Real Estate Schools

North Carolina Real Estate Schools

Full list of Approved Schools for Prelicensing and Postlicensing Courses

North Carolina Real Estate Commission

The official source for licensing information in North Carolina.

List of Local Real Estate Schools

Click here for the Real Estate License Examination Performance Summary Report By School. This report shows the performance on the North Carolina real estate license examination by school for candidates taking the examination for the first time during the reporting period.

Kaplan Real Estate Education (formerly J.Y. Monk Real Estate School)

Kaplan Real Estate Education, formerly J.Y. Monk, a North Carolina real estate school since 1975, offers broker pre-licensing and post-licensing courses, “exam prep” cram courses and continuing education courses.

Durham Technical Community College
Durham, NC

These classes are designed to prepare a student to become a fully licensed real estate broker in North Carolina. 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

From real estate mandatory courses to engaging electives, Superior’s reputable instructors deliver a fun, informative and unique course experience. Offers offers broker pre-licensing and post-licensing courses, continuing education courses, and professional development.

Fonville Morisey
Raleigh, NC

The Fonville Morisey Real Estate School has been in the Triangle for over 40 years with locations in Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Clayton. A part of the Fonville Morisey Realty family, the school teaches real estate education to adult learners in classes ranging from pre-licensing, to broker post licensing and continuing education, as well as the exclusive “NC State Specific Review” designed to assist experienced real estate agents licensed in other states earn their North Carolina Real Estate Licenses.

HPW Real Estate School
Raleigh 919-878-4040

HPW Real Estate School offers Broker Pre-Licensing course, a Broker Post-Licensing education program as well as Continuing Education classes and Professional Development courses.

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 completing a license application, consenting to a background check, paying appropriate fees and submitting all required documentation to the NC Real Estate Commission. Many applicants will also take a short review session to prep for the exam.

You then contact the testing service to pay the examination fee and to schedule and take the license examination. You will learn quickly whether you passed or not.

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 18 months.

Please consult the Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina booklet published by the NC Real Estate Commission for more details on real estate licensing in NC.

To discuss a career in real estate with Peak, Swirles & Cavallito Properties, call 919-357-6678 or e-mail Ann Cavallito at