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 6, which started on January 1, 2019 and ends on December 31, 2021. If you are still unsure as to if you have completed the required training during cycle 6, visit NAR.realtor and check your Code of Ethics status.
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 Eligiable, 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 PB, your CE consist of 4 hours of a General Update + 4 hours of an Elective. If you are still unsure as to if you have completed the required training during the NCREC 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.
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.
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.
No. NCREC requires all licensees to complete CE. NAR requires all REALTORS® to complete Code of Ethics. These are 2 unrelated requirements.