|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.
|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.
|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.
|How can I check my continuing education credits?
|Log into your online license record to view your credits. To access your record, go to the Commission’s homepage (www.ncrec.gov) and click on “Licensee Login.”
|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.
|I want to teach the Update (GenUp/BICUP) course in North Carolina. What are the qualification requirements and how do I apply?
|NCAC 58H.0302* 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\Education Forms.
|I want to teach an Elective course in North Carolina. What are the qualification requirements and how do I apply?
|Refer to Rules 58H.0406 and .0407 regarding elective course requirements, including instructor approval. Also consult the "CE Elective Approval Guidelines"
|My license is on inactive status. What must I do to return my license to active status?
The requirements for license activation vary depending upon how long the license has been on inactive status and whether there is a deficiency in the broker’s CE record. Per Commission Rule 58A .1703: