Become an Agent in NJ

How To Get Your New Jersey Real Estate License


Obtaining your New Jersey real estate license may seem overwhelming, but we’re here to simplify the process for you. Let’s break it down into six easy steps:

Initial Requirements

Quick Facts:

1. Complete 75 Hours of Approved Pre-Licensing Education

You’ll need to successfully finish an approved 75-hour Pre-Licensing course. This can be done online.

2. Pass the Course Final Exam

After completing all course materials, meeting the minimum time requirement, and passing the practice exam, you’ll face a course final exam. To pass, you must score at least 80% on this exam.

3. Pass the New Jersey State Licensing Examination

The New Jersey salesperson real estate licensing exam is administered by PSI. It is live-proctored and can be taken in person or online. 

Here’s what you need to know:

4. Submit Your Fingerprints for a Background Check

As part of the process, you must undergo a criminal history background check by completing the fingerprinting process known as Live Scan.

5. Select a Sponsoring Broker

Before you can submit your application, you need sponsorship from a current and active New Jersey broker. Your chosen Broker will =submit your application to the New Jersey Real Estate Commission. The Center for Real Estate Education offers a list of all active New Jersey Brokers plus questions you can consider asking them.

IMPORTANT:  You must submit your application within one year of passing your Center for Real Estate Education Course Exam.

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