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ACT NOW | Complete your GRI before the new BIC requirements change in July

The GRI Designation is currently being accepted by the NC Real Estate Commission as an exception in lieu of experience when applying for Broker-In-Charge (BIC) eligibility. Unfortunately, this is changing and will no longer be offered as a benefit to members beginning July 1, 2018.

Excerpt: 21 NCAC 58A .0110 – Broker-in-Charge To amend the rule to (1) clarify the rule text; (2) remove the North Carolina GRI program as an exception to the Broker-in-Charge experience requirement; and (3) require nonresident brokers to complete the 12-hour BIC Course and BIC Update Course.

Read more about the rule change on the NC Real Estate Commission’s website here.

Don’t worry – we have a solution! If you want to obtain your BIC eligibility without having to complete two full years of consecutive experience as an agent, now is the time to act by earning your GRI designation. We recommend completing your GRI by June 1, 2018 to allow time for designation processing with NAR and the NC Real Estate Commission.

Last Chance – complete ALL FOUR in-person GRI Classes in May

Don’t let this opportunity slip away! Here’s a quick glance at upcoming GRI classes offered from now until June/July (more classes coming in May). Click the class below to register or visit ncrealtors.org/grow for a full calendar.

  • April 5: ABC’s of Financing – Greensboro
  • April 18: Balancing Business Risks & Ethics – Winston-Salem
  • April 18: Technology Tools – Carteret Co.
  • April 19: Business Planning – Brunswick Co.
  • April 20: Technology Tools – Brunswick Co.
  • May 2: Business Planning – Winston-Salem
  • May 9: Balancing Business Risks & Ethics – Raleigh
  • May 24: ABC’s of Financing – Greensboro
  • May 25:  Technology Tools – Greensboro

Please note: Once you complete the GRI program, you MUST contact us to let us know that you want to use your designation for this purpose, so we can report your GRI designation to the NC Real Estate Commission. Please contact Rachel Branson, GRI Coordinator, for this request.

To review:

  • BIC eligibility requirements changing July 1, 2018
  • No longer allowed to use a GRI designation as an exception to the experience requirements for your BIC eligibility
  • Complete your GRI by June 1, 2018 to take advantage of the currently allowed experience exception

For questions about these changes or the GRI program, please contact Rachel Branson.



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