NC General Contractors are required to complete 8 hours of continuing education annually for license renewal. 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, 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.
See course descriptions, scheduled dates and additional information below.
2021 NCLBGC Mandatory CE Course (M2021) 2 hours
The NC Licensing Board for General Contractor requires a mandatory 2 hour class to be taken. Our instructors will teach the mandatory course, along with the 6 hours of electives that are required for license renewal.
The required NCLBGC two (2) hour mandatory course explains the statutes and regulations for which qualifiers and licensees must comply with. 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 course.
Objectives for the 2021 Mandatory Course:
- Understand and explain the difference between authorized and unauthorized use of a license and the potential consequences for failing to comply with licensing laws and rules
- Know and understand requirements for general contractors relating to building permits and inspections
- February 18 8-10 am REGISTRATION CLOSED
- September 9 8-10 am
- October 21 3:30 – 5:30 pm
- November 4 8-10 am
- November 11 8-10 am
Please review above tab with Virtual Class Requirements.
Instructor: Erik Anderson
What’s New with Kitchen & Bath Trends (DS103) 2 hours
We will summarize information provided by national organizations and speakers relating to the hottest trends for kitchen and bath designs that we are seeing today. Then we will discuss these trends from both a national and regional standpoint.
- February 18, 2021 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am) REGISTRATION CLOSED
Basic Business Planning (BM201) 4 hours
Just as you wouldn’t start driving without directions or a road map to your destination, a business plan is critical to reaching your business goals. Learn how to create a business plan around which you can organize your priorities to ensure that you reach your goals.
- February 18, 2021 @ 1:30 – 5:30 pm REGISTRATION CLOSED
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.
- September 9, 2021 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am)
- November 11, 2021 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am)
Long Range Business Planning (BM301) 4 hours
Learn how to plan your strategy for company direction and growth over the next 10 years.
- September 9, 2021 @ 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Managing Time: Your Key to Success (PM101) 4 hours
A course designed to discuss various time management tools and how their use can affect profitability and productivity for you and your company. Group discussions will help you learn what tools other people or companies use and the results they have achieved. Basic project scheduling will also be discussed briefly, time permitting.
- November 11, 2021 @ 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Robert Privott
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.
- October 21, 2021 @ 8 am – 12 noon
Asbestos and Lead Awareness (BT111) 2 hours
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.
- October 21, 2021 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Mandatory course 3:30 – 5:30 pm)
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
- November 4, 2021 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am)
Developing a Marketing Plan (MK101) 4 hours
Successful business owners understand the importance of a business plan; however, many fall short of marketing their business properly. In this course, students will learn the components of, and begin writing, their own marketing plan. We will also identify all the relevant areas to invest your resources, establish an annual marketing budget, and ultimately increase your sales!
- November 4, 2021 @ 1:30 – 5:30 pm
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 – www.nclbgc.org/qualifier-search
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. Once restrictions are lifted, some courses will be held in-person.
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).