Education Committee


Kathy Timmons
2021 Education Committee Chair

GAR is proud to provide required CE Courses as well as many other educational classes to help you become better and more knowledgeable Realtor®

Education Committee Meeting Dates (10:00 am)

Meetings will be held in person beginning August 

January 5, 2021

February 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

April 6, 2021

May 12, 2021

August 10, 2021

September 7, 2021 

October 5, 2021

November 5, 2021

GAR offers NC Real Estate Commission approved Continuing Education courses.  You may register and pay for your registration securely online via our website.  To view a full schedule of the classes we are offering in 2019 as well as information and guidelines for taking your CE with GAR please click on the red button below.

CE Education in-person instruction has been postponed thru the end of 2021

Lunch & Learn Schedule

The Education and Professional Development Committee is excited to offer GAR Members Zoom& Learn topics on a regular basis throughout the year.

Register at 

In-person at the GAR office

Seating is limited - Register Early


Upcoming Dates (11:30 - 1:00)

August 26             Miles Hamrick, I See Green

September 23       Kristie Ferguson, C2EX


Education and your Real Estate License

How Do I Check My CE Credits?

  1. Log on to North Carolina Real Estate Commission’s website,, using your license number and the last four-digits of your social security number

  2. 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.

For guidance on renewing your license, please watch the video below:

Please call the GAR offices if you have additional questions regarding CE Classes or issues with registration or reporting.