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NC Real Estate License Reinstatement

Do you have an expired North Carolina real estate license? Are you ready and keen to conduct business as a broker?

We here at Skyline School are here to help! Let’s review the North Carolina Real Estate Commission requirements for license reinstatement, and get you on your way!

When and how do NC Real Estate Licenses Expire?

North Carolina Real Estate Licenses expire if you fail to pay your renewal fee by June 30th of each year. License expiration is independent of continuing education. The chart below will further illustrate the difference between license activation and expiration.

Completed 8 Hours of Continuing Education by June 10

Paid Fee and Renewed License by June 30

License Status



Current & Active



Current & Inactive







How to Get Your License Reinstated

Important Note: Reinstating your license after December 31st of the year that it expired will require additional education requirements in addition to paying fees.

Reinstatement of a license that has been expired for six months or less:

If your license has been expired for six month or less, you will need to complete the following requirements:

  1. Visit the Commission’s homepage at

  2. Click on “Reinstate your License”

  3. Enter your license number and your PIN

  4. Your PIN will be the last four digits of your Social Security Number unless you have changed it in the past

  5. Complete and answer the required questions for license reinstatement

  6. Submit the $90 reinstatement fee

  7. Complete and submit License Activation/Affiliation form (REC 2.08)

Reinstatement of a license that has been expired for more than six months but less than two years:

Reinstatement of a license that has been expired for more than two years:

We’re here to help!

Though the requirements vary, Skyline School is here to help you every step of the way! From our 75-hour Pre Licensing course to our 90-hour Post Licensing Courses, we have all of the education requirements you will need to reinstate your North Carolina real estate broker license. And it doesn’t end there, with Skyline School you can maintain your active status annually. We offer all of the elective and mandatory update courses necessary to make sure that your continuing education requirements are met each year. We look forward to seeing you in class!

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