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Reinstating Your Real Estate License: Steps to Get Back in Action

As a real estate broker, your license is your passport to operate in the bustling property marketplace.


It's crucial that you maintain your current status by renewing it annually between May 15 and June 30. Yet, even the most diligent professionals can sometimes miss these deadlines, resulting in an expired license. If you find yourself in this situation, don't fret! We're here to walk you through the process of reinstating your expired license based on guidelines provided by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC).


For Licenses Expired Less Than 6 Months:

Don't panic if you're within this window. The process is quite straightforward. Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Commission’s homepage: www.ncrec.gov.

  2. Click on 'Reinstate your License'.

  3. Enter your license number and Personal Identification Number (PIN).

  4. Answer the required questions.

  5. Pay the $90 reinstatement fee.

However, it's worth noting that upon reinstatement, your license will be on an inactive status. To change this, you must submit a License Activation / Affiliation form (REC 2.08).



For Licenses Expired Between 6 Months and 2 Years:

The reinstatement process becomes a bit more complex if your license has been expired for more than six months. You have two options:

  1. Complete one 30-hour Postlicensing course within six months before applying for reinstatement, and submit the reinstatement application with a $90 fee along with all required documentation, including a criminal background report.

OR

  1. Submit the reinstatement application with the $90 fee and all necessary documentation, and then pass the National and State sections of the license exam.

This is where we can help. Our real estate school offers an efficient 30-hour Postlicensing course that aligns perfectly with NCREC's requirements. Not only will you fulfill the reinstatement criteria, but you will also gain valuable insights to keep your brokerage skills up to date. Sign up for our course today to start your journey back to active broker status.



For Licenses Expired More Than 2 Years:

If your license has been expired for more than two years, the path back to an active license is a bit more extensive:

  1. Successfully complete the 75-hour NC Broker Prelicensing course.

  2. Submit a license application with the $100 original application fee and all necessary documentation.

  3. Pass the National and State sections of the license exam.

Upon completion, you will be granted the status of a provisional broker and will need to complete the 90-hour Postlicensing education program to achieve full broker status.


Remember, there's no need to feel discouraged by an expired license. With the right guidance and determination, you can navigate through the reinstatement process and return to active duty in the real estate market. Let us help you reclaim your professional standing by equipping you with the necessary knowledge. Enroll in our courses today, and together, we'll chart your path back to success!



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