License Exam Change is HERE and it is GOOD!

As of March 1, 2024, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC) is pleased to announce that the North Carolina real estate broker license examination will be administered through Pearson VUE. Pearson VUE is an international leader in exam administration for various industries in many states. In fact, they have been testing all the North Carolina insurance candidates for years.

Pearson VUE offers many testing locations throughout North Carolina and other states. In addition to 10 company-owned and operated test centers and 53 partner test centers in NC, testing sites are located on most NC Community College campuses. Also, many military bases have approved testing centers for candidates who have credentials to enter the base. You are encouraged to watch Touring a Pearson VUE Test Center if you would like more information.

The NCREC license exam is still a 2-part examination testing on the same content contained in the Broker Prelicensing Course Syllabus. The National section consists of 80 scored items and the State section consists of 60 scored items. More detailed exam information is contained in the Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina application booklet, available on the website.

NOTICE: Thanks to the work of many dedicated NCREC staff members in the IT department and Education & Licensing Division, license candidates should experience no disruption in the licensing process due to the change in exam providers.