Nova Scotia real estate licenseTo become licensed as a real estate salesperson in Nova Scotia, you must complete the Salesperson Licensing Course administered by Nova Scotia Association of Realtors. The course is delivered in two formats, you can take either the online course or attend a four week in class course. Please see below to find out how to obtain your Salesperson license.


Nova Scotia Licensing Requirements

Step 1 – Sign up for the Salesperson Licensing Course

First you must be 19 years of age and be eligible to work in Canada. As mentioned, this course is delivered in either the classroom or online format, to sign up for the online course please click here to download the application or click here to download the classroom application form and schedule.

Step 2 – Write the Commission’s Salesperson Exam

You need to register for the exam within 12 months of comlpeting the Salesperson Licensing Course. To pass the exam, simply obtain a score of 70% or more.

Step 3 – Register with a Licensed Real Estate Brokerage

After passing your Salesperson examination, you must seek employment and be registered with a licensed real estate brokerage in order to forward your license application to Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission (NSREC) for licensing consideration. You must apply for licensing within 90 days of passing the exam.

Step 4 – Criminal Record Check (aka vulnerable sector check)

As part of the application process, you must also supply a criminal record check. Click here to find out what a vulnerable sector check is and how to obtain one.

Courses and Licensing fees:

Classroom Salesperson Licensing Course: $1,832.25

Online Salesperson Licensing Course: $1830.25

License fee: $435

Click here for a complete list of fees


Complete guide to real estate licensing in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission

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