Continuing Education

Effective this year, NC General Contractors are required to complete 8 hours of continuing education for license renewal in 2021. There is a 2-hour mandatory course along with 6 hours of electives required.

As an approved NC Licensing Board for General Contractors education provider, the Greensboro Builders Association will be offering CE courses monthly July-November, either in-person or virtually, based on regulatory and CDC guidelines.

You have the option to register for a full day (8 hours) or select different dates for morning and/or afternoon sessions. We are offering a variety of topics for the electives, all of which will be NC Builder Institute (NCBI) courses.

In response to COVID-19, the NCLBGC Board authorized approved continuing education providers the ability to offer synchronous distance-learning instruction.

Due to current regulatory restrictions, our remaining classes this year will be held as VIRTUAL classes.

See course descriptions, scheduled dates and additional information below.

Course Descriptions

Mandatory Courses

2020 NCLBGC Mandatory CE Course (M2020) 2 hours

The NC Licensing Board for General Contractor’s 2020 mandatory course explains the statutes and regulations in which qualifiers and licensees must comply. Students will review current law, regulations, rules and statutory terminology used by the NCLBGC. Students will also participate in a practical exercise in the application of knowledge they learned and understood during the class. This course satisfies the two-hour mandatory course requirement for 2020.

Available Dates:
  • October 29 8:00 – 10:00 am VIRTUAL CLASS
  • November 4 8:00 – 10:00 am VIRTUAL CLASS

Track: Legal with Instructor Brian Schoolman

Licensure, Administrative Law and Risk Management (BM112) 2 hours

This course covers the NC General Statutes and/or federal laws and regulations, and case law regarding the following topics: (1) licensure for general contractors; (2) employee eligibility requirements; (3) safety and OSHA; and (4) understanding CGL and builders-risk insurance policies. Students will become familiar with legal topics relevant to operating a contracting business in North Carolina. Students will be given statutory/regulatory information, as well as case law details, regarding each of the topics. After the class, students should understand the requirements of licensure, of obtaining and maintaining an eligible workforce, of maintaining a compliant safety program (including interaction with OSHA agencies), and the provisions and claims procedures for common construction insurance programs.

Available Dates:
  • October 29, 2020 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am) VIRTUAL CLASS

Latest Updates in Lien Law Changes & Residential Litigation (BM207) 4 hours

Learn about North Carolina’s lien laws, updates on residential construction litigation and labor and employment law developments. This course will address all current laws relating to the filing and perfecting of mechanic’s liens for construction debts in North Carolina. In addition, the course will provide attendees with updates regarding residential construction litigation- such as cases affecting statutes of limitation and repose, contract clauses, and insurance and defect cases- and the most recent changes to the laws and regulations governing labor, employment, and safety for your workers.

Available Dates:
  • October 29, 2020 @ 1:30 – 5:30 pm VIRTUAL CLASS

Track: Management with Instructor Sean Sullivan

Best Hiring Practices for the Construction Industry (BM211) 2 hours

It is often said that employees can make you, or break you. This has never been truer than it is today. Since the Great Recession, we have been trying to staff our companies in the midst of a severe labor shortage; while our experienced leaders are retiring, the next generation (Gen Y) only wants to work in IT (Information Technology). In today’s class, we are going to learn to:

  • Advertise right for the position
  • Screen the applicants to save time
  • Set the appropriate expectations
  • Train the new hire for optimal performance
Available Dates:
  • November 4, 2020 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am) VIRTUAL CLASS

Take-off to Higher Profits (PM102) 4 hours

This course will focus on the “nitty gritty” techniques for accurate and efficient quantity material and labor take-offs. Topics will cover how to create more accurate estimates in a more timely manner and some rules of thumb for various quantity take offs in residential construction.

Available Dates:
  • November 4, 2020 @ 1:30 – 5:30 pm VIRTUAL CLASS

Registration Information:

Click here for online registration. Note you can sign up for morning (8:00 am – 12:15 pm) and afternoon (1:30 – 5:30 pm) sessions on different dates as well as full day registration.

Information Needed: To complete registration, you will need to list your name and qualifier number as it appears on the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors website –

GBA Members: Make sure under GBA Membership Status to check Member before proceeding to receive discounted member pricing.

Course Status:  Due to regulatory restrictions, we are currently unable to hold in-person classes. All remaining classes this year will be held virtually using Zoom.

NCLBGC Requirements: This class requires an identification check; registrants to present a picture ID (valid state or federal ID preferred) at check-in.  Registrants are required to be present for the entire duration of the course to receive NCLBGC Continuing Education Credit.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to change a course date, you can be reassigned to another date with no penalty. Must submit cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the course for a full refund, minus credit card fee (if applicable).

Questions / Additional Information:
Amy Jones
(336) 855-6255 office (336) 707-0760 (mobile)