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The members and staff of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission are concerned about the health and safety of our licensees and the public. We hope that the following resources will help you find the answers you need from offices and organizations around the state. We will regularly monitor and update this page with new information as needed.

For more information, contact us. Although our building is closed to all visitors, the Commission remains open for business via email, telephone, and at ncrec.gov. Contact us by email to the addresses listed below or use our website to get information, make an application, or submit a webform. We're here to help.

In light of state and local orders, the majority of our staff are working from home. This limits our ability to answer telephone calls. If you call and get a voice mail, please leave a detailed message and we will return your call as soon as we can.

Information on the State’s Response to COVID-19

Get the latest on the State’s response to COVID-19. Text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response.

Learn more here: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina [NC DHHS]

Executive Orders from the NC Governor’s Office

EO 121 Stay at Home: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO121-Stay-at-Home-Order-3.pdf

EO121 FAQs: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/200327_FAQ-SAH-Order_FINAL.pdf

EO124 Utility shut-offs, late fees, and reconnection fees; evictions; mortgage services; and more: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO124-Utilities-Evictions-Financial-Services.pdf

EO138 Easing restrictions on travel, business operations and mass gatherings - Phase

  1. https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO138-Phase-1.pdf

Executive Order 163 Revised Prohibitions and Restrictions to Protect Lives in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Phase 2.5 https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO163-Phase-2.5-Tech-Corrections_0.pdf

Phase 2.5 of Easing Restrictions FAQs https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/staying-ahead-curve/phase-25-faqs

All Executive Orders: https://governor.nc.gov/news/executive-orders

Guidance for Licensees RE: Brokerage Practice/Services

Questions and Answers COVID-19

Information from NC Realtors®

Status Updates https://www.ncrealtors.org/coronavirus/ including:

  • recommendations for best practices [April 2]
  • links to State and local orders and information about how the orders apply in specific areas [March 28],
  • information on federal relief legislation [March 27]
  • …and more

Q&A – https://www.ncrealtors.org/covid-19-qa/

Resources - https://www.ncrealtors.org/nc-realtors-coronavirus-information/

Information RE: Education and License Requirements

On April 15, 2020, the Commission voted to approve emergency rule 58G .0106, which prohibits in-person courses through June 30, 2020. Schools and Sponsors may offer courses via synchronous distance learning during this period. To view the rule, go to the Commission’s homepage.

Q: May Education Providers offer Prelicensing, Postlicensing, and CE courses via synchronous distance learning after June 30?
A: Yes. However, providers will be required to submit a course approval form by September 30 to continue offering synchronous distance learning courses after September 30.

Q: May Education Providers begin offering in-person classes on July 1?
A: Yes. Click here to view the Commission’s Guidelines for Certified Education Providers Offering In-Person Classes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

FAQs- LICENSEES

FAQs- APPLICANTS

Webinar for Education Providers: