Extensions of CE and Postlicensing Education Deadlines

Originally published in the June 2020 edition of the eBulletin

Temporary rule 58G .0104, which has been effective since March 26, provides for automatic extensions of time for brokers to complete CE and Postlicensing education. Following are a few of the most frequently-asked questions regarding extensions.

What is the CE extension deadline?

Answer: September 30, 2020.  The Commission is granting an automatic 90-day extension.  No CE courses may be offered during the June 11-June 30 CE blackout period, so the 90-day extension period will begin on July 1, 2020, and end on September 30, 2020.  Licensees do not have to submit an extension request for CE.

Can a broker take the 2019-20 Update course after June 10, 2020? 

Answer: No.  The 2019-20 GenUp and BICUP courses cannot be offered after June 10, 2020.

What if brokers do not take the 2019-20 Update course by June 10.  How will they make it up?

Answer:  Any broker who does not complete all 8 hours of CE by June 10 will be automatically granted a 90-day extension.  The broker will then take approved elective courses [between July 1-September 30, 2020] to make up missed hours, even if those hours included the Update course. 

What is the Postlicensing extension deadline?

Answer: September 30, 2020.  Provisional Brokers (PBs) who have Postlicensing education deadlines between March 26-June 30, 2020, will be granted an automatic extension until September 30, 2020.  PBs do not have to submit a Postlicensing Extension request.

Should brokers renew their licenses even if they don’t complete CE or Postlicensing education?

Answer:  Yes.  Renewal requirements have not changed.  A video that answers FAQs regarding renewal and provides step-by-step renewal instructions is posted in the Commission’s Video Library

If you have further questions, please contact the Education and Licensing Division at LS@ncrec.gov or 919.875.3700.