What do PBs and their BICs need to know about Postlicensing Education?

What is the deadline for completion of Postlicensing Education?

All 90 hours of Postlicensing must be completed within 18 months of initial licensure date, Commission Rule 58A .1902(b). The counting starts from the date the license is issued, whether or not it is ever activated. A provisional broker must complete all 3 Postlicensing courses by the deadline to remain eligible for an active NC real estate license.

What if I miss my 18-month deadline?

If all 3 Post courses have not been completed within the 18 months of initial licensure, the license will be placed on inactive status until activation criteria can be met, Commission Rule 58A .1902(c).

Plan well. Commission rules do not allow for any extension of time for any reason to complete the Postlicensing education.

To activate an inactive license that was on provisional status, all 3 Post courses must have been completed within the 2 years immediately preceding the request to activate. If a Post course was completed more than 2 years ago, it will have to be retaken prior to license activation.

What is the completion deadline of an individual Postlicensing course once I register for the course?

A Post course must be completed (including successfully passing the end-of-course exam) within 180-days of course enrollment, Commission Rule 58H .0207(b). Read that again: from course enrollment, not from when the student begins taking the course. This distinction is particularly important for self-paced distance courses where students may not begin the course right away or when scheduling the proctored end-of-course exam may take several days or weeks.

RECOMMENDATION: if a Postlicensing package containing all 3 Post courses is purchased, be sure to take each end-of-course exam as you complete that course’s instruction vs waiting to take all 3 exams after completing all 3 course instructions. By delaying the exams, students run the risk of their 180-day courses expiring before all 3 exams can be scheduled or passed. With no possibility of course extensions, the entire course(s) has to be retaken for credit.

How do I find the Postlicensing (PL) course I need?

Click this link to search all scheduled in-person, synchronous, or blended delivery PL courses by Course Name, Type of Delivery, Name of Education Provider or Instructor, City/County, or course dates. Click this link for a list of certified Education Providers who offer self-paced distance PL courses.