Program Overview

Real Estate Continuing Education

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These classes are designed to prepare a student to become a fully licensed real estate broker in North Carolina. The NC Broker License is a multi-status license. Brokers are issued a provisional Broker license upon successful completion of the NC real estate license exam, and the provisional status is removed upon successful completion of three (3) required Post-Licensing courses.


Broker Pre-Licensing Course

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires successful completion of this entry-level course to qualify to take the real estate license examination. The course may be offered only by institutions and instructors approved by the NC Real Estate Commission. Please visit their website at ncrec.gov for further information.

The primary objective of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to act as a licensed real estate broker in a manner that protects and serves the public interest. Major topics include basic real estate concepts and law, property taxation, land use controls, environmental hazards, brokerage relationships and practices, real estate contracts, financing, closing real estate transactions, landlord, tenant and property management issues, fair housing, real estate valuation, federal income taxation of real estate, basic house construction, property insurance, Square Footage guidelines and agent safety. North Carolina Real Estate License Law and Real Estate Commission Rules and Trust Account Guidelines are also covered.

Required Textbook: Modern Real Estate Practice in North Carolina, 10th Edition, ISBN: 978-1-4754-8652-0

Broker Post-Licensing Courses

These courses may only be taught by institutions and instructors approved by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. These courses may be taken in any sequence. At least one course must be completed annually by NC provisional brokers within three (3) years after initial licensure to remain eligible for active license status. Effective July 1, 2020, Provisional Brokers must complete all three (3) Post Licensing courses within 18 months of licensure to retain eligibility to actively engage in real estate brokerage.

301: Broker Relationships and Responsibilities

The primary objective of this course is to provide instruction at a level beyond that provided in pre-licensing courses on topics deemed to be of special importance to licensees. Topics include a review of agency relationships in real estate residential and commercial sales and commercial property management transactions, a real estate broker’s legal duties to clients and customers, a step-by-step review and discussion of the functions and responsibilities of a real estate broker when working with sellers and buyers, a review of issues associated with transactions in progress when a broker leaves a firm and a review of license status and education issues. Proof of licensure is required prior to beginning the class. Textbook required: The North Carolina Real Estate Manual (2017-2018) and the Commission’s Residential Square footage Guidelines booklet (ncrec.gov). 30 hours

302: Contracts to Closings

The primary objective of this course is to provide instruction at a level beyond that provided in pre-licensing courses on topics deemed to be of special importance to licensees. Topics addressed in this course include selected basic contract law principles, real estate sales contract preparation, sales contract procedures, buyer’s due diligence, closing procedures, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, closing disclosure preparation, contracts for deed, options and selected real estate license status and education issues. Proof of licensure is required prior to beginning the class. Textbook required: The North Carolina Real Estate Manual (2017-2018) (ncrec.gov). 30 hours

303: NC Law, Rules and Legal Concepts

The primary objective of this class is to provide instruction at a level beyond that provided in Pre-licensing courses on topics deemed to be of special importance to licensees. Topics addressed in this course include general North Carolina licensing requirements, brokerage compensation issues, the disciplinary process, specialized types of real estate, property management in NC and miscellaneous laws and legal concepts. Proof of licensure is required prior to beginning the class. Textbook required: The North Carolina Real Estate Manual (2017-2018) (ncrec.gov). 30 hours

Broker Post-Licensing courses will start Summer 2020.

Other Courses

General Update (GENUP) Continuing Education Course
Broker-In-Charge (BICUP) Continuing Education Course
Appraisal Courses
Property Management Course
Mortgage Lending Course

 

RLS-3700A Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Course

This is the course you need to take to enter the real estate profession. It is required for individuals wanting to take the North Carolina real estate license examination and obtain a real estate broker license. This course may be offered only by schools and instructors approved by the NC Real Estate Commission. The primary objectives of this course are to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to act as a licensed real estate broker in a manner that protects and serves the public interest and to prepare students for the NC Real Estate license examination. Major topics include basic real estate property law, property taxation, land use controls, environmental hazards, brokerage relationships and practices, real estate contracts, real estate financing, closing real estate transactions, real estate valuation, fair housing, landlord and t enant, property management, federal income taxation of real estate, basic house construction, and property insurance. The NC Real Estate License Law and NC Real Estate Commission Rules and Trust Account Guidelines are also covered. Textbook required. 80 hours.
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