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Pre-Licensing FAQs


How do I get my North Carolina Real Estate License?


State law requires that you complete the approved 75-hour Pre-Licensing Course. You may take this Live in the classroom, via Zoom, or Self-Paced. The class will prepare you for the North Carolina Real Estate exam. After completing and passing the course, you would send your application to the NCREC (link) then make an appointment to take the state exam through Pearson Vue.


Can I get my North Carolina Real Estate License Online?


Yes. The state of North Carolina now allows for people to get their license online ("Self-Paced"). You can find our link to our provider under "Get Your License" and choose "Self-Paced Pre-License Course" or click here (link).


Do I need a broker or real estate company to sponsor me to get my license? 


No, it is not necessary to have a broker/company sponsor you in order to take classes or the exam. However, it is mandatory to be affiliated with a broker/real estate company after passing the exam to become an active Provisional broker and begin working.


Where do I take the North Carolina Real Estate License exam?


You will take the North Carolina Real Estate Exam in-person at the Pearson Vue Testing Center. Click here to search for a Pearson Vue Testing Center near you.


How much does the North Carolina Real Estate exam cost?


The Licensing exam is $60.00 and can be scheduled anytime through the Pearson Vue testing center. There is also an application fee to the NC RE Commission of $100.


I already have a Real Estate License in another state. What do I need to do to obtain my North Carolina Real Estate License?


If you have your license in any other state you will need to show proof of your license with the NCREC. More about Licensees from Out of State (link). Current licensees from most states should only be required to pass the state portion of the NC exam. Southern Choice offers a state only study materials (link) to help pass the NC exam. 


Why should I get a North Carolina Real Estate License?


Have you always wanted to own your own business? Are you tired of office politics? Do you want to unlock your true earning potential?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then real estate is right for you! Real estate can be very lucrative and rewarding. You can work at your own pace with unlimited earning potential. You are your own boss, and you control your destiny. 

Where is Southern Choice located?


We are conveniently located at 4900 Randall Pkwy, Suite A, Wilmington, NC 28403 (map link). This is our home office, but we also offer Continuing Education classes throughout the state of NC. 


What are the school policies at Southern Choice?


Each type of course (Pre, Post, CE) has its own Policies and Procedures Disclosure (PPD) (link). Click on the one for the type of course you are taking. If you have additional questions, please email (link) or call us today! 910-791-9813.

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