Broker NJ: Earning A Real Estate Broker License

How can you qualify for an NJ real estate broker license?

  • Have a high school education or its equivalent;
  • Have been continually licensed and employed on a full-time basis as a New Jersey real estate salesperson for three years immediately preceding application; and
  • Complete 150 hours of broker pre-license education, including a 90-hour general real estate course, as well as two 30-hour courses on Agency/Ethics and Office Management, and related topics.
Earning An NJ Real Estate Broker License

After completing all three courses, applicants must submit their completed school certificate and a completed “Experience Report For Broker Applicant” form to the Commission’s Education Qualification Section. Following review and approval, applicants 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 successfully completing broker pre-license education requirements.

NOTE: A broker-salesperson is qualified to be licensed as a real estate broker, but is employed by and operates under the supervision of a licensed real estate broker to perform the functions of a real estate salesperson. To become a broker-salesperson, an applicant must first meet the licensing requirements of a real estate broker.

Applicants who have been convicted of a crime, or who currently are on parole or probation, may be denied the ability to apply for a real estate license.

Persons who are citizens of New Jersey and who qualify as disabled veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces may be able to obtain waivers of the license education and experience requirements. Call the Commission’s Education Waiver Section at 609-292-7272, Ext. 50137, for details.

New Jersey does not have license reciprocity with any state.

The Real Estate Commission is your licensing authority.

The New Jersey Real Estate Commission, a division of the state Department of Banking and Insurance, is the state real estate licensing authority. For licensing inquiries, it can be contacted at:

Licensing Bureau, Real Estate
NJ Department of Banking and Insurance
P.O. Box 474
Trenton, NJ 08625-0474
Phone (609) 292-7053
Fax (609) 292-6765

The Commission administers and enforces New Jersey’s real estate licensing law and adopted regulations. It has the power to revoke licenses and otherwise sanction individuals and firms for license law violations.