This article from the October eBulletin is republished here to remind brokers of the new format of the BIC course and the registration process.
Effective October 2019, the 12-hour BIC course is comprised of two segments, an 8-hour online prerequisite segment and a 4-hour live segment taught by Commission staff.
Brokers will register for both segments of the 12-hour BIC course at the same time, and the registration fee will be $110. During registration, brokers will choose from a list of available 4-hour sessions. The 4-hour sessions will be offered as either a live classroom environment in Raleigh or a “live online” environment. Brokers will select their preferred learning environment. Following registration, a broker will be sent a link to the 8-hour segment.
The 8-hour online segment is a self-paced, online course, but it must be completed within 30 days of registration. During the course, brokers will have to pass a quiz at the conclusion of each module. The broker may not advance to the next module without passing the quiz. In addition, brokers must pass a final examination to successfully complete the 8-hour online segment.
A broker who has not completed the 8-hour online prerequisite segment will not be permitted entry into the 4-hour live segment. Both segments of the course must be completed within 120 days of registration.
Brokers who fail to complete both segments of the 12-hour course within a 120-day period will be required to register, pay, and restart the course.
The course will no longer be offered in the traditional 12-hour live classroom format.
For more information about the 12-hour BIC course, go to ncrec.gov, click on the Education menu, and select Course Registration.