North Dakota’s fastest and most affordable way to earn a real estate salesperson license! Here you'll learn:
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To qualify for a North Dakota real estate salesperson license, you must:
If you fit the bill, earn your North Dakota salesperson’s license in 8 steps.
Step 1: Complete 90-hour Pre-license Course
As of 2021, North Dakota requires all salesperson applicants to take a 90-hour pre-license course. You can take the course online, in a classroom, or with a hybrid model, but your provider must be a state-approved education vendor.
Step 2: Submit the ND license application
Next, submit the salesperson application to the North Dakota Real Estate Commission (NDREC). Depending on your application answers, you may need to include additional documentation.
The license application fee is $158, payable to the NDREC. You can pay by check or fee online at https://www.realestatend.org/pay-bill, referencing “salesperson application.”
Step 3: Submit the Criminal History Record Check form
All new salesperson licensees must submit WITH their license application the Criminal History Record Record form (SFN 60688). The fee for a North Dakota and FBI record check is $41.25, paid by check or money order to the ND Attorney General. The NDREC mails a fingerprinting kit with the necessary cards, verification forms, and a list of fingerprinting locations.
Step 4: Schedule the state licensing exam
Once the license application is approved, the NDREC sends a letter of approval with a test ID number. It’s your responsibility to schedule a test through PSI.
The non-refundable exam fee is $131 paid directly to PSI using credit, money order, or cashier’s check.
Online scheduling is the fastest way to make an exam appointment. Create an account and use your test ID number to book the exam. You may call PSI at 855-834-8747 or use the mail-in registration form to reserve a test appointment.
Refer to the Candidate Handbook for specific test center addresses and instructions.
Step 5: Pass the state licensing exam
Bring to the test center two forms of identification that have your signature. One ID must be government-issued and have your photograph.
Your North Dakota salesperson exam has two parts: a National examination with 100 questions and a State examination with 40 questions. If you take both on the same day, the questions are mixed, and you’ll have a total time of 3.5 hours.
The Candidate Information Handbook contains information about the number of questions per topic area on each exam section.
You get the score report at the test center. Passing the national portion is 70 questions correct, and the state portion requires 30 questions correct. If you did not pass, the score report will have diagnostic information.
Step 6: Provide E&O Insurance Information
North Dakota requires all real estate professionals to carry errors and omission insurance. You must send proof of coverage to the Commission. You can get insurance from any qualified carrier as long your policy is the equivalent of what is offered by the NDREC. The NDREC group plan is available through Rice Insurance Service.
Step 7: Pay the Education, Research & Recovery Fund Fee
All new licensees must make a one-time $20 payment into the Education, Research & Recovery Fund. Submit the recovery fund form and payment to NDREC by check or pay online at https://www.realestatend.org/pay-bill, reference “Recovery Fund.”
Step 8: Submit the license activation request
Your final step is to send the Application to Issue Real Estate License. Your hiring broker must sign the application. Provide the NDREC with your official score report from the state licensing exam and your proof of insurance coverage.
Once the NDREC receives these documents, it will issue an active North Dakota salesperson license. Congratulations! You are now a practicing real estate salesperson.
The RealEstateU 90-Hour North Dakota Real Estate Salesperson Courses are arranged for ultimate flexibility:
You can purchase a PDF version of the course textbook for only $29!
The course textbook contains all the content covered in the course, including all the audio transcripts, infographics, and supporting documents.
Please note that the PDF textbook is sold separately and not included in the course tuition. The textbook is designed to supplement the online course and not replace it.
The textbook enables you to review the course content offline. You can also print course textbook individual lessons as needed.
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I did take a live test prep class at a local real estate school just to cover all bases. I reviewed all the quizzes from all the chapters to prepare. My advice would be to take your time when you test. I was so nervous but I took my time because I knew the material I just had to take my time!
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Jennifer Carlman-Leising - Real Estate Agent in Texas - Keller Williams Plano, TX
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I was able to go back and listen again and again to the parts that I did not get from the beginning. This is something that wouldn't have been provided by being in a classroom setting. If you are looking to obtain your license just be persistent and don't give up on your dream! I was able to invest in this course and more than tripled my return on the first home which I sold short after I obtained my real estate license.
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Frank Contreras - Real Estate Agent in Texas - Century 21 APD Associates, El Paso, TX
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I loved the ease of the course. I was able to navigate easily and picked up where I left off each day. If I had any questions I received a response back very quickly from the RealEstateU support team. I was able to study and retain information easily. The workbook and the glossary were easy to follow and allowed me to print them to take with me in the event that I was not able to use my laptop. I loved that the course was accessible from a cell phone as well. We had a planned trip across the United States and I was able to study on my cell phone as we travelled 9 states. I have already recommended the course to a few of my friends!
Candice Jackson Tate - Real Estate Agent in Texas - LIV Realty in Frisco, TX
Thank you so much for your help over the last few weeks. I rushed to get through the course because I am so excited to start working in the field as a NYS realtor. I thought this would have a negative impact on me toward the end when I was ready to test, but I feel I retained a lot of the info and am happy with the results.
Melissa Colletti - Real Estate Salesperson New York - Keller Williams Realty Lancaster, NY
Real estate doesn’t lock you into a salary. The more real estate deals you source and close, the more income you can make! Your earning potential is in your hands.
Enjoy the ultimate in working hours flexibility. Set a schedule that makes sense for your lifestyle and your clients. By law, your employing broker can’t tell you when and where to work!
Make as little or as much out of your real estate license as you like. Use your license to earn extra income on the side by working part-time or slowly transition from your day job into a full-time career. Of course, you can earn your license and go straight into full-time.
A North Dakota real estate license allows you to sell or lease all types of real estate throughout the state. This includes residential and commercial real estate.
All students have 12 months from the time of purchase to complete the RealEstateU 90-hour North Dakota Real Estate Salesperson Course (including the course exams).
All courses are eligible for a refund within 30 days of purchase if the student has not completed more than 50% of the course. All refunds issued are subjected to a $20 admin charge. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.