Continuing Education Courses for General Contractors

State Required Continuing Education for
General Contractors Information

Thank you to our 2020 Continuing Education Sponsor, Smith Phillips Building Supply

Update: November 20, 2020

The Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem appreciates you taking your continuing education classes with us this year.  Our final class was scheduled for November 24, 2020.  At this time, the class is full.  Please remember us in 2021 for your continuing education needs.

North Carolina General Statute 87-10.2 states that NC licensed general contractors are required to complete continuing education (CE) beginning with 2021 license renewals. General Contractors must complete a total of eight (8) hours for license renewal. Two (2) of these hours MUST be a mandatory course that requires a special certification to offer. The remaining six (6) hours can be any approved elective courses.



Our goal is to provide you with high level, relevant elective course offerings from local, North Carolina trained instructors that also work toward achieving your accreditation with NC Builder Institute

We have completed all of the continuing education classes scheduled for 2020.  Thank you for taking classes with us.  Please remember us for your continuing education needs in 2021.

Thank you!

Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem is has completed all of their continuing education classes for 2020. 

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


It is very important to enroll in the early classes vs. waiting until the end of the sessions. 

If you have questions, you may send an email to Darlene Saunders.

If you have immediate questions, please call the HBA office at 336.768.5942.


Courses Offered

Mandatory Course:

2hr Mandatory Course for all NC General Contractors – This class will be offered every time we offer a class.

See PDF Registration Form for times.

Elective Courses:

Discover more about our courses here.

Please note that 8-hours of continuing education will be taught at a time. Course offerings will differ by date of attendance.

You will need your NC General Contractor License Number and Qualifier Number to register. 

Find them here:

Virtual CE Requirements

Due to the COVID-19 Restrictions placed on us by the state of North Carolina, please note that all classes will now be held virtually using the Zoom platform, in compliance with the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors’ requirements for synchronous learning. After completion of the course, you will receive an email confirmation for your records as well as a certificate of completion. We will notify the Licensing Board of the course completion.

To participate you must have the minimum requirements:
Common Questions:

Zoom is free to sign up for and use. 

Continuing education classes will be offered until November 30, 2020. Providers are not allowed to offer CE classes during the month of December.

Yes. Our team at HBAWS will report your completed continuing education hours to the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors and pay all required fees on your behalf.

No, the team at HBAWS handles all of this for you.

All contractor licenses expire on December 31st of each year. Licenses can be renewed by filing an application for renewal with the  NC Licensing Board for General Contractors. You must complete 8 hours of continuing education before November 30th in order to renew your license. If necessary, you can receive a 90-day extension for 8 hours of CE courses. However, the 90-days will begin on December 1 (classes cannot be held in December per the Board), so you will have to complete the 8 hours in January and/or February. You can incur a financial penalty from the Board for waiting.

Questions?  Please contact Darlene Saunders at 336.464.8000 or

Take It To The Next Level

If you have the drive and are willing to put in the hard work, a professional designation from the North Carolina Builder Institute (NCBI) will set you apart from the competition.

Clients searching for quality builders take notice when general contractors have an Accredited Builder or Accredited Master Builder designation on their license.

For more information regarding designations, please click the button below:

Please note that not all Continuing Education providers are offering courses that meet this requirement!