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Continuing Education Requirements for NC General Contractors

As a North Carolina general contractor, staying on top of the latest trends, regulations, and best practices is crucial for professional growth and success.


In this blog post, we will explore the yearly continuing education requirements for North Carolina general contractors and how enrolling in courses at Skyline School can help you meet those requirements while enhancing your skills and knowledge.


Understanding NC General Contractor Continuing Education Requirements

The North Carolina General Statute 87-10.2 stipulates that continuing education (CE) is a crucial requirement for general contractors in the state, starting with the 2021 license renewals. This requirement underscores the importance of staying updated with the latest developments in the field, enhancing skills, and promoting safety and professionalism in the industry.


Who is Required to Take CE

General contractors in North Carolina, specifically those with Building, Residential, and Unclassified licenses, are mandated to complete 8 hours of CE to successfully renew their licenses. For Unclassified licenses, the qualifier who has passed the Building examination is responsible for fulfilling this requirement. This eight-hour coursework is a blend of mandatory and elective subjects, designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience.


The Mandatory Update Course

Out of these 8 hours, a 2-hour course is deemed mandatory and is directly produced by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. This module focuses on any changes to the laws and rules governing general contracting, ensuring that licensed contractors are well-versed in current regulations, requirements, and professional conduct standards. Skyline offers a self-paced version of this course.


Elective Courses

The remaining 6 hours of the CE requirement are composed of elective courses. Skyline offers many electives for you to choose from that have all been approved by the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors for CE Credit.


When is CE Due?

When it comes to timing, the CE year kicks off on January 1 and runs until November 30, every year. Notably, classes aren't offered in December. This allows a month's break for contractors to plan their schedules, renew licenses, and prepare for the next year's continuing education.


Understanding and complying with these requirements is not just about license renewal; it's about ensuring that North Carolina's general contractors are knowledgeable, competent, and at the forefront of the industry's best practices. They help maintain the high standards of North Carolina's construction industry and ensure that the state's built environment is safe, efficient, and sustainable.



Get Started Today

Skyline School offers a wide range of courses that cover the necessary topics required by the NCLBGC. From safety regulations to smart home technology, our courses are designed to keep you informed and compliant.


Competitive Pricing and Convenient Access

We believe that quality education should be accessible to all contractors. That's why we offer competitive pricing for our courses, ensuring you receive excellent value for your investment in professional development. Additionally, our user-friendly online platform provides convenient access to course materials, allowing you to learn seamlessly.


Continuing education is not only a requirement for North Carolina general contractors but also an opportunity for professional growth and success. By enrolling in courses at Skyline School, you can fulfill your yearly continuing education requirements while gaining valuable knowledge and skills that will set you apart in the industry. Invest in your professional development and stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of construction.



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