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Overview: The New Jersey Real Estate Commission  ("REC"), a division of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, was created to administer and enforce New Jersey's real estate licensing law, N.J.S.A. § 45:15-1 et seq. The REC promulgates all regulations involved with obtaining a real estate license. A real estate license is required in New Jersey in order to sell, rent or manage real estate for third parties. 

Course: Under New Jersey law, licensure as a Real Estate Salesperson requires 75 hours of classroom instruction and successful completion of the State Exam.  After an applicant obtains a real estate license he or she must work for a a real estate broker (a person who has been a full-time salesperson for three or more years and now runs an office that employs other agents).  Broker candidates must satisfy 150 hours.  

FIRE: The Institute at Fourte International Real Estate (FIRE) teaches the official 75-hour Salesperson course and the 150-hour Broker course.  All classes are taught by a real estate attorney and a licensed real estate broker. All course material including a hardcopy (soft cover) textbook are included in tuition. Tuition includes a non-refundable $75 application fee.

  Tuition: $349 (Salesperson 75-hour) 

  Evening Course Schedule: Tues: 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm 15-week course

Prerequisites: To obtain a real estate salespersons license in New Jersey you are required to be at least 18 years of age, have a high school education or equivalent, successfully complete the 75 hours of instruction at a school approved by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission, pass a state examination, furnish evidence of good moral character and be sponsored for licensure by a New Jersey broker. A salesperson candidate must be a legal resident of the United States, but does not have to be a citizen. 

  Tuition: $499 (Broker 90-hour)

  Evening Course Schedule: Tues: 5:00pm -10:00pm pm 18- week course

Prerequisites:  To obtain a broker license in New Jersey you are required to have a high school education or equivalency and must successfully complete 150 hours of prelicensure education. Applicants must first complete a 90-hour general real estate course, and then two 30-hour courses on Agency/Ethics and Office Management and related topics. In addition, applicants must have been continually licensed and employed on a full-time basis as a New Jersey real estate salesperson for the three years immediately preceding application. After completion of all three courses applicants must submit to the Education Qualification Section of the Commission their completed school certificate and a completed Experience Report For Broker Applicant form. Following review and approval, the applicant will be mailed a Certificate of Examination Eligibility, which may be used to make a reservation to take the Broker license examination. An applicant must pass the broker license examination and apply for and request the issuance of a license as a broker or broker-salesperson not later than one year after their successful completion of the broker prelicensure education requirements.

Location: These 75-hour courses are taught live 100% virtually until further notice and students must have access to a reliable Internet connection.

2022 course sessions


February 8th- June 7th


February 8th- May 17th

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Instructor. Michael Fourte, JD/MBA is one of only a few attorney's licensed in New Jersey who holds a New Jersey Real Estate Broker's License and who is licensed by the State of New Jersey to teach the New Jersey pre-licensing and continuing education courses of instruction in real estate and title insurance. He has taught in the military and at various, colleges, schools and universities throughout New York and New Jersey as an Instructor and Assistant Professor. 

Attorney. Michael Fourte is a highly regarded expert in real estate, finance, construction and military matters. As an attorney he has litigated matters at the municipal, state, federal and appellate level. 


Veteran. Michael is a proud Veteran of the United States Navy where he continues to serve for over 20 years. Michael holds the rank of Commander which is a Senior Military Officer and equivalent to a Lieutenant Colonel. Michael has served on four continents and commanded both civilians, active duty and reserve servicemembers. Michael has led joint planning teams for the construction, repair, security and sustainment of overseas operating bases.  

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All courses are taught live virtually.  Students attend class at home.