New Hampshire License Requirements

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New Hampshire Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the New Hampshire education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Office of Professional Licensure and Certification - NH Real Estate Commission

New Hampshire Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • New Hampshire real estate salesperson license: 40 hours (of these, no more than 8 hours may be distance education)
  • New Hampshire real estate broker license: 60 hours 

New Hampshire State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

If an out-of-state licensee who applies for a New Hampshire salesperson license holds an active real estate license in good standing, they may apply for a New Hampshire license, taking only the New Hampshire portion of the license exam.  

New Hampshire Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate professionals in New Hampshire need to renew their licenses every two years from the date their licenses were issued
  • Licensees must take 15 hours of real estate CE classes, including 12 hours of electives and 3 hours of core courses

New Hampshire Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the New Hampshire Real Estate Appraiser Board. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred. 

New Hampshire Licensure Levels:

  • Apprentice
  • Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • Certified General Real Property Appraiser

New Hampshire Appraisal Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associates Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required
  • For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination (Apprentices are not required to take a state exam)
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees

Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Apprentice which consist of the following courses:  Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours)
  • 150 hours for the Licensed Residential Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Apprentice level AND:  Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours)
  • 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Residential Appraiser education AND:  Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)
  • 300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser education AND:  Income Property Appraisal (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)

Experience Requirements:

  • Apprentice – No experience required
  • Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 18 months
  • Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 24 months
  • Certified General Real Property Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in nonresidential appraisals 

Continuing Education Requirements:

  • New Hampshire credentials are renewed on the licensees' biennial birth month (except Apprentice)
  • Within each two year cycle all appraisers must have completed at least 28 hours of continuing education
  • 7 hours must cover the USPAP Update course
  • A minimum of one half of your continuing education must have been completed in a classroom setting

New Hampshire Home Inspection Requirements

Learn about the New Hampshire home inspection courses and qualifications needed for certification and renewal.

Requirements to Become a New Hampshire Home Inspector:

The New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification Board of Home Inspectors establishes the New Hampshire Home Inspector Licensure Requirements.

  • New Hampshire home inspection education hours: 80 hours
  • Exam Required: NHIE
  • Application Fee: $200
  • Minimum age requirement: 18
  • Insurance Requirements: Yes, liability, but no amount specified
  • Notarized application and fingerprints are not required 
  • Background check is required

Home Inspection License Expiration: Biennially on last day of the licensee's month of birth.

Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements: 20 hours of continuing education is needed during the biennial licensing period.

  • 1 hour must be in recent revisions to building regulations
  • All courses pertaining to building technologies, best and worst construction practices, new construction technologies and system installation practices will qualify as the one hour of continuing education required for recent revisions to building regulations