The majority of our courses are online. New courses are added monthly.
How do I earn my license in NC? How do I earn my license in SC? What do I need to do to receive my license in NC/SC if I am licensed in another state?
Check out the Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina Booklet and our Licensing in North Carolina page.
Check out the South Carolina Real Estate Commission website, and our Licensing in South Carolina page.
If you are a licensed real estate agent in another jurisdiction, we suggest you speak with the NCREC or SCLLR to receive a comprehensive answer for your specific situation. We are not the authority on each individual state’s transfer-ability and/or what classes, if any, you will need to complete. We are happy to help you complete these courses in a timely manner after you have confirmation from the REC.
What courses do you offer? What are the tuition costs? What does tuition include?
In NC we offer synchronous (live) Zoom courses or AYOP (asynchronous through our partner) courses of the following:
NC Prelicense is $450 which can be split into two payments of $200 and $250 (due by the first day of class). Repeat students pay a discounted fee of $200. Auditing students are those who have already passed the course and are not planning to receive credit – a “refresher” course to prep for the exam only. AYOP is a one-time payment of $450.50, no book needed or included – sign up HERE.
Postlicense Full course is $225, returning students course cost is $200. If you are a retake student, for a specific course, the fee is discounted at $75. AYOP courses are $224.99 – sighn up HERE.
Continuing Education LIVE courses are $55 each. AYOP are $60 each and you can sign up HERE.
In SC we offer synchronous (live) Zoom courses or AYOP (asynchronous through our partner) courses of the following:
SC Prelicense ZOOM (Unit I) is $375 which can be split into two payments of $150 and $225 (due by the first day of class). (Unit II: Advanced Real Estate Principles course) is $275 which can consist of a $150 down payment and $125 second payment (due by the first day of class). Our courses are very competitively priced, and we do not offer any discounts at this time. AYOP options can be found HERE
Continuing Education courses are priced based on credit hours. AYOP options can be found HERE.
Tuition for a live course includes your book/e-book, worksheets, packets, and an awesome instructor who will prepare you to pass that test!
How will I get my book and class materials?
- For Prelicense LIVE courses –
We will be issuing a redemption code for an e-book from the publisher a few days before class starts. These e-books have many beneficial features such exam prep after each unit, midterms and full practice exam. Although we are still not providing the hard copy of the books, you will have the option to purchase an additional physical book. We will also utilize Dropbox for all course materials, math workbook, and exam review sessions – printing these items is NOT required, but we recommend having lots of note paper available during class or study time.
- For Prelicense At-Your-Own-Pace courses – no book or additional items are required to complete this course. You will have the option to purchase a physical book if you would like.
- Postlicense live and AYOP courses – You MUST purchase a physical book directly from the NCREC OR choose the electronic version in a yearly subscription. We will also ulitilze Dropbox for all the in course materials and packets you would normally receive in class; no additional materials are sent for AYOP.
- Continuing Education LIVE and AYOP for live Zoom courses you will be provided a PDF of your booklet when Zoom info is shared a few days prior. No materials necessary for AYOP CE courses.
- For Live Unit I (Prelicense), the publisher does not have an e-book to distribute. Sam Hassell will be shipping these to you for arrival before the first day of class. The Unit II book will be sent electronically, as that is one we created ourselves. AYOP courses do not need any additional materials to complete but a booklet may be available for purchase.
- Continuing Education in SC you will be provided a copy of your booklets via your welcome email. No additional materials are required for AYOP courses.
- For Prelicense LIVE courses –
What is required to take a synchronous (live) online course? How do I register for a course?
You will need stable internet connection (wired via Ethernet is recommended), working webcam and microphone, and students CANNOT log in on a mobile device or tablet; Please read our Policies and Procedures Disclosure for more information. Students will need to sign up for a FREE Zoom.us account and download the app onto their laptop or desktop computer.
All registration should be done online to ensure our instructors have all of your information and to reserve your seat. We do not take any credit card or banking account information over the phone, or through text/email, for your protection. View the video below for detailed directions to purchase our LIVE courses.
If you are needing asynchronous PRE, POST or CE see links in the next questions.
What is required to take an asynchronous (at-your-own-pace) course?
If live classes aren’t fitting your schedule, you may benefit from a course that is “at-your-own-pace.” All AYOP courses are hosted by our partners so you will need to have an account with them. If you sign up through our link, SCREA will earn a commission.
Per North Carolina Real Estate Commission Rule 58H .0207(b), you must complete your course, including passing the proctored end-of-course exam, within 180 days of enrollment. Course access extensions cannot be granted. Please note that proctoring sessions fill up in advance. Please plan accordingly and complete your coursework and schedule your proctoring session early – we recommend completing theses within the first 2-3 months for a higher pass rate.
You will receive an email confirming your completion. At that time your credit will be reported to the Commission and you will be sent a Certificate of Completion (please give up to a week to receive this). These classes will need to be done on a tablet, desktop or laptop – please check their FAQS
North Carolina 75-hour Broker Prelicensing Course – $450.50
$60 each: Agency Law, How to Work with Real Estate Investors – Part 1, How to Work with Real Estate Investors – Part 2, Nontraditional and Alternative Finance in North Carolina, Performing Quality BPOs, Real Estate Investing: Beyond the Basics, Real Property Appraisals, The Definitive Advertising Guide
South Carolina 60-hour Salesperson Course – $600
Continuing Education Courses:
South Carolina CE Courses – prices vary
How do I make my second payment for a PRE class, and when is it due?
Second payment can be paid using the same process as your deposit. Choose your course, use the drop-down menu to pick “second payment” and proceed to check out. (Check out video above.) Second payments are due by, or on, the first day of class.
Who are the instructors? I want to take a class with a specific instructor, where do I find their classes?
Check out our instructor page!
Do I have to be at my computer for the scheduled live session or can I log in any time I’d like?
For our synchronous (live) courses, students can only log in during the scheduled course times to be tracked for your attendance and have audio/video capabilities. Zoom tracks this attendance to the minute, you must be logged on the required time to pass this course. Before we submit you passing to the NCREC we double-check the Zoom minutes to confirm you attended the required time.
How do I log in to a synchronous course?
We will provide students with information prior to the start of class, around 5 days before start date. It may not be instantaneous, as we manual update rosters and send out emails to students. If you do not receive login information by this day, first check your saspm and then please reach out via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will provide a Zoom registration page, and once completed, Zoom will send a confirmation email with log in. Click the link to be taken to the course.
What discounts do you offer? Do you take MyCAA or other Financial Aid?
Military Discount*: $50 off PRElicensing ($400) and $45 off each POST course ($180 each). This discount cannot be combined with any other discount. Please email Academy@seacoastrealty.com to receive your discounted rate! Active, Veteran, Spouse, and dependents.
We will occasionally run coupon codes for our courses, so make sure you like our social media pages for any discounts you may utilize!
Sorry, we are not compatible with MyCAA or most conventional “Financial Aid” as a privately owned school without typical accreditation like a 2-4 year school. Some programs may utilize checks for payment, which we are able to accept. Please check with your program to see if you can utilize it for our school.
What schedules do you offer?
We offer day, evening, and weekend courses; and there may be some variety of each of those categories as well. Check our website to see what the exact schedules per class will be.
AYOP course do not have a schedule; you complete them as quickly or can take the full time accessible (30 days for continuing education or 180 day for PRE/POST).
Can I miss a class?
The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires students to meet a minimum attendance in order to take the end of course exams and pass the course. For Prelicensing you are able to miss 20%, or 15 hours max. For Postlicensing & Continuing Education courses you are only able to miss 10%, or up to 3 hours and 20 minutes repectively. There is no “make up” time in NC should you miss more than the allowed time. Students should be responsible of their time, not surprised when they are given a warning or told they have surpassed the allowed time.
In South Carolina you are required to attend 100% of class time and pass all quizzes and exams.
What is your refund policy/how do I get a refund?
A student may withdraw from the Broker Prelicensing or a Postlicensing course by giving written notice to the School prior to the start of the course. In such event, the student will have the following options: Receive a full refund or transfer to a different class.
A student that terminates enrollment in a Prelicensing or Postlicensing course either with written notice to the School or by no longer attending a course on or after the first class will not be entitled to a refund of any portion of paid Tuition. No refunds will be made after STUDENT completes the first scheduled class. STUDENT understands that withdrawal after the first class does not allow a refund, but does allow STUDENT to re-enroll in another course within six (6) months from the scheduled start of the forfeited course, based on available classes and seating. There will be a $150 Administrative Transfer Fee for Prelicense and $50 Administrative Transfer Fee for Postlicense to re-enroll in another class. This reenrollment privilege will be applied only to the first withdrawn course. STUDENT may be required to buy a new textbook/workbook if the previous edition has become outdated. Any STUDENT not receiving a passing grade on the Prelicense End-of-Course Examination may retake the course one time within twelve (12) months for a $150 “returning pre-licensing student” fee.
What do I do if a course is "out of stock" on the website?
If a course is “out of stock” we have already closed registration for this class, but need to leave it up until all second payements can be made. We leave registration open until the day before a class starts as long as we have space, so be sure to sign up on time!
If you think the course is out of stock in error (we do make mistakes) please let us know at Academy@seacoastrealty.com making sure to include the class title and start date.
Can I come in and talk to someone in person?
We understand that you need to get all your questions answered before you make a big decision, but we also know you like the lower cost of tuition. We do not have brick-and-mortar offices.
Should you want to speak to someone over the phone, our admin is happy to return your call when you leave a voicemail with us at our company number: (910) 202-2845 (this is only for voicemails which our Admin will return) or reach out via email and we can call you back: Academy@seacoastrealestateacademy.net.
When do I need to have my Postlicense courses completed?
In NC you will need to complete your Postlicense courses within 18 months of receiving your license. You must be issued a license before enrolling in a Postlicense course. Check here for the NCREC Licensing FAQ.
In SC you must take the Advanced Principles of Real Estate Course (Unit II) before you’re issued a South Carolina Real Estate License. You may take the advanced course prior to taking the state exam, but the Pre-licensing Course covers everything you need to know for the exam.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, and personal check (please contact us at Academy@seacoastrealty.com if wanting to send a check). We are not compatibile with most forms of financial aid.
What additional study aides do you recommend?
Our YOUTUBE Page! Math, Study tips, and Test-Taking Strategy videos available for all students.
While preparing for your exam you should take our FREE (for SCREA students) “Exam Review” that is on the Prelicensing page on the website. Non-students pay just $25 to join these sessions.
Complete North Carolina Real Estate Drill & Practice QBank v4.0 – $99.00
NATIONAL & STATE PREP! Prepare for your exam with thousands of questions designed to mimic the exam.
North Carolina Real Estate Drill & Practice QBank v4.0 – $49.00
STATE PREP ONLY!Learn Test Pass
FREE Access for 90 days of license prep when you create an account.CRAM for the Exam
$129 access to online videos and practice exams, we well as a CRAM course of 4 hours.A practice exam directly from PSI with 75 questions – $23.95
Your best preparation will be to review the South Carolina Real Estate License law which you can find HERE.