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Education/Professional Development/IDEA Committee

Shelly Wiggins

2023 Education/Professional Development/IDEA Committee Chair

GAR is proud to provide required CE Courses as well as many other educational classes to help you become better and more knowledgeable Realtor®

Education/Professional Development/IDEA Committee

Meets at GAR office at 10:00 am

January 17, 2023

February 7, 2023

March 7, 2023

April 4, 2023

May 9, 2023

August 8, 2023

September 12, 2032 

October 13, 2023

November 7, 2023

Lunch & Learn Schedule

The Education and Professional Development Committee is excited to offer GAR Members Zoom& Learn topics on a regular basis throughout the year.

Register at 

In-person at the GAR office

2023 Schedule TBD 

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Education and your Real Estate License

How Do I Check My CE Credits?

  1. Log on to North Carolina Real Estate Commission’s website,, using your license number and the last four-digits of your social security number

  2. Select CE License Information to review credit hours at the top of the page(example below)


How Many Credits Do I Need?

All North Carolina licensees need 4-hours for either the General Update or BIC Update and 4-hours for any Commission-approved elective to maintain an active license. The annual deadline to complete the required 8-hours is June 10th.

*A BIC or BIC-eligible Broker who takes the General Update course and an elective will maintain an Active license but will lose BIC status/eligibility.

Do I Still Need CE if My License is Inactive?

Yes. If you are a licensee on Inactive status, you must still complete the CE requirements to avoid being CE deficient.

Is Me License Renewed When I Complete My CE?

No. Licensees have until June 30th every year to renew their license, despite meeting the CE requirements. A $45.00 fee must be submitted to the Commission by or on June 30th for a license to be renewed. Failure to renew a license will result in a license that is Expired, not Inactive.

For guidance on renewing your license, please watch the video below:


Dine with Diversity Schedule

12:00 pm 

February 17, 2023                Smith's Soul Food Bistro

March 17, 2023                      Blossom

April 21, 2023                          Georgios

May 19, 2023                           Beppa

August 18, 2023                     Dinos

September 15, 2023             Las Palmas

October 20, 2023                   Spruced Goose

November 17, 2023              GARsgiving - GAR Office

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