Getting Your NC Real Estate License

What is the N.C. Real Estate Commission?

The primary function of the  North Carolina Real Estate Commission, an independent state government agency, is to license and regulate the 100,000 plus real estate licenses in our state. The website for the NC Real Estate Commission is a great source for information on the entire licensing procedure.

After successfully completing the pre-licensing broker class, you can apply to the NCREC to schedule the real estate licensing exam.  A person who has met all the license qualification requirements (the 75-hour pre-licensing course, attendance requirements and class exam, and finally passing the Commission’s license examination) is initially issued a broker license on a provisional” status.  A “provisional broker” may perform the same acts as a broker who is not on provisional status as long as he or she is supervised by a broker in charge. All “provisional” brokers must complete 90 hours of post-licensing education within three  years of initial licensure to retain their license. At least one of the three 30 -hour post-licensing courses must be completed during each of the first three years after initial licensure to remain eligible for active status. HTR Academy also offers the Post licensing classes.

What is the N. C. Realtors Association?

The NC Association of REALTORS®, a non-profit trade association founded in 1921, is the largest and oldest state association in North Carolina. The NCAR,  incorporated on Sept. 14, 1935, began with  an initial membership of 135 and today has a membership of more than 31,000 real estate professionals representing 62 local associations statewide. Those who have an active North Carolina real estate license and are interested in becoming a REALTOR®, can contact the NCAR for more information. Most NC residential brokers are members of this trade organization.