North Dakota Salesperson Pre-Licensing North Dakota Real Estate License FAQs

Every Question You Need Answered to Get Your Real Estate License in North Dakota

We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in North Dakota is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.

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How do I become a North Dakota Real Estate Salesperson?

To get a North Dakota real estate salesperson license, you must complete the following steps as required by the North Dakota Real Estate Commission:

How long does it take to get a North Dakota real estate license online?

The time it takes to get a North Dakota real estate salesperson license can vary. It may take up to a few months to complete the required Pre-Licensing education, go through the application process, schedule and take the state licensing examination, find a sponsoring broker, and submit your request for license.

How much does it cost to get a North Dakota real estate license online?

The application fee for a North Dakota Salesperson is $158, which includes $8 for a credit report. Licensees must also pay a $125 annual renewal fee — real estate licenses expire December 31st of each year unless renewed.

Note: These costs are subject to be changed by the state at any time.

What is the difference between a North Dakota Salesperson & Broker?

In most cases, a Salesperson in North Dakota is less experienced than a Broker. There are also more requirements to become a Broker than there are to become a Salesperson. For example, to become a Broker, you must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Be a resident of North Dakota
  • Must be actively engaged as a licensed real estate Salesperson for a period of two years preceding the date of application 
  • Have completed a 60-hour Broker education course

Can I become a North Dakota real estate Salesperson or Broker if I have felonies or misdemeanors?

Real estate applicants must undergo a criminal background check by completing The Criminal History Record Check Request Form (SFN 60688). Applicants will also need to submit their fingerprints prior to licensing. Applicants for a real estate license must possess a good reputation for competency, honesty, truthfulness, financial integrity and fair dealing. Applicants who believe their background may disqualify them from obtaining a real estate license should consider submitting an application PRIOR TO taking a Pre-Licensing education course.

How old do you have to be to get a real estate license in North Dakota?

You must be at least 18 years old to become a real estate Salesperson in North Dakota.

Is residency in North Dakota required to receive a license in the state?

Yes, you must be a resident of North Dakota to get a North Dakota real estate license.

What are the Continuing Education requirements for a North Dakota Salesperson?

Licensees must complete a total of 9 hours of Continuing Education each cycle, which begins November 16 and runs through November 15 the following year. A licensee may fulfill the 9-hour requirement on any topic offered in a course approved by the North Dakota Real Estate Commission.

What states does North Dakota have license reciprocity agreements with?

North Dakota has reciprocity agreements with Georgia, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Where do I take my North Dakota real estate license exam?

AMP administers the license exam at locations in Bismarck and Fargo.

Is the North Dakota real estate exam hard?

The level of difficulty for real estate education varies for each student. That’s why it’s so important to enroll in Exam Prep Edge, an exam prep study tool, so that you not only know what is on the North Dakota real estate license exam, but you’ll have the confidence to ace it. Exam Prep Edge is included in three of the four Pre-Licensing packages.

Can I get my North Dakota real estate license online?

Yes, the state of North Dakota allows a future Salesperson or Broker to earn their real estate license online. If you’re interested in getting your North Dakota real estate license online, see how you can get started today.

Does North Dakota have real estate license reciprocity with any other states?

North Dakota has reciprocity agreements with Georgia, Iowa, and Minnesota. North Dakota agents should learn as much as they can about reciprocity to streamline the application process. Applicants should also visit the North Dakota Real Estate Commission website for more information.