Education Roundup

NC REALTORS® wants to help you build skills and adapt to changing times. This list contains a roundup of broadcasts, webinars, courses, tools and programs to help you succeed.

Live Virtual Courses

At this time, all in-person courses have been suspended until further notice and have been moved to a virtual/synchronous learning format using Zoom.  A computer, laptop, or tablet may be used to access these courses. There is no cost to use Zoom. *A webcam/camera is required to receive course credit.



Expanding Housing Opportunities

April 21 | 9:00AM-1:00PM
$55.00 (CE Included)

The class is designed to:

  • educate students on the range of affordable housing opportunities and clients seeking them;
  • increase students’ knowledge and understanding of how affordability impacts the housing market, their clients, their business, and their community;
  • help students analyze affordable financing options through credible lenders, including local, state, federal, and non-profit assistance programs for buyers and renters;
  • and teach students how to better leverage partnerships and resources to expand housing opportunities through workforce housing initiatives, green building concepts, and advocacy to benefit the student, their clients, and their communities





Cyber Security: Protecting Your Business and Your Clients – Virtual Course

May 6 | 9AM-5PM
$119.00 (CE Included)

This course empowers you with the strategies and tools you need to navigate your business and clients through the perilous legal, online, and social media world. Course participants also leave with actionable tips and strategies for personal security practices to help secure and protect you and your clients valuable information.




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Business Risks & Ethics

May 18-19 | 9AM-12:30PM
$69.00 (CE Included)

The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is more than a list of ‘thou shalts’ and ‘thou shalt nots.’ It’s a practical guide that can help you sell more real estate – and stay out of trouble.

This is a 2-day course that will teach you how to reduce risk in your business, when to involve qualified professionals to avoid unauthorized practice of law, and how to apply the Code to your everyday practice.

BONUS: This class counts toward your Code of Ethics training that you are required to take every three years.

Reduce your risk of claims, fines and lawsuits, and walk away with a better understanding of:

  • Disclosure and applicable laws in the area of Fair Housing, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Antitrust laws, & more
  • Your responsibilities to clients, the public and fellow REALTORS®
  • When to involve qualified professionals to avoid unauthorized practice of law




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Tech Tools & Resources

June 2-3 | 9AM-12:30PM
$69.00 (CE Included)

We get it – technology changes every day and it can be hard to keep up. But, in order to stay relevant and best serve your clients, you’ve got to figure out a way to do it. Don’t worry – we can help! Join us for a two-day virtual course teaching you all the new and emerging technology tools you need to provide the best possible service to your clients.

Instructor Mark Saunders, known as the “tech guru,” will give you his list of tips, tricks and tools to better use technology to close more deals. Plus, he’ll walk you through:

  • How to encrypt and protect your client’s data
  • The dangers of copyright infringement
  • The latest federal, state and NAR policies and laws impacting how you interact with consumers

*This class is a requirement for the GRI Designation




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Business Planning

June 10-11 | 9AM-12:30PM

Creating a personal brand and establishing street credibility can be a daunting task. And one of the easiest ways to get lost in the process is not knowing where to start. We can help! Join us for a two-day virtual course teaching you how to develop your personal brand and set goals for the future. You’ll walk away with better tools to attract more leads and close more deals. That means more money in your pocket!

Walk away with an action plan for success and essentials tips to:

  • Develop business policies that avoid risk
  • Prospect successfully and tap into niche markets
  • Establish support structures using assistants and teams

*This class is a requirement for the GRI Designation




Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS®)

August 2-4 and 9-10 | 9AM-4:30PM

  • Early Early Bird Registration (April 1-30) – $399.00
  • Early Bird Registration (May 1-31) – $449.00
  • Regular Registration (June 1–July 5) – $499.00
  • Last Chance Registration (July 5-Aug 1) – $549.00
  • CIPS Designee Audit- $250.00

Class Cancellation Fee- $50.00

You’ve perfected your role as the hometown hero, making homeownership happen for your clients in your community. Now it’s time to expand your market! People from other countries are moving to the U.S. every day and some Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. By earning your Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS®), you gain the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business. International buyers want to work with agents that know their stuff. Become the expert!




Want to get the CIPS Designation on your own time? Register for the CIPS Institute via the Center for REALTOR® Development and complete the classes online (available 24/7).

Online Courses

Online Classes are available 24/7. All classes must be completed within 30 days of purchase.

*For CE Option, all classes must be completed within 30 days of purchase or by June 10th, whichever comes first.

  • Beneath the Surface: Understanding the Anatomy of a House
    Class Only – $50.00, Class with CE – $60.00
    This course will empower real estate professionals to give accurate generic construction information to their clients without taking on personal liability while recognizing when to defer to the assistance of qualified experts.


  • Contract Law for Real Estate Professionals
    Class Only – $50.00, Class with CE – $60.00
    Become more conscious of issues that can appear during the development of the legal relationship between a buyer and seller.


  • Fair Housing and Beyond
    Class Only – $50.00, Class with CE – $60.00
    Review protected classes and scenarios to better avoid litigation and legal court cases for violations of federal housing regulations.


  • Mastering Real Estate Negotiations
    Class Only – $50.00, Class with CE – $60.00
    This course will teach you negotiation style of others involved in a real estate transaction and how to adapt to balance the logic and emotions that are naturally a part of a negotiation.


  • Meeting the Needs of Buyers and Sellers
    Class Only – $50.00, Class with CE – $60.00
    Learn techniques on how to establish productive relationships with buyers and sellers with less stress for all parties involved.


  • Meeting the Needs of Buyers and Sellers
    Class Only – $50.00, Class with CE – $60.00
    Learn techniques on how to establish productive relationships with buyers and sellers with less stress for all parties involved.


  • Real Estate Investing Made Clear
    Class Only – $50.00, Class with CE – $60.00
    Become more comfortable with investment terminology, strategies, and technicalities for increased success when working with real estate investor clients.


  • Successful Buyer Client Systems
    Class Only – $50.00, Class with CE – $60.00
    Discover hands-on systems and solutions to improve your productivity and manage the process of working with buyers to generate a higher return on your investment.


  • Successful Seller Client Systems– (Skill-Based Course – No CE Awarded)
    This course gives tips on managing your listing consultations, discovering the expectations of the sellers, and successfully navigating the sensitive issue of price reductions.


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Center For REALTOR® DevelopmentIndividual Courses, Certifications, & Designations

  • Until April 30, 2021, all members can receive a 20% discount from the Center for REALTOR® Development on the GREEN Course, the AHWD Course and the Fair Housing and Beyond Course.
Live Webinars


Affordable Products Solutions

April 21 | 1PM

Join our panel of financing experts to learn about what financing products and resources are available for your clients.

In this session, the speakers will cover the following:

  • Freddie Mac Resources and Tools for REALTORS®
  • Freddie Mac Affordable Lending Programs and Duty to Serve Programs
  • NCHFA’s Downpayment Assistance Programs and Lending Programs
  • Fairway Independent Mortgage’s Programs and Support for the Realtor Community


  • Jim Hall, Affordable Lending Manager at Freddie Mac
  • Dennis Smith, Affordable Lending Manager at Freddie Mac
  • Jane Cavanagh, Training and Outreach Coordinator at North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
  • Karen D. Moravus, Branch Sales Manager at Fairway Independent



Lessons Learned from Long Island Divided

May 26 | 1PM

Join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner and No. 1 bestselling author Bill Dedman, who was a lead reporter on Newsday’s Peabody Award-winning investigation, Long Island Divided and its documentary film Testing the Divide, which are raising awareness of illegal steering by real estate agents.

Bill developed the methodology for the investigation, including recruiting, training, and deploying 25 testers with hidden cameras.

Bill will share:

  • How the tests were conducted
  • What the major findings were
  • How to avoid steering
  • If agents can talk about schools
  • How to ensure fair treatment

Speaker &Facilitator:

  • Bill Dedman, Newsday Investigative Reporter
  • Kelly Marks, NC REALTORS® President


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Market Update & Economic Forecast

June 9 | 1PM

Join us for an economic update with Dr. Yun, where we’ll discuss the impact of the pandemic on North Carolina.

In this session, Dr. Yun will cover the following:

  • Recent developments in the housing market (national and local)
  • The direction of home prices in the next 12 to 24 months
  • Comparisons with past housing cycles
  • Economic backdrop
  • Forecast of economy and housing market


On Demand Webinars

Here is an archive of free webinars to watch when it is most convenient for you.


Top RPR Valuation Tools for REALTORS® and Appraisers



Wellness & Work-Life Balance Principles That Actually Work!



Home is Where the Health Is



BIC Talks

BIC Talks Webinar series for NC Brokers In ChargeNC REALTORS® BIC Talks – a webinar series just for BICs in North Carolina. Join us for a monthly discussion on industry hot topics with local, state and national experts. This is the place to hear the latest information on legal ​issues, risk management, diversity, ​business opportunities and other topics you mentioned were important to you and the way you operate and manage your team. We’re bringing the information directly to you and offering you a chance to engage, ask questions and walk away feeling better equipped to do your job.

Upcoming BIC Talks

Check back here for upcoming webinars.


Everything you Need to Know About our Fast-Moving Industry with Kelly Marks, NC REALTORS® President, Alexia Smokler, Senior Policy Representative for Fair Housing at the National Association of REALTORS®, and Will Martin, NC REALTORS® General Counsel

Fair Housing Panel with Bryan Greene, NAR’s Director of Fair Housing Policy, and Nate Johnson, REALTOR® and Board President of the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council

Post-COVID Trends & Global Awareness with Christopher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of NC

Facilitating a Safer Work Environment with Carl Carter, Jr., Founder/Executive Director, Beverly Carter Foundation

Hot Topics in Broker Risk Reduction with Katie Johnson, General Counsel and Chief Member Experience Officer at the National Association of REALTORS®. Download the slides here.

C2EX Program


REALTORS® are not just average, REALTORS® are committed to excellence and being the expert their clients need. The Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Program, from the National Association of REALTORS®, empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It’s not a course, class or designation—it’s an endorsement that REALTORS® can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®.

Learn more about the program.



Got questions?

For Courses, Designations, & Certifications – Contact Savanna Reagin at

For Webinars, Mobile Mondays, Speakers, & C2EX – Contact Rachel Branson at

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