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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions Students Have About North Carolina Real Estate Training

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.

The truth is, J.Y. Monk educates nearly twice as many licensing students in North Carolina as our closest competitor. More students choose J.Y. Monk because we’'ve demonstrated a commitment to their success. Now, we’re taking it a step further with The J.Y. Monk Commitment. If you attend and complete 100% of our 75-Hour Prelicensing and Exam Prep courses, we will ensure your success. If you happen to fail your course licensing final, or your state licensing exam, you can retake your J.Y. Monk Prelicensing and Exam Prep courses for up to 6 months, free of charge. J.Y. Monk is committed to your success!

Serving the North Carolina real estate community since 1975, J.Y. Monk Real Estate School 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 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, J.Y. Monk Real Estate School also offers exam prep courses, postlicensing education, and continuing education courses in 36 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 J.Y. Monk Real Estate School 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 J.Y. Monk Real Estate School 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.

We hand-pick our instructors from a pool of more than 150 state-approved real estate instructors in North Carolina for our North Carolina Real Estate License School. All of our instructors have a wealth of teaching experience, as well as practical experience, in the real estate business. (Click on Meet Our Instructors for complete information on all of the J. Y. Monk Instructors.)

J.Y. Monk's team of instructors represents the best of the best in North Carolina real estate. We are constantly recruiting and seeking bright, engaging, talented presenters to lead our prelicensing, exam prep, postlicensing, CE, and BIC CE courses. We have developed this Instructor Candidate Letter to provide step-by-step instructions on qualifying and applying for a position as a J.Y. Monk instructor.

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 800.849.0932. We are open from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

To register online for one of our real estate courses, simply select the course category you are interested 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 800.849.0932. One of our knowledgeable Administrative Assistants will be happy to register you. We accept MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, and Discover®.

To register by mail with a check or money order, please call our Administrative Office at 800.849.0932 and request a free brochure and schedule (which contains a registration form). Once received, fill out the registration form and mail it to our Administrative Office at 1700-C East Arlington Blvd., Greenville, North Carolina 27858.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming real estate courses. We would love to help you begin and/or continue your North Carolina real estate career.

J.Y. Monk courses are offered by J.Y. Monk Real Estate Training Center: Brightwood College | Nashville, a division of Education Corporation of America (ECA). On September 3, 2015, Kaplan concluded a previously announced agreement to sell its nationally accredited schools, including J.Y. Monk Real Estate Training Center, to ECA.  This close secures the goals of both ECA and J.Y. Monk, as each business is strengthened. This partnership continues to be a great fit and is immediately scalable, while maintaining strong, career-focused education for our students.

Going forward, your J.Y. Monk courses will be offered by Brightwood College, a division of ECA. You will still receive the same high-quality education you’ve come to expect from Kaplan, written and led by the same industry-leading authors and instructors.

Kaplan 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.
  • We recommend the use of Windows 7-10 or Mac OS X operating systems. We also support Windows Vista and Windows XP.
  • We recommend the use of Chrome or Firefox browsers. We also support Internet Explorer 8-11. We do not recommend Safari due to limited capabilities with certain features.
  • We recommend online learners have the latest versions of Flash and Java installed.
  • We recommend online learners have at least a 2MB connection.

Starting July 1, 2017, there are NCREC policy changes going into effect.

Policy change for Pre-licensing and Post-licensing students:

  • Students must complete all testing within 30 days of the last day of their registered course.

Policy changes for Post-licensing students (only):

  • Students must attend a minimum of 90% of all scheduled classroom hours.  This means that students can only miss a maximum of 3 hours.
  • Students may not be in class for more than 30 classroom hours in a given seven-day period.