Commission Meeting of January 8, 2020

Key reports, issues, and decisions of interest to licensees and/or the public are reported here from the most recent Commission meetings:

Pending Cases: The Commission permanently revoked one license; entered into consent agreements to suspend five licenses; closed its case without action of 2 licenses; and ordered hearings involving six licensees.

License Applications Involving Character Issues: Applications for licenses from persons who have character issues such as prior criminal convictions or disciplinary action by another licensing board are separately reviewed by the Commission. Decisions are made based upon criminal background checks, information supplied by the applicant, and in-person interviews.
Total candidates reviewed: 34; total approved: 22.

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

Individuals Tested for the First Time

Took prelicense course

Hold license from another state

December 2019

January 2019 through December 2019

December 2019

January 2019 through December 2019

# Tested





% Pass both sections





% Pass National section





% Pass State section





North Carolina Community College System: The Commission voted to allocate up to $30,000 from the Commission’s Education and Recovery Fund to assist the Community College System in development of an online prelicense education course. Ms. Baer indicated that she would enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Community College System to that effect.

Larry A. Outlaw Excellence in Education Award Proposal Revision: Staff provided the Commission with revised proposed criteria for the Larry A. Outlaw Excellence in Education Award. Upon the motion of Staff, the Commission adopted the criteria. The criteria will be used to make the award at the spring 2020 Educators Conference.

Emerging Trends: Staff reviewed with the Commission an article from The Charlotte Observer concerning housing vouchers.

Report on License Numbers: As of December 1, 2019, there are 110,210 brokers and firms licensed by the Commission, as follows:

  • Active Brokers 72,733
  • Active Provisional Brokers 8,929
  • Inactive Brokers 25,196
  • Inactive Provisional Brokers 8,509
  • Firms 13,547
  • Brokers-in-Charge 17,202
  • BIC-Eligible Brokers 4,003
  • Limited Nonresident Commercial Brokers 278

Next Commission Meeting: The next Commission meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Commission’s office in Raleigh, North Carolina and is open to the public.