Continuing Education FAQ's

CE FAQs

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1

How much continuing education am I required to take each year to maintain an Active license? To maintain an Active license, a licensee must take eight (8) hours of continuing education each year. Provisional Brokers and non-BIC Brokers must take the General Update course and one Commission-approved elective. BICs and BIC-Eligible Brokers should* take the BICUP (Broker-in-Charge Update) course and one Commission-approved elective. See Rule 58A.1702.
*A BIC or BIC-eligible Broker who takes the General Update course and an elective will maintain an Active license but will lose his/her BIC status/eligibility.

2

I want to take a CE course. Where can I find a list of classes and how do I sign up? You may search for CE classes across the state on the Commission’s website (under Education). Contact course providers to register.

3

What happened to the Mandatory Update course? Mandatory Update has been replaced. Per Rule 58A.1702, non-BIC Brokers & PBs now take General Update. BICs & BIC-eligibles take BICUP.

4

How can I check my continuing education credits? Log into your online license record to view your credits. To access your record, go to www.ncrec.gov, click on the “Licensing” tab and select “Licensee Login”.

5

Do I need to take an ethics course to renew my license? No. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) requires completion of an ethics course, not the Real Estate Commission. Contact NAR or your local REALTOR® board or association for details regarding the ethics training requirement.

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I want to teach the Update (GenUp/BICUP) course in North Carolina. What are the qualification requirements and how do I apply? NCAC 58E.0203 explains the criteria & procedures for Commission approval of Update course instructors. Instructor application forms are provided on the Commission’s website (www.ncrec.gov) under Forms.

7

I want to teach an Elective course in North Carolina. What are the qualification requirements and how do I apply? NCAC 58E.00306 explains the criteria & procedures for Commission approval of Elective course instructors. Instructor application forms are provided on the Commission’s website (www.ncrec.gov) under Forms.
Refer to Rules 58E.0301-.0310 for comprehensive information regarding the Elective course requirement and approval process (including instructor approval).