What Are the Classes I Need to Become a North Carolina Real Estate Broker?

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Are you wondering, “What are the classes I need to become a North Carolina real estate broker?” It might take some further research to learn the exact classes you’ll need to take, but here’s a breakdown of the different types of courses required to earn and maintain a real estate license in North Carolina.

The classes you’ll need to become a real estate broker fall under three general categories:

  • Pre-licensing class
  • Post-licensing classes
  • Continuing education classes

1. Pre-licensing course

To become a North Carolina real estate broker, first you must take a pre-licensing course approved by the NC Real Estate Commission. This is a 75-hour class required to earn your provisional broker license. Due to state requirements, you must complete the course in a classroom vs. online.

After you complete the real estate pre-licensing course, make sure you get a certificate of completion or your official transcripts—whichever your school regularly provides. You’ll need these for your real estate license application.

Superior’s 75-hour pre-licensing course is NC Real Estate Commission approved. View our pre-licensing course schedule.

2. Post-licensing courses

As a provisional broker, you’ll have 18 months to complete 90 hours of state-mandated post-licensing. To complete each broker post-licensing course, you must attend at least 90% of the class and pass a school exam by scoring 75% or higher. After completing the 90 hours of broker post-licensing courses, your “provisional” status will be removed. These 90 hours of education do not count towards continuing education hours.

3. Continuing education courses

When you’re wondering what classes you need to become a North Carolina real estate broker, know that your education goes beyond just getting licensed. To continue in your real estate career, you’ll constantly need to be upgrading your knowledge and skills. You’ll need to take 8 hours of continuing education (CE) courses annually before your second license renewal to keep your North Carolina real estate license on active status—including the mandatory 4-hour NC Real Estate “General Update” Course. Superior School of Real Estate offers both live and online CE classes.

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