Commission Education Rules Simplified; New Subchapter H Effective July 1

By Melissa A. Vuotto, Rulemaking Coordinator

At its January 2017 meeting, the Commission adopted the proposed education reform rules. Under this rulemaking action, the 94 education rules found in Subchapters C and E will be repealed and replaced by 36 newly adopted rules located in the new Subchapter H – Real Estate Education. Subject to the Rules Review Commission’s approval, this rulemaking action will be effective July 1, 2017.

The Commission’s primary intent of this rulemaking action is to eliminate redundant rules, create a unified subchapter for all educators, and incorporate many of the Commission’s Instructor Development and Improvement Task Force recommendations.

The new rules are grouped into four sections within Subchapter H:

Section .0100 – General/ Definitions rule;

Section .0200 – Real Estate Schools;

Section .0300 – Approved Instructors; and

Section .0400 – Continuing Education.

By streamlining the education rules, it is the Commission’s goal to improve the understanding each rule, ease the process of searching for a particular rule, and increase the quality of real estate education in North Carolina.

Thank you to all who attended the public hearing on December 13, 2016, and submitted written comments. The Commission considered comments and  rule revisions at its meeting on January 18, 2017. Revisions are indicated at under ‘Licensing Law and Rule Changes.’ If you would like to receive notifications of any rulemaking proceeding, you can sign up at or by contacting Melissa A. Vuotto, Commission Rulemaking Coordinator.

This article came from the February 2017-Vol47-3 edition of the bulletin.