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Experience. Knowledge. Preparation. Real Estate Continuing education

NC electives may be taken online. 

If you want to skip directly to enrolling in online courses, go here.

 For NC real estate licensees who want or need a convenient way to complete their 4-hour elective requirement, online continuing education can be the answer.  If you have good Internet access, it is easy to enroll and complete your course.  You don't have to complete the course in one sitting--you can leave and return at will, as long as you finish the course within 30 days of enrollment.  You may even be able to complete the course in fewer than four hours!  No final exam is required.

I serve not only as the provider and instructor for the course, I am also is the administrator.  That means your teacher and online school are accessible locally,  unlike some providers who are out-of-state.

I offer two different kinds of online courses:  print-based and video-based. 

Brokers should try taking at least one elective online to see if they like it.  Online courses have advantages and disadvantages.


  • Convenience
    • You don't have to travel to an online course.  
    • You can take the course in your pajamas on your laptop, phone, or tablet.
    • You can take the course in small doses as long as you complete the class within 30 days of starting it (or by the June 10th deadline, whichever is first.)
    • You don't have to be annoyed by the teacher or your fellow students.
  • Comparable price
    • Particularly when you factor in travel time and costs online courses are a good value.
  • Comparable time
    • Most online courses will take you four hours , but they could take you more or less time depending on a number of factors.


  • Tests
    • There are periodic chapter/module quizzes which must be passed in order to move forward in the course.
  • Loss of interaction
    • You miss the opportunity of engaging with your instructor and asking questions.
    • You miss the social opportunities of networking with colleagues
  • Generic material
    • While some online courses have NC-specific information, most do not.
  • Technology
    • If you technology is slow or outdated or you are slow or outdated, online courses can be very frustrating to finish.

To enroll in online courses, go here.


About RECampus/Dearborn courses

RE Campus Tech Support

 8 am – 10 pm ET Monday - Thursday.
8 am – 9 pm ET Friday.
Weekend email support is also available. Requests will be responded to

within  24 hours.
Phone: (888) 213-5124


About Real Time Learn

Real Time Tech Support

Contact Real Time Learn at if you have any questions about your specific environment or if you are experiencing any technical difficulties. Be sure to close all other tabs, browsers, and programs while streaming your content. It may also help to hard wire your Internet connection instead of using a wireless network connection. While our application may run without issue in older operating systems and browser versions, these are not actively tested and we may not address bugs that appear when operating within these older environments.


Please contact us at or call toll-free (855) 785-3663. 

8:30 AM-5:00 PM Eastern Time,  Monday-Friday. 

Email and voicemails are checked after hours and on weekends. Messages are typically returned same day, but within a maximum period of 24 hours.


Some other FAQs


Must I complete the online course in one sitting, or can I log off and come back to it later?

The online courses "remember" where you left off, so you can return to that section at a later time. Even if you get disconnected from your online service (e.g., you step away from your computer for an extended period of time), the online courses will be bookmarked for your return. The next time you enter your course, you will return to the lesson you were most recently working on.  Check the table of contents to see what you have to complete next.

You may be able to complete the course in less than four hours. For the advanced courses, it may take longer than four hours to complete all of the requirements of the courses. You will still receive credit for taking a four-hour elective.

Is there a final exam?

No, not for North Carolina students.  However, there are chapter quizzes and unit exams which you must complete with 90% proficiency.  You will be given many opportunities to reach 90%.  

Please ignore any references to a final exam.  If you see a reference to "You have completed  95% of the course," you are done!

When you are done, simply email your instructor with your license number.  She'll take care of notifying the NCREC and will send you a certificate of completion.

Does my enrollment expire after a certain period of time?

You are able to enroll in an online course at any time from July 1 to June 10 of the following year.  

Generally, you must finish the course with 30 days of starting it.  However, if you are trying to earn elective credit to renew a North Carolina real estate license, you must enroll no later than June 10 and finish by midnight.  

If you take more than one elective course, you may be eligible to have the second course apply to the following year's elective credit.  

Contact the NC Real Estate Commission for more information.

What is the refund policy?

If in the first seven days of enrolling in an RECampus course, you determine that distance education is not for you and you decide not to finish the course, please email the instructor and you will be permitted to get a refund.

For ReCampus courses, refunds will be applied only if the student has not completed more than

one lesson following the tutorial.  For Real Time Learn courses, the refund policy may be accessed here.

How do I pay for the course?

You may pay with a major credit card on line.  

The site is secure.  You will be asked to provide a "shipping" address so that Deborah can mail you a completion slip.  You will also be asked for your social security number--you do not have to provide your social security number if you do not want to.  But please provide your name  and license number as is appears on your license card.

For RE Campus courses, after you have provided this information, you will choose the course(s) you want and put the course in a "shopping cart."  Then you will be able to proceed to take the course.

How do I obtain CE credit for completing the course?

For ReCampus courses, Deborah Long  will provide you with a certificate for your files.  Do not send this certificate to the Commission.  Deborah will send a confirmation of course completion to the NCREC.  

You must e-mail Deborah that you have completed the course.  If you don't understand the material in the course, or have a question about what is covered, contact Deborah Long directly.  

For RealTime Learn, the course provider will be handling your certificate and course reporting to the NCREC.  Of course, you should feel free to contact Deborah directly if you have any questions or concerns.