Commission Meeting of January 19, 2022

Pending Cases: The Commission entered into consent agreements to suspend 6 licenses, rejected a proposed consent agreement involving 1 licensee, closed its case without action against 1 licensee, accepted the voluntary surrender of 1 license, left 1 case pending, ordered hearings in cases involving 2 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: 22; total approved:13.

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

December 2021

January 2021 through December 2021

December 2021

January 2021 through December 2021

# Tested





% Pass both sections





% Pass National section





% Pass State section





Legislative Report: The Commission reviewed the Legislative Report, noting 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.

Draft Rule Text: The Commission reviewed proposed amendments to Commission rules H .0210 and .0303 as requested by the Commission at the December 2021 meeting. These amendments were considered by the Education Committee on January 4, 2022, and the Committee recommended the changes as written to the Commission. The Commission agreed to the rule amendments presented. The proposed amendments will be published in the February 15 issue of the North Carolina Register and will be posted on the Commission’s home page. The public hearing will be on March 16, 2022.

Report on the 2022 Educators Conference: Staff provided to the Commission a report on the upcoming 2022 Educators Conference. The Educators Conference is planned for Tuesday, March 29, 2022, via Zoom. Registrations will be capped at 150 participants with approximately ten staff moderators. Staff will focus on exam performance on topics described in the prelicensing course syllabus as well as explaining staff’s course audit process, among other topics. After the event, recordings will be available. Registration will open soon.

Report on Real Estate License Examination Results: Staff provided to the Commission a report on the real estate license examination results including total brokers applications received annually, total broker licenses issued annually, exam performance from January 2019-December 2021 and exam pass rate from January 2019-December 2021.

Education Advisory Committee and Town Halls: The Commission reported that as a result of the interest among education providers in new education rule amendments and other education topics, the Education Committee recommends that the Commission form an Education Advisory Committee and also to hold periodic town hall events for the educators and instructors. The Commission voted to create an education advisory committee and to schedule two quarterly town halls this fiscal year for the education providers and instructors.

Report on License Numbers: As of January 1, 2022, there are 123,013 brokers and firms licensed by the Commission, as follows:

  • Active Brokers 82,039
  • Active Provisional Brokers 6,341
  • Brokers-in-Charge 17,609
  • BIC-Eligible Brokers 5,133
  • Inactive Brokers 25,127
  • Inactive Provisional Brokers 7,025
  • Firms 15,568
  • Limited Nonresident Commercial Brokers 279

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