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. With in-person classes, we will be following regulatory and CDC guidelines in place at the time of the class. The facility allows flexibility to provide social distancing, however that may limit our class sizes.

See course descriptions, scheduled dates and additional information below.

Virtual Classes: In response to the COVID-19 state emergency, the NCLBGC Board authorized approved continuing education providers the ability to offer synchronous distance-learning instruction, in addition to in-person classes. Any classes that we can not offer in person due to current regulations, we will offer virtually.

NOTE: Due to current regulatory and CDC guidelines, our August 27 class will be offered as a virtual class. Registration is currently open. We have additional courses September – November. Whether those will be in-person instruction or virtual will be determined two weeks prior based on regulatory restrictions in place at the time of the class.

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:
  • August 27VIRTUAL CLASS
  • September 23
  • October 29
  • November 4

Track: Building Codes with Instructor Robert Privott

NC Residential Energy Code Chapter 11 Changes (BT111) 2 hours

Participants will gain a working knowledge of the 2018 North Carolina Residential Energy Code Chapter 11 changes. The session will cover the changes in the printed volume of the Residential Code Chapter 11 as well as changes to the Energy code provisions adopted by the NC Building Code Council.

Available Dates:
  • July 23, 2020 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am) VIRTUAL CLASS
  • September 23, 2020 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Mandatory course 3:30 – 5:30 pm)

Building Codes (PM107) 4 hours

Builders and remodelers need to execute projects that comply with relevant codes and standards. This course explains why regulations are written, which agencies write them and how to deal with the representatives of those agencies. Topics include state and local building departments, plan review, permits, inspections, code enforcement and the appeals process. You will also discuss changes to the 2018 NC Residential Building Codes.

Available Dates:
  • July 23, 2020 @ 1:30 – 5:30 pm VIRTUAL CLASS
  • September 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 12 noon

Track: Remodeling with Instructor Erik Anderson

Marketing – Creating an Outstanding Company in a Traditional Industry (MK104) 2 hours

Have you ever thought, “Wow, that was a great idea, why didn’t I think of that?” Well, we are going to discuss some unique ideas on how to market you and your business. We are going to look at out-of-the-box ideas that may actually be right in front of us. We want to focus on being the outstanding company in an otherwise ordinary industry.

Available Dates:
  • August 27, 2020 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am) VIRTUAL CLASS

Remodeling: The Bad and the Good Strategies for Success (BM206) 4 hours

This course will look first at some of the mistakes remodeling companies make and discuss the consequences of these mistakes. After we have the negative ideas out of the way, we will concentrate on the successful tactics of many remodeling companies. Students will review and discuss various remodeling benchmarks to which a company can strive.

Available Dates:
  • August 27, 2020 @ 1:30 – 5:30 pm 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)

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

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)

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

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. For full day registrants, lunch will be provided.

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:  Please note that class size may be limited based on current regulatory and CDC guidelines in place at the time of the class. Registrants will be asked to follow recommended protocols for group gatherings. We continue to monitor and will post updates as we have them. We are also exploring virtual classes.

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)