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Licensing and Education
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The New Jersey Real Estate Commission (REC) issues licenses to real estate brokers and salespersons, real estate schools, and course instructors, as well as establishes standards of practice for the real estate brokerage profession.

The law in New Jersey requires all applicants for licensure as a real estate salesperson or broker to possess good character, trustworthiness, honesty and integrity
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Important "Reinstatement" Information
  • The current 2-year Licensing period ended June 30, 2017.

  • If license renewal was not completed by June 30, 2017, the license became inactive and you must reinstate.
Breakdown of Required CE Hours

According to current NJREC Statutes and Rules, 12 hours of CE coursework must be completed.

COMPLETE ONLY OPTION #1 or #2 BELOW (not both):

CE Option #1   CE Option #2
  • 2 hours - ETHICS
  • 4 hours - CORE
  • 6 hours - ELECTIVES: A mix, or all of the same, of any of the following three CE types: ELECTIVES or ETHICS or CORE

12 hours TOTAL

  • 12 hours total - All ETHICS
Important Note:

  • ETHICS IS an acceptable substitute for CORE and ELECTIVES, but CORE IS NOT an acceptable substitute for ETHICS.
  • ETHICS and CORE ARE acceptable to use instead of ELECTIVES.
  • All Referral Agents changing licensing types are required to complete the CE all in CORE or ETHIC topics ONLY (see chart).
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Other Important Information
  • Bulletin 13-19: Printing or Downloading of Real Estate Licenses and Guidance on Pocket Card Requirements
  • Bulletin 13-05: Comparative Market Analyses and Broker Price Opinions
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PLEASE NOTE: The 75 hours of pre-licensed salesperson and Broker courses are not available online.


PLEASE NOTE: Candidates for Real Estate Instructor licenses and for directors and principals of applicants for Real Estate School licenses will also be required to complete the fingerprinting process as a condition of securing the respective real estate licenses. 

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