Real Estate Agent License Requirements in New Hampshire
In order to facilitate the buying and selling of real estate under the guidance of a broker in New Hampshire, you first need to obtain your real estate license from the NH Real Estate commission. In order to do so, you need to complete the following real estate education requirements and real estate licensing requirements.
To become a licensed real estate professional in NH, applicants must finish the following real estate licensing requirements:
- Applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age
- Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
- Applicants must submit a notarized criminal record report to the NH Division of State Police prior to obtaining a license. Please note, you can still apply for a real estate license if you have a misdemeanor or felony conviction on your record, however, there will be additional requirements and paperwork to submit.
- Register, take, and complete the pre-licensing course. The pre-licensing course affidavit and the NH Salesperson Exam Registration form will need to be completed and mailed or personally delivered to the NH Real Estate Commission. They will then process your registration and notify the testing service PSI. You will then receive an exam registration notice and instructions to schedule your exam.
Applicants must finish the following real estate education requirements to become a licensed real estate professional in NH:
- Applicants must complete forty (40) hours of real estate education
- Register, schedule, and take your real estate exam. This final exam consists of multiple-choice questions, 80 questions pertaining to national real estate, and 40 questions pertaining to New Hampshire real estate. There is a time limit of 3.5 hours to complete the full exam and you must earn a 70% or higher on both sections to pass.
- Complete the NH Salesperson Application and submit it to the NH Real Estate Commission.