North Carolina Builder Institute Launches New Online Portal For Continuing Education

The North Carolina Home Builders Association’s educational arm, the North Carolina Builder Institute (NCBI) has launched a new website and online portal to give general contractors easy access to classes as they prepare to complete continuing education (CE) this year. As required by law, beginning this year, eight hours of CE must be completed by at least one general contracting license qualifier in order to renew a license in the classifications of Building, Residential and Unclassified.

The new site, www.ncbuilderinstitute.com,

features a convenient log-in system that general contractors can use to create an account, search classes by location, choose their classes and pay -all in a few simple steps. The eight-hour requirement includes a two-hour mandatory course with information about changes in the laws and rules and other content applicable to general contracting. The remaining six hours will be divided into two-and four-hour elective courses.

With classes offered in 28 locations across North Carolina, NCBI will be a convenient option for general contractors to fulfill their CE requirement. Since 2000, building professionals have trusted the North Carolina Builder Institute to increase their industry knowledge and polish business skills. NCBI will continue to offer its six designations, including Accredited Builder, Accredited Master Builder and Accredited Remodeler to students who complete the requisite coursework to earn these designations.

Who Needs CE?

NC General Statute 87-10.2 states that, beginning this year, eight hours of CE must be completed by at least one general contracting license qualifier in order to renew a license in the classifications of Building, Residential and Unclassified.