• 19 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalency (provided to NSREC at time of licensing)
  • Able to legally work in Canada
  • Complete Salesperson Licensing Course
  • 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.

Provincial Real Estate Exam - NS Real Estate Commission

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

You must register for the exam and pay the $100 (plus applicable taxes) examination fee no later than 4:00 p.m. one week prior to the exam date.

The NS Real Estate Commission will be holding the licensing exams at the Best Western Hotel in Dartmouth. The Commission is working with the Best Western to ensure compliance with provincial guidelines and have safety measures in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Measures will include students maintaining six-feet social distancing, mandatory masks, and cleaning before and after exams.

Exam dates will be held on the following dates: 
August 6th
September 10th
October 8th
November 12th
December 10th
The Best Western, Dartmouth, is offering a discounted rate of $99 per night for students requiring overnight accommodations. Contact the Best Western for details.

Exam Registration
Exams will be held once a month, with a morning writing and an afternoon writing. Applicants must complete the licensing course BEFORE submitting their exam application. Applications received before the applicant has finished the course will be rejected.

Applicants must register by completing an exam application and a credit card authorization and submitting it to Pam Crane, Licensing Officer,

Applicants must complete the COVID-19 screening declaration the day before the scheduled licensing exam by 4pm. The link to complete the screening will be provided in the exam confirmation email. Anyone who does not complete the COVID-19 screening the day before their exam will NOT be permitted to write the exam.

COVID-19 Precautions 
Applicants with symptoms at the time of screening or who develop symptoms the day of the exam are not permitted to write, and must reschedule.

On the day of the exam, applicants will be required to respect social distancing, use hand sanitizer when entering the exam area, and wear a cloth or medical face mask that covers both the mouth and nose.