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How to Become a BIC

The process of becoming a Broker-in-Charge, or BIC, is now easier than ever thanks to the new fully self paced NCREC Broker-in-Charge Course.


Requirements to Become a Broker-In-Charge:

In order to become a BIC, you must first become BIC Eligible, which means that you must meet the following criteria:

  • hold a “full” or Non-Provisional broker license on Active status. This means that you need to have completed all 3 Post Licensing Classes and be up to date on your CE.

  • have at least two years of full-time or four years of part-time real estate brokerage experience within the previous five years

  • complete the 12-hour Broker-in-Charge Course no earlier than one year prior to application and no later than 120 days after application.

Once you have met these criteria you are ready to take the Commission's 12-Hour self paced Broker In Charge course. Once you sign up to take the course, you will have 30 days to complete the course, or until June 10, whichever is sooner. You will receive four hours of elective CE credit for the course.


Maintaining your BIC Eligible Status

Once you become BIC Eligible, you will need to take the Broker-in-Charge Update course each year, instead of the General Update Course in order to keep your BIC eligible status. We offer this course at convenient times throughout the year. This course must be taken in a Live Online or an In-Person format, this NCREC does not allow any Real Estate School to offer this course in a self-paced format.


Additionally, if you let your license become inactive by not taking your required 8 hours of annual CE, you will lose BIC Eligible Status and will have to retake the 12 Hour Broker-in-Charge course and reapply in order to become BIC eligible again, so stay on top of your CE!