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North Carolina Requirements:
Total Hours Update Elective Hours
You Need: 8 4 4
We Offer: 4 0 4

North Carolina Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education

The CE Shop is an approved real estate school in North Carolina; license number 1421

Continuing Education Deadline: 6/10 every year

Licensing Renewal Date: 6/30 every year

Hours Required By The State: 8 hours

  • 4 update hours
  • 4 elective hours

The CE Shop's Offering: 4 elective hours

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission does not allow the update hours to be taken via distance education.

Seat Time: The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.

Reporting: Real estate course completions are reported to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. The state requires schools to report course completions within five to seven days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported and posted within this time frame.

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.  

Expiration Date of Course: Courses expire 30 days from the order date pursuant to the NC REC. Re-enrollment will be required if the course is not completed 30 days from the order date. Regardless of order date, courses must be completed before June 10th, each year.

Certificates: Upon completion of the course, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license renewal request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.

Additional Licensing Information:

License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew.

Additional Course Information: The Update course must be taken in a classroom setting.

Post-Licensing: Please visit the NC REC website for information on Post-Licensing requirements by clicking here. The Post-Licensing courses must be taken in a classroom setting. 

North Carolina Real Estate Commission
P.O. Box 17100
Raleigh, NC 27619-7100

Phone: 919.875.3700

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Detailed CE information from the Commission website:

Post-Licensing Requirement Details for Provisional Brokers: