Step 1: Complete the pre-license course
Start by signing up for the New Jersey 75-hour Pre-license Salesperson Course. Select a course from the state's list of approved education providers.
Step 2: Applying for the State Exam
You have one year after completing your pre-license course to schedule your New Jersey state licensing exam.
PSI administers New Jersey's Real Estate Salesperson Licensure Exam. Once your course provider has sent your eligibility to PSI, schedule your exam by visiting https://www.psiexams.com/njre or calling 855-579-4624. The salesperson exam fee is $45 due directly to PSI.
Refer to the New Jersey Real Estate Commission License Examination Candidate Bulletin for information on examination schedules, site locations, exam security, reporting, and preparation.
Step 3: Take and Pass the State Exam
The New Jersey Salesperson licensure exam is a comprehensive exam of 110 questions worth 110 points. You will have four hours to complete the exam.
Students must pass the exam with at least a 70% score (77 questions) to pass the overall exam. Your score will immediately show on screen and be emailed to you.
Step 4: Get Fingerprinted for a Background Check
All New Jersey salesperson applicants must be fingerprinted using the LiveScan process. You must get fingerprinted within a year of passing the state exam to make a timely filing for your license.
Start by filling out the required Universal Form. Online scheduling is highly recommended for booking your fingerprint location and time. You will directly pay IDEMIA a $66.05 fee for the background check.
Step 5: Find a Sponsoring Broker to Apply for Your License
In New Jersey, all salespersons must work under the supervision of a Managing Broker. Your Managing Broker will submit your license application.
You must provide your Broker with your Applicant ID number. This ID number is found on your testing score card that proves you successfully passed the state exam. The Broker will go to the Online Licensing Services portal to submit the application.
When you submit, have all your paperwork ready to go. The NJREC does not accept partial submission of materials. These materials include:
- PSI state exam passing score report
- Employment date indicated by employing broker
- Completed Sagem-Morpho Universal Form and Receipt provided when fingerprinting was done.
- The initial salesperson application fee of $160. Note: personal checks are not accepted
Once the New Jersey Real Estate Commission approves your application, you and your broker will receive an email confirmation. Congratulations, now you’re legal to practice real estate in New Jersey!