Real Estate Education Newsletter

by teacher Deborah Long

May 2019



There are two critical deadlines coming up:

The deadline to complete CE is June 10th.
To see where CE classes are available, go to
You can take your elective online (see below), but not the required update course.

The deadline to renew your license is June 30th. You can pay even if you have not completed your CE classes.  Renewal begins today, May 15th, and ends on June 30th.


Broker-in-Charge Update (BICUP) Chapel Hill, Wednesday, May 22nd
Breakfast refreshments included.

9 am to 1 p.m.
For more details and to register, go here.

I am also teaching for the Raleigh Regional Association on June 7th--

both the GENUP and my new elective.

Go here for information.

One of my students enjoying a comfortable seat in my class.

Online Learning


You can find information about online electives here.


All licensees, including BICs, must take an elective course. 

You can take two different elective courses

and bank one for the following year.


My online courses are competitively priced at $63/$67. 


The GENUP and BICUP courses are NOT available online. 


Do inactive brokers have to take continuing ed?

The simple answer to this question is No. But they really better.
Since 2018, inactive brokers who do not take CE classes for more than two years will have to take 68 hours--yes, 68 hours--of classes in order to reactivate. So all brokers should take 8 hours of CE (the correct update course--either the GENUP or the BICUP)--
and an elective) to avoid the painful alternative.

NAR Code of Ethics Requirement

Beginning in 2019, Realtors must complete at least 2.5 hours of Code of Ethics training every two years, with the most current deadline of December 31, 2020. 

But remember, the ethics course is a requirement only for Realtors.  Not every real estate licensee is a Realtor.

If you are not a member of the National Association of Realtors, your only requirement is the appropriate Update course and any approved elective course. 

The ethics course can be taken online for FREE via the NAR website or you can take an approved four-hour ethics course and also obtain CE elective credit in NC.
You can take Everyday Ethics  (print-based), Staying on the Right Path, or Scruples (video-based),online courses that count for elective credit AND NAR credit.


Questions? Email me.