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:
  • November 4 8:00 – 10:00 am VIRTUAL CLASS – REGISTRATION CLOSED

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 – REGISTRATION CLOSED

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 CLOSED

Registration Information:

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)