This page addresses issues of concern to those who are considering offering education courses.  For determining education requirements to obtain or renew a real estate license, please visit the Licensing Requirements page.

Qualifications of an Instructor:


A person may be approved as an instructor to teach an approved course relating to his principal occupation if he has:
  • A bachelor’s degree or a more advanced degree, plus at least 2 years of full-time experience, in the field in which he will be providing instruction;

  • Teaching experience of at least 75 hours in the field in which he will be providing instruction within the 3 years immediately preceding the date of his application for approval plus at least 3 years of full-time experience in that field;

  • At least 6 years of full-time experience in the field in which he will be providing instruction; or

  • Any combination of at least 6 years of college-level course work and full-time experience in the field in which he will be providing instruction;

Instructor should also have a good reputation for honesty, integrity and trustworthiness.

NRED shall not, without the approval of the Commission, approve a person as an instructor if the person has been disciplined by the Commission or the Division acting on behalf of the Commission within the immediately preceding 5 years; or more than one time.

NRED shall not, without the approval of the Commission, approve a person as an instructor if the person has been determined in an administrative or judicial proceeding to have violated any statute, rule, regulation or order pertaining to real estate in this or any other state.

NRED will issue an approval letter to sponsor advising which class they are approved to teach. Or NRED will issue a denial letter advising why the instructor is not qualified to teach. If an instructor is denied, sponsor can request an appeal to the Real Estate Commission for review.

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