New Jersey requires all agents to complete the online Qualifying Questionnaire upon license renewal, license reinstatement or upon reactivation if your license has been inactive for 45 days or more. In the words of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission:
The renewal or reinstatement of your real estate license is dependent upon you successfully submitting your own online questionnaire (for the appropriate licensing period) to the Real Estate Commission (REC). This includes Brokers of Record (including Employing Brokers), Brokersalespersons, Salespersons, and Referral Agents. No paper questionnaires will be accepted. Until the questionnaire is completed, you will not be able to be hired by a Broker.
N.B. This requirement also applies to SLWRERCs (salespersons-formerly-licensed-as-referral-agents).
The NJ Real Estate Commission offers instructions that can be somewhat overwhelming, but it’s simple enough to just login and complete the online form. If you don’t know your pin, click the link that say “I forgot…” and you will automatically receive a new pin via the email you have on file.
Here’s an idea of what you might see on the Qualifying Questionnaire:
Here is the 2019 version:
- Qualifying Questionnaire Questionnaire -
1. Since your last New Jersey real estate license was issued or renewed have you been arrested (other than for motor vehicle violations), indicted, charged with a violation of a crime, misdemeanor or disorderly persons offense or convicted of a crime, misdemeanor or disorderly persons offense in this state, any other state or by the federal government?
2.a. Since your last New Jersey real estate license was issued or renewed, have you enrolled in New Jersey's pre-trial intervention program or a similar program involving the deferral of the disposition or sentencing in a criminal matter in another state or the federal government?
2.b. Are you currently enrolled in New Jersey's pre-trial intervention program or a similar program involving the deferral of the disposition or sentencing in a criminal matter in another state or the federal government?
3. Since your last New Jersey real estate license was issued or renewed, have you had a real estate or other professional license, certification or similar right to engage in real estate brokerage or any other business or profession, revoked, denied, suspended or restrained by any government authority, surrendered in lieu of formal prosecution, in this state, any other state, or by the federal government?
4.a. Are you the subject of an arrest warrant for failing to comply with court ordered child support obligations and/or are you in arrears on such obligations equal to or exceeding the amount of child support payable for six (6) months?
4.b. During the past six (6) months, have you failed to provide any court-related health care coverage?
4.c. Have you failed to respond to a subpoena relating to a paternity or child support proceeding?
MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ANY QUESTION IN NUMBER 4 ABOVE MAY SUBJECT YOU TO CONTEMPT OF COURT.