Broker Prelicensing Course

The BROKER PRE-LICENSING COURSE is the first step toward starting your real estate career.  The course consists of 75 hours of instruction required for qualification to take the course real estate license examination. Topics include: basic real estate practices and principles, real estate law, financing, brokerage, contracts, closings and other topics.

Upon completion of the course you may apply to sit for the N.C. Licensing Exam to receive your state license.  Our course will give you the best possible preparation for this exam.

Want to find out the requirements for obtaining a license? Click to view this video provided by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.

All classes are at 514 S. Stratford Road, Suite 240, Stratford Oaks Building, Winston Salem, NC 27103 unless noted otherwise.

Beginning January 7th, 2020

Course Details:

Come join Julie Campbell for an weekday course starting on January 7th through March 10th from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Course Instructor:
Julie Campbell
Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing, Cram Instructor & Math Tutor
$450.00
or
$100.00
Register by paying an initial deposit. The balance will be due by the first day of class.
$350.00
Pay the remaining balance if you previously registered with a deposit.
 
Course Dates:

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 02/04/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 02/27/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 03/03/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 03/05/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Beginning February 3rd, 2020

Course Details:

Come join Jane Bowser for an weekday course starting on February 3rd through April 6th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

Course Instructor:
Jane Bowser
Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing, Cram Instructor & Math Tutor
$450.00
or
$100.00
Register by paying an initial deposit. The balance will be due by the first day of class.
$350.00
Pay the remaining balance if you previously registered with a deposit.
 
Course Dates:

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon, 03/02/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, 03/04/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, 03/11/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon, 03/25/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, 03/30/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon, 04/01/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, 04/06/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Beginning February 8th, 2020

Course Details:

Come join Nancy Legg for a weekend course starting on February 8th through March 15th from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Course Instructor:
Nancy Legg
Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing & CE Instructor
$450.00
or
$100.00
Register by paying an initial deposit. The balance will be due by the first day of class.
$350.00
Pay the remaining balance if you previously registered with a deposit.
 
Course Dates:

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, 02/09/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat, 02/29/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, 03/01/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat, 03/07/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, 03/08/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Beginning March 31st, 2020

Course Details:

Come join Julie Campbell for a weekday course starting on March 31st through June 2nd from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Course Instructor:
Julie Campbell
Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing, Cram Instructor & Math Tutor
$450.00
or
$100.00
Register by paying an initial deposit. The balance will be due by the first day of class.
$350.00
Pay the remaining balance if you previously registered with a deposit.
 
Course Dates:

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 04/09/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 04/14/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 04/16/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 04/21/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 04/23/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 05/05/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 05/12/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 05/14/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 05/19/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 06/02/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Beginning June 23rd, 2020

Course Details:

Come join Julie Campbell for a weekday course starting on June 23rd through September 1st from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Course Instructor:
Julie Campbell
Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing, Cram Instructor & Math Tutor
$450.00
or
$100.00
Register by paying an initial deposit. The balance will be due by the first day of class.
$350.00
Pay the remaining balance if you previously registered with a deposit.
 
Course Dates:

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 07/07/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 07/21/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 07/28/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 07/30/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 08/11/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 08/18/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 08/20/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 08/25/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thu, 08/27/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, 09/01/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Cram Course
Course Date Course Title Registration
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Cram Course

Instructor: Jane Bowser

$75.00
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Cram Course

Instructor: Jane Bowser

$75.00

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Class Location

Course materials

Please call Lane at 336-391-2910 or email Lane at lyoung@carolinaschoolre.com to make arrangements to pick up your textbook.

Register by Fax/Mail

To register by Fax or Mail, download and complete the registration form.

Prelicensing FAQ's

Who is required to have a real estate license in NC?  Any person or business entity who engages in brokerage must have a real estate license. See GS 93A-1 and GS 93A-2 for rules & exceptions. 

Why do I need to get a NC real estate license if I am already licensed in another state?  Per GS 93A-1 no one may accept compensation for brokerage activities in NC without a NC real estate license on Active status. 

Are real estate/real property attorneys required to have a real estate license to engage in real estate brokerage in NC?  Yes, per GS 93A-1 no one may accept compensation for brokerage activities in NC without a NC real estate license on Active status. 

How do I obtain a NC Real Estate license?  The entire licensing process and all requirements are provided in the Commission’s Real Estate Licensing in NC (RELINC) booklet. 

I had a NC real estate license in the past. I want to get back in the business. What do I do?  If your license has expired and you wish to practice brokerage, you must apply for Reinstatement. Refer to the Reinstate your License page for details.

What are the fees associated with keeping an active license? Brokers must pay NCREC’s annual renewal fee, registration fees for CE courses per year, and NC’s Privilege License annual fee.
Provisional Brokers must also pay registration and textbook fees for Postlicensing courses.

Does NC have a salesperson license? No. NC is a “Broker-only” state. NC’s Provisional Broker category is the entry-level license status. See Rules 58A.0506 & 58A.1902

What are the types of broker licenses in NC? Broker, Firm, and Limited Nonresident Commercial Definitions provided on pp 3-4 of RELINC.

What is a “Provisional Broker” (PB)? Provisional Broker (PB) is the entry-level license status. PBs must be supervised by BICs (Broker-in-Charge) and complete Postlicensing education to maintain Active licenses. See Rules 58A.0506 & 58A.1902

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What are the license qualification requirements in NC? License qualification requirements are provided on p4 of Real Estate Licensing in NC (RELINC) .

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What are the fees associated with getting a license? Prelicensing course registration fee, application fee, exam registration fee, & criminal background check. For details, see pp 4-11 of RELINC.

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Where can I sign up for a Broker Prelicensing course? Carolina School of Real Estate offers the Prelicense course. Register at www.CarolinaSchoolRE.com and click on the prelicensing tab

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What is the best Prelicensing school? The Commission does not recommend schools. 

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Where can I buy the Prelicensing textbook?  It's part of the tuition.  Please call Lane at 336-391-2910

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Can I take the Broker Prelicensing course online? No. Currently, the broker Prelicense course is only offered in live classroom format. A list of approved schools is available on the Commission's website.

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If I hold a license in another state, do I need to take the Prelicensing course or exam? An applicant who holds a current real estate license in another state (or U.S. territory or Canadian jurisdiction) that has been on active status within the previous three years may qualify to waive the Prelicense course and the “National” section of the North Carolina real estate license examination, but the applicant must pass the “State” section of the examination. See pp 4-7 of RELINC

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Can I apply for my license online? Yes, if you are applying for a broker license. Click here to access the Commission's online application system. Applications for Firm Licenses and Limited Nonresidential Commercial Licenses must be submitted via paper forms. Visit the Forms page of the Commission's website to download the paper application forms.

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I lost my application username and password. Help! The username should be your email address & you can choose to “reset password”. Also, you may contact the Commission for assistance.

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I took (and passed!) the Prelicensing course last year. May I apply now or do I need to retake the class? You may apply now. You do not need to retake the course at this point. The Broker Prelicense course must have been successfully completed within 3 years prior to application. See p5 of RELINC.

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How do I obtain my criminal record report? Contact Criminal Record Check.com at 877.272.0266 or www.ncreccheck.com. Criminal Record Check (CRC) is the only approved criminal record provider for the NC Real Estate Commission. Reports from other agencies will not be accepted.

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I ran a criminal background check a year ago. Do I need to order a new report? Yes, you need to order a new report. Only a report prepared by CRC within the previous six months is acceptable. See pp 10-11 of RELINC.

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How much will the criminal record report cost? If you have only lived in NC during the past 7 years, your report will likely cost less than $30. However, you must submit a criminal record report for any state or country in which you lived during the past 7 years. Fees are assessed for each state and/or country. Also, checks must be performed for all names and aliases. Read more on pp 10-12 of RELINC.

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What is an Official Certification of Licensure (aka, Certificate of License History)? A Certification of Licensure is an official document published by the real estate governing agency in the state you hold a license. It is not a wall license, pocket card, or certificate. It shows the type of license you hold, the criteria upon which you qualified for licensure (such as examination or reciprocity), the duration of your licensure, your status history (including broker/firm affiliations), and any disciplinary actions. Applicants for licensure in North Carolina are required to submit a Certification of Licensure from any state in which they have held a real estate license within the 5 years prior to application.

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How soon after I submit my application will I be able to take the licensing exam? Assuming the Commission determines you meet the qualification requirements and have submitted a complete application, you will be sent a “Notice of Exam Eligibility” that will enable you to register for the licensing exam. If you filed an online application, the notice should be sent to you via email within 3-4 business days of receipt of your application. If you filed a paper application, it will be sent via US mail within 7-10 business days of receipt. Read more on p17 of RELINC.

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How do I schedule my exam? 1 business day following receipt of the Exam Eligibility Notice, you may schedule your exam with PSI online or by phone. See pp 17-19 of RELINC.

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Once I get a Notice of Exam Eligibility, how long do I have to take the exam? The Exam Eligibility period is 180 days. If you do not take &/or pass the exam within that period, you must re-apply. See p17 of RELINC.

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How many times can I take the exam in my 180-day eligibility?  Applicants are not allowed to retake the licensing exam for at least 10 calendar days following a failed or missed exam. Other than that waiting period, there is no limit to the number of attempts during the 180-day eligibility period. Refer to pp 17-23 of RELINC.

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What is the passing score on the licensing exam? 57 of the 80 National Section scored questions and 29 of the 40 State Section scored questions must be answered correctly to pass. See pp 16-21 of RELINC for details regarding exam format & content.

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How long is the licensing exam? The exam is 3.5 hours & includes 120 questions, of which 80 are National and 40 are State-based questions. The remaining 10-15 questions are unscored, pretest questions. See p21 of RELINC for details.

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If I pass the national section but not the state in the 180-day period, will I have to take the entire exam again? It depends. If you pass only one section and are applying to retest within the same 180-period, you need only take the portion that you did not pass. However, if you have exceeded 180 days, you must reapply and take the entire exam (both sections) again. You must pass both sections within the same 180-day period. See pp 17-18 of RELINC.

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How can I request a special accommodation to take the exam?  A candidate requesting special accommodations must call PSI (800-367-1565, ext.6750) to schedule the exam. Refer to p19 of RELINC.

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I passed the licensing exam! When will I get my license?  Once you pass the exam, the character section of your application is reviewed. If there are no issues relating to character, your license will be promptly issued and should be received in the mail within seven days of the examination date. If there is any issue relating to character, your application will be reviewed by Commission staff and may be referred to the Commission for further consideration. This process may become quite lengthy. See p12 of Real Estate Licensing in NC (RELINC) for details.

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What is the "character review" process?  All applicants must successfully complete the Broker Prelicense course (unless exempt), submit an application (with appropriate fee and background check), and pass the licensing exam. At this point, the Commission will evaluate any character issues that were disclosed on the application or background report. Every application is considered individually. If character issues were reported, the application is first evaluated by the License Application Analyst and Executive Director. If necessary, the application may be then referred to the Commission for review at the next monthly Commission meeting. The Commission may make a decision regarding licensure at that meeting or may choose to invite an applicant to the Commission office for a “character conference” the following month. An applicant will be notified in writing of the Commission’s decision.

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I want to teach the Prelicense course in North Carolina. What are the qualification requirements and how do I apply?  NCAC 58H.0302 explains the criteria and procedures for Commission approval of Pre/Postlicensing and Update instructors. The "Real Estate Prelicensing, Postlicensing, or Update Instructor Application for original approval (Form REC 3.76)" is available on the Commission's website under Forms.

Prelicensing Course Retake

Register today for a retake of the Prelicensing course for $175. Note: This price is only valid for students who have previously taken the course at Carolina School of Real Estate. If you have any questions about eligibility for this price, please call Lane at 336-391-2910 or email: Lyoung@CarolinaSchoolRE.com

Broker Prelicensing - Retake
$175.00