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.

Below is a quick overview of reinstatement requirements. Please contact the Commission’s Education & Licensing Division for specific instructions.

Full instructions regarding License Reinstatement are provided on pages 26-28 of Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina. Below is a quick overview of those instructions.

Please note: If your license has been Expired, Revoked, Canceled, or Surrendered for more than six months, you must submit a new application with supporting documentation within the specified timeframes (shown below).

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, Cancelled, or Surrendered Education Requirements/Options 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 5th 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.

An applicant with an active license in another state must submit the application in order to be given 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
Broker License
Length of time License has been Expired, Revoked, Cancelled, or Surrendered Education Requirements/Options 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 up and 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.

An applicant with an active license in another state must submit the application in order to be given 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

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