Synchronous Distance Learning for Continuing Education

Take a class with the experienced Canopy instructors you know.

Canopy is partnering with Real Time Learn to bring you instructor-led synchronous (live online) General Update,  Broker-in-Charge Update courses and electives.

These classes allow you to interact in real time with your instructor!

Classes will be presented using Zoom technology. Download the Zoom app to your desktop, laptop or tablet.

Once you register for your class, you will be able to download and/or print your Update or elective course manual.

You will log in to your Update or elective course in Real Time Learn and click the Launch Zoom button to enter the meeting.  Please launch Zoom 45 minutes prior to the meeting for check-in.

If you were already enrolled for a March or April 2020 GENUP or BICUP at Canopy that was canceled due to the suspension of in-person classes, staff will be contacting you about how to access an online GENUP, BICUP or  online elective at no additional cost to you.

View or register for upcoming classes

Member discount code for Canopy Realtor® Association and Canopy MLS members can be found on the Matrix login page under "News and Alerts." 

The code must be used at the time of purchase to receive a discount.

Discount is for live streaming GENUP, BICUP and elective courses only. Discount does NOT apply to on-demand electives.

May 29: Broker-in-Charge Update at 9 a.m. with Jon Hines
May 29: General Update at 2 p.m. with Chris Puckett 
May 30: Property Management General Update at 9 a.m with Pam Vesper (This course satisfies your General Update requirement with a property management focus.)
June 1: General Update at 9 a.m. with Chris Puckett
June 2: Broker-in-Charge Update at 9 a.m. with Cindy Chandler, DRE
June 4: General Update at 2 p.m. with Laurie Knudsen
June 5: Broker-in-Charge Update at 9 a.m. with Dana Rhodes, DREI
June 8: General Update at 2 p.m. with Mel Black
June 10: Broker-in-Charge Update at 9 a.m. with Cindy Chandler, DREI
June 10: General Update at 2 p.m. with Cheryl Crawford
June 10: General Update at 5 p.m. with Sandy Williams, DREI


Live Online electives also available:

May 30: Tackling What Ifs at 2 p.m.with Sandy Williams, DREI
June 1: Understanding Today's Investors at 5 p.m. with Jon Hines (Evening class)
June 6: Tackling What Ifs at 9 a.m.with Sandy Williams, DREI
June 8: Realtors Breaking Bad at 9 a.m. with Cindy Chandler, DREI
June 9: Tackling What Ifs at 9 a.m.with Sandy Williams, DREI

Live Online Commercial Updates and electives:

June 2: Due Diligence Issues in Commercial Real Estate at 2 p.m. with Garth Dunklin (NEW DATE)
June 3: Commercial Broker-in-Charge Update at 9 a.m. with CIndy Chandler, DREI
June 4: Commercial General Update at 9 a.m. with Garth Dunklin

Technology requirements

  • Desktop computer/laptop (PC or Apple) or tablet

  • Broadband internet access (preferably wired) - "Broadband" means minimum speeds equivalent to DSL, satellite, or cable connections of at least 8 mbps. Note: wifi connections are typically significantly slower than wired connections. 

  • Webcam

  • Headset with microphone or speakers and a microphone

  • Keyboard

  • A strong, consistent internet connection to stream audio and video in both directions

  • Ability to see the full screen and access a keyboard at the same time

  • Use of microphone and camera for the duration of the course

  • Preferred browsers - Chrome or Firefox (Internet Explorer not recommended)


  • Login from a phone

Other requirements and expectations

  • Students must meet course attendance requirements:

    • Students must fulfill the time requirement of attending 90% of the course, not counting scheduled breaks. No course credit will be given if the 90% requirement is not met, even if due to connectivity issues.

    • Students will not receive credit if they leave before the end of the course.

    • A monitor will be online to track attendance and student participation.

    • If a student's connectivity fails repeatedly and they miss more than 10% of the course, they will not be able to continue the course and will not get credit.

  • Students must meet the requirement to connect/check-in prior to start of the class session.

  • Students must show any required identification prior to or at the beginning of the course – pocket cards and picture IDs will be checked. Have them ready when you join the class. You will not get credit if your pocket card and photo ID are not checked.

  • Check in starts at 8:15 a.m. for 9 a.m. classes.

  • Check in starts at 1:15 p.m. for 2 p.m. classes.

  • Students must silence their phones and ensure they are taking the course in a quiet environment.

  • Only one student may be on a computer at a time. You cannot share screens with other students.

  • Students must reply to all prompts and quizzes during the session to receive credit.

  • Students must remain connected to the room during breaks.

  • Students must close other programs/apps while class is in session.

  • At the end of the course and after attendance has been confirmed by staff, students will receive a completion email from Real Time Learn with instructions on how to log in to their account and download their Canopy Real Estate Institute Certificate of Completion.

  • Canopy Real Estate Institute will report course completion to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.

Note: Life happens! If you need to leave the online course, we certainly understand. While we cannot give you credit for the course if you miss more than 20 minutes or cannot stay until the end, we can help you reschedule to another online course at no charge.

Additional Zoom Support

  • Zoom online support

  • You can also chat live with the Zoom support team within your Zoom account, or call 1-888-799-9666 ext. 2