How to Register for the 12-hour Broker-in-Charge (BIC) Course

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, click on the Education menu, and select Course Registration.