New Jersey Real Estate License Basic Requirements


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.


None required

Criminal History/Honesty

In addition the Commission must be satisfied as to the applicant’s honesty, trustworthiness, character and integrity. If an applicant has ever been convicted of a crime, or is currently on parole or probation their application for a real estate license may be denied. See N.J.S.A. 45:15-9, 45:15­12.1 and 2A:168A-1 et seq.

Basic Education

High school education or equivalent

Real Estate Education

Candidates must complete a 75-hour prelicensure course at a licensed school and pass the license examination. After successfully completing the course and passing the examination the applicant must apply for a license through a sponsoring real estate broker.

If you are a disabled United States Veteran and a citizen of New Jersey, it may be possible to secure waivers of the education and experience requirements for licensure. Please contact the Commission’s Education Waiver Section at 609-292-7272 Ext. 50137 for details.


A + Real Estate Education Academy
Phone: (732) 505-8111

ABS School of Real Estate LLC
Phone: (973) 679-7702

ABC Career Academy
Phone: (732) 505-2806

New Jersey Real Estate Commission


  • Reply Donna Bumbico April 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Is it possible to take an on-line real estate prelicense course

    • Reply Jeffry Evans April 22, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      Donna: There may be more options than the ones listed above, contact the NJ Real Estate Commission for additional options…and good luck!

  • Reply Amar April 27, 2011 at 12:21 am

    do you think it would be beneficial to join a corporate real estate firm such as weichert realtors?

    • Reply Jeffry Evans May 2, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      Amar: It really depends on your goals. If you like working a “job”, then perhaps a corporate real estate firm will be right up your alley. The advantages are getting a guaranteed pay check and security.

      But if you really want to make a lot of money, going out on your own gives you the possibility. No guarantees, and you take the risk of having your own business, but your opportunity is only limited by yourself.

      I hope this helps.

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