Application Process Overview
Any person or business engaging in real estate transactions as an agent for another (including time share transactions) must first obtain a license from the Commission.
The process for obtaining a license:
Applicant successfully completes North Carolina’s 75-hour Broker Prelicensing Course.
Applicant submits a license application with application fee and required documentation
Commission determines applicant's eligibility for licensing examination. If applicant is deemed to be qualified, Commission sends a "Notice of Examination Eligibility."
Applicant contacts testing service to schedule examination and pay examination fee.
After applicant passes the examination, Commission determines whether applicant possesses the requisite "character" for licensure.
- Commission issues license to qualified applicant.
The Commission’s online application system may be used to apply for a broker license by examination or for reinstatement of a license. It may also be used by an applicant applying for a license based on holding a license in another jurisdiction.
NOTE: If you do not hold a North Carolina address
, you must submit a Nonresident Supplement form (REC 1.45)
with your license application. If you use the online application system, you will be automatically prompted for the relevant information. If you complete and submit a paper application, you will have to attach the Supplement form, which may be downloaded here