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

Course Descriptions

BT104 Advanced Design of Foundation
This course covers the foundation design requirements found in the current North Carolina Residential Building Code. Footing, foundation wall and retaining wall loading and design requirements and load calculating procedures are discussed. Attendees will have an opportunity to work through a simple house plan to determine the location and size of the footings and foundation walls required by code.

BT110 Asbestos and Lead Awareness
Renovation, repair and demolition activities can create hazardous dust and chips by disturbing asbestos or lead-based paint if present in an existing building or structure. Every occupational exposure to asbestos or lead based paint contributes to the risk of getting asbestos or lead-related diseases in addition to exposing building occupants to those risks.This awareness training program helps make contractors aware of the hazards associated with these types of materials and how to best protect themselves, their employees and building occupants.

PM108 How Much Should or Could I Make?
Perhaps the top question on most builders’ minds relates to how much profit can I or should I make on my jobs. This course will examine the answers to that question as it applies to repairs amd remodeling to high end custom houses. Profitability will be examined from multiple dimensions including break even analysis, manpower capitalization, and more. Get the answers you have been looking for.

BM303 Managing by Numbers
When it comes to the bottom line, the numbers tell everything. Participants should come to this class with their company financials ready to discuss and learn from each other. Key financial ratios and benchmarks will be addressed and the number one question everyone wants to know, “How much can I make?”

Course Dates for Fall 2023

Wednesday, September 20
8:00 am - 4HOUR - BT104 Advanced Design of Foundation
1:00 pm - 2HOUR - BT110 Asbestos and Lead Awareness
3:15 pm - 2HOUR - M2023 NCLBGC Mandatory Course

Thursday, October 19
8:00 am - 2HOUR - M2023 NCLBGC Mandatory Course
10:15 am - 2HOUR - PM108 How Much Should or Could I Make?
1:15 pm - 4HOUR - BM303 Managing by the Numbers


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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