North Carolina - Real Estate Agents Continuing Education Requirements - RRC

North Carolina

Real Estate CE Courses North Carolina
Total Hours Required: 8
Education Due By: 06/30/2021
Elective Hours: 4
Mandatory Hours: 4
License Level: All
Renewal Cycle: 1 year

CE Approved Courses

Effective March 19, 2020, All live classroom offerings are CE approved for the live-virtual format.

 Approved for 4 hours of elective credit:  


General Information

Online Limitations

Only 4 elective hours may be taken online. The 4 hours of mandatory coursework must be taken in the classroom.

All CE courses must be completed 30 days from registration or by June 10th.

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires a timing device for all distance education courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Online Info

North Carolina Real Estate Professionals are required to take 8 continuing education hours every 12 months. Four of the required credit hours must be obtained by completing the Real Estate Update course prescribed by the Commission, which changes from year to year. The remaining 4 hours may be obtained by taking an elective course(s) approved by the Commission.

All courses MUST be completed by June 10th to ensure a timely renewal. It is very important to note that continuing education providers are not permitted to offer courses for CE credit between June 11 and June 30 of each year to allow time for sponsors to file reports to the Commission and for the Commission to process such reports. Thus, you will not be able to complete your CE requirement between June 11 and June 30 of each year.

All BICs (Broker in Charge) or BIC eligible licensees are required by State Law to attend a 4 Hour BIC Annual Review Course which must be completed in a classroom in addition to the 4 hour elective credit.

The BIC course is reserved exclusively for current BICs or those brokers seeking to maintain BIC eligibility. Any broker not falling into either of these categories will not be granted CE credit.

Provisional Brokers and non-BIC Brokers must take the General Update course and one Commission-approved elective. BICs and BIC-Eligible Brokers should* take the BICUP (Broker-in-Charge Update) course and one Commission-approved elective. See Rule 58A.1702.

*A BIC or BIC-eligible Broker who takes the General Update course and an elective will maintain an Active license but will lose his/her BIC status/eligibility.

NOTE: A recent law change requires that all Broker licenses be renewed on the North Carolina Real Estate Commission website.

No Final Exam Passing Requirement


Roster Required: Yes

Roster Process: Rosters are submitted electronically every Tuesday and Friday. During high volume periods, such as near renewal deadlines, rosters will be submitted daily.

Note from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission website - Licensees can check/review CE credits by going to the "Licensee Login" of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission Website. (Please allow 15 days after completion of a course for it to be posted to your record.)

Roster Sent: Every 7 days  

North Carolina Real Estate Commission
1313 Navaho Dr.
P.O. Box 17100
Raleigh, NC 27619
Phone: 919-875-3700 
Fax: 919-877-4220
Web: North Carolina Real Estate Commission