Building Codes (PM107)

June 25, 2020 | 8:00 AM -12:00 PM EDT

4 credit hours  |  $90

About This Course

Builders and remodelers need to execute projects that comply with relevant codes and standards. 

This course explains why regulations are written, which agencies write them and how to deal with the representatives of those agencies. Topics include state and local building departments, plan review, permits, inspections, code enforcement and the appeals process. You will also discuss changes to the 2018 NC Residential Building Codes.


This class is offered by the North Carolina Builder Institute (NCBI) in partnership with the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association.

Cost & Location


Discount available at checkout for HBA members.

This class will be offered via Zoom.

Please note that this is web-based, real-time video conference. You must participate in this course from a computer with a working camera and microphone and cell phones will not be supported. See the commonly asked questions section below for more details on technology specifications.


Completion of this course will earn 4 credit hours.


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This class is open to any general contractor in North Carolina. Click below to begin your check out.

Members of the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association are eligible for class discounts, as well as enjoying the numerous other perks of membership. 
Visit our membership page for more details. 

Commonly Asked Questions

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.

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).

Effective January 1st, 2020 General Statute 87-10.2 requires qualifiers for Building, Residential, or Unclassified licenses, as a condition to renew the license, to complete eight (8) hours of Continuing Education (CE) for 2021 and all future license renewals,  Two (2) of the eight (8) hours shall be a mandatory class.

Continuing education requirements for North Carolina general contractors include:

  • 8 hours of CE must be completed in order to renew a license by at least one qualifier for licensees in the license classifications of Building, Residential and Unclassified. For the Unclassified license, it shall be the qualifier who has passed the Building examination.
  • The 8-hour course requirement includes a mandatory 2-hour course produced by the Board with information about changes in the laws and rules and other content applicable to general contracting.
  • The remaining 6 hours will be elective courses produced by outside providers, submitted to and approved by the Board.

The CE year begins January 1 and ends on November 30 annually.  No classes will be offered in December.  After November 30th the Qualifier will enter a 90 day grace period, in which a $10 monthly late fee will be charged beginning January 1st.  A Qualifier can carry over 4 hours of elective credit to next year.

This class will be offered on Zoom, and will include web-based, real-time video conferencing enabling our approved instructors and students to see and hear each other and for the instructor to screen share so students can view material being taught. You must participate in this course from a computer or device with a working camera and microphone. Access by cell phone is not allowed.

In order to connect reliably, you will need a desktop or laptop computer with a camera and microphone, internet access, and software requirements (in order to download Zoom). If you are a first time Zoom user and have never downloaded the Zoom desktop application, please visit prior to your meeting to learn how to do that.

A hard-wired connection directly to the internet is highly recommended, as Wi-Fi connections can result in intermittent connectivity. Participants who cannot maintain connection throughout the class will be at risk for not receiving certification.


Why choose us for your continuing education?

Since 2000, building professionals have trusted the North Carolina Builder Institute (NCBI) to increase their industry knowledge, spark critical thinking and polish business skills.

To assist home builders and other industry professionals stay on the cutting edge, the North Carolina Home Builders Association developed the North Carolina Builder Institute (NCBI). The NCBI serves as the educational arm of the association and oversees all of its educational programs. The Institute brings together the industry’s leading experts to create a dynamic and exciting learning environment.

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