If you have realized that you did not complete your NC real estate continuing education on time, you may be a bit stressed right now and not sure of what to do next. You were probably notified by the NC Real Estate Commission that you did not complete your required eight hours of annual continuing education due by June 10th and that your license will become inactive as of July 1. Here are the steps to remove that “CE deficiency” and get you back to active status as quickly as possible.
- Step 1 – Call the NC Real Estate Commission at 919.875-3700 and find out exactly what your deficiency is and the number of classes you will need to make up that deficiency. Generally, if you did not take any CE, you will need to take the General Update course and 3 electives. If you only took 4-hours, you would need to take the General Update course and 2 electives. We offer online NCREC commission approved online, video-based electives that will help you get that portion completed quickly and efficiently. The General Update course will need to be taken in the classroom. You may search a complete listing of all CE classroom courses on the Commission website. No continuing education can can be offered during the blackout period of June 11 – June 30, however online continuing education and classroom continuing education will start back up July 1.
- Step 2 – Once you have completed your continuing education, you and your broker-in-charge will need to complete Form 2.08 on the NC Real Estate Commission website. This form allows you to reactivate your license and your license is considered active at the point the form has been either mailed or delivered to the Commission. The Real Estate Commission will send you a Notice of License Record Change confirming that this form has been received and that your license has been placed on Active Status. If you haven’t received the notice of change by 30 calendar days after the date entered on form 2.08, the NCREC states, “you must immediately cease any further activity for which a real estate license is required until the Notice of License Record Change has been received.
Special Note for BICS: You will lose your BIC eligibility due to the CE deficiency. Make sure you complete the first two steps above, then you will need to also complete steps 3 and 4 below:
- Step 3 – Complete the Commission’s 12-hour Broker-in-Charge Course
- Step 4 – File the BIC Declaration form (REC 2.04)
If you would like to be reminded of the CE deadline for next year, please subscribe to our email list and we will send you a link to our blog post on renewing your NC real estate license each year. This post also has valuable reminders for renewing your NC real estate brokers license and renewing your privilege license with the NC Department of Revenue. All active real estate brokers must pay the $50 privilege license to NCDOR each year.
As mentioned previously, it is best for you to call the Commission at 919-875-3700 so that they can look up your individual license record and tell you exactly what your license status is and the requirements to remove your deficiency.
I hope this information is beneficial. We are here to help you with your NC real estate continuing education; our NC real estate online video-based continuing education electives are up and running (effective July 1).