To protect the public interest in real estate brokerage transactions.

To effectively and efficiently administer Commission programs and operations.

To identify and address issues affecting real estate consumers and practitioners.

To protect the public interest in real estate brokerage transactions.

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PROPOSED TEMPORARY RULEMAKING NOTICE

Due to the recent Proclamation of Emergency Restrictions by the Wake County Board of Commissioners, the public hearing scheduled for April 15, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. on the temporary rules 21 NCAC 58G .0104 and .0105, relating to the public health emergency, will only be held via video conference. Please sign-up using the below link to receive the video conference instructions that will be emailed to all registered participants on April 14, 2020.

https://forms.gle/ujvT5kwuchRTdfF76

Members of the public may submit oral or written comments on any of the proposed rule(s) now through April 17, 2020, by contacting the Commission’s Rulemaking Coordinator as follows:

Melissa Vuotto
Rulemaking Coordinator
North Carolina Real Estate Commission
P.O. Box 17100
Raleigh, NC 27619
public.comment@ncrec.gov

The proposed rule text can be found by clicking on the following link: https://www.ncrec.gov/Pdfs/Rules/proposedtemporaryrulemaking.pdf

NC REAL ESTATE COMMISSION BUILDING CURRENTLY CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS; STAFF ARE AVAILABLE BY PHONE, EMAIL, WEB FORMS

The members and staff of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission are concerned about the health and safety of our licensees and the public. For the protection of everyone, effective Monday, March 23, 2020, our building is closed to all visitors. The Commission remains open for business via telephone, email, and at ncrec.gov, including applications, web forms, and more.

Contact us at 919-875-3700, via this website, or by email to the addresses listed below. We're here to help. If you call and get a voice mail, please leave a message and we will return your call

Main Number - 919-875-3700

Education & Licensing - 919-875-3700; LS@ncrec.gov

Regulatory Affairs - 919-719-9180; RA@ncrec.gov

Administration - admin@ncrec.gov

Executive - exec@ncrec.gov

Commission’s Statement on Vacation Rental Act and Tenant Refunds Due to COVID Related Road/Bridge/Access Closures

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Update on Education Requirements for Public Health Emergency

On March 18, 2020, the Commission voted to approve two emergency rules addressing education issues during the public health emergency. The rules are posted on the Commission’s website https://www.ncrec.gov/Pdfs/Rules/EmergencyRulemaking.pdf.

Rule G .0104 will provide relief to licensees with respect to the Commission’s education requirements. It requires schools and sponsors to cancel or suspend live, in-person classes beginning March 26 (the effective date of the rule) and allows for certain online alternatives as well as extensions of time.

Q: When will these rules go into effect?
A: In accordance with the requirements of NC General Statute section 150B-21.1A, the two rules will be effective on March 26, the earliest possible date under established law and procedure.

Q: May schools and sponsors offer in-person courses on and after March 26?
A: No. All in-person classes must be cancelled or suspended through April 30, 2020.

Q: May schools and sponsors offer in-person courses between now and March 26?
A: While teaching in-person courses is technically permitted until March 26, the Commission strongly recommends against it in light of ongoing recommendations from the State and Federal governments to limit or avoid gatherings of people.

Q: Can I take the Update (General Update or BICUP) course online? What about my Postlicensing course(s)?
A: Yes, you can take your courses online while the emergency rule is in effect. Under the emergency rule, Update, Prelicensing, and Postlicensing courses can be offered via synchronous distance learning beginning March 26. Synchronous learning means that the students and instructor are in separate places, but that everyone is participating in the course online at the same time.

Q: I am attending a Pre or Post class right now. What is going to happen?
A: Live class sessions must be cancelled or suspended as of the 26th. Your education provider may either:

  1. Cancel the course; or
  2. Suspend the course now and resume it later in an in-class format, once that is permitted; or
  3. Hold any remaining sessions via synchronous distance learning (on or after March 26).
Whatever decision your education provider makes, they should communicate their refund policies to you.

Q: What if I start a Pre or Postlicensing course after the rule goes into effect, but for whatever reason, I cannot finish?
A: While the rule is in effect, the school must allow you to make up missed course hours by attending another offering of that course (Prelicensing, or the applicable Postlicensing course), and the content has to be the same as the part you missed

Q: I am a broker and need more time to take the 12-hour BIC Course. What should I do?
A: Email a request for an extension of time to bicext@ncrec.gov . You will not have to submit supporting documentation while the rule is in effect. You will be granted an automatic 90-day extension.

Q: I am a broker and need more time to take CE and/or Postlicensing Courses. What should I do?
A: CE Update and Elective courses: The Commission will grant an automatic 90-day extension to brokers who have not completed CE by June 10. No request form is needed. Postlicensing courses: The Commission will grant an automatic extension through September 30, 2020, to brokers who have not completed Postlicensing. No request form is needed.

Q: Are PSI testing centers open for license applicants?
A: PSI closed all testing centers on Thursday, March 19, 2020. They will remain closed until at least April 13. We will provide updates as we receive them.

Q: I am applying for a license and am afraid my 180-day opportunity to take the exam will expire before I can take it. What should I do?
A: Email a request for an extension of time to examext@ncrec.gov. You will be granted an automatic 90 day extension.

Please send an email to our office for further information (ls@ncrec.gov). Because of the current health crisis, we have more questions and fewer staff than usual. We appreciate your patience as we work to address your questions and concerns

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