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How do I get my North Carolina Real Estate License?


State law requires that you complete an minimum of 75 hours for eligibility. 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 PSI (link).


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".


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 broker and begin working.


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


You will take the North Carolina Real Estate Exam at a local PSI Testing Center or through their Proctoring Service from your home. In Wilmington the address is: 311 Judges Road, Suite 8D, Wilmington, NC 28405.

ALL PSI Testing Centers in NC (link) / PSI Login Page (link)


How much does the North Carolina Real Estate exam cost?


The Licensing exam is $56.00 and can be scheduled anytime through the PSI testing center. It is administered Monday – Saturday (except holidays). 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 packet (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. 

Why is Southern Choice a Top-Rated Real Estate school in North Carolina?


Because we care about our students, and we want you to succeed! Our instructors ensure that your experience here is fun and enjoyable. 

Where is Southern Choice located?


We are conveniently located at 220 Avondale Avenue, Suite 103, Wilmington, NC 28403 (map link). This is our home office, but we also offer classes throughout the state of NC and are coming soon to South Carolina! 


What are the school policies at Southern Choice?


You can view the real estate school policies (link) for success. Each type of course has its own Policies and Procedures Disclosure (PPD). 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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