North Dakota Real Estate License Requirements

The North Dakota Real Estate Commission oversees all real estate matters in the state of North Dakota. The types of real estate licenses the commission currently issues are salesperson and broker licenses.

The requirements to become a real estate agent [salesperson] or broker in North Dakota are as follows:

SALESPERSON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a North Dakota salesperson license, applicant must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Although no official criminal background check is required, applicant must posses a good reputation for honesty, competency, truthfulness, financial integrity and fair dealing.
Applicants who believe their background might disqualify them from earning a real estate license may submit an application prior to taking the prelicense education course. Applicant must also submit a credit report.

No prior real estate experience is required to obtain a North Dakota salesperson license.

Applicant must complete a 45 hour prelicense education course approved by the North Dakota Real Estate Commission.

After completing the postlicense education requirements, applicant must pass the state and national salesperson exam. Applicant has a total of 3.5 hours to complete the exam. The national portion of the exam consists of 100 questions. The state portion consists of 40 questions.

A North Dakota salesperson license application must be submitted within five years of completing prelicense education requirements along with proof of sponsorship by a license broker in North Dakota. Applicant must also submit proof of Errors and Omission insurance.

All North Dakota salesperson licensees must complete nine hours of continuing education courses every year.

North Dakota has reciprocal agreements with the following states:
Georgia, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Fees to obtain a North Dakota salesperson license include:
Exam Fee: $130
Application Fee: $100
Renewal Fee: $100
Credit Report: $8


BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a North Dakota broker license, applicant must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Although no official criminal background check is required, applicant must posses a good reputation for honesty, competency, truthfulness, financial integrity and fair dealing. Applicants who believe their background might disqualify them from earning a real estate license may submit an application prior to taking the prelicense education course. Applicant must also submit a credit report.

At least two years of real estate salesperson experience during the past two years is required to obtain a North Dakota broker license.

Applicant must complete a 45 hour prelicense education course approved by the North Dakota Real Estate Commission and complete 60 hours in courses of study approved as Broker level education by the North Dakota Real Estate Commission.

After completing the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the state and national broker exam. The applicant has a total of 3.5 hours to take the exam. The national portion of the exam consists of 12 simulation questions. The state portion has a total of 40 questions.

A North Dakota broker license application must be submitted within five years of completing prelicense education courses.

All North Dakota broker licensees must complete nine hours of continuing education courses every year.

North Dakota has reciprocal agreements with the following states:
Georgia, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Fees to obtain a North Dakota broker license include:
Exam Fee: $130
Broker License Application Fee: $120
Broker License Renewal Fee: $120
Credit Report: $8


References:

North Dakota Real Estate Candidate Handbook: January 2011

North Dakota Real Estate Commission: Broker: https://www.realestatend.org/information/obtaining-a-real-estate-license/broker/

North Dakota Real Estate Commission: Salesperson: https://www.realestatend.org/licensees/real-estate-license/salesperson/

North Dakota Real Estate Commission: http://www.realestatend.org/


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