Earn A Broker’s License
Enhance your real estate career by earning a broker’s license. To qualify in New Jersey, an applicant must
Have a high school education or equivalency
Be able to prove they have been engaged full time (defined as at least 40 hours per week) in their real estate career for at least three years
Successfully complete 150 hours of prelicensure education
Applicants must first complete a 90-hour general real estate course, and then two 30-hour courses on Agency/Ethics and Office Management and related topics
In addition, applicants must have been continually licensed and employed on a full-time basis as a New Jersey real estate salesperson for the three years immediately preceding application
After completion of all three courses applicants must submit to the Education Qualification Section of the Commission their completed school certificate and a completed Experience Report For Broker Applicant form. Following review and approval, the applicant will be mailed a Certificate of Examination Eligibility, which may be used to make a reservation to take the Broker license examination
An applicant must pass the broker license examination and apply for and request the issuance of a license as a broker or broker-salesperson not later than one year after their successful completion of the broker prelicensure education requirements
If an applicant has ever been convicted of a crime or is currently on parole or probation their application for a real estate salesperson or broker’s license may be denied. See N.J.S.A. 45:15-9, 45:1512.1 and 2A:168A-1 et seq.
If you are a disabled United States Veteran and a citizen of New Jersey, it may be possible to secure waivers of the education and experience requirements for licensure. Please contact the New Jersey Real Estate Commission’s Education Waiver Section at 609-292-7272 for details.
New Jersey does not have reciprocity with any state.
If you have any questions regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact the Real Estate Commission at 609-292-7272 ext. 50546
Garden State Real Estate Academy offers all three broker-licensing courses: the 90-hour general real estate course, the 30-hour agency & ethics course, and the 30-hour office management course. These can be taken as individual courses, or as one package with all the educational requirements you need to take the NJ broker’s exam.