Commission Meeting of February 16, 2022

Pending Cases: The Commission entered into consent agreements to suspend 10 licenses, closed its case without action against 10 licensees, accepted the voluntary surrender of 2 licenses, accepted the permanent voluntary surrender of 3 licenses, left 1 case pending, voted to extend to a later date a case involving 1 licensee, reprimanded 2 licensees, approved the issuance on conditions of 1 license, ordered hearings in cases involving 14 licensees.

License Applications Involving Character Issues: License applicants who have character issues such as prior criminal convictions or disciplinary action by another licensing board are separately considered by the Commission. Decisions are made based upon criminal background checks, information supplied by the applicant, and in-person interviews. Total candidates considered: 21; total approved:16.

License Examination Results: A summary of key data relating to persons taking the exam for the first time is provided below:

Individuals Tested for the First Time

Took prelicense course

Hold license from another state

January 2022

February 2021 through January 2022

January 2022

February 2021 through January 2022

# Tested





% Pass both sections





% Pass National section





% Pass State section





Legislative Report: The Commission reviewed the Legislative Report, noting that there has been no change since the last Commission meeting as to bills that are currently pending in the General Assembly that relate to real estate brokerage, occupational licensing, or other matters of interest to the Commission.

ANSI Z765 Standard: The Commission reviewed the American National Standards Institute standards for measuring square footage and discussed Fannie Mae’s requirement that residential appraisers use the newest edition of the ANSI Z765 standards for square footage as of April 1, 2022. Staff presented a comparison of the ANSI Z765-2021 Standards with the Commission’s Residential Square Footage Guidelines. The Commission discussed providing information to licensees on the difference between the
ANSI standards and the Commission’s guidelines, including the possibility of a video, eBulletin article, and/or other education.

Report on Update Instructor Seminars: Staff provided to the Commission a report a report on the Update Instructor Seminars for the 2021-2022 license year to date. Commission staff plan to offer the same number of seminars during the 2022-23 license year. The Commission voted to continue the current practice of waiving the fee for Update Instructor Seminar for the 2022-23 license year.

Education Advisory Council and Town Halls: The first Town Hall meeting for education providers and instructors is scheduled for Friday, March 4, 2022. As to the Education Advisory Council, that the Education staff will provide to the Education Committee suggested categories of participants and a list of names to choose from for each category.

Larry A. Outlaw Excellence in Education Award Selection: The Commission voted to meet in closed session pursuant to N.C.G.S § 143-318.11(a)(2) to select the recipient of the Larry A. Outlaw Excellence in Education Award.

Report on License Numbers: As of February 1, 2022, there are 123,935 brokers and firms licensed by the Commission, as follows:

  • Active Brokers 82,503
  • Active Provisional Brokers 6,460
  • Brokers-in-Charge 17,691
  • BIC-Eligible Brokers 5,212
  • Inactive Brokers 25,397
  • Inactive Provisional Brokers 7,299
  • Firms 15,752
  • Limited Nonresident Commercial Brokers 283

Next Commission Meeting: The next Commission meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday March 16, 2022, and can be viewed via Zoom online video.