Continuing Education

North Carolina 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 each year.

As an approved NC Licensing Board for General Contractors (NCLBGC) education provider, the Greensboro Builders Association will continue to offer CE courses during the year…with discounted pricing for GBA members.

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

Courses will be offered on the following dates.

  • September 22REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • October 6
  • October 11
  • November 16
  • November 21

See below for course descriptions and additional information

Course Descriptions

Mandatory Courses

2022 NCLBGC Mandatory CE Course (2 hours)

The NC Licensing Board for General Contractors (NCLBGC) 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 two hour mandatory course explains the statutes and regulations for which qualifiers and licensees must comply. Students will review current law, regulations, rules and statutory terminology used by the NCLBGC. Students will participate in a practical exercise in the application of knowledge they learned and understood during the class. This course satisfies the two-hour NCLBGC mandatory course requirement for 2022.

Available Dates:
  • September 22 8:00-10:00 am REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • October 6 1:00-3:00 pm
  • October 11 8:00-10:00 am
  • November 16 8:00-10:00 am
  • November 21 1:00-3:00 pm

Please review above tab with Virtual Class Requirements.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Common Contracting Mistakes Caused by Poor Communication   

REGISTRATION CLOSED

This course will help students to better understand the need to, and how to, communicate with trade partners, suppliers and the client. There will be applied learning in “mirroring” listening techniques to help the student learn how to communicate clearly with another party. What is learned will then be applied in case study format.

Instructor: Rusty Kling

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am)

Basic Business Planning   

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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.

Instructor: Rusty Kling

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Can Your Business Survive a Construction Defect Claim   

Today we live in the most litigious society that we have ever seen. While we are busy trying to keep sales coming in the door, fill open labor positions, and build homes, someone is dropping the ball. A simple oversight can lead to costly corrections, enormous stress, and the potential loss of your business. It’s not just a matter of if, but when it will happen. This course will prepare your business for the protection it needs from potential litigation, keep your profits up, and your business running smoothly.

Instructor: Sean Sullivan

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 8:00 am – 12 noon

IAQ (Indoor Air Quality): The Key Ingredient to Whole Living   

Green building is not a new concept to most of us, after all, it has been around since the beginning of time. However, as our new homes envelopes have gotten tighter, we are in danger of poisoning the inhabitants with toxins and poor IAQ. This course will cover the following key components:  

  • Introduce concept of Whole Living
  • Recognize the dangers that selections and furnishings can present to the home
  • Explore and identify the pollutants that contribute to poor indoor air quality during the construction process
  • Identify construction practices that reduce particulates and increase IAQ
  • Present real solutions to furnishing a new home

Instructor: Sean Sullivan

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 3:15 – 5:15 pm (Mandatory course 1:00-3:00 pm)

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Effective Marketing Strategies for New Construction 

New construction builders often have incredible homes to sell, build and design. However, challenges with technology, budgeting and marketing fluctuation often reduce the market shares they can obtain. This course provides a complete guide to creating a marketing plan that uses various marketing strategies along with review of market demographics.

Instructor: Steve Monroe

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am)

Digital Marketing   

In today’s world being relevant means being digitally savvy. Our customers expect for us to have an easy to find 24/7 presence online. The content we provide must be rich, relevant and engaging to our buyers and our clients. Companies that understand how to be found and how to curate a top-notch buyer experience are and will continue to gain market share.

Instructor: Tammie Smoot

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Numbers Behind a Successful Remodeling Company 

Knowing your numbers is the first step in creating a successful remodeling business. First, this class will review the typical structure, function, and processes of a remodeling company. We will discuss overhead structure, profit and loss statements, and why it is nearly impossible to do both new construction and remodeling successfully. At the end of this class, you will be able to determine your overhead, your markup, and calculate, using numbers, what your yearly profit will be.

Instructor: Erik Anderson

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 10:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mandatory course 8 -10 am)

Retirement Planning  

This course will help you begin to make the retirement preparations that will meet your needs, based on answering two questions: How much money will you need, and where will that money come from? We will start with understanding our individual living expenses and move to what Albert Einstein termed as the most powerful force in nature – the power of compounding interest. 401 K’s, IRA’s, SIMPLE Plans, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Bonds, Interest Rates – retirement planning can be overwhelming, but we will take a look at some very simple ways to invest money and build wealth.

Instructor: Erik Anderson

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Monday, November 21, 2022

Building Quality Relationships with Trade Contractors 

In today’s construction industry, changing technologies, increased litigation and desperation to find good, quality labor have made good Trade Contractor relations more important than ever.  This course will focus on the ups and downs general contractors face in finding good trade contractors and training them in communications, scheduling and understanding the legal challenges, all while building long lasting relationships with the trades.

Instructor: Steve Monroe

  • Monday, November 21, 2022 8:00 am – 12 noon

Effective Marketing Strategies for New Construction

New construction builders often have incredible homes to sell, build and design. However, challenges with technology, budgeting and marketing fluctuation often reduce the market shares they can obtain. This course provides a complete guide to creating a marketing plan that uses various marketing strategies along with review of market demographics.

Instructor: Steve Monroe

  • Monday, November 21, 2022 3:15 – 5:15 pm (Mandatory course 1:00-3:00 pm)

Registration Information:

Note you can sign up for morning (8:00 am – 12:15 pm) and afternoon (1:00 – 5:00 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.

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)    
ajones@greensborobuilders.org