Education Committee

Shelley Wiggins
2020 Education Committee Chairman

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)

January 7, 2020

February 11, 2020

March 10, 2020

April 7, 2020 VIRTUAL

May 12, 2020 VIRTUAL

August 11, 2020 VIRTUAL

September 8, 2020

October 6, 2020

November 10, 2020

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 until further notification from NCREC


to receive $5 discount

Lunch & Learn Schedule

The Education and Professional Development Committee is excited to offer GAR Members Lunch & Learn topics on a regular basis throughout the year. Affiliate members provide lunch during these sessions.

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Upcoming Dates (11:30 - 1:30)

Feb 26, 2020            Caroline Grub, Canopy MLS (RPR)

Mar 24, 2020            CANCELLED

Apr 22, 2020             POSTPHONED 2021 John Galop, Galop Home Concepts

                                  (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)

May 27, 2020            POSTPHONED 2021 John Cashett (Square Footage)

Jun 24, 2020             POSTPHONED 2021 Miles Hamrick (Appraisals)

Aug 27, 2020            VIRTUAL Todd Young, Caliber Home Loans (Lending Options)

Sep 24, 2020            Ray Watson, Ameriprise Financial (Financial Planning)

Oct 22, 2020             Keith Hance, Hance & Hance PA (TBD)    

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.