Newfoundland and Labrador real estate licenseIn Newfoundland and Labrador, there are two types of real estate license: real estate agent and real estate salesperson license.  To clarify, the term “agent” actually meant “real estate broker” in Newfoundland.  Agents are real estate brokerages that employ real estate salespeople.  For the purpose of this post, our focus is on Salesperson licensing.

Newfoundland Licensing Requirements

Due to the lack of information online, we have contacted the communication officer of Newfoundland Association of Realtors to find out more information.  The following is the response from the Education department:

To start a career in real estate you will need to complete the pre-licensing course.

The pre-licensing course is a self paced, home based study course. Once you register for the course you have one calendar year to pass course material. Once you feel comfortable with the material, there is an examination (100 multiple choice), and you are required to get a 70% to pass. You have three attempts at the exam and if you are not successful in the first attempt there will be a $100 + HST re-write fee for each additional writing.  

The Pre-Licensing Course has a cost of $1,500.00. This cost includes HST, the study materials and the first writing of the exam, which is held at the College of the North Atlantic. 

Once you pass this course, you can apply to the provincial government (ServiceNL) for your licence. In order to apply you will need your transcript (we will provide), proof that you are bonded, and verification that you are signed up with a broker (i.e. Remax or Century 21)

So basically you need to pay $1,500 for the licensing course and you have one year to complete the course and pass the exam.  You will need a score of 70% or more to pass and the exam is administered by the College of North Atlantic.  Once you passed the exam you will then need to seek employment with a brokerage and apply for licensing through Service Newfoundland.


Newfoundland and Labrador Association of REALTORS® Inc 

Education Department
28 Logy Bay Road
St. John’s, NL A1A 1J4
Office: 709-726-5110
Fax: 709-726-6866
e-mail: [email protected]

Course and License Fees:

Pre-licensing course: $1,500

License fee: $100


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