Education Committee

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


Kathy Timmons
2022 Education Committee Chair

Education Committee Meeting Dates (10:00 am)

Meetings will be held in person beginning August 

January 11, 2022

February 8, 2022

March 8, 2022

April 5, 2022

May 10, 2022

August 16, 2022

September 13, 2022 

October 11, 2022

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


2022 Upcoming Dates (11:30 - 1:00)

Topics TBD

January 18, 2022

February 23, 2022

March 23, 2022

April 20, 2022

May 25, 2022

August 23, 2022

September 28, 2022


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: