May 14, 2020 – Information from the NCLBGC Board
In response to the COVID-19 state emergency, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (the Board) has authorized for all Board-approved continuing education providers to offer synchronous distance-learning instruction for any Board-approved continuing education course, effective May 14, 2020 and ending November 30, 2020. This new option for delivering the continuing education to licensed general contractors in NC will help students safely complete their CE requirement and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. There were no other modifications to the CE requirement.
What is synchronous distance learning: Synchronous distance learning uses web-based, real-time video conferencing enabling approved instructors and students to see and hear each other and for the instructor to screen share so students can view material being taught. This is implemented on any synchronous distance platform the provider chooses (WebEx, Zoom, GoToMeeting, as examples).
What will students need? The technology and equipment required for a student to reliably access the synchronous platform selected by the provider must be clearly communicated to the student at the time of course registration. At a minimum, this includes:
- A computer or other device with camera and microphone capabilities (student connection via cell phone is not allowed)
- Broadband internet access with a strong internet connection capable of maintaining connectivity
- Software requirements (i.e. operating system, browser, etc.)
All attendance requirements are still in effect and required for successful course completion. It is the responsibility of the provider to make certain the students who are certified as having completed the course met the necessary attendance requirements.
Greensboro Builders Association – Approved CE Provider
As a local provider for NCLBGC continuing education courses, we are currently working with the NC Home Builders Association, NCBI and others to evaluate the requirements needed to provide virtual classes. Courses must be approved by the Licensing Board so it may be a month or more before those offerings are available.
Onsite Courses To Be Held Following CDC Guidelines
We are still planning to conduct our onsite courses scheduled for July-November at Bur-Mil Clubhouse, following regulatory and CDC guidelines in place at the time of the class. The facility allows us flexibility in maintaining social distancing as required…however it may limit our seating per class.
Find information on currently scheduled courses on our Continuing Education page, along with a link to register online. Seating may be limited therefore register to reserve your seat. You have the option of registering for a full day, or morning and/or afternoon sessions on different dates.
For additional information or questions, contact Amy Jones at (336) 855-6255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.