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New Hampshire Real Estate License Course

40-Hour New Hampshire Salesperson Pre-License Course Online

The fastest and most affordable way to get your New Hampshire real estate salesperson license! Here you'll learn:

  • How To Get Your NH License Online
  • What's Included In Our Courses
  • Why You Should Get Your NH License
  • General Information About the New Hampshire Real Estate License Online Course
  • FAQ's
  • Articles For Further Education
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How to Get a Real Estate Salesperson’s License in New Hampshire

New Hampshire's Office of Professional Licensure and Certification requires all salesperson applicants to be at least 18 years of age. If you meet this basic qualification, earn your New Hampshire salesperson license in five steps.

Step 1: Take the 40-hour Pre-license course

All New Hampshire salesperson applicants must take a 40-hour pre-licensing course before taking the exam. A pre-approved school must teach your course.

You'll learn about real estate topics pertinent to New Hampshire practice during the course, like New Hampshire RSA 331-A, Administrative rules, state-specific practices such as environmental issues, the Condominium Act, and Property Management. The course will also cover practices like listing property, selling property, property management, transfer of ownership, financing, and professional responsibilities.

Your course completion certificate is good for six months. Note that you have six months from the start of your course to take the license exam.

Step 2: Submit your Criminal Records Check

All New Hampshire real estate salespersons must submit a notarized criminal record release and the required fee of $25 to the Department of Safety, Division of State Police. Fill out the release form, which is already pre-filled in Section 2 by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission. Your criminal record report is valid for six months. If you fail to apply for your license application while your record report is still valid, you will need to request and pay for a new report.

If you have a criminal record from any other jurisdiction showing a misdemeanor or felony offense, you must also provide a criminal record report.

Step 3: Schedule your state licensing exam

New Hampshire has contracted with PSI to administer the state licensing exam. New Hampshire's Real Estate Commission must approve you to take the exam. You will need to submit the exam registration form, proof of completing the pre-licensing course, and the examination fee. You have to take the exam within three months from the receipt of your exam registration (new rule 2021). If you do not take the exam inside this window, you must submit and pay for a new exam registration.

The exam fee is $155 paid to the Treasurer, State of New Hampshire, by check or money order.

PSI will notify you by email once the Real Estate Commission has approved your examination. Online scheduling is the fastest way to register for the exam. After you create an online account, you will be able to find your testing approval, search for testing centers, and select your date.

Telephone registration is also available by calling 855-340-3711.

If you have to cancel the exam, You must do so two days before your scheduled test, or you will forfeit your examination fee. Note that a voice mail is not an acceptable form of cancellation.

Step 4: Take and pass the real estate licensing exam

Bring to the PSI examination center two forms of identification. One of these must be a valid government-issued ID that has your signature and photograph like a driver's license, state ID, or a passport. The other must have at least your signature.

The New Hampshire real estate licensing exam has:

  1. A national section with 80 questions worth one point each. The time allowed is 150 minutes. A passing score is 56 points.
  2. A state section with 40 questions worth one point each. The time allowed is 90 minutes. A passing score is 28 points.
  3. Possibly 5 to 10 experimental questions which are not identified and not counted against your test score.

The Candidate Information Bulletin has content outlines and the percentage of questions asked in each topic area.

Immediately upon finishing the test, you will receive a score report on screen. Anyone with a failing score will also get a diagnostic report revealing their strengths and weaknesses by the exam type.

If you pass only one section of the test, you can have up to eight attempts within six months to pass the second portion. If you cannot pass the exam within that time, you'll have to complete an accredited pre-licensing course in addition to the previously submitted course. Each partial or full retake requires you to resubmit an exam registration and the total fee to the NHREC.

Step 5: Submit the real estate salesperson license application

Now that you have completed the steps above, it's time to fill out your real estate salesperson application. The New Hampshire Real Estate Commission gives candidates six months to submit and earn their license.

Before completing this application, you will need to be hired by a principal broker. They must sign part of your application attesting to your character. You also need three character affidavits signed by people who are not related to you and who can attest to moral character.

Include in your license application:

  1. Your original passing exam score sheet
  2. Any additional documentation as required to answers questions 1-6 in part 4

The license application fee is $90, made payable by check to the Treasurer, State of New Hampshire.

Once your license application is approved, the NHREC will issue your license to the managing broker. Congratulations, you are now a New Hampshire real estate salesperson!

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What’s Included in Your Course​

Course Structure

Your RealEstateU 40-Hour New Hampshire Real Estate Salesperson Course supplies you with:

  • A course orientation.
  • Audio lectures and an included transcript for easy following along.
  • Course material that adheres to the state’s guidelines. Big topics are covered in chapters divided into lessons.
  • Learning enhancements like infographics or a contract document.
  • Opportunities to check your understanding with multiple choice quizzes at the end of each chapter.
  • A course-capping final exam to measure what you’ve learned and get you ready for the licensing exam. You must pass the final to successfully earn your course completion certificate.
  • A self-paced course with lessons you can listen to on-the-go to study on your schedule, wherever you are.
  • RealEstateU’s 40-hour New Hampshire Real Estate Salesperson Pre-license course will help you meet the state’s pre-licensing real estate education requirement.

Audio Transcripts

  • Listen and follow along. Each audio lesson has a written record.

Beautifully Designed Infographics

  • Numerous illustrations and infographics break down the complex concepts you need to learn.

Course Glossary

  • Speak the language by finding essential real estate terms in the Glossary, also ready as a PDF download.

Course Final Exams

  • The course quizzes and final exam help prepare you for the NH state licensing exam.

Buy Our PDF Course Textbooks & Appendixes

You can purchase a PDF version of the course textbook for only $29!

Inside the course textbook you’ll find all lessons taught in the course, like 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 intended to supplement the online course and not replace it.

The textbook helps you review the course content offline. You can also print course textbook individual lessons as needed. 

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Why Get an New Hampshire Real Estate License

Earn a New Hampshire real estate salesperson license and you’ll enjoy:

Income Potential

Few careers put your income potential in your hands. The more real estate you source and close, the more money you generate!

Flexible Schedule

Make your own working hours and find a better work-life balance. By law, your principal broker doesn’t tell you where and when to be on the job!

Work Part-Time or Full-Time

Turn real estate into what makes sense for you. Launch into work a full-time agent or transition slowly as you keep your current job. Alternatively, use the license to create side income and stay full-time in your current career.

Sell or Lease All Types of Real Estate

Holding an active real estate license enables you to sell or lease real estate throughout New Hampshire.

Course Completion Time

All students have 12 months from the time of purchase to complete the RealEstateU 40-hour New Hampshire Real Estate Salesperson Course (including the course exams).

Refund Policy

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.