Continuing Education / CIPL

Pre-licensing courses for Real Estate Salesperson License / Real Estate Broker License In Affiliation with Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School


Center for Innovative & Professional Learning (CIPL)

Start your training to become a licensed real estate salesperson or broker!

Ramapo College of New Jersey is pleased to announce its affiliation with the new Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School located in Ramsey, New Jersey to prepare students for successful careers as licensed Real Estate Salespersons and licensed Real Estate Brokers.

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The Curriculum

The Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School currently uses the Dearborn series to guide instruction. The School and the curriculum are approved through the NJ Real Estate Commission and provide students with the Pre-licensing educational requirements necessary to pursue the New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson License or the New Jersey Real Estate Broker License.

The Facility

Pre-licensing classes take place at the Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School located at 300F Lake Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446 (facility is visible directly off Route 17 North). Learning is facilitated by state-of-the art technology in the classroom.

What Are the Requirements to Become a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of NJ?

  • Be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident thereof
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school education or equivalency
  • Be of good moral character
  • Complete a 75 hour pre-licensing course at an approved school
  • Pass both the school and the state pre-licensing exams

What are the School’s Pre-licensing Course Requirements?

  • Students must attend 80% of the 75 hours in order to sit for the school exam
  • Make up class options are available for up to 1 year and test retakes are an option.  (See School Policies and Procedures)
  • Students must successfully pass the school exam with a 70% score or higher in order to move on and sit for the state exam
  • Working Real Estate Salespeople who wish to become a Broker must successfully complete the following additional requirements:
    1. Have been continually licensed and employed on a full-time basis as a NJ real estate salesperson for 3 years immediately preceding an application.
    2. Complete the course requirements:
      • 90 hour General Broker’s Course
      • 30 hour Agency and Ethics Course
      • 30 hour Office Management Course
    3. Pass the NJ State Broker’s Licensing exam.

How Long Will it Take?

Daytime Pre-licensing classes for the Real Estate Salesperson course run 3 weeks and meet Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Evening classes run approximately 12 weeks and meet two evenings per week, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

The Pre-licensing class schedule for the Real Estate Broker’s course is TBA. Please check back.

Registration/Fees

Real Estate Salesperson Pre-licensing Course:
$349
$324 (RCNJ students, alumni, employees receive a $25 savings)

Real Estate Broker Pre-licensing Course:
TBA

Registration is completed online through the “Register Online” button. Following registration, payment may be made directly online with a credit card. Or, a check made out to “Ramapo College of New Jersey” may be sent to: Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (A-233), Ramapo College of NJ, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Class Schedules

Classes are scheduled to accommodate the needs of students seeking daytime or evening options. (Real Estate Broker Pre-licensing courses – dates TBA.)

DAY CLASSES – 2015

75 Hour Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course
July 6–July 24, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
August 10–August 28, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
September 14–October 2, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
October 5–October 23, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
November 2–November 20, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
November 30–December 18, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–2:00 PM

EVENING CLASSES – 2015

75 Hour Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course
July 1–September 23, Monday and Wednesday, 7:00–10:00 PM
September 28–December 16, Monday and Wednesday, 7:00–10:00 PM

Instructors

All Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School instructors are qualified and experienced instructors in good standing with the NJ Real Estate Commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does it take to become a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of NJ?

  • Be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident thereof
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school education or equivalency
  • Be of good moral character (see Screening Questions under Policies and Procedures link below)
  • Complete a 75 hour pre-licensing course at an approved school
  • Pass both the school and the state pre-licensing exams

Q: How do I register?

Choose either a day or evening class option, and register online or in person.  Contact us via email at cipl@ramapo.edu or phone at 201.684.7370 if you need help.

Q: What are the course requirements?

  • Students must attend 80% of the 75 hours in order to sit for the school exam
  • Make up class options are available for up to 1 year and test retakes are an option  (See Policies and Procedures)
  • Students must successfully pass the school exam with a 70% score or higher in order to move on and sit for the state exam

Q: What is the process for taking the state exam?

Students are able to register online for the state exam through PSI once the school has submitted their name as having successfully passed the school test.  Students pick a date and location to sit for the state exam.  Students must score a 70% or higher in order to pass the state exam.  Students may retake the state exam if needed, and may come back to the school to sit in on other available classes.

Q: What do I do after I pass the state test?

Students must complete a fingerprinting process through Morphotrack.

Q: How do I go about getting hired to work at a Real Estate Brokerage?

Newly licensed agents are independent contractors and may interview to work at any real estate company in the State of NJ.

Q: What is the difference between a Salesperson and a Broker in the Real Estate industry?

If you are looking for a career in the Real Estate business, you need to start as a licensed Real Estate salesperson, often referred to as a real estate agent or sales associate. Every salesperson in the State of NJ must work under a licensed Real Estate Broker of Record. It is not necessary to become a Broker to practice real estate in NJ.

Salespeople who wish to become a Broker must successfully complete the following additional requirements:

  1. Have been continually licensed and employed on a full-time basis as a NJ real estate salesperson for 3 years immediately preceding an application.
  2. Complete the course requirements:
    • 90 hour General Broker’s Course
    • 30 hour Agency and Ethics Course
    • 30 hour Office Management Course
  3. Pass the NJ State Broker’s Licensing exam.
Policies and Procedures

SCHOOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON’S COURSE
REAL ESTATE BROKER’S COURSE

QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE — REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON’S COURSE

Applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or legally present in this country.
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a high school education or equivalency.
  • Be of good moral character (see Screening Questions below)

QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE — REAL ESTATE BROKER’S COURSE

Applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or legally present in this country.
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a high school education or equivalency.
  • Be of good moral character (see Screening Questions below)
  • Have been continually licensed and employed on a full-time basis as a NJ real estate salesperson for the 3 years immediately preceding application.

Screening Questions

All applicants are required to answer screening questions prior to the first class. These
questions involve criminal, misdemeanor or disorderly persons offenses; criminal complaint, disorderly persons charges, criminal accusations or criminal information currently pending;
revocation, suspension, surrendering or denial of a real estate license or other professional
license; any child support obligations; age requirements of 18 years of age; whether or not
applicant has ever held any license issued by NJ Real Estate Commission; whether or not
applicant is a high school graduate or holder of a G.E.D.; and whether or not applicant holds a
real estate license in another state. Any applicant who does not qualify receives a full refund of
their fees.

Fees

All fees expire two years from the starting date of the original course. After that time, applicants
are required to submit a new application and repay the fees.

Attendance

Per NJAC11: 5-2.2(s), the attendance policy is as follows:
To satisfactorily complete any Pre-licensing course, a student must achieve a
passing grade and attend at least 80% of the session hours required for the
course by NJAC11: 5-2.1. Any student who misses more than 20% of the required hours is required to make up the
hours before taking the final exam and receiving a completion certification from the school.

Behavior

All students must be respectful of the instructor and other students.

  • No disruptive behavior of any kind will be tolerated and could be cause for dismissal. At
the discretion of the instructor, any student displaying such behavior will be expelled
from the class. No refunds will be given.
  • All cell phones, beepers and other electronic devices must be turned off during class.

School Exams

Once students complete the course, they are required to take a school exam prior to registering
and taking the state exam. In the event a student does not pass the school exam, they may repeat
the school exam with a charge of $10 for each time the test is retaken. A grade of 70% is required to pass the exams.

Salesperson Exam:
75 hour course

Broker’s Exams:
90 hour General Broker’s Course
30 hour Agency and Ethics Course
30 hour Office Management Course

State Exam

Once students pass the school exam, they are eligible to register to take the state exam in
order to get their license. The state exam must be taken within one year of the course completion
date. For additional information on the state test, please visit the Testing Center website at: www.psiexams.com. After taking and passing the state exam, students are required to be
fingerprinted.

Refunds

Refunds for withdrawals requested by the Monday of the week prior to the first class are issued at 100%, only when notification is submitted in writing to the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at cipl@ramapo.edu. Refunds for withdrawals submitted in writing by the Friday of the week prior to the first class are issued at 50% and a $50 processing fee applies. No withdrawal refunds are given after Friday of the week prior to the first class; however, course fees received may always be applied to a future course.

Cancellations

Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School reserves the right to cancel any course due to limited enrollment, lack of facilities or unanticipated unavailability of instructors. Fees are fully refunded when a course is cancelled.

Returned Checks

There is a $25 returned check fee.

Certificates

A Certificate noting completion of the Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School Pre-licensing requirements is provided at the successful conclusion of the Salesperson and Broker courses.

Instructors

Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School reserves the right to substitute instructors if necessary.

Facility/Location of Classes

Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School reserves the right to substitute facilities if necessary (such as using a classroom at Ramapo College, Mahwah).

Disability

Ramapo College and the Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School follow the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act for those students requesting accommodations. To request disability-related accommodations, please call (201) 684-7370 or email cipl@ramapo.edu.

The College and the Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School reserves the right to change costs, dates and procedures at its discretion.

Contacts:

For Coursework Content Information, contact:

Terrie O’Connor Realtors Real Estate School
Phone: (201) 327-7300
Fax: (201) 661-8958
E-mail: contact@tocrres.com

For Registration and Payment Information, contact:


Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (A-216)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 684-7370
Fax: (201) 684-7277
E-mail: cipl@ramapo.edu