About Cardinal School of
Real Estate


Located in the North Charlotte region, Cardinal School of Real Estate is a privately licensed real estate school in Cabarrus County. We are passionate about serving those in our local market of Cabarrus, Rowan, Iredell, and the surrounding counties. Although we encourage all types of learning, Cardinal School of Real Estate puts an emphasis on the value of LIVE classes. We believe receiving your real estate education in a classroom environment increases the likelihood of passing local and state exams, provides a deeper understanding of the content, and better equips students for success in this challenging industry.


We teach in one easy-to-find location on the newly widened Mooresville Highway. Our classes are delivered in a comfortable, state-of-the-art ADA-compliant classroom with top-of-the-line technology. We are located at 1309 Mooresville Road in Kannapolis, just a mile from the revitalized downtown area.


The only thing more impressive than our facility is our instructors. With decades of real estate experience in the classroom and in the field, our teaching staff is unmatched. You’ll be learning from those who have been there before and, most importantly, are passionate about teaching. Our goal is to deliver the required content in a way that is enjoyable and equip you to face the challenges of this industry we all love so much.

Our State-of-the-Art Learning Facility

Cardinal School of Real Estate operates a classroom facility out of Kannapolis that has been revamped with cutting-edge multimedia equipment in order to provide a more diverse, effective, and informative learning experience. It also offers modern amenities and a variety of other features that ensure students are comfortable and able to focus on their education.

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What past and current students say about learning at Cardinal School of Real Estate


Yes.There is only one way to get your real estate brokers license in North Carolina, and that is to take the Broker Pre-Licensing Course.

The class must be a minimum of 75 hours to comply with North Carolina Licensing Requirements.

Yes. This class can be found through the online courses page.

Yes, you must take a class exam and pass with a grade of 75 or better.

Yes, you get to try one more time IF you have received at least a grade of 65 on the first exam on the Pre-License exam. Less than a grade of 65 and you will have to retake the entire course. The same is true if you take the second exam and fail. A second retake is automatic with no grade requirement for the Post-Licensing classes.

Our Pre-License and Post-License classes do not include course books. These books can be purchased on our website on the student resources page. All Continuing Education classes receive a book as part of their tuition.

You can miss 20% of the class hours (15 hours) and still be eligible for the class exam for the Pre-License course, and 10% for the Post-Licensing classes. However, class time is critical to your success in passing the exam.

You must take the Pre-License course and pass the final exam to be eligible to take the state exam.

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission Rules Require the Following:

Refund and Cancellation Policy for Continuing Education Classes

Walk-ins are welcome on continuing education classes, but will be assessed an additional $10.00 class fee.

Withdrawal, Refund and Cancellation Policy for Pre-Licensing and Post-Licensing Classes

Withdrawal/Cancellation Prior to Class Starting:

NOTE: Written notice to withdraw or transfer is ALWAYS required, no exceptions. An email is sufficient.

Withdrawals/Refund Policies

After course starts: Pre-Licensing
License Activation Form:
If you have been placed on Inactive Status by the NC Real Estate Commission and have completed all of the requirements to reactivate your Real Estate License, you can download the License Activation Form by logging on to the NC Real Estate Commission’s website at ncrec.gov.