Reinstate Your License

All North Carolina real estate licenses expire on June 30 of each year. To maintain a “Current” license, a licensee must pay the license renewal fee between May 15 and June 30.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
COMMISSION RULE 58A .0505 - REINSTATEMENT OF A LICENSE - IS CHANGING ON JULY 1, 2017

Following is an overview of the reinstatement process and requirements as of July 1, 2017.
To view the revised rule, go to the Commission’s homepage (www.ncrec.gov) and click on Approved Rules with an effective date of July 1, 2017
Contact the Commission’s Education and Licensing Division (919.875.3700) if you have questions.


PROVISIONAL BROKER LICENSE - REINSTATEMENT PROCESS AS OF JULY 1, 2017

Note: The following information applies to Provisional Broker licenses.
A former salesperson (PBT) licensee should contact the Commission’s Education Division for reinstatement requirements.
Length of time License has been Expired, Revoked, Canceled, or Surrendered Education Requirements/Options Reinstatement Application Required? Status when Reinstated
6 months or less No education or exam required. NO.
$90.00 reinstatement fee may be paid online at www.ncrec.gov ON OR BEFORE December 31st.
INACTIVE PROVISIONAL BROKER

To be active, Provisional Broker must correct all CE deficiencies, affiliate with a Broker-in-Charge, and submit form REC 2.08.
More than 6 months and up to 2 years Successfully complete one (1) Postlicensing course. Course must be completed within 6 months prior to submitting reinstatement application.
-OR-
Pass National and State sections of license exam.

If an applicant holds an active broker license in another state, applicant need only pass the “State” section of the license examination.
YES.
Must be filed with reinstatement fee and criminal background check ON OR BEFORE June 30 of 2nd year.

If an applicant chooses to take a Postlicensing course, it must be completed prior to submitting the application.
INACTIVE PROVISIONAL BROKER

To be active, Provisional Broker must affiliate with a Broker-in-Charge and submit form REC 2.08.
More than 2 years Successfully complete 75-hour NC Broker Prelicense* course AND pass National and State sections of license exam.

* 75-hour NC Broker Prelicense Course must be completed within 3 years prior to submitting reinstatement application.

If an applicant holds an active salesperson or broker license in another state, s/he is not required to take the Broker Prelicense course and need only pass the “State” section of the license examination.
YES.
Must be filed with original application fee and criminal background check upon successful completion of Broker Prelicense course. Once application is processed, the applicant will be provided exam registration instructions.
INACTIVE PROVISIONAL BROKER

To be active, PB must affiliate with a Broker-in-Charge and submit form REC 2.08.

PB will be required to complete Postlicensing education as if a new licensee.

If an applicant holds an active Broker license in another state and passes the State portion of the NC license exam, status upon reinstatement will be "Active Broker".

“FULL” BROKER LICENSE – REINSTATEMENT PROCESS AS OF JULY 1, 2017

Length of time License has been Expired, Revoked, Canceled, or Surrendered Education Requirements/Options Reinstatement Application Required? Status when Reinstated
6 months or less No education or exam required. NO.
$90.00 reinstatement fee may be paid online at www.ncrec.gov ON OR BEFORE December 31st.
INACTIVE BROKER

To be active, “Full” Broker must correct all CE deficiencies and submit form REC 2.08.
More than 6 months AND up to 2 years Successfully complete one (1) Postlicensing course. Course must be completed within 6 months prior to submitting reinstatement application.
-OR-
Pass National and State sections of license exam.

If an applicant holds an active broker license in another state, applicant need only pass the “State” section of the license examination.
YES.
Must be filed with reinstatement fee and criminal background check ON OR BEFORE June 30 of 2nd year.

If an applicant chooses to take a Postlicensing course, it must be completed prior to submitting the application.
INACTIVE BROKER

To be active, “Full” Broker must submit form REC 2.08.
More than 2 years Successfully complete 75-hour Broker Prelicense course AND pass National and State sections of license exam.

* 75-hour NC Broker Prelicense Course must be completed within 3 years prior to submitting reinstatement application.

If an applicant holds an active salesperson or broker license in another state, s/he is not required to take the Broker Prelicense course and need only pass the “State” section of the license examination.
YES.
Must be filed with original application fee and criminal background check upon successful completion of Broker Prelicense course. Once application is processed, the applicant will be provided exam registration instructions.
INACTIVE PROVISIONAL BROKER

To be active, PB must affiliate with a Broker-in-Charge and submit form REC 2.08.

PB will be required to complete Postlicensing education as if a new licensee.

If an applicant holds an active Broker license in another state and passes the State portion of the NC license exam, status upon reinstatement will be "Active Broker".

Following are the CURRENT requirements for reinstatement. Note that these processes and requirements will only apply until June 30, 2017.

PROVISIONAL BROKER LICENSE – REINSTATEMENT PROCESS THROUGH JUNE 30, 2017

Note: The following information applies to Provisional Broker licenses.
A former salesperson (PBT) licensee should contact the Commission’s Education Division for reinstatement requirements.
Length of time License has been Expired, Revoked, Canceled, or Surrendered Education Requirements/Options Paper Reinstatement Application Required? Status when Reinstated
6 months or less No education or exam required. NO.
$55.00 reinstatement fee may be paid online at www.ncrec.gov ON OR BEFORE December 31st.
INACTIVE PROVISIONAL BROKER

To be active*, PB must be current with CE and Postlicensing education and affiliate with a Broker-in-Charge.

*Activation requires Form REC 2.08.
More than 6 months AND up to 5 years Complete any/all Postlicensing courses not taken within previous 3 years. (I.E., Applicant must fully satisfy Postlicensing education requirement.)

ALL courses must be completed by June 30 of 5th year.
YES.
Must be filed with reinstatement fee and criminal background check ON OR BEFORE June 30 of 5nd year.

Note: Postlicensing education must be completed prior to submitting application.
ACTIVE BROKER
More than 5 years Successfully complete 75-hour Broker Prelicense course AND pass National and State sections of license exam.

If an applicant holds an active salesperson or broker license in another state, s/he is not required to take the Broker Prelicense course and need only pass the “State” section of the license examination.
YES.
Must be filed with reinstatement fee and criminal background check upon successful completion of Broker Prelicense course. Once application is processed, the applicant will be provided exam registration instructions.
INACTIVE PROVISIONAL BROKER

To be active, PB must affiliate with a Broker-in-Charge.
PB will be required to complete Postlicensing education as if a new licensee.

If an applicant holds an active Broker license in another state and passes the State portion of the NC license exam, status upon reinstatement will be "Active Broker".

*Activation requires Form REC 2.08.

“FULL” BROKER LICENSE – REINSTATEMENT PROCESS THROUGH JUNE 30, 2017

Length of time License has been Expired, Revoked, Canceled, or Surrendered Education Requirements/Options Paper Reinstatement Application Required? Status when Reinstated
6 months or less No education or exam required. NO.
$55.00 reinstatement fee may be paid online at www.ncrec.gov ON OR BEFORE December 31st.
INACTIVE BROKER

To be active*, Broker must correct all CE deficiencies.

*Activation requires Form REC 2.08.
More than 6 months AND up to 2 years Successfully complete one (1) Postlicensing course. Course must be completed within 6 months prior to submitting reinstatement application.
-OR-
Pass National and State sections of license exam.

If an applicant holds an active broker license in another state, applicant need only pass the “State” section of the license examination.
YES.
Must be filed with reinstatement fee and criminal background check ON OR BEFORE June 30 of 2nd year.

If an applicant chooses to take a Postlicensing course, it must be completed prior to submitting the application.
ACTIVE BROKER
More than 2 years AND up to 5 years Successfully complete all three (3) Postlicensing courses, unless taken within previous 3 years.
-OR-
Pass National and State sections of license exam.

If an applicant holds an active broker license in another state, applicant need only pass the “State” section of the license examination.
YES.
Must be filed with reinstatement fee and criminal background check ON OR BEFORE June 30 of 5th year.

If an applicant chooses to take Postlicensing courses, they must be completed prior to submitting the application.
ACTIVE BROKER
More than 5 years Successfully complete 75-hour Broker Prelicense course AND pass National and State sections of license exam.

If an applicant holds an active salesperson or broker license in another state, s/he is not required to take the Broker Prelicense course and need only pass the “State” section of the license examination.
YES.
Must be filed with reinstatement fee and criminal background check upon successful completion of Broker Prelicense course. Once application is processed, the applicant will be provided exam registration instructions.
INACTIVE PROVISIONAL BROKER

To be active*, PB must affiliate with a Broker-in-Charge.
PB will be required to complete Postlicensing education as if a new licensee.

If an applicant holds an active Broker license in another state and passes the State portion of the NC license exam, status upon reinstatement will be "Active Broker".

*Activation requires Form REC 2.08.

REINSTATEMENTS
Click here to apply online for reinstatement.

This form is not meant to be printed. If you have already completed the form please use the submit button at the bottom to send the form directly to the Commission.