How Do You Become a Realtor in New Jersey?


Quick Answer

Applicants to become a real estate agent in the state of New Jersey must complete a license application. They must also have completed the 75-hour pre-licensing course.

Continue Reading
Related Videos

Full Answer

The license application requires all applicants to fully disclose any crimes, misdemeanors, criminal accusations and child support issues. The revocation, suspension or denial of a real estate license in any state must also be divulged. Applicants must be able to prove either U.S. citizenship or a status of permanent residency. Application for the exam and license must be completed within one year of completing pre-licensing courses from an approved and licensed school.

Upon passing the exam and undergoing fingerprinting, a realtor has up to one year to activate her license with a broker; if she does not, she must restart the licensing process. She must also affiliate herself with a broker who is responsible for overseeing her work.

The cost of fingerprinting is $65.45 as of 2015. The initial state license fee is $160. The license is valid until June 30th of the odd year after issuance. Afterwards, it is renewable in two-year increments for $100 for salespersons and $200 for brokers. A license granted in New Jersey is not valid in any other states.

Learn more about Career Aspirations

Related Questions