When can I renew my license?
The annual period for renewal of your real estate license will begin at midnight on May 15 and end at 11:59 pm on June 30.
What will happen if I don’t renew by June 30?
If you do not renew your license online by 11:59 pm on June 30, your license will expire. To reinstate an expired license, you must pay a $90 fee between July 1 and December 31. Failure to reinstate the former license by December 31 will result in your having to submit a new application, including application fee and criminal background report. You will also be required to take additional education and/or pass the state license examination. https://www.ncrec.gov/Licensing/Reinstatement
NOTE: If you are a BIC or BIC Eligible and your license expires or changes to inactive status on July 1, you will automatically lose BIC Eligible status and, in turn, BIC designation (if applicable). If that happens, and you wish to regain BIC Eligible status, you must (1) return the license to active status; (2) meet the experience requirements for BIC designation; (3) take the 12-hour Broker-in-Charge Course before re-designation; and (4) complete and submit the Request for BIC Eligible Status and/or Designation form (REC 2.25). Rule 58A .0110 for detailed instructions regarding regaining BIC Eligible status and BIC designation.
Will you send me a reminder to renew?
We will send several email reminders to your email address of record. We will not send a paper reminder. Log into your record here to make sure your email address is up-to-date.
Questions about the renewal process? For more information, review the Commission’s Renewal Video and/or contact the Education and Licensing Division at LS@ncrec.gov or 919.875.3700.