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North Carolina Real Estate License

If you are interested in the real estate industry and have negotiating skills, you should certainly try to become a licensed real estate agent.

We can help you earn your North Carolina real estate license by providing tips, requirements and steps to start your career as a real estate agent.

How do get my North Carolina real estate license?

To start with, you should be at least 18 years old and a US citizen/a non-citizen national/ a qualified alien (Green Card holder), and also have a Social Security Number.

Complete pre-license education

According to the North Carolina law, you are to complete 75 hours of pre-license education to become a licensed real estate agent. Those hours must cover real estate principles, law of agency, law of contracts, and real estate law.

In North Carolina, there are a number of good and state approved educational programs, which qualify you to take the state exam.

After the pre-license course, you will take a final course exam. You should pass it to indicate that you have mastered the pre-license material. Different from the state exam, this test is not proctored.

Complete background check

Another key step is to submit the background check, which you can do online.

The purpose of the background check is to confirm your eligibility. Thus, you may need to provide additional information or documentation to help the process.

If you have criminal offenses or judgments, you may not be eligible to apply for a real estate license in North Carolina. In this case, you can request a formal hearing on the matter.

Apply for licensure

The next step is to apply for the North Carolina real estate license. You can easily apply online. If you do not have a login profile, then you will need to create one to submit your application

You should pay $100 for the license application.

Take the state license exam

Eventually, when you receive the eligibility notice from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, the time to take and pass the North Carolina real estate exam has come.

After receiving the notice, you should wait a day before you register for the exam online.

The exam fee per attempt is $64.

You cannot bring personal items to the examination room, as the Commission want to ensure that you do not cheat on the test.

Contact Information

North Carolina Real Estate Commission
Physical Address
1313 Navaho Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 17100
Raleigh, NC 27619
Phone 919-875-3700
Regulatory Affairs 919-719-9180

Is the North Carolina real estate exam hard?

Generally, most applicants confirm that the real estate exam is hard in North Carolina. Nevertheless, it is not impossible to pass as long as you take your time and prepare decently.

The exam contains 120 questions. 80 of the questions belong to the National portion, while the other 40 belong to the State portion.

For the entire exam (two portions) you will have three hours and a half to complete the test.

To pass the exam, you should score 57/80 on the National portion and 29/40 on the State portion.

After passing the exam, you will receive your license in seven or ten business days. If there are any issues relating to character, the process may be rather lengthy.

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