Nebraska Real Estate Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Some of our most frequently asked questions concerning Nebraska real estate education are answered below:

Nebraska Real Estate Licensing

Learn about the process of obtaining your Nebraska real estate license.

How long does it take to get my Nebraska real estate license?

The entire process from taking the education to obtaining your license takes anywhere from 1 to 4 months. While students have a full year to complete their coursework, most finish in less than 6 months. Fingerprinting and the background check take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks.

How do I get my Nebraska real estate license?

  1. Enroll in VanEd's 60-hour Online Nebraska Real Estate Salesperson Package.

  2. Obtain an application package from NREC (Nebraska Real Estate Commission).

  3. NREC will send you a fingerprint card to start your criminal background check. This is required prior to taking the licensing exam.

  4. Pass VanEd's Final Exams (Two, 30-hour courses (Principles is divided into two modules) for the entire 60hr package).

  5. Send in your Certificates of Completion (licensees must send in their Certificates of completion from VanEd to NREC).

  6. Pass VanEd's Exam Prep (included in your 60-hour Online Nebraska Real Estate Salesperson Package).

  7. You may only schedule your licensing exam after NREC has received your criminal background report (you'll be notified by NREC when this occurs).

  8. Once you've passed your exam, you'll send in your remaining required documents, whereupon you'll be issued a Salesperson License.

How old do you I have to be to get my license?

Per NREC/NE Dept. of Ed, all applicants must be at least 19 years of age to become a real estate agent. VanEd will accept students who are 18 years old on the understanding that they are aware they may not sit for the Licensing exam until after their 19th birthday.

Will shipping and taxes apply to my order?

Additional shipping fees may be incurred if an incorrect address is given and/or if UPS is unable to deliver the package and it's returned to VanEd.

Shipping is included in your initial purchase (the 168hr Online Package includes on accompanying textbook, Modern Real Estate Practice, 19th edition and a bound Nebraska Study Guide (PDF-version of the online course)). Packages are shipped via UPS Ground, therefore a physical shipping address (not P.O. box) is required.

Nebraska Real Estate License State Exam

Learn about the required state exam to obtain a real estate license in Nebraska.

How much does the Nebraska Application cost (this includes the exam fee)?

Real Estate Salesperson or Broker $285
Real Estate Salesperson or Broker by Licensure Recognition (Reciprocity) $135 (there are additional requirements to receive your reciprocal license - please confirm with NREC).

How much does the Licensing Exam cost?

Salesperson or Broker exam fee $150
Retake (within one year of application) $150

Where are the Nebraska state exam locations (through AMP)?

Please visit AMP's website for exact locations.

What if I fail the Nebraska Licensing Exam?

You can retake the exam (you must pay the $150 fee again). You have one year from when NREC accepts the first part of your application to pass the exam.

What will it cost me to get my Nebraska Salesperson license?

Course tuition $380
Current Real Estate Application Fee (which includes fee for exam) $285
Certificate of Licensure (from NREC) $25

Do you guarantee passing?

VanEd Students have unlimited access to all of their completed coursework (except in the cases where there have been significant regulatory changes by the state).

Our Online Course Delivery

How to get help with computer questions and other technical support.

I have questions about my course. Who can help me?

New or potential students with questions regarding how to get started (either in obtaining your license and/or starting your continuing education (once licensed), please contact our office at 800-455-8348 (locally at 303-245-0258) or via email at info@vaned.com.

Currently enrolled students with administrative questions (tracking materials, requesting a transfer, general technical support, finding a certificate, etc.) please contact our Customer Support team Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5pm MST at 800-455-8348 or email info@vaned.com. Emails will be responded to promptly but typically within 24 hours or one business day.

For questions pertaining to specific coursework, course content, or curriculum, please email our instructors here at instructor@vaned.com or post the question directly within the Q&As inside each individual course.

What are the system requirements for your online courses?

We make every attempt to make our websites and products tablet and mobile-friendly; however, not all features within all of our courses are compatible with all tablets and phones.

  • Both Windows and Mac-based desktops or laptops are compatible.
  • We recommend the use of Windows 7-10 or macOS 10.9 or later operating systems.
  • We recommend the use of current Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Internet Explorer
  • We recommend online learners have at least a 2MB connection.

How long do I have to complete my courses?

All Nebraska students have one year of activation from the date they initially purchase their coursework. Your individual Enrollment Agreement and Course Catalog (with reactivation policies) are located within your student account. To view our General Online Course Catalog, click here. (Activation length of time varies by state, please check your individual state FAQ page and/or Course Catalog).

What is your return policy?

Please see our Pre-license Course Catalog and Continuing Education Course Catalog for our General Return Policies. Each state may have slightly different regulations - if you are a current student, a copy of your individual Enrollment Agreement and Course Catalog can be found inside your student account.

Is your school approved?

Yes! Van Education Center (VanEd) is approved in several states, but in Nebraska, we are approved for Real Estate Pre-licensing & Continuing Education by the state's governing body (in this case, the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska Real Estate Commission).

Reciprocity & Real Estate Continuing Education

Questions about being licensed in other states and maintaining/renewing your real estate license in Nebraska.

Can I use my current state license to get license in another state?

Each state has different regulations surrounding reciprocity. VanEd encourages licensees who are licensed in another state and want to obtain their Nebraska real estate license to contact the Department of Education at 402-471-2295 to inquire about reciprocity. If you want to obtain a real estate license in another state, you should contact the State's Commission or Department of Education.

I already have a real estate license from another state – do I have to take the ENTIRE 60-hour online course?

We encourage all licensed agents to contact the Department of Education's office to confirm what reciprocal requirements there are for the state in which you wish to obtain additional licensure.

Most active licensees coming from other states will be required (at minimum) to take the 3-hour Nebraska License Law & Agency Relationships course, which can be found on our Continuing Education Page.

I'm already licensed – how much Continuing Education do I need?

Per Nebraska state regulation, all licensees are required to take 18 total hours of continuing education during each 2-year license cycle. This consists of 12 total hours of elective credits and 6 credits in a designated subject matter (signified by an 'R' at the end of the course approval number).

Property Managers and those working in Teams have additional CE requirements.

Classroom Courses

Questions concerning classroom courses for Nebraska real estate licensing.

Do you offer classroom courses?

VanEd is an online real estate school; however, we work with several affiliates who offer Fusion courses (online and an additional set of in-class review sessions), which may suit your needs. Check out our Fusion Affiliates.