It's been a long time coming, but exam candidates can now take their North Carolina Real Estate Licensing Examination from their home. The North Carolina Real Estate Commission and PSI Testing Services are both very excited to begin offering this new option to exam candidates. Testing Centers will remain fully operational and candidates will have the option to choose between taking the North Carolina Licensing Exam from home or at a testing center.
How to Register
Candidates can start taking virtually proctored beginning on May 5, 2021. Students can register at www.psiexams.com/ncre. This new site will be used to register for both virtually proctored exams and in-person exams at testing centers. PSI has also set up a dedicated hotline to assist students with registration which can be reached at 855-579-4638.
In order to register for your exam, you must first create a new account at this site. When creating this account you should enter your social security number for your "Candidate ID" and you should enter your legal first and last names exactly as they appear on your background check.
Registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with 24/7 availability for virtually proctored exams. There will be no price difference between virtually proctored and in-person exams.
For a step-by-step guide with pictures on how to register for your exam, please see pages 19-27 of the Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina Booklet.
The Technology: PSI Bridge
The technology that will facilitate virtually proctored exams is a proprietary program developed by PSI called PSI Bridge. This technology has been utilized by PSI for years and they are excited about its introduction into North Carolina. PSI Bridge will do the following to ensure the integrity and security of the candidate's exam:
Lockdown browser (cannot visit other web pages)
Lockdown computer (cannot open other applications)
Disables secondary monitors
The candidate's device will have to meet certain requirements in order to run PSI Bridge software. Click here to run a compatibility check to make sure your computer meets the following requirements:
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 7 or Later; 32bit (x86) and 64bit (x64)
Mac OS X