Continuing Education

State Required Continuing Education for GCs

General Contractors in NC must complete Continuing Education to renew a license.

Home Builders Association of Craven & Pamlico Counties (HBACPC) is currently offering two dates to assist GCs in meeting this requirement.  Each day will include a full 8-hours of approved instruction including the 2-hour mandatory course and 6-hours of electives (2-hour and 4-hour courses).  GCs may sign up for the full 8-hours or any individual course(s). CLASSES ARE IN PERSON NOT ONLINE.


HBA Members (HBACPC will honor membership in any HBA.)

  • HBA Members
  • 8 hours = $180
  • 4 hours = $90
  • 2 hours = $45

Non-HBA Members 

  • 8 hours = $220
  • 4 hours = $110
  • 2 hours = $55


Wednesday, September 14
Friday, November 18


Wednesday, September 14
8:00 am 2-hour Mandatory M2021 Mandatory CE Course
10:30 am 2-hour elective CS103 Common Contracting Mistakes
1:30 pm 4-hour elective BM201 Basic Business Planning

Friday, November 18
8:00 am 2-hour Mandatory M2021 Mandatory CE Course
10:30 am 2-hour elective BT212 Sealed Crawlspaces
1:30 pm 4-hour elective BT108 Resource Efficiency & Materials


The Flame Banquet Center, 2301 Neuse Boulevard, New Bern, NC.

Cancellation Policy - We are happy to move your registration to a new date at any time with no penalty. For cancellations more than 10 working days prior to the class, a full refund will be offered, minus credit card fees (if they apply). For cancellations between 10 and 5 working days prior to the class, a refund of 75% will be given. For cancellations fewer than 5 working days prior to the class, a refund of 50% will be given.

To register and pay online, use the Online Registration button below. To download and print a paper copy to mail in with a check, use the Download Registration Form button.

For Reference:  Visit the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors at for full details about CE.

General Statute 87-10.2 states that North Carolina licensed general contractors will be required to complete continuing education (CE) beginning with 2021 license renewals.


  • 8 hours of CE must be completed to renew a license by at least one qualifier for licensees in the license classifications of Building, Residential and Unclassified.  For the Unclassified license, it shall be the qualifier who has passed the Building examination.
  • The 8-hour course requirement includes a mandatory 2-hour course produced by the Board with information about changes in the laws and rules and other content applicable to general contracting.
  • The remaining 6 hours will be elective courses produced by outside providers, submitted to and approved by the Board.


  • The CE year begins January 1 and ends on November 30 annually.
  • Classes will not be offered during December.

It is very important to enroll in the early classes vs. waiting until the end of the sessions (November 2020). There will be a large number of builders requiring these classes. We will be offering classes to any General Contractors – not just our members and class size will be limited.

If you have questions, you may send an email to Judy Avery at

If you have immediate questions, please call the HBA office at 252-636-3707.  

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