(a)  Except as provided in Rules .1708 and .1711 of this Section, a broker shall complete eight credit hours of real estate continuing education courses approved pursuant to 21 NCAC 58H within one year prior to the expiration of the license as follows:

(1)           four credit hours of elective courses; and

(2)           four hours of either:

(A)          the "General Update Course;" or

(B)          for a broker with BIC Eligible status, the "Broker-In-Charge Update Course" in lieu of the "General Update Course."

(b)  A BIC or broker who takes the General Update Course rather than the Broker-In-Charge Update Course shall receive continuing education credit for taking such course only for the purpose of retaining his or her license on active status and shall not be considered to have satisfied the requirement to take the Broker-In-Charge Update Course in order to retain his or her BIC Eligible status.

(c)  Continuing education courses shall be completed upon the second renewal following the initial licensure and upon each subsequent annual renewal.

(d)  The broker shall provide the course completion certificate upon request of the Commission.

(e)  No continuing education shall be required to renew a broker license on inactive status. In order to change a license from inactive status to active status, the broker shall satisfy the continuing education requirement described in Rule .1703 of this Section.

(f)  No continuing education shall be required for a broker who is a member of the U.S. Congress or the North Carolina General Assembly in order to renew his or her license on active status.

(g)  For purposes of this Rule, the terms "active status" and "inactive status" shall have the same definition as those in Rule .0504 of this Subchapter.

(h)  For continuing education purposes, the term "initial licensure" shall include the first time that a license of a particular type is issued to a person, the reinstatement of a canceled, revoked or surrendered license, and any license expired for more than six months.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93A-3(c); 93A-4.1;

Eff. July 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2017; July 1, 2014; April 1, 2006; July 1, 2005; April 1, 2004; October 1, 2000; August 1, 1998; July 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2018.