(a)  Any education provider utilizing its License Examination Performance Record or Annual Summary Report for advertising or promotional purposes shall only use the most recent annual License Examination Performance Record or Annual Summary Report as published on the Commission's website in a manner that is not misleading or false.

(b)  Education providers shall not make or publish, by way of advertising or otherwise, any false or misleading statement regarding employment opportunities that may be available as a result of completion of a course offered by that education provider or acquisition of a real estate license.

(c)  Education providers shall not use endorsements or recommendations of any person or organization for advertising or otherwise unless such person or organization has consented in writing to the use of the endorsement or recommendation. In no case shall any person or organization be compensated for an endorsement or recommendation.

(d)  Education providers shall not offer Postlicensing courses only for brokers affiliated with a particular real estate broker, firm, franchise, or association.

(e)  Education providers may offer and advertise courses in addition to those approved by the Commission pursuant to this Subchapter provided that references to such courses are not made or published in a manner that implies approval by the Commission.

(f)  Instructional time and materials shall be utilized for instructional purposes only.

(g)  All Continuing Education course advertisements and promotional materials shall specify the number of Continuing Education credit hours to be awarded by the Commission for the course.

(h)  The education provider name shall be used in all publications and advertising.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93A-4; 93A‑33;

Eff. July 1, 2017;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2020.