How to get your Real Estate License in North Dakota

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get North Dakota Real Estate License? McKissock Learning taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in North Dakota, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the North Dakota real estate license requirements.

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6 Mandatory Hours
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12 Total Hours
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9 Elective Hours
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Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in North Dakota

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the North Dakota Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the North Dakota Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

North Dakota Real Estate License: Broker

Total Hours Required: 12
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 6
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Education Cycle in Months: 12
Next Education Due Date: 11/15/2023
Renewal Date: December 31st each year.
Continuing Education Date: November 15th each year.

All licenses expire on December 31st of each year. Proper application for renewal must be made on or before November 15th of each year to ensure a timely renewal for the upcoming license period.

There is no grace period for completing education. Those who do not have the required number of hours for an active license renewal, must renew to the inactive status until the required education has been completed.

Hours Required by North Dakota Real Estate Commission: 12 hours.

For the current continuing education cycle (November 16, 2022 through November 15, 2023), there are two mandatory course topics, and three hours on each topic must be completed. In addition to the six hours of mandatory CE course topics, six hours of elective CE course topic(s) are required.
  • 6 mandatory hours.
    • Contract law with administrative rules changes (3 hours).
    • Agency law- a broker's perspective (3 hours)
  • 6 elective hours.

Brokers newly licensed after Nov. 15, 2022. Brokers who pass the broker license exam during the current CE cycle are exempt from CE requirements for the current cycle (70-02-04-15).

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date. The North Dakota Real Estate Commission requires that all online courses be completed within one year of the enrollment date.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.
 

Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be completed online.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are emailed every Friday. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: North Dakota Real Estate Commission
Phone: 7013289749
Fax: 7013289750
Address: 1120 College Drive Suite 204 Bismark, ND 58501

North Dakota Real Estate License: Salesperson

Total Hours Required: 12
Mandatory Hours: 3
Elective Hours: 9
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Education Cycle in Months: 12
Next Education Due Date: 11/15/2023
Renewal Date: December 31st each year.
Continuing Education Date: November 15th each year.

All licenses expire on December 31st of each year. Proper application for renewal must be made on or before November 15th of each year to ensure a timely renewal for the upcoming license period.

There is no grace period for completing education. Those who do not have the required number of hours for an active license renewal, must renew to the inactive status until the required education has been completed.

Hours Required by North Dakota Real Estate Commission: 12 hours.

For the current continuing education cycle (November 16, 2022 through November 15, 2023), there is one mandatory course topic, and three hours on this topic must be completed. In addition to the three hours of mandatory CE course topics, nine hours of elective CE course topic(s) are required.

•3 mandatory hours.
    o Contract law with administrative rules changes (3 hours).
•9 elective hours.

Salesperson Post-Licensure Education Requirement: Salespersons who have completed the required 45 hours of pre-license education prior to January 1, 2021 must also complete a total of 15 post-licensing hours from approved CE courses within 12 months of becoming licensed. While completing the 15 post-licensing hours, new salesperson licensees are exempt from the 9-hour continuing education requirement. Beginning January 1, 2021, salespersons need 90 hours of pre-licensing education prior to licensure, but do not need 15 hours of post-licensure education. Salespersons who have completed the 90 hours of pre-licensing education and have been licensed in 2021 must complete 9 hours of CE to renew for 2022.

Salespersons newly licensed in 2022 or 2023 who completed the 45-hour pre-licensure course are exempt from CE requirements for the CE cycles/s in which they are completing or complete their 15 hours of post-licensure CE. 

Salespersons first licensed in 2023 who completed the 90-hour pre-licensure course are exempt from CE requirements for their first renewal (70-02-04-15)

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date. The North Dakota Real Estate Commission requires that all online courses be completed within one year of the enrollment date.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.
 

Limitations

There is no limit to the number of post-license or CE hours that may be completed online.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are emailed every Friday. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: North Dakota Real Estate Commission
Phone: 7013289749
Fax: 7013289750
Address: 1120 College Drive Suite 204 Bismark, ND 58501

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.