By Outer Banks Association of REALTORS (OBAR) on November 23, 2020
Since 2009, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) has been collaborating with The CE Shop, an online “asynchronous” teaching platform, at reduced rates. Until now, REALTORS® were only able to take required 4-hour “Elective” courses online. We are excited to announce that through The CE Shop, you may now take Pre/Postlicensing courses. The CE Shop is the first online, asynchronous platform approved in the state of North Carolina.
If you are interested in getting your North Carolina REALTOR® license, or you are already a REALTOR® and need to take Post-Licensing classes, now is your chance. Real estate in the Outer Banks is booming. For a limited time only get 40% off any purchase from The CE Shop including Pre/Postlicensing classes. That is a savings of up to $440 depending on the package you choose! Order by November 30th, 2020 and enter the promo code “SUPPORT40” when checking out and the credit will be applied to your order.
Prelicensing Only: $405.00 (Normally $675.00, a savings of $270.00)
Postlicensing Only: $318.00 (Normally $318.00, a savings of $211.00)
Includes Prelicensing and the NC Exam Prep Edge): $441.00 (Normally $735.00, a savings of $294.00)
Includes Prelicensing, the NC Exam Prep Edge and 3 courses to help get your business off the ground: $465.00 (Normally $775.00, a savings of $310.00)
Includes Prelicensing, the NC Exam Prep Edge, 3 courses to help get your business off the ground, and Postlicensing: $660.00 (Normally $1,099.00, a savings of $440.00)
All packages include business eBooks written by the experts, career resources, downloadable resources, digital flashcards, real estate glossary study schedule, and instructor-led webinars on exam topics.
To earn your license in North Carolina you must first complete 75 hours of instructional time. After passing the real estate exam, a real estate agent must complete 90 hours of postlicensing classes via three thirty-hour courses. To become a REALTOR® you must join the local, state, and national association levels after passing your exam, which holds you to a higher standard including living and practicing according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)’s Code of Ethics.
There are three options to take real estate courses. You can participate in an “in-person” classroom setting. There is “synchronous” learning which means that you are taking a live course via Zoom or similar platform. “Asynchronous” learning is where you watch pre-recorded webinars. It allows you to take the classes at any time as long as you complete the class within a pre-specified time limit: 30-90 days depending on the type of class.