REAL ESTATE CONTINUING EDUCATION / LICENSE RENEWAL
In order to renew your license on active status, you must complete eight (8) hours of continuing education (CE) during each July 1 to June 10 license period.
FOR brokers NOT designated as broker-in-charge or broker-in-charge eligible, four (4) of the required CE credit hours must be obtained by completing the General Update course prescribed by the Commission. The subject matter of this course will be changed by the Commission from year to year.
FOR brokers WHO ARE designated as broker-in-charge or broker-in-charge eligible, four (4) of the required CE credit hours must be obtained by completing the Broker-in-Charge Update (BICUP) course each full license period after being designated a broker-in-charge.
THE remaining four (4) CE credit hours may be obtained by taking a Commission approved elective course. Elective courses may address a wide variety of real estate topics.
Education and your Real Estate License
How Do I Check My CE Credits?
Log on to North Carolina Real Estate Commission’s website, www.ncrec.gov, using your license number and the last four-digits of your social security number
Select CE License Information to review credit hours at the top of the page(example below)
How Many Credits Do I Need?
All North Carolina licensees need 4-hours for either the General Update or BIC Update and 4-hours for any Commission-approved elective to maintain an active license. The annual deadline to complete the required 8-hours is June 10th.
*A BIC or BIC-eligible Broker who takes the General Update course and an elective will maintain an Active license but will lose BIC status/eligibility.
Do I Still Need CE if My License is Inactive?
Yes. If you are a licensee on Inactive status, you must still complete the CE requirements to avoid being CE deficient.
Is Me License Renewed When I Complete My CE?
No. Licensees have until June 30th every year to renew their license, despite meeting the CE requirements. A $45.00 fee must be submitted to the Commission by or on June 30th for a license to be renewed. Failure to renew a license will result in a license that is Expired, not Inactive.