HOW TO BECOME A REAL ESTATE AGENT IN NEW JERSEY
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) oversees the New Jersey Real Estate Commission (REC). The Commission, whose office is in Trenton, New Jersey, was created in 1921 to administer and enforce the real estate licensing law within the state. New Jersey has approximately 83,850 real estate salespersons and 7,900 real estate brokers.
The license applications for all real estate agents require full disclosure of any crimes, misdemeanors, criminal accusations, child support problems, and whether the applicant has ever had a real state license revoked, suspended or denied in any state. Applicants need to provide proof that they are either U.S. citizens or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Applicants must apply for their examination and license within one year of completion of their education courses. New Jersey does not have reciprocity agreements with any other states.
Take the 75 hour pre-licensing class at an approved and licensed school. Career Path Academy is a licensed school approved by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission to conduct NJ real estate salesperson prelicensure courses, broker courses and continuing education classes to meet the real estate licensing requirements in New Jersey.
Course Topics covered, see course description
Career Path Academy
New Jersey real estate licenses are issued for two year periods that ends on June 30th.
The REC publishes most but not all of their forms online here.
SALESPERSON LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
New Jersey Does NOT have reciprocity with
any state meaning you can't just transfer your license here.
Can I Get a Real Estate License in NJ? Notice on Character-based Qualifications for Licensure
Career Path Academy Real Estate School
provides you with the requirements and knowledge to pass your New Jersey
real estate licensing exam so you can begin your new exciting career as
a real estate salesperson. We are here to help you get started on a path to a great rewarding career Full or Part time or to help you get licensed if you would like to start earning extra money as a referral agent where you don't actually work as an agent, just refer people who you know are looking to buy or sell real estate and then get paid when they enter into a transaction and close.
AFTER YOU FINISH SCHOOL AND PASS THE SCHOOL EXAM...
Other costs for initially getting your real estate license:
How to Schedule an Appointment for Fingerprinting
Prior to contacting MorphoTrust, each candidate MUST complete the appropriate Universal Form (IDG_NJAPP_110113) depending upon the license type they are seeking. The Real Estate Commission issues licenses to Real Estate Salespersons, Real Estate Broker/Salespersons, Real Estate Brokers, Referral Agents, Real Estate Instructors and Real Estate Schools.
For applicants who do not have internet access, appointments are available through the toll-free call center at 1-877-503-5981 on a first call, first served basis Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Hearing impaired scheduling is available at 1-800-673-0353. English and Spanish operators are available through the Call Center.
Warning, it is a nightmare getting them on the phone.
When starting out you will find that as soon as you affiliate with a real estate broker to activate your license you will need to become a member of your offices primary Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Here is a list of all NJ MLS' in New Jersey and a usual standard requirement of most MLS's are to be a Realtor which means you are a member of the National Association of Realtors as well as a member of the state organization New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) and a local Realtor organization board chapters. They usually combine registration fees for these three organizations into one annual payment.
Requirements for Licensure as a NJ Real Estate Salesperson or Broker
NJAR Obtaining a New Jersey Real Estate License