The North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC) requires all licensees to complete 8 hours of Continuing Education before June 10 of every year. If you are a BIC or BIC Eligible, your 8 hours of CE consist of 4 hours of a BIC Update + 4 hours of an Elective. If you are a non-BIC Broker or Provisional Broker, your CE consist of 4 hours of a General Update + 4 hours of an Elective.
If you are unsure as to if you have completed the required training during the NCREC license year, visit NCREC.gov, log in and click on CE License Information. Your username is your license number and your password is the last 4 digits of your SSN unless you have changed it.
If you just received your NC license during the current license year, you do not have to complete CE until after your first license renewal.
If you are a BIC or BIC Eligible, your 8 hours of CE consist of 4 hours of a BIC Update + 4 hours of an Elective.
If you are a non-BIC Broker or a Provisional Broker, your 8 hours of CE consist of 4 hours of a General Update + 4 hours of an Elective.
BCAR offers several General Updates, BIC Updates and Electives that will fulfill your CE requirements. These classes can be taken online, in-person, or self-paced. To view BCARs upcoming classes, visit our website calendar or contact BCARs Education Coordinator. You can also find self-paced CE Electives on BCARs CE Shop site.
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) requires all REALTORS® to complete 2.5 hours of Code of Ethics training during every “cycle”. We are currently in cycle 7, which started on January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024.
If you are unsure as to if you have completed the required training during cycle 7, visit NAR.realtor and check your Code of Ethics status.
If you have completed 2.5 hours of Code of Ethics training sometime during cycle 7, you do not have to complete Code of Ethics training again until anytime during cycle 8, which is January 1, 2025 - December 31, 2027.
There are a few CE Electives (required by NCREC) that will fulfill your Code of Ethics requirement (required to NAR) but not all do. The 2 separate requirements are not to get confused.
There are several different ways that REALTORS® can complete Code of Ethics training. Here are a few different options.
- NAR offers online COE training for free on their website.
- Complete the Commitment to Excellence Endorsement. This endorsement can be used to showcase your professionalism when serving clients.
- Some CE Electives will fulfill the Code of Ethics requirement. Ask your Education Coordinator where you can find a CE Elective/Code of Ethics combo course.
NC Real Estate Commission requires all licensees to complete CE to keep their license active.
The National Association of REALTORS® requires all REALTORS® to complete Code of Ethics to keep their REALTOR® status active.
These are 2 unrelated requirements.
Yes - the definition of the word REALTOR® is "member of NAR". Therefore, Appraisers are considered REALTORS® and do have to complete COE training each cycle.