Update On COVID-19

NCBI Offers Live Virtual Classes; Limited Number of In-Person Classes

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed pursuant to Governor Cooper’s “Phase 2.5” re-opening, the North Carolina Builder Institute (NCBI) has made the decision to convert all of our in-person classes scheduled September to live virtual classes.

Starting in October, NCBI is offering a limited number of in-person classes capped at 24 people each. We strongly encourage anyone interested in an in-person class to register as soon as possible. We anticipate these spots to go very quickly. NCBI will continue to offer a robust schedule of live virtual classes in October and November in addition to in-person classes.

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About Our Live Virtual Classes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through November 30, 2020 the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors is allowing live virtual learning classes in addition to in-person classes for general contractor license qualifiers to satisfy their required eight hours of continuing education (CE) for license renewal. We have added many live virtual classes to chose from on our website.

NCBI conducts our live virtual classes via the Zoom video conferencing tool. How does a live virtual class work? It’s simple. Two days before your class date, we’ll send you a link to join via Zoom. On the day of your class, click the link, join with your microphone and camera turned on, a moderator will check you in and you’re all set. Unfamiliar with Zoom? We’re offering training sessions every Wednesday from noon to 1 pm so you can get comfortable before your class. Click here during one of our Zoom tutorials on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm and join us live.

NOTE: the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors requires students to have proper technology and equipment to reliably access live virtual classes. At a minimum, this includes:

  • A computer or other device with camera and microphone capabilities (student connection via cell phone is not allowed)
  • Broadband internet access with a strong internet connection capable of maintaining connectivity
  • Software requirements (i.e. operating system, browser, etc.)

Complete All 8 CE Credit Hours In One Day

You can fulfill all 8 hours of your CE requirement IN ONE DAY through live virtual classes with NCBI. The 8-hour CE requirement includes a two-hour mandatory class with information about changes in the laws and rules and other content applicable to general contracting while the remaining 6 hours are divided into two- and four-hour elective courses. Every day we offer classes, our instructors teach three consecutive courses consisting of a total of 8 credit hours. It’s up to you whether you want to take all eight hours (three classes) in one day or split it up and only take one or two classes. The choice is yours!

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