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REALTORS® with a designation earn over $27,600 more annually than non-designees.

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

Sep 24-25

ABC's of Financing - Virtual Course

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Oct 5-7

ABR Course

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oct 8

At Home With Diversity

9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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

Current and prospective GRI Students CLICK HERE



In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a trusted resource who has in-depth knowledge on the fundamentals of real estate. GRI is the most recognized professional designation in the real estate industry.

The GRI Designation consists of 60 hours; 48 of which are from a combination of live and online courses. The curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our members as well as educational standards established by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Live classes are hosted by local associations throughout the state, while the online classes can be taken at any time.

As you can see, the program provides great tools and education to improve your business and sharpen your skills as a REALTOR®. Contact Savanna Reagin with any questions about GRI.

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.

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

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

BONUS: NAR is offering 30% off all Center for REALTOR® Development Online Courses through August 31, 2020.

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, 2021.

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, 2019 to December 31, 2021

Future Cycles

January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024

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:

Balancing Business Risks & Ethics (Live)
*This course:

  • Fulfills the NAR Code of Ethics requirement
  • Is a GRI Designation Requirement
  • Is a Workforce Housing Specialist Certification Elective
  • Provides the option to earn 4 Hours of Elective CE credits

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Cracking the Code of Ethics (Online)
*This course includes 4 Elective CE hours.
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Who to Contact
  • Rachel Branson, GRI Coordinator Rachel Branson
    Professional Development Manager
    (336) 297-0439 x240
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    Contact Rachel Branson for help with: Professional Development opportunities, Speaking at an NC REALTORS® event, North Carolina Real Estate Educational Foundation, Inc. (NC REEF).

  • Savanna Tandski Savanna Reagin
    Professional Designations Manager
    (336) 808-4239 x239
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    Contact Savanna Reagin for help with: Professional Development Opportunities, CE Courses, Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Workforce Housing Specialist (WHS) Program.

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