How to Become a Real Estate Broker in Nebraska

Are you a real estate agent in Nebraska who’s considering upgrading your real estate license and becoming a managing or employing broker?

Unlike Salespersons, Real Estate Brokers in Nebraska are industry professionals who can manage other real estate salespersons or work independently in the transaction of real estate and real property.


  • You must be 19 years old and have a High School Diploma, GED, or be able to provide evidence of participation or enrollment in a home school program from the Department of Education.
  • You must have 2 years of experience as a real estate agent (salesperson).
  • Complete the Nebraska Broker Pre-License Courses

    Complete 2 approved 30-hour pre-license real estate courses, plus the 6-hour Professional Conduct & Ethical Practice course (required starting July 1, 2020).

    Salespersons with two (2) years of experience will need to complete two (2) 30-hour courses to upgrade to the broker level of authority. The 2 30-hour courses that were completed towards your salesperson license MAY NOT be repeated for the broker education. Starting July 1st 2020, the 6-hour Professional Conduct & Ethical Practice course is also required if you did not take it as part of your salesperson education.

  • Receive a Certificate of Completion

    Once you have completed your coursework, you will need to obtain a Certificate of Completion of Educational Requirements from your state-certified real estate school, which states you have successfully completed the courses established by the Nebraska Real Estate Commission

  • Submit Your Application

    Once you have obtained your completion certificate, you will need to submit a Broker Licensing Application to the Nebraska Real Estate Commission.

  • Complete a Background Check

    Complete a Fingerprint-based background check

  • Provide a Written Statement

    Provide a written statement covering any convictions for misdemeanors or felonies (or pending charges)

  • Pass the Nebraska Real Estate Broker Exam

    Pass the Nebraska Real Estate Broker Exam with a score of 75% or higher.

Designated Broker Licensees

In order to act as a designated broker for any other real estate licensee in Nebraska, the designated broker applicant must complete twelve (12) credit hours of approved courses of post-license education with the NE 6000: Nebraska Designated Broker Post-Licensing Program in the following subjects: Real Estate Trust Accounting, Brokerage Finance, Business Ethics, and Risk Management.

  • Real Estate Trust Accounting
  • Brokerage Finance
  • Business Ethics
  • Risk Management

Written and Published by: VanEd

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