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  • Our Entire NC Real Estate Course is Online, On-Demand
  • Prepares You to Pass the State Licensing Exam
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North Carolina Real Estate Broker Licensing Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • Complete a state-approved 75-hour prelicensing program
  • There is no education prerequisite (such as a high school diploma)
  • Pass the real estate license examination
  • Be a US citizen, a non-citizen national, or a qualified alien under federal law
  • See our FAQs for additional information
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What are the qualifications for someone to obtain a real estate license in North Carolina?

In order to qualify to become a Real Estate Broker in North Carolina, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national or qualified non-citizen under federal law or be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Have a Social Security Number
  • Satisfy the required education qualification requirements
  • File eligibility application
  • Pass state licensing exam
  • Possess the requisite character for licensure

How many hours of prelicensing education is required for a North Carolina license?

75 hours of prelicensing education is required.

What is the difference between a provisional Broker status and Broker status?

A provisional Broker status is an entry level status.  You will receive a provisional Broker license upon satisfying all of the prelicensing requirements.   

Upon completing the required post-licensing training, the provisional status will be removed and you will have a broker status.

For additional information, please view the Real Estate licensing in North Carolina Booklet that is published by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.

How long do I have to complete the North Carolina Prelicensing course?

You have a 180 day expiration date from the time of purchase.  You must complete your coursework and pass your end of course final exam before the end of the 180 days. 

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission does not permit education providers to extend courses.