Wednesday, October 31, 2018

In North Carolina Real Estate, What is Difference Between Post License and Continuing Education?

When a real estate license applicant goes to real estate school and gets a real estate license in North Carolina, that applicant becomes a "provisional broker" We do not have real estate salespersons in North Carolina.

If a person graduated from First Real Estate School and passed the North Carolina real estate exam, that person would be provisional broker until that person has passed three real estate post license classes.   These post license classes are thirty hours each. 
Post license class is fun at First Real Estate School.  

These thirty hour post license real estate  classes are taught by most real estate schools.  A new real estate licensee can take these classes slowly or quickly.  The slow method would have the new licensee take their first post license thirty hour class BEFORE the first anniversary of passing the North Carolina real estate exam.  Before the second anniversary of getting their North Carolina real estate license, the new provisional broker would be required by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission  to take a second thirty hour  post license course.  Before that provisional broker celebrated his third anniversary of getting his real estate license, he would need to take a third thirty hour post license class.  That is as slow as a new licensee can go through that process. 

If a new real estate provisional broker wanted to go through this process as fast as possible, that new provisional broker could take these three post license classes very soon after getting their real estate license.  Why would a new real estate broker want to do that? 

When that new provisional broker finishes his third post license real estate class, he becomes a full broker.  He could open his own office if he wanted to. 

Simultaneously, once that provisional broker passes the North Carolina real estate exam, another clock begins to tick, the expiration clock that requires CONTINUING EDUCATION.  Every real estate broker, old or new, in North Carolina is required by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission to take eight hours of continuing education every year in addition to the post license requirement required of new provisional brokers.  Yes, I said in addition.  I did not say in lieu of. 

Every real estate broker's license in North Carolina expires on June 30 every year.  Every real estate broker in North Carolina has to take eight hours of continuing education every year.  At least four hours of that education has to be in a classroom with an instructor.  The first time that a provisional broker renews their real estate license, no continuing education is required.  Starting with a provisional broker's second June 30th, eight hours of  continuing education is required to renew that real estate broker's license. 

New real estate provisional brokers need post license AND continuing education.  Old real estate brokers only need continuing education. 

If you live anywhere near Hendersonville, First Real Estate School at 404 S. Main street.  would be happy to help with these educational requirements.  Check our website.  Join us for postlicense education or continuing education.  


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