To be considered a nonresident North Carolina real estate broker, a licensee cannot have EITHER a North Carolina business address, mailing address or residence address.
NOTE: The options below are available only to nonresident licenses who do not have CE or Postlicensing education deficiencies in their NC license records and who wish to renew their NC licenses on active status
The Commission recognizes that many of its nonresident licensees (persons with North Carolina licenses who live in other states) may hold licenses in other states and are subject to the real estate continuing education requirements of those states. The Commission offers its nonresident licensees the following options for satisfying the continuing education requirements for license renewal on active status.
Nonresident licensees with active real estate licenses in other states may renew their North Carolina licenses on active status by certifying active license status in another state during the license renewal process, even if the other state’s continuing education requirement is different from North Carolina’s requirement. Nonresidents who elect this option should not submit any continuing education course completion certificates nor make a special request for continuing education credit.
NOTE: This option is only available to NC licensees whose licenses are on active status at the time of renewal. Nonresident licensees whose licenses are inactive may not activate their licenses based on licensure in another state.
A nonresident broker may, within one year preceding license expiration, complete the Commission-prescribed Update course plus one Commission-approved continuing education elective course, or complete two Commission-approved continuing education elective courses. Continuing education sponsors and courses are available from the Commission’s website at www.ncrec.gov.