Education and Licensing

Requirements

  • 19 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Able to legally work in Canada
  • Complete Salesperson Licensing Course (SLC) either in the classroom, or online
  • Pass the real estate exam with a minimum of 70 per cent
  • Provide a Criminal Record Check acceptable to the NS Real Estate Commission

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must supply payment in order to complete registration.

Fees

Fees associated with becoming a REALTOR®

Exams

Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission Salesperson Examination

Students may write a maximum of one supplemental examination after failing their initial examination. If not successful on the second attempt, the student must re-take and complete the approved licensing course prior to writing a further exam.

NSREC bylaw 321 (f) states:
Supplemental exams—an applicant may write a maximum of one supplemental examination after failing their initial examination. An applicant that fails the exam twice must wait one year from the date the applicant finished the licensing course before being eligible to retake the licensing course.

Exams are written on the second Friday of every month. You must register for the exam and pay the $100 (plus applicable taxes) examination fee no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday the week before the exam. Exams are written in designated areas across the province by the NS Real Estate Commission. Applications are available in the Licensing Forms section of the Commission’s website.

Exam Application Form