The Commission has established an online training portal to deliver courses required by License Law and Commission rules and provide valuable information to brokers, education providers and instructors. The new platform is separate from the Commissions website and can be found at learn.ncrec.gov.
As a first time user, you will need to register at learn.ncrec.gov. Your login credentials for learn.ncrec.gov are separate from your other login credentials in existence with the Commission.
Courses currently available in the learning management system include the following:
Commission Rule 58A .0110(e) requires that brokers who request BIC-Eligible Status either complete the 12 hour Broker-in-Charge course within one year prior to submitting the Request for BIC-Eligible Status and/or BIC Designation (Form REC 2.25) or complete the course within 120 days after becoming BIC-Eligible.
The 12 Hour Broker-in-Charge course titled, The Great BIC Journey: Learning to Serve the People and Places of North Carolina is available on the Commission’s new platform at learn.ncrec.gov. A link to the course is also available on the Commission’s website under the Education Tab.
The Great BIC Journey is divided into three 4-hour modules. There are interactive exercises involving the rules and statutes, images, narrated slides and practical applications of the information. There is no final exam required; however, students must complete individual assessments throughout the course.
Brokers who successfully complete the 12- Hour Broker-in-Charge course will receive 4 hours of continuing education elective credit.
Commission Rule 58A .0110(g)(9) requires that a designated BIC complete the Commission’s Basic Trust Account Procedures course within 120 days of assuming responsibility for a trust account.
Taking the Right Path for Trust Accounts is the Basic Trust Account Procedures course. The course is divided into 14 separate modules and covers topics such as trust account requirements, trust account responsibilities, depositing and disbursement of funds, record keeping and audits. The course takes students 4 hours to complete and is full of practical applications including the process of account reconciliation. There is no final examination for the course; however, students do complete assessments at the end of each module.
You can find a link to register for the course at learn.ncrec.gov under the Education Tab. Brokers who successfully complete the course will receive 4 hours of continuing education elective credit.
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Instructors are required by Rule 58H .0306 to complete 6 hours of an instructor educational development program each year in order to renew their instructor approval. There are several ways that instructors can obtain this credit such as attending the Commission’s Spring Educators Conference or the Real Estate Educators Association conferences and workshops, including the NCREEA Fall Conference.
In order to provide instructors with additional options, the Commission has added two 3-hour instructor development workshops to its online learning portal. These courses do not provide CE credit.
Fundamental Principles on the Road to Better Teaching includes information that helps instructors and education providers comply with the requirements of Rule 58H .0304 regarding instructor conduct and performance. It provides guidance on crafting learning objectives, developing relevancy for the students, using visual imagery and assessing the students.
Teaching is Not a Spectator Sport provides guidance, ideas and practical tips for increasing student engagement. The engagement of students is critical to learning, whether teaching in a live, synchronous, or distance format.
All of the courses are self-paced asynchronous courses and must be completed within 30 days of course registration. Regardless of which courses a broker takes, here are some practical tips that will make their learning adventure more enjoyable in the online learning portal.
The Commission is excited to bring information to brokers and instructors while using a new, convenient platform.
Links to all of the courses referenced in this article are provided under the Education Tab on the Commissions website. For more information, you may contact the Education and Licensing Division at LS@ncrec.gov or 919.875-3700.