(a)  For purposes of this Rule, "Jurisdiction" shall mean a state, territory, or possession of the United States or Canada.

(b)  An individual seeking a real estate license who, at the time of application, holds a current real estate salesperson or broker license in another jurisdiction that has been on active status in good standing within the three years prior to application may satisfy the 75-hour prelicensing education program and examination requirements prescribed in G.S. 93A-4 by electing to either:

(1)           pass the "State" section of that examination. A person qualifying for licensure under this provision shall be issued a North Carolina broker license on a status comparable to the category of license held by the person in the jurisdiction where the qualifying license is held; or

(2)           be issued a North Carolina broker license on provisional status only and then comply with the provisions of G.S. 93A-4(a1).

(c)  Brokers who were licensed in North Carolina by reciprocity shall be entitled to retain such license indefinitely, unless suspended, revoked, or surrendered pursuant to G.S. 93A-6, so long as the license is renewed or is reinstated pursuant to Rule .0505 of this Section.

(d)  A military-trained or military spouse applicant seeking a temporary practice permit shall submit an application on a form available on the Commission's website. The military-trained or military spouse temporary permit application shall include applicant's:

(1)           legal name;

(2)           mailing, physical, and email address;

(3)           telephone number;

(4)           social security number;

(5)           date of birth;

(6)           criminal background report prepared within six months of application;

(7)           occupational licensing history, including any disciplinary actions;

(8)           pending liens or judgements;

(9)           certification of equivalent training or experience, by submission of either a:

(A)          military occupational specialty certificate that is substantially equivalent to or exceeds the requirements for licensure;

(B)          certification that the applicant has engaged in the active practice of brokerage for at least two of the five years preceding the date of the application; or

(C)          certification, issued within six months of application, of a current real estate salesperson or broker license in another jurisdiction that has been on active status within 3 years of application;

(10)         certification; and

(11)         signature.

(e)  An applicant who is issued a temporary practice permit pursuant to Paragraph (d) of this Rule shall remain a provisional broker for the duration of the permit.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93A-3(c); 93A-4; 93A-4.1; 93A-9(a); 93B-15.1;

Eff. January 1, 2012;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2013; February 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2018.