Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Frequently Asked Questions

You are required by state law to attend and pass a state-approved 75-hour broker prelicensing course. After successfully completing the broker prelicensing course, you must pass the State Licensing Examination with a score of at least 75%. The North Carolina Real Estate Commission will then mail you a broker license, and you will be eligible to work for any real estate firm in North Carolina.

North Carolina law requires you to take your broker prelicensing course in a classroom. Correspondence and/or online prelicensing courses are not allowed in this state.

You must be at least 18 years of age to get a real estate license in North Carolina. You must be a United States citizen, a non-citizen national, or a qualified alien under federal law. You are not required to be a resident of North Carolina.

Serving the North Carolina real estate community since 1975, Kaplan Real Estate Education, formerly J.Y. Monk, teaches more broker prelicensing courses and more students than any other North Carolina real estate license school in this state. Our state-approved prelicensing courses are offered in multiple classroom locations throughout North Carolina. We teach weekend, weekday, and evening courses to help you find a broker prelicensing course that fits your schedule. Our statewide classroom locations include Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greenville, Hickory, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

Our professional instructors teach you everything you need to know to pass your State Licensing Examination and to begin your real estate career. As North Carolina's largest real estate license school, Kaplan also offers exam prep courses, postlicensing education, and continuing education courses. We offer continuing education in over 30 statewide locations.

Simply put, we offer you the best instructors and the finest study materials available in this state. We have taught over 180,000 students in our prelicensing, postlicensing, exam prep, and continuing education programs. Last year alone, more than 18,000 students chose Kaplan, formerly J.Y. Monk, for their real estate education.

Our knowledgeable, professional instructors guide you through our quality study materials, including the state-approved textbook, our corresponding prelicensing workbook, and our special exam prep workbook. You also receive a 3-hour review before taking your North Carolina Real Estate License Course Exam in our broker prelicensing course.

More than 50% of our students choose Kaplan because of referrals from former students and real estate firms in cities throughout North Carolina. In addition, thousands of real estate licensees return to us year after year to satisfy their continuing education requirements.

Registration for all of our statewide North Carolina real estate license courses is handled by our professional staff in our Administrative Office in Greenville, North Carolina. If you have a question about registration or need additional information, please call our Administrative Office at 877.788.3885. We are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm and Friday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm ET.

To register online for one of our real estate courses, simply select the course category in the right navigation and follow the registration process. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

To register by telephone with a credit card, please call our Administrative Office at 877.788.3885. One of our knowledgeable Administrative Assistants will be happy to register you. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming real estate courses. We would love to help you with your North Carolina real estate career.

J.Y. Monk Real Estate School has changed our name to Kaplan Real Estate Education. Kaplan provides career-focused licensing and continuing education for real estate students. You will continue to receive the high quality education you’ve come to expect from J.Y. Monk, and Kaplan's instructors remain committed to helping you build a successful career in real estate.

Kaplan, formerly J.Y. Monk, makes every attempt to make our websites and products mobile- and tablet-friendly. However, not all features are compatible with all tablets and phones.

  • When working on regulated course material, we recommend using a Windows- or Mac-based desktop or laptop computer.
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