and be issued a NC real estate broker license in a status equivalent to the status in the other jurisdiction

waive the State section of the examination, be issued a NC real estate broker license on provisional status, and be subject to the NCs postlicensing education requirement.

Please note that provisional brokers who applied for a NC license based on licensure in another jurisdiction and who opted not to take the state section of the license examination areNOTeligible for any waiver of Postlicensing education.

For a full explanation, please refer to page 6 of the Commissions application booklet:Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina.

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Detailed information regarding the license examination is provided on pages 13-23 ofReal Estate Licensing in North Carolina.

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