Here’s a glimpse of what you get with our North Carolina Broker Real Estate License Packages
North Carolina requires one course to get your real estate license: a 75-Hour Broker Pre-Licensing Course.
We understand the need for convenience, ease and flexibility. You can choose from any of the delivery method; In-person Classes, Virtual Classroom, Online Self-paced, and Online Interactive to fit your learning style.
Fortune Academy has the highest pass rates in the state for last several decades. We assure passing your class and state exam in the first attempt or you get your money back - guaranteed.
You can connect with a Real Estate guru at any time to ask any question or seek help with your training program. We are available 24/7 via phone, email and chat to provide support for your career success.
All our courses are approved by NCREC (Approval # 004) to meet the licensing requirements.
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Our instructor-led classes provide complete support and equip you with the right information for your license acquisition.
The best option for aspirants who prefer to study in a learning environment with a batch of other aspirants.view demo
Learn from the comfort of your home and at your own pace. Learn from highly tenured instructor in an online environment.view demo
Take quizzes, get assignments, and learn from tenured real estate experts all from the comfort of your home in an interactive class experience.view demo
Online self-paced is a pre-recorded format with videos of the class which you can watch at your own ease and pace and if you have questions, you got 24/7 support through emails.view demo
We are the pioneers of the real estate education space and fourth school in NC (NCREC School #004) We have been around since 1982 and have established ourselves as one of the pioneers in the Real Estate education space!
We succeed when you do! If you do not get the license in your first attempt, we will refund 100% of the payment you made because we are certain that all our students clear in the first attempt.
Through commitment and expertise, we make sure you pass on the first attempt. We have had the highest pass rates for the last several years.
We provide complete support to our students through calls, emails, and chat. So, you are in safe hands at all times.
Mark moved to SC from St Louis in 2006. He has a BA from URI, an MBA from Webster University, and an accounting certificate from TCL. He has been a licensed salesperson since 2011, a broker since 2016, and is SFR certified.
Real Estate Instructor – Amanda is a licensed Real Estate Broker and has 17 years experience in the real estate field. She also holds a BA in Graphic Communications, an AA in Business Administration, and has also taught on the private university level. She has won several awards for sales transactions and has extensive experience in residential, commercial, foreclosures and investments. When she
Real Estate Instructor – Dale took his first real estate course in Florida at age 20. He has been interested in real estate ever since. It just took a while to find the right time and place. Shortly after starting real estate in South Carolina, Dale realized his goal was to teach, train and coach real estate professionals. Dale’s background in training and management brings a wealth of experie
Real Estate Instructor – John Hassell, a native of Charleston, brings 21years of Real Estate experience and a love of the low country to his teaching. He graduated from the College of Charleston and became a Realtor in 1985 specializing in commercial real estate. He has held committee positions at Charleston Trident Area Realtors. John is the Broker-In-Charge of J. Hassell & Associates.
Real Estate Instructor – John earned his Masters Degree in Education Administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He also attended the Masters program in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, in Newark, NJ. John has been active in Real Estate for eleven and is currently teaching for Fortune Academy in the Beaufort/Bluffton area.
Real Estate Instructor – Joe started his real estate career in Maryland in 1971. He was a training director and branch sales manager for a multi-office real estate company. As training director, he was responsible for teaching the pre and post real estate license course.
In 1989 Joe opened his own real estate company – Rescom Realtors- as broker in charge and holds G.R.I designation. He has se
Real Estate Instructor – “Landon is the son of Otis Brent, founder of Fortune School of Real Estate. He has successfully instructed over 1,000 Pre-Licensing Real Estate Student/Agents as well as well over 3,000 Continuing Education Student/Agents. He was the first Accredited Buyers Representative, ABR instructor in South Carolina. Has been a Broker In Charge of two successful Real Estate firms
Real Estate Instructor – MaryAnne Dorio has been in the real estate industry locally here in Myrtle Beach since 2012. She is a broker/owner of a local real estate company since 2010. Before that she ran the 2nd largest real estate company in Myrtle Beach. There she was tasked with education and training of the Realtors. She has taken her love of real estate and teaching to our students. MaryAnne
Real Estate Instructor – Randy started in Real Estate in 1996, in 1999 became Broker in Charge of my own RE Co. CRP Realty & Builders. He has a General Contractors License and builds many homes. Randy has been with Fortune since 2004 teaching first years sales and post licensing at Florence / Darlington Technical College and North Eastern Technical College in Cheraw.
Real Estate Instructor – Ray is a licensed Broker-in-Charge in South Carolina as well as Michigan. He brings more than three decades of commercial, residential and property management experience and with more than15 years in the classroom teaching, students enjoy the learning experience. Ray holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University, Bachelors Degree in Pol
Real Estate Instructor – Sandy grew up in the Greer area of Spartanburg/Greenville County and currently lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in education and taught early childhood education. She has been active in all aspects of the local real estate market for the past 20 years and has vast experience and also holds a Real Estate Broker’s license. She sits on
Real Estate Instructor – Shelby has been a realtor since 1995, Broker-in-Charge. She retained her seniority when her husband transferred to Beaufort, SC and went to work in the Housing Division for the Marine Corps Air Station. Shelby lived in Washington for 5 years. She retired to Beaufort, SC to be with her family. Shelby took the real estate course and started to pursue her career. She teache
Real Estate Instructor – Steve Ranzer is Fortune Academy’s real estate instructor in the Aiken, SC area. Steve was licensed as a Realtor in 1998, achieved his Broker’s license in 2001, and has been a Broker-In-Charge of 3 different real estate companies. He currently has a Broker license in both South Carolina and Georgia and is actively working with buyers and sellers in both states. Steve
Real Estate Instructor – Susan loves teaching! She spent seventeen years teaching middle and high school students in Orangeburg County schools before moving to the Charleston area in 2002. She began her Real Estate career in Greenville, SC. Susan is applying her love of teaching and her Real Estate experience to teaching adults now at Fortune Academy. When she’s not preparing our students for
Staff/Real Estate Instructor – Terri Anderson is owner/BIC of Terri’s Team Real Estate – Anderson’s largest independent real estate company. She has over 16 years of real estate experience and as well as 15 years in Advertising and Marketing. One of Anderson’s top producers! 17 Years in real estate. Certified Real Estate Instructor. Owns Fortune Academy of Real Estate in Anderson. Design
Real Estate Instructor – First licensed in 1981, Van earned his broker’s license in 1985. He served several years as the Broker-in-Charge of a large general real estate organization. Most of his assignments, however, have been as Broker/Manager of planned residential communities in the Myrtle Beach and Charleston markets. He holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration.
Kimber received his B.A. in Business Economics from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. Having earned his real estate license in 1972, Kimber has been in the real estate field, whether as a sales associate, broker, or instructor, for over forty years. He joined Akers Ellis in 2009. Kimber is a member and past president of the Kiawah-Seabrook Island Exchange Club, serves on the Seabrook Island Pr
Married to Joseph for 43 years in April 2016, 2 children. Relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2001. Susan has been licensed as a Real Estate Sales Person since 1979 – Susan was first licensed in New Jersey, then in NY where she worked as a sales agent for Weichert, Realtors in Monroe, NY. Susan relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2001 and has experience as an Agent, Manager, Broker in charge, Trainer, Coach a
I have a very unique perspective of the real estate industry as I have been in new home and general brokerage sales and in management. I have also worked as a loan originator, conducted real estate closings and taught for Fortune Academy previously.
Lenny Gaines has been a real estate professional since 2003. He is a broker and has experience in working with residential and commercial transactions. In free time, Lenny enjoys traveling, good music, and catching up on popular television series.
Apryl Haden has a B.A. from Auburn University, and a M.Ed. from University of Virginia, J.D. Charleston School of Law. She has been a licensed Realtor since 1993; and a broker since 2006. CRS, e-Pro, GRI. Apryl moved to Charleston from TN 2012 and is the Owner/Broker of Apryl Haden Real Estate Group, LLC.
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They have a great book if you study that it is well written. After I finished my class I passed my exam with psi the first time.
I had a great experience with the Academy and the instructor, Kent. I found the instruction to be engaging and enjoyable. Learning what has the reputation of being grueling was easier to retain due to the instructors technique. Academy is a very professional site and their staff is knowledgeable, yet down to earth and helpful.
This was a great experience. I chose the 4 hour evening classes for Property Management because of my schedule and it was broken up well. Our instructor has been in Real Estate in SC for decades and was a wealth of knowledge. Reviews are easy to follow. I plan to attend the 7 hour course soon to get my Property Manager In Charge certificate. I highly recommend the Academy for your Real Estate education.
I had a wonderful experience. Van Harden is an awesome professor, and I was lucky enough to have him for both Pre-Licensing & Advanced Principles. He goes over the material in depth to prepare you and gives real world examples because he's been doing it for so long. Our coworker also used Fortune for continuing education (with different professors) and had a great experience too. I would recommend this company to anyone.
I attended a course taught by Kent and felt he was very knowledgeable! He shared real examples and took our questions in stride! He was able to share more information than just what we needed to know to pass the exam! He is a wonderful asset to the Academy!
The Management class is great!! Very informative. My instructor, Ray is very knowledgeable and answers any questions the class has. Umar always answers my questions quickly and is very helpful!! Thank You for offering this class online!! This is extremely convenient. I appreciate you all!!
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To get a North Carolina Broker license, you must complete the following steps as required by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission: Complete 75 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education Pass the course final exam Apply for your Provisional Broker license Pass the North Carolina real estate examination Find a sponsoring broker-in-charge
The most time-consuming factor in getting your North Carolina real estate broker license is completing the Pre-Licensing education requirement of 75 instruction hours. Once you finish your education portion, you’ll find that scheduling your state exam, completing the background check, and finding a sponsoring broker can be completed on your own timeline. Individuals motivated to get their real estate license have been known to complete the entire process within a couple of months.
A Provisional Broker is an entry-level broker that all real estate agents start as in North Carolina. Provisional Brokers can work as an agent and sell homes, but they must work under a Broker-In-Charge who oversees all transactions. The Broker-In-Charge helps train and grow the Provisional Broker as they gain experience in the industry. To remove provisional status, a Provisional Broker must complete the 90-hour Post-Licensing education program.
Once you become a Provisional Broker, you’ll need to begin working on Post-Licensing requirements to remove the provisional status from your license and title. Brokers have less oversight and regulatory requirements than a Provisional Broker. To complete your Post-Licensing requirements, you must enroll in three separate 30-hour courses for a total of 90 classroom hours within the first three years of being licensed. Upon completion, students can apply for official Broker licensure.
While there is no rule excluding persons with a criminal record from receiving their real estate license, the state does have the right to deny someone due to a criminal history. During the North Carolina Broker application process, applicants must complete a criminal background check. The North Carolina Real Estate Commission will consider the nature of the crimes prior to approving an application.
To renew and maintain your North Carolina Broker License, you’ll need to complete 8 hours of Continuing Education every 12 months. You can complete these online, then submit the hours to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. See the North Carolina Real Estate Commission website for more detailed information.
No. Residency is not required to become a North Carolina Broker.
North Carolina does have reciprocity agreements with multiple states. It is recommended that you contact the North Carolina Real Estate Commission by phone for the most up to date information.
Whether one finds the state exam hard varies from person to person. Regardless of your confidence going into the test, the best way to prepare is to enroll in Exam Prep Edge. This course offers affordable instruction and practice tests tailored to what's on the actual North Carolina Broker exam.
To become licensed in North Carolina, you can complete your 75 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education online. North Carolina students no longer have to go to a physical classroom.
In order to attain a North Carolina real estate license, all applicants must complete 75 hours of Pre-Licensing education. The Fortune Academy offers updated and interactive courses that can be completed in as little as two weeks. Enroll in North Carolina Pre-Licensing Courses today.
The average salary for North Carolina real estate professionals varies based on experience and location. According to ZipRecruiter.com, the average real estate broker salary in North Carolina is between $30-80k.
The North Carolina real estate broker exam is administered at various PSI testing centers. You'll have 150 minutes to complete the National portion of the exam and 90 minutes to complete the State portion of the exam. Schedule your North Carolina broker real estate exam at a PSI testing center.
In order to be eligible for a North Carolina real estate license, you must be at least 18 years old.
You do not need to have a high school diploma or its equivalent to attain a North Carolina real estate license. No post-secondary formal education is required either.
North Carolina does not have a formal reciprocity arrangement with any other states. However, out-of-state agents can speed up the North Carolina licensing process by getting the education portion waived. The prospective agent's place of residence does not impact their ability to become licensed in North Carolina. All reciprocity applicants will at least have to pass the North Carolina portion of the state licensing exam. By contacting the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, interested parties can apply and ask personalized reciprocity questions. For more information about how reciprocity works and which states offer it nationwide, visit our Guide to Reciprocity and Portability.
Meet the Broker license NC requirements, complete the following steps
Complete 75 hours of approved pre-licensing education
Pass the course final exam
Complete the real estate exam application
Pass the north carolina real estate examination.
Choose a sponsoring broker.
To start, you must successfully complete 75 clock hours of approved Pre-Licensing courses. In North Carolina, you can now complete your Pre-Licensing education online. You no longer have to go to a physical classroom.
$755 (included in package)
After you complete all the course materials, you’ll need to pass the final exam issued by your Pre-Licensing real estate school. North Carolina requires this exam to be proctored, and you can find out more about the online proctoring process here.
Pre-Licensing students must submit an application to the Commission before attempting to schedule the license exam. On The North Carolina Real Estate Commissions website, you can apply for your North Carolina Broker License. You’ll need to create a log-in profile with the commission to submit your application. At the same time, you’ll need to complete a criminal background check. You can submit your background check online via the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.
Once your application is approved, you will receive a Notice of Exam Eligibility by email. Upon receiving this email, you will have 180 days to take the exam. You’ll need to travel to a PSI testing facility to take this test. To find the location nearest you and schedule an exam, you can visit the PSI website. This exam takes 3.5 hours and consists of 120 questions with both state and national portions. You’ll need to get 29 out of 40 state exam questions correct and 57 out of 80 national exam questions correct. North Carolina provides the option of taking the licensing exam remotely instead of at a physical testing center location. PSI will have in-person on site testing available for those students who wish to take the exam in-person instead of online. An exam can be scheduled at this link. PSI has a dedicated number for candidates with scheduling/issues on their exam - (855) 579-4638. Do you need help passing your North Carolina real estate exam? The Fortune Academy also offers comprehensive Exam Prep tailored to North Carolina. If you have any additional questions, visit our North Carolina real estate exam frequently asked questions page.
To be licensed on active status, you must be employed or associated with a current and active North Carolina real estate brokerage firm or sole proprietor. Picking the right broker to work with is a key factor towards success as you build your new career. Here are some questions to consider when looking for a sponsoring broker: What kind of real estate agents are they looking for? What is their reputation, both locally and nationally? Are they technologically advanced and up to date with the latest systems? How do they support their agents with education and training? What kind of commission structure do they offer? Do they offer benefits? Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material? Is there room to grow with the brokerage?