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 = $195
  • 4 hours = $95
  • 2 hours = $50

Non-HBA Members 

  • 8 hours = $225
  • 4 hours = $115
  • 2 hours = $60

Course Descriptions

MK 106 Effective Marketing Strategies for New Construction
In today's world being relevant means being digitally savvy. Our customers expect for us to have an easy to find 24/7 presence on line. The content we provide must be rich, relevant, and engaging to our buyers and our clients. Companies that understand how to be found and how curate a top-notch buyer experience are and will continue to gain market share.

PM 304 Building Quality Relationships with Trade Contractors
In today’s construction industry, changing technologies, increased litigation and desperation to find good, quality labor have made good Trade Contractor relations more important than ever. This course will focus on the ups and downs general contractors face in finding good trade contractors and training them in communications, scheduling and understanding the legal challenges, all while building long lasting relationships with the trades.

DS103 What's New with Kitchen and Bath Trends
We will summarize information provided by national organizations and speakers relating to the hottest trends for kitchen and bath designs that we are seeing today. Then we will discuss these trends from both a national and regional standpoint.

BM304 Retirement Planning
This course will help you begin to make the retirement preparations that will meet your needs, based on answering two questions: How much money will you need, and where will that money come from? We will start with understanding our individual living expenses and move to what Albert Einstein termed as the most powerful force in nature – the power of compounding interest. 401 K’s, IRA’s., SIMPLE Plans, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Bonds, Interest Rates - retirement planning can be overwhelming, but we will take a look at some very simple ways to invest money and build wealth.

Course Dates for Fall 2024

Wednesday, September 11
8:00 am - 2HOUR - M2024 NCLBGC Mandatory Course
10:15 pm - 2HOUR - MK106 Effective Marketing Strategies New Construction
1:00 pm - 4HOUR - PM304 Building Quality Relationships w/ Trade Contractors

Thursday, October 24
8:00 am - 2HOUR - M2024 NCLBGC Mandatory Course
10:15 am - 2HOUR - DS103 What’s New with Kitchen and Bath Trends
1:00 pm - 4HOUR - BM304 Retirement Planning

Class Location: 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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