General Contractors in NC must complete Continuing Education to renew a license.

High Point Area Builders Association is offering Continuing Education to assist GCs in meeting this requirement during 2024.


  • HBA Members  (HPABA will honor membership in any HBA, with verification.)
    • 8-hours = $160
    • 6-hours = $120
    • 4-hours = $80
    • 2-hours = $40
  • Non-HBA Members (Non-Members receive a membership discount if they join when registering or within 30-days of class.)
    • 8-hours = $190
    • 6-hours = $142.50
    • 4-hours = $95
    • 2-hours = $47.50

The dates below are 8-hours (both virtual and in-person).  You may register for each course individually or the full day.

Virtual Dates – Zoom (click to register)

  • January 4, 2024
  • February 28, 2024
  • March 19, 2024
  • April 25, 2025
  • May 29, 2024
  • June 20, 2024
  • Additional dates and courses are pending.

In-Person Dates (click to register)

Scheduled to meet in the HPABA conference room.  We are striving for small class sizes for more dynamic interactions.  If registration exceeds 15 for in-person classes, we will contact attendees with a backup location. 

For in-person dates only, lunch is available for $10.

JCBIA = Johnston County Building Industry Association.  Those courses will be held in their Smithfield, NC office.  Lunch for those dates is sponsored.

  • January 10, 2024
  • February 8, 2024
  • March 13, 2024
  • April 17, 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • June 7, 2024
  • JCBIA:  August 28, 2024
  • JCBIA:  September 18, 2024
  • JCBIA:  October 23, 2024
  • JCBIA:  November 15, 2024
  • Additional dates and courses are pending.

Courses and Times (virtual and in-person):

  • 8:00-9:50am:  2024 NCLBGC Mandatory Course: Required for 2025 Renewal
  • 10:00-11:50am:  Improve Communication on a Jobsite:  Using Myers-Briggs Concepts to Better Your Bottom Line (2-hr elective)
  • 12:30-4:20pm:  Establishing a Drug-Free Workplace:  What the Owner/Supervisor Needs to Know (4-hr elective)

Click to download a 2024 – Master Registration Form (In-Person & Virtual).  Complete form and send back to the office.


For Reference:  Visit the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors @ for full details about CE.

General Statute 87-10.2 states that North Carolina licensed general contractors will be required to complete continuing education (CE) beginning with 2021 license renewals.

If you did not take CE during 2022 you cannot renew your license for 2023 until you do.  Your window to do so is from January 1 – February 28, 2023.  The 2-hr 2021 Mandatory course may only be taken online via the Licensing Board.  The remaining 6-hrs can be taken with us prior to the end of February.  If you complete these 8-hrs, you still need an additional 8-hrs during 2023 to renew your 2024 license.


  • CE courses begin on January 1, 2024.
  • 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.
  • Classes will not be offered during the month of December by any provider in the state.