NC State Real Estate Exam and Reciprocity

by fmrealty on November 29, 2011

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The following was written by Sharon Pelt, VP of Career Development at Fonville Morisey Center for Real Estate Studies.

Previous blogs have discussed the changes that are coming to the North Carolina Real Estate examination. As of March 1 2012, the state will be begin to utilize a national examination rather than one which is focused  entirely on principles and practice of real estate  in North Carolina.

Exam administration responsibilities will now transfer to AMP (Applied Measurement Professionals). AMP provides the national exam to the states of Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. This may make it easier for North Carolina licensees to obtain licenses in other states by just passing the state portion of the exam. Anyone with an active license in another state moving to North Carolina and wishing to practice real estate here will be required to take at least the state portion of the examination.

Another effect of the new exam will be that reciprocal agreements with various states now in place will be subject to change.

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission is still working on the implementation of these new changes and as we receive more information we will pass it along to you.

If you have been following along this blog and have any additional questions about the new requirements for the new exam, please contact me, Sharon Pelt, at 919-785-4371 or via email at I’ll be glad to answer them for you!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Nella Doskis March 16, 2014 at 10:17 am

Im been a broker-realtor in New Jersey now for 19 years, I like to get more information on
getting a north Carolina license or is it reciprocal to Jersey.

However, please inform me what steps I need to take.

I appreciate letting me know.


Nella Doskis
Remax Central


fmrealty March 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Nella… thank you for your inquiry! Please check this link for specific information about out of state agents – You might also wish to contact Roxanne Nathe at or feel free to call 919-785-4401 as well. Hope this is helpful to you and best wishes!


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