Education is an important part of what we provide for our members. Our continuing education courses are the only classes in the 18-county Charlotte region that are specifically focused to the commercial practitioner. We offer over 20 continuing education classroom courses and a variety of online courses.
See our calendar of events to view the current list of available education courses.
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NOTE: If you are BIC or BIC eligible (status per the NCREC), you must now take the Broker-in-Charge Update (BICUP). If you are not a Broker-in-Charge or Broker-in-Charge eligible, you take the General Update (GenUp), formerly know as the Mandatory Update. If you take the “wrong” update it can mean the loss of BIC or BIC eligible status, or it can mean you get no CE credit. Do not take both updates.
All class locations will be communicated upon confirmation.
BICUP – Commercial Version (CE Approved)
The Broker-in-Charge Update Course (BICUP) is a mandatory update course for all Brokers-in-Charge who wish to remain Broker-in-Charge as of July 1, 2015 for the 2015-16 licensing period. BICs must also complete a four hour elective course to satisfy CE compliance requirements. Only licensees who are Brokers-in-Charge or Broker-in-Charge eligible will receive credit for this course.
GenUp – Commercial Version (CE Approved)
The 2014-15 General Update (formerly Mandatory Update) will provide updates about electronic record-keeping requirements revised rules and laws, selected topics, licensing and education review, and more. It is strongly recommended that commercial practitioners take the commercial version. PLEASE NOTE: BICs and BIC-eligible brokers will now take the new BIC Update and a four hour elective and will NOT take the GenUp.
Ethics for Commercial Agents (CE Approved)
Satisfy the REALTOR® ethics education requirement plus get CE credit. This course covers the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, utilizing case studies. Procuring cause of sale issues and arbitration procedures round out the session. A fun way to meet two education requirements in one fast-paced setting. The next NAR ethics quadrennial requirement is due December 31, 2016.
Due Diligence Issues in Commercial Real Estate (CE Approved)
What do we need to know when doing a commercial transaction and where do we find the information? Doesn’t building code cover all accessibility issues? This course includes an easy to use Small business Guide on the ins and outs of ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) which every commercial practitioner should have as well as a lengthy due diligence checklist covering land use, site, legal, personal, tenant, financial, marketing and building items which may need further investigation before a deal can proceed.
10 Risks Commercial Brokers Must Manage – Commercial Version (CE Approved)
The devil is in the details…It usually isn’t the big stuff which causes us problems, it’s the small stuff we overlook that turns into the big stuff. This course will examine 10 common areas which can trip up even the most conscientious commercial real estate broker. Case studies will be used to look at anti-trust issues, getting the proper paperwork signed so we can get paid, proper payment to employees, managing social media and much more. This 4 hour session may save you 40+ hours of hassle.
Cindy S. Chandler, CRE, CCIM
The Chandler Group
Cindy Chandler has her own real estate consulting and training company, The Chandler Group. Previously, she was a developer and syndicator. She currently serves on the NC Real Estate Commission and is on NAR’s Executive Committee. Her past positions include Chair of Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Committee and Zoning Committee, Chair of Mecklenburg County Zoning Board of Adjustment, President of the NC Association of REALTORS® and numerous positions with national, state and local REALTOR® associations. She was named 2013 “REALTOR® of the Year” by CRCBR.
Garth K. Dunklin, JD, CCIM, CRE
Bass, Dunklin, Little, McCullough & Smith, PLLC
As an attorney, Garth’s practice focuses on all aspects of real estate. He is active with the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® and served on the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance Board of Governors from 1997-2006. He also served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Chapter of CCIM. Garth chairs the RCA Forms Committee which publishes the commercial series of forms, and he authored the “Commercial Real Estate” chapter of the North Carolina Real Estate Manual.
Registration is open for all courses. Locations will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.