Online Broker Prelicensing Course
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About the Event
This is an introductory-level real estate principles and practices course with a strong emphasis on real
estate brokerage law and practice. The primary objectives of this course are (1) to provide students with
the basic knowledge and skills necessary to act as a licensed real estate broker in a manner that protects
and serves the public interest, and (2) to prepare students for the real estate license examination.
Major topics addressed in this course include basic real property law, property taxation, land use controls,
environmental hazards, brokerage relationships and practices, real estate contracts, real estate financing,
closing real estate transactions, real estate valuation, property insurance basics, laws to fair housing,
landlord and tenant, property management, federal income taxation of real estate, basic house
construction, basic real estate investment, North Carolina Real Estate License Law, North Carolina Real
Estate Commission Rules, North Carolina Trust Account Guidelines, and agent safety.
The total number of hours for this course, including school examination, is 80 hours: 76 hours of instruction
and 4 hours for the end-of-course exam. After passing the Prelicensing course, a student must submit a
license application to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission to be eligible to take the license
examination. License application instructions are provided in the free publication Real Estate Licensing in
North Carolina, which is available on the Commission’s website at www.ncrec.gov.