North Carolina Real Estate License Basic Requirements


Applicants must be 18 years old or older

Criminal History/Honesty

All applicants for a real estate broker license need to provide proof that they possess competency, honesty, truthfulness, integrity and general moral character. Therefore, all applicants need to provide a Criminal Record Report and fingerprints to aid investigation.


None required

Basic Education

None required (you don’t need a High School diploma, GED, or any college degree to qualify)

Real Estate License Education

Applicants must have successfully completed at least 90 hours of approved classroom real estate courses or equivalency within the three year period preceding the date of application.


J.Y. Monk Real Estate School
Phone: 1-800-849-0932
J.Y. Monk Real Estate School

Alamance Community College
Phone: (336) 578-2002

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
Phone: (828) 726-2200

Cape Fear Community College
Phone: (910) 362-7467

North Carolina Real Estate Commission


  • Reply Kevin Benedict May 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I am currently in the Marine Corps. I have 6 months till i get out and I am really interested in getting my license and making a career out of it. Any information you can provide for me would be great. I would prefer do a online course cause of my schedule so I can take my time doing it. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you.

    • Reply Jeffry Evans May 7, 2011 at 8:00 am


      There are several providers listed on this page. There is also a link to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission for your use. I would recommend giving these resources a try, and let me know if you need further information.

      Thanks and best wishes!


  • Reply patricia davis May 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I already hold a real estate license in Virginia, what would be needed to obtain one in NC

    • Reply Jeffry Evans May 7, 2011 at 8:06 am


      Please take a look at the following:

      They do allow for the reciprocity with other states, however, I do not see Virginia as one of those states. It is probably still worth calling the North Carolina Real Estate Commission just to be sure.

      I hope this helps.


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