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North Carolina Real Estate State Licensing and CE Requirements

Broker Licensing

Requirements to Obtain a Broker License:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a US Citizen, a non-citizen national, or a qualified alien under federal law
  • You are not required to be a resident of North Carolina
  • Complete 75 credit hours of Real Estate Principles, Law of Agency, Law of Contracts, and Real Estate Law
  • Complete a background check
  • Apply for your license after you have completed the 75 hours of coursework and pass the course exams
  • Schedule your North Carolina Licensing Exam once you receive your notice of exam eligibility from the Commission.
  • You have three years from the date your application is filed to pass the examination
  • Take and pass the North Carolina Licensing Exam with a 75% or higher
  • The exam is given electronically, and you will receive your results at the testing center immediately upon completion.
  • After successfully passing the examination, you will be issued your Provisional Broker’s License

Broker PostLicensing

  • Complete 90 hours of state-mandated postlicening education within 3 years

Continuing Education

  • Complete a total of 8 hours of state-approved continuing education by June 10 of every year
  • Complete a 4-hour General Update Course or a 4-hour Broker-in-Charge Update course in a live classroom
  • The remaining 4 hours of elective credit may be completed through an online course