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Step 1: Introduction to a Career in Real Estate

The Introduction to a Career in Real Estate course is a pre-requisite online course available in English and French that provides you with the information you need to make an informed decision whether or not to pursue a career in real estate. The course is through a partnership with NBREA and the New Brunswick Community College Saint John campus. The cost of this course is $175 + HST and you register online with NBCC-SJ here.


Step 2: Salesperson’s Pre-Licensing Education Course (Self-Directed Study)

The Salesperson’s Pre-Licensing Education Course is designed to introduce the new salesperson to the real estate industry and prepare them to write the qualification exam.


Step 3 – Self-Directed Study

The self-directed study option is designed to facilitate the participation of potential members where the classroom schedule does not meet their needs. The participant purchases the course and then studies the materials at his/her pace.

In addition to completing the material at your own pace, all Self-Directed Study students have the opportunity to participate in a one-day exam preparation tutorial. This tutorial will not only prepare students for the exam, it will also provide essential training in the completion of industry forms and the formulation of clauses-an important part of working in the industry! This tutorial takes place at the NBREA office in Fredericton starting at 9:00am.

When the participant is ready to take the exam, he/she will call the NBREA office and schedules to take the exam during one of the scheduled exam dates (3rd Saturday of every month).

Current tuition for the Salesperson’s Pre-Licensing Education Course through Self-Directed Study is $2,500 + HST (plus the cost of shipping if applicable).  This fee includes all course materials and the administration and correction of the exam at the end of the course.

Register for the Self-Directed study course.


Step 4 – The Examination

At the end of the Salesperson’s Pre-Licensing Course, you will be required to write an exam. The pass mark for the exam is 75%. Anyone who fails the exam may rewrite once, within six (6) months (rewrite examinations can be scheduled through the NBREA office).

Note: Students who retake the course and unsuccessfully write the exam four (4) times must wait a period of one (1) year before retaking the course for a third time or request a waiver from the Committee of Examiners.


Step 5 – Becoming Licensed to Trade in Real Estate

Company In order to receive your licence after successfully completing the exam, participants must be registered with a licenced real estate company. We suggest you contact various companies in your area of choice, before or after writing the examination, to discuss working arrangements.

NBREA Membership – Once you have determined which licenced real estate company you will work for, you can obtain your membership with NBREA. The new member application form will be sent to you with your examination results. Once this form (and your membership dues) are received, NBREA will make recommendation to the Financial and Consumer Services Commission for your licence.

Financial and Consumer Services Commission Licence – The Commission requires applicants to complete a licence application, pay the licencing fee and submit to a criminal record check. For more information please contact them directly at (506) 453-2322.

Local Board Membership-The Local Real Estate Boards are responsible for administering access to the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, lock boxes and other supplies. For more information on joining a local real estate board and their associated fees, please contact one of the following:

Sussex, Saint John and Surrounding AreaSteve Hughson506-434-4131
Moncton and Surrounding AreaCharles Whitman506-381-4906


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