Mitchell Community College is approved by the NC Real Estate Commission and the NC Appraisal Board to offer real estate and appraisal courses.
Real Estate Class Schedule
Appraisal Continuing Education
All registered trainees, real estate appraiser licensees and certificate holders must complete 28 hours of continuing education before June 1 of every odd numbered year. As part of the 28 hours of continuing education, licensees must complete the seven-hour national Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). USPAP is updated every even numbered year, and each trainee, licensee and certificate holder has to take the most recent USPAP updated course prior to June 1 of every even numbered year. Mitchell offers both elective and USPAP courses to fulfill the requirements for appraisers who wish to renew their licenses on active status. Cost: $95 Schedule: Offered Spring semester
Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course
This class is the first step in becoming a "provisional broker." It covers basic real estate principles and practices, including real estate law, contracts, brokerage practices, financing, closing, valuation, fair housing, property management, taxation and real estate math. Students must pass the class with at least an 80 percent average grade. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to take the North Carolina Real Estate Commission exam that is required to become a licensed real estate broker. Cost: $190 + book
To qualify for a real estate broker license in NC, you must:
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be a United States citizen, a non-citizen national or a qualified alien under federal law.
Have a social security number.
Satisfactorily complete a broker pre-licensing course with a minimum of 75 classroom hours at a North Carolina school approved by the NC Real Estate Commission. Mitchell Community College is an approved school, and courses are offered each semester.
Real Estate Post-Licensing Course
All new provisional brokers must satisfy the post-licensing education requirement of 90 classroom hours of post-licensing education within three years of the date of initial licensure. Post-licensing education is divided into three 30-hour post-licensing courses titled as follows: Broker Relationships and Responsibilities, Contracts and Closing and Selected Topics. Mitchell Community College offers one of these courses every semester. Cost: $195 + book
Real Estate Continuing Education
The NC Real Estate Commission’s continuing education requirement is eight hours per license period, including the mandatory Real Estate Update Course (four hours) plus one four-hour elective course. Brokers-in-Charge must complete a four-classroom-hour Broker-in-Charge Annual Review Course (BICAR) each full license period. The Update, BICAR, and various electives are offered at Mitchell Community College every spring. Various online real estate elective courses are available year-round. Topics include: Property Management, Reverse Mortgages, The Truth About Mold, and more. Cost: $55 per course
Suzanne Wallace, Director of Small Business
Donna Worrell, Administrative Assistant
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