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.

Following is an overview of the reinstatement process and requirements as of July 1, 2017. See Rule 58A.0505 for a full explanation.

Contact the Commission’s Education and Licensing Division (919.875.3700) if you have questions.


PROVISIONAL BROKER LICENSE

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.

An applicant who holds an active broker license in another state 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.

An applicant who holds an active salesperson or broker license in another state is not required to take the 75-hour 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.

If the license is reinstated more than 3 years after expiration/revocation/surrender, the applicant will be required to complete Prelicensing education as if a new licensee. PB will be required to complete Postlicensing education as if a new licensee.

Upon reinstatement, the license status of an applicant who holds an active Broker license in another state and passes the State portion of the NC license exam will be inactive "full" Broker.

“FULL” BROKER LICENSE

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 "FULL" 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.

An applicant who holds an active broker license in another state need only to 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 "FULL" BROKER

To be active, “Full” Broker must submit form REC 2.08.
More than 2 years AND up to 3 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.

An applicant who holds an active salesperson or broker license in another state is not required to take the 75-hour 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 "FULL" BROKER

To be active, "Full" Broker must submit form REC 2.08.
More than 3 years Successfully complete 75-hour Broker Prelicense course AND pass National and State sections of license exam.

An applicant who holds an active salesperson or broker license in another state is not required to take the 75-hour 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 the 75-hour Broker Prelicense course. Once application is processed, the applicant will be provided exam registration instructions.
INACTIVE PROVISIONAL BROKER

The 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 inactive "full" Broker.

REINSTATEMENTS

Click here to apply online for reinstatement.