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The Continuing Education department offers REALTORS® the opportunity to complete 4-hour NC Real Estate Commission approved continuing education courses in the classroom. The North Carolina educational year is from July 1- June 10. The annual General Update course and the annual Broker-in-Charge Update (BICUP) are the only two courses that must be taken in the classroom.

The current Ethics requirement period began January 1, 2017, and ends December 31, 2018. Failure to fulfill this requirement by December 31, 2018, will result in automatic suspension of your Cape Fear REALTORS® membership and MLS services.  Unsure if You Need Ethics?  CLICK HERE!

Already taken your ethics?  then send us your certificate of completion by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax us 910.762.9998



 Below is a list of all available Ethics, Elective, and Update courses currently available. Click the links to register!





  October 05 9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Patrice Willets Agency Forms Agency Rules & Laws #2608
  October 12 8:00 am  to 12:00 pm  Karen Berry General Update
  October 12 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  Kaeen Berry BIC Update
  November 08 12:00 pm  to 4:00 pm  Karen Berry BIC Update
  November 09 8:30 am  to 12:30 pm  Patrice Willetts The Code the Law and You #2519
  November 16 8:00 am to 12:00 pm  Karen Berry General Update
  December 01  8:00am to 12:00 pm  Patrice Willets BIC Update
  December 13  12:30 pm to 4:30 pm  Chuck Mapson General Update
  September 13 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Karen Berry & The Commission Says...
  September 13 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm Karen Berry General Update
  September 28 8:30 am to 5:00 pm  Mark Given  Business Planning
  September 29 8:30 am to 5:00 pm  Patrice Willetts  Balancing Business Risk & Ethics


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Association Leads Training of Federal, State and Local Leaders on Beach Protection

CAROLINA BEACH, NC—“It’s going to take all of us working together to solve this problem,” said Senator Michael Lee as he welcomed leaders from the region at Beaches 101, a course provided by the Association to educate leaders on the science behind and reasons for beach re-nourishment. Dr. Nicole Elko provide the training to an audience that included Congressman David Rouzer, Representative Ted Davis, Jr., Representative Elect Holly Grange, New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White, and Kure Beach Mayor Emilie Swearingen. 

“This was a great course, and should be done throughout the state,” said North Topsail Manager Stuart Turille.

The program began with two hours of classroom instruction that included the following five subjects:

·        How Beach & Inlets Work: A basic primer on coastal processes

·        Erosion Management Spectrum: Options from retreat to armoring

·        Beach Re-Nourishment: Sediment, dredges & environmental considerations

·        Dunes, Retreat, Regulations, Sand Rights & Creative Funding Options

·        Funding Options for Beach Re-Nourishment

This was followed by a joint presentation on the Association’s efforts to build a statewide coalition for state dedicated re-nourishment funding by Willo Kelly, Outer Banks Association of Realtors Government Affairs Director and Shane Johnson, Association COO. The effort has been dubbed the Coalition for NC Beaches.

“We’ve secured dozens of signatures from area leaders,” said Willo Kelly, “And we’ve just begun!”

“This is the first time the entire local delegation has uniformly agreed on anything for a long time,” said Lee.

The Association is planning to work with NCAR and the NC Homeowners Alliance to continue building momentum for the effort.

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NCRMLS Announces added benefit: ZipForms

NCRMLS has purchased ZipForms, Digital Ink, and MLS Connect for its REALTOR® Participants and Subscribers.
Members who already have access to zipForm will not need to take any actions to establish their account under the
NAR benefit. They will simply log into there accounts as usual. Read more to find out how to get access to zipForm.

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Notice of Proposed Bylaw Amendment: Election Committee

WILMNGTON, N.C. (September 21, 2015) - The Board of Directors’ recommend that the REALTOR® members remove Bylaw’s Article XI, Section 4(e): Election Committee The President shall appoint an Election Committee of three (3) REALTOR® Members plus the chief staff executive to conduct the election and to count the ballots.

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Johnson Elected 2016 Vice President; Gainey and Lariviere as New Directors

WILMINGTON, N.C. (September 11, 2015) – On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® (WRAR) announced its election results at its Annual Meeting. With 150+ members in attendance at the organization’s ballroom located on Sir Tyler Drive, Realtor Neal Johnson with Network Real Estate was declared next year’s Vice President.  

Johnson (pictured left below) will also serve as Multiple Listing Service (MLS) President in 2017 and WRAR President in 2018.  The three-year leadership commitment gives Johnson an incredible opportunity to apply his experience and knowledge in addressing several concerns for local homeowners and the real estate industry.

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NC Regional MLS Signs Contract with FlexMLS

WILMINGTON, N.C. (September 8, 2015) - Message from Mark Mansfield, NCRMLS President, to all MLS Users: 

As President of the North Carolina Regional MLS (NCRMLS), I am pleased to announce that a contract was signed with FBS for FlexMLS services this morning.

A staggered implementation of the Associations/MLS’ will begin the first quarter of 2016 for all non-FlexMLS customers. As a current customer, Carteret County Association/Crystal Coast MLS is scheduled to convert to the new data fields in December of this year. All members of the NCRMLS are projected to be up and running with FlexMLS by summer of 2016.

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Help Educate Homeowners at the Wilmington Fall Home Show September 18-20

WILMINGTON, N.C. (September 8, 2015) - The N.C. Homeowners Alliance represents the interests of property owners in the General Assembly and raises awareness of issues and legislation that affect consumers' most important investment: their home.

On September 18-20, the Alliance needs your help to educate local homeowners and show attendees about the important role that the Alliance plays in our communities. They need REALTORS® like you to communicate and interact with people during the Wilmington Fall Home Show at the Convention Center.

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