DO I NEED TO BE A U.S. CITIZEN?
You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to get your New Jersey real estate license however you must be here legally and able to work in the United States. You can still take the class with us but you need to get your license withing one year of completing your course with us. So complete the course, take the state exam (requires a social security number or workers ID number issued by U.S. government), then get fingerprinted, affiliate with a broker to get the license all within one year.
CRIMINAL HISTORY LICENSING DISQUALIFYING QUESTIONS
Please read this immediately and review following your registration. Per you registration agreement, you may cancel your registration before your first class if you feel that you may not be eligible to attain a real estate salesperson’s license, due to the screening questions listed below.
On or about October 26, 1998 the NJ Real Estate Commission revised the questions on the license examination/application forms to inquire if an applicant has ever had a criminal history.
Can I Get a Real Estate License in NJ? Notice on Character-based Qualifications for Licensure
N.J.S.A. 45:15-12.1 refers to a five-year
period of ineligibility for licensure upon conviction for certain
specified offenses. A Conviction for an offense listed in 45:15-12.1
within the preceding five years will compel disqualification. However,
the commission has concluded that it is necessary to look beyond a five
year period in order to determine a candidate’s general fitness for
licensure under N.J.S.A. 45:15-9. All convictions will be reviewed and
the applicant will be required to submit further information such as a
copy of the judgment of conviction, a letter from a probation officer
and other evidence of rehabilitation. Applicants should be aware that
the rehabilitated convicted offenders act. N.J. S.A. 2A:168A-1 et seq.
May apply to their cases.
Whenever staff denies an application, the applicant has a right
to a hearing before the full commission and the opportunity to present
his or her case for licensure.
If a student has questions regarding a prior conviction, they
should contact the investigation unit of the Real Estate Commission at
609-292-8300 extension 50147.or contact NJ REC investigator Clark Masi at: 609-292-7272 Ext. 50383
Students should be cautioned to carefully read all screening
questions before entering your responses on the state exam and on all
applications. Incorrect responses could delay the processing of your
application. Also, a license issued in reliance upon false information
is revocable see N.J. S.A. 45:15-17A.
If you meet all the requirements to obtain your license, give us a call and...
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