Are You Ready for September 30, 2020?

During the past six months, the Commission has granted a number of extensions for NC brokers and education providers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The deadline for all extensions is September 30, 2020. 

Not sure if you are impacted by this deadline?  Please read the information below that describes the extensions granted to brokers for the completion of their continuing and postlicensing education courses and to education providers for the submission of course approval forms. 

Continuing Education (CE) Extension

Temporary rule 58G .0104, which has been in place since March 26, 2020, granted brokers an extension of the CE deadline for the 2019-20 license year.

Any broker who did not complete all 8 hours of CE by June 10, 2020, must take approved elective courses by September 30, 2020, to make up missed hours, even if those missed hours included the Update course. Read more here.

Postlicensing Education Extension

Temporary rule 58G .0104, which has been in place since March 26, 2020, granted provisional brokers an automatic extension of their Postlicensing education deadline. Any provisional broker whose Postlicensing education deadline fell anytime between March 26, 2020 – September 30, 2020, must now complete all courses by September 30, 2020.

Rule 58A .1902 requires provisional brokers to complete all three 30-hour Postlicensing courses within 18 months of initial license to maintain active status. Therefore, any provisional broker who was licensed on or before March 13, 2019, must complete all 90 hours of Postlicensing education no later than September 30, 2020, to remain on active status.

Provisional brokers should check their education record to determine whether they have met the Postlicensing education requirements by logging into their license record on the Commission’s website.

Course Application Extension for Education Providers

Per Commission rule 58H .0101, “synchronous distance learning means the instructor and students are separated only by distance and not time, allowing for real-time monitoring of student participation.” In other words, synchronous distance learning courses are “live-online” courses facilitated through technologies such as Zoom and RECampusLive!.

Commission rules dictate that a certified Education Provider (EP) must first submit a course application in order to be approved to offer Prelicensing, Postlicensing, and/or CE courses via synchronous distance learning during the 2020-21 license year. However, the Commission has granted an extension of that requirement, as follows:

Provided the EP received previous approval to offer a Prelicensing, Postlicensing, and/or CE courses in-person, then that EP may also offer the courses via synchronous distance learning through September 30, 2020. If the EP wishes to continue offering the courses via synchronous distance learning after September 30, 2020, the EP must submit an application for course approval (for each course) by September 30.

Still have questions about these extensions?

Contact the Education and Licensing Division at or 919.875.3700.