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Real estate licenses require the passing of state and national exams. In addition, you may have to provide a criminal background check. Between the courses, exam and license fees for a real estate salesperson, you can expect to pay at least $200 or more depending on where you receive your training.

No matter in which state you live, you must take pre-licensing courses. However, state requirements differ greatly. In North Carolina the NC Real Estate Commission and General Assembly sets our real estate laws.

Any person or business entity who engages in brokerage must have a real estate license.

Provisional Broker, Broker, Broker-in-Charge, Firm, and Limited Nonresident Commercial.

No, you are considered a Provisional Broker. NC is a “Broker-only” state. NC’s Provisional Broker category is the entry-level license status. Provisional Brokers must be supervised by BICs (Broker-in-Charge) and complete Postlicensing education to maintain Active licenses.

No, to become a REALTOR® a person who holds a real estate license may join their local REALTOR® Association which makes them automatically a member of the State and National Associations. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark of the National Association of REALTORS® and misuse of the term is a trademark violation. All North Carolina real estate professionals are licensed by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC).

The North Carolina Association of REALTORS® is a trade association dedicated to providing members with opportunities and resources that help them do their jobs better.

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission is an independent state governmental agency. The Commission’s primary function is to license and regulate real estate agents (persons and firms who sell, lease, etc. real estate for others). North Carolina’s 80,000-plus real estate agents are licensed as brokers.

Though state requirements vary, anyone who earns their real estate license through state-certified classes and tests can be called a real estate agent. A REALTOR® (sometimes called “Realtor”) is a real estate agent who is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. Though the term REALTOR® is used generally to describe most real estate pros, technically only those who belong to the association and therefore agree to its code of standards and conduct may call themselves REALTORS®.

Our Pre-licensing and Post-licensing courses are in class only. However, our Continuing Education electives will be available online after the mandatory in-class Broker and Broker-In-Charge classes are completed.

Postlicensing education should not be confused with Continuing Education. Postlicensing education is a onetime requirement for provisional brokers wishing active license status eligibility that must be completed within a year after initial licensing. Continuing Education is only for fully licensed brokers. Continuing Education is a recurring annual requirement for all licensees wishing to maintain active license status eligibility that must be completed each license period.