Real Estate Schools

North Carolina Real Estate Schools

North Carolina Real Estate Commission

The official source for licensing information in North Carolina.

List of Local Real Estate Schools

The numbers beside the name of the following schools indicate how many students from that school passed the state exam out of those who sat for the exam, followed by the pass percentage rate. (Taken from the NC Real Estate Commission website for the calendar year 2010)

J.Y. Monk Real Estate School
5617 Creedmoor Road (Creedmoor Crossings)
Raleigh, NC 27612

The J. Y. Monk Real Estate School is the largest Real Estate School in North Carolina and since 1975 has taught well over 100,000 students in its broker pre-licensing and post-licensing courses, “exam prep” cram courses and continuing education courses.

Durham Technical Community College
Hillsborough, NC

The primary objectives of this course are to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to act as a licensed real estate broker in a manner that protects and serves the public interest and to prepare students for the NC Real Estate license examination.

Superior Real Estate School

The numbers reflect the value of the education at Superior School of Real Estate, with an 83% passage rate among first-time candidates on the NC Real Estate Licensing Exam

Ask our students how they’re able to contribute to this impressive statistic, and they’ll point to the quality of our programs and the caring nature of our instructors and staff.

Fonville Morisey
Raleigh 919/516-4182

The Fonville Morisey Real Estate School has been in the Triangle for over 30 years with locations in Raleigh, Durham and Youngsville. A part of the Fonville Morisey Realty family, the school teaches over 2,000 students annually in classes ranging from pre-licensing, to broker post licensing and continuing education, as well as courses for designations awarded by the National Association of Realtors.

Allen Tate School of Real Estate
Charlotte 704/362-2296

HPW Real Estate School
Raleigh 919-878-4040

The Process

The first step for obtaining your N.C. real estate license is to successfully complete the pre-licensing course from a registered Real Estate School. The 75-hour class will prepare you to take and pass the N.C. State License Exam.

Once you receive a passing grade from the course work you will be given a certificate that indicates you are ready to sit for the State License Exam.

You will then be expected to apply to take the N C State Exam by submitting $30, along with your application and the pre-licensing course certificate to the NC Real Estate Commission. Many applicants will also take a short review session to prep for the exam.

You will have to pay a $66 administration fee to PSI Exams to sit for the exam. You will learn quickly whether you passed or not. If you pass, you will request a background check from the Carolina Investigative Branch to show whether you have a criminal record of any kind. The cost is $10.

Once you have successfully completed these steps you will receive your provisional license in approximately a week. You may affiliate with a fully licensed firm as a provisional broker. You may provide real estate services as long as you are doing so under the supervision of a broker-in-charge of a licensed company.

In order to become a full- fledged broker, you are required to take three 30-hour post-licensing courses within the next three years. Some agents choose to do them in straight succession, and others prefer to do one each year.

To discuss a career in real estate with Peak, Swirles & Cavallito Properties, call 919-475-8000 or e-mail Sudi Swirles at