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Old 07-12-2015, 11:46 AM
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NC requires actual classroom hours. I don't have a schedule that will allow for that.

If I do the Florida license course online and pass the exam, I can then just take the NC portion of the test for my NC license correct?

Any current agents in NC or FL around that can identify any requirements I am missing?
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:49 AM
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Genius idea. I like it. Curious to hear responses.

I know that if you take the NC classroom and get test you don't have to repeat the classroom hours in SC, though I know that's not all that helpful for your situation. Though it does show some level of reciprocity.
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I doubt it. It depends on reciprocity. Usually you need a certain number of sales in the last x years PLUS some form of reciprocity for that, which I doubt NC/FL has.

You need to look up the NC reciprocity. That is what would be relevant, not FL.
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Holy Sh*t. You don't even have to take state course? Just a state law exam. That's insane. You are correct.

From MD to DE I had to take a FULL new 99 hour course, and federal and state exams again. They only have reciprocity with states that have 99 hour pre-licensing courses. Guess how many have them? 1. DE. They just could have said no, we have no reciprocity.
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:56 PM
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Yeah, NC does not offer reciprocity with FL. Very few states do.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:40 PM
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According to the NC website, NC recognizes a license from any other state now.

If you are licensed outside the state, you have to pass the state law section of the exam, get fingerprinted, and pay the fee. No classroom.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:56 PM
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part of relocating to Florida requires one to get their real-estate license, everyone here has it.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:21 PM
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Maybe I can help you out on this one. I am a real estate broker in Florida (24 years) and also have been a real estate instructor for 21 years. I also used to own a real estate school in Florida. I also have a license in NC, which I just got last year.

The way the deal worked for me was as you described. North Carolina offers "limited reciprocity" with Florida. I will have to double-check how they deal with someone licensed as a salesperson in Florida, as I'm a broker. In Florida there are 2 types of license, broker and salesperson. NC is a "broker only" state, meaning everyone is called broker. But, there are "brokers" and "provisional brokers". A provisional broker must work for a broker, who is called a "broker in charge".

The way it worked for me was that I had to provide proof of my license status in Florida to the NC Real Estate Commission. Once verified, they approved me to take a 30 question, NC state law test, with no classroom requirement. Upon passing I was given full broker status in NC.

It is my understanding that when a Florida salesperson applies for the reciprocal license, they are required to take the 30 question exam and upon passing they will be issued a provisional broker license.

The difference in the provisional and "non provisional" status is that the provisional broker must take additional coursework after receiving their first NC license. The current requirement is 90 hours of classroom education. At this time there is no online course that is approved.

So, you can fast-track your way to the initial license in NC by getting the Florida license first, which you can take online, then use the reciprocity arrangement to get the NC license. However, you will still be required to take 90 hours of education during the first 3 years of obtaining your license or it will be revoked.

You can get all of the NC real estate license info. at www.ncrec.gov/brochures/general.pdf This is a pdf file of all of the licensing requirements and procedures. I can tell you that the folks at the NC real estate commission are very friendly and helpful if you have questions.

Good luck!
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:34 AM
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Mike,

Thanks for the thorough response. That is how I interpreted the NC licensing requirements.

The post licensing education requirements are much easier to comply with, since most is available online.
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