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North Carolina Postlicensing Requirements 

Beginning July 1, 2020, a provisional broker must complete all 90-hours (all three courses) of the postlicensing education program within 18 months of initial licensure to maintain an active license status.

As of July 1, 2020, a provisional broker license is required for any student enrolling in a postlicensing course.

A provisional broker’s license will be placed on inactive status if the provisional broker fails to complete postlicensing courses in the required timeframe.

The three 30-hour postlicensing courses are:

  • Broker Relationships and Responsibilities (301)
  • Contracts and Closing (302)
  • North Carolina Law, Rules and Legal Concepts (303)

Note: Students are not required to take the three 30-hour courses in any particular order.

Class schedule

Online Postlicensing Classes (Live-Stream)

Online postlicensing courses are offered as online synchronous courses, meaning the classes are held in real time.

Required textbook (not included in class tuition)

N.C. Real Estate Commission Manual (Dark blue cover/released March 2021) or digital North Carolina Real Estate Manual

Buy the printed manual from The Realtor® Store

Buy the digital manual directly from the NCREC

Canopy Real Estate Institute Policies and Procedures Disclosure

Attendance requirements

Broker Postlicensing students must attend a minimum of 90 percent (27 hours for each class) of all scheduled classroom hours.

For each 30-hour Broker Postlicensing course, students cannot miss more than three hours of scheduled classroom hours (Commission Rule 58H. 0210 (b)). This requirement applies for course repeats as well.


The 30-hour postlicensing courses cost $235 each.  Members of Canopy Realtor® Association and Canopy MLS receive a $20 discount ($215 member price).

IMPORTANT: If you did not meet the Sept. 30, 2020, deadline to complete your postlicencing requirements, please contact the North Carolina Real Estate Commission at 919-875-3700 to determine what course(s) you will need to take to satisfy your requirements.