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900+ epic members took advantage of professional development opportunities offered by NC REALTORS® in 2020.

Growth is an important part of every real estate professional’s personal development. Without growth, you can become stagnant and irrelevant. NC REALTORS® membership provides multiple opportunities, across the state and online, for our members to grow in their profession, business, and life. By earning specialty designations, staying on top of the latest real estate trends and best practices, and participating in continuing education opportunities, you can increase your earning potential and build better relationships with your clients.

Speaker Opportunities

Interested in being a speaker at an NC REALTORS® event? Submit your proposal here.

Upcoming Educational Events

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Mobile Mondays

Join the Mobile Mondays private Facebook group for exclusive access to video training sessions on a variety of topics, including legal/risk management tips, forms updates and technology tools. Catch the sessions live on the first Monday of every month to interact with and ask the speaker questions, or drop in on your own time and choose the topic that suits your needs.

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Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

Launch Your Career to New Heights

The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) is an education program and designation managed by the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®.  GRI is recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® and is one of the most popular designations for REALTOR® members nationwide. The program focuses on developing and increasing participants’ professionalism and skill set in order to strengthen both the value to consumers and the member’s bottom line.

This curriculum will increase your knowledge in areas that you won’t learn about in pre or post-licensing courses.  Achieving your GRI Designation will demonstrate to your clients that you take your professional development seriously and will provide you the enhanced skills for ultimate success in a real estate career.

Questions? Please contact Savanna Reagin.

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Workforce Housing Specialist Certification

Workforce Housing Specialist certification

As a REALTOR®, you know that many workers in critical service and healthcare occupations still do not earn enough to afford the median-priced home in the community they serve. When vital workers live in the communities they serve, the community benefits from a higher quality of life.

If you’re looking to make a lasting difference in your community, NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation certifies REALTORS® as Workforce Housing Specialists so that these real estate professionals can better understand the important issues and economic barriers facing those entering the housing market.

Get Certified

Questions? Please contact Savanna Reagin at or 336-808-4239.

Fair Housing Academy

Common scenarios like providing a buyer with school information or taking a pocket listing can open up real estate professionals to potential discrimination issues. NC REALTORS® realized it was time to expand our fair housing education and create tools and resources to help our Brokers-in-Charge (BICs) navigate issues related to fair housing and prevent serious violations.

Working with the National Association of REALTORS® and other fair housing experts, NC REALTORS® created the Fair Housing Academy to help BICs facilitate fair housing training for agents during monthly meetings, agent onboarding or in any way that you feel is best. The program consists of eight training videos—one specific to property management. In addition, we provide resources to help BICs lead discussions and encourage conversations. This includes a workbook with discussion points to review before each video, and homework for agents to work on individually or together in a group setting.

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*While this program is open to all members, we recommend completing the Fair Housing Academy through facilitation by your BIC. Please reach out to Mandy Lowe at if you have any questions.

CE at Sea

Looking for a real estate learning adventure?

Set sail with NC REALTORS® on one of the world’s largest cruise ship for our annual CE at Sea educational adventure, February 13-20, 2022. Not only will you explore the Eastern Caribbean with your NC REALTORS® colleagues, but you’ll also get the unique opportunity to complete your 2022 Continuing Education at sea with instructor Mark Saunders. Visit for more information.

Online Designations & Certifications

Whether you are new to real estate or have a thriving business, your own professional development can keep your skills at the top level. We make it easy on you and your busy schedule by offering an array of online learning options through the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils. Explore the Online Course Catalog

NC REALTORS® also offers certain designation & certification live courses throughout the year. Visit our calendar to find a course near you.

Online CE Courses

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires you renew your real estate license every year. Click here for renewal information. All North Carolina real estate continuing education courses must be completed by June 10 of each annual license renewal period.

NC REALTORS® is pleased to offer 4-hour online courses for CE credit through the Keynote Online Education Series and The CE Shop. All classes must be completed within 30 days of purchase or by June 10, whichever comes first.

Keynote Series

The CE Shop

* = Counts towards Graduate REALTOR® Institute Designation (GRI)
^ = Counts towards Workforce Housing Specialist Certification (WHS)
~ = Fulfills NAR’s Code of Ethics Requirement

Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)

c2exCommitment to Excellence (C2EX) from the National Association of REALTORS® is a program that empowers REALTORS® to demonstrate their commitment to conducting business at the highest standards. Designed for the REALTOR® on the go, C2EX features customized learning paths that you can complete on your mobile device at your own pace. It’s not a designation or a course. It’s not a requirement, but a benefit available to all NAR members at no additional cost.

Be an advocate for the future of our industry. Be committed to excellence. Go to to get started with this award-winning program!





Code of Ethics Training

Current Code of Ethics

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of no less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within three-year cycles. The three-year requirement is new, and background information on the change is available. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses. Local Associations track member training requirements. Please contact your local association for help in identifying your current training requirements. Local Board Directory.

Training Cycles

The current deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2024.

Below are the cycle dates for the Code of Ethics Training Requirement. Training must be completed at any time during these established cycles. Failure to complete training during any cycle will lead to suspension of membership for the January and February immediately following the cycle deadline, with termination of membership starting March 1 after the cycle deadline.

Current Cycle

January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024

Future Cycles

January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2027

NC REALTORS® Training Options

REALTORS® can complete their Code of Ethics Training Requirement through any approved COE Training course, or through the NC REALTORS® course offerings below:

Sticking to the Code of Ethics (Virtual)
This course:

  • Fulfills the NAR Code of Ethics Cycle 6 requirement
  • Provides 4 Hours of Elective CE
  • Is a GRI Designation Requirement
  • Is a Workforce Housing Specialist Certification Elective


Professional Standards/Code of Ethics Training (Virtual)

This class will cover the foundation of the Professional Standards process and the latest changes to the Code of Ethics. The class will provide advanced training on how to write a quality Findings of Fact and high-level training for Hearing Panel Chairpersons.

There are no upcoming classes at this time.


Ethical Excellence: Raising the Bar (Online – Self-Paced)

  • Provides 4 hours of Elective CE

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Who to Contact
  • Savanna Reagin
    Education Director
    (336) 808-4239 x239
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    Contact Savanna Reagin for help with: Education Opportunities, CE Courses, Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Workforce Housing Specialist (WHS) Program.

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