Education is an important part of what we provide for our members. Our continuing education courses are the only classes in the 18-county Charlotte region that are specifically focused to the commercial practitioner. We offer classroom and online courses. See below and our calendar of events to view the current list of available education courses.


Continuing Education

All classes are CE approved. Click on the course title below to view the complete class description and to register. All classes will be held at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, 5301 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte NC 28208. Classes in gray are a part of CE Day.

10/31/17 8:00am-12:00pm
10/31/17 1:00pm-5:00pm
11/30/17 8:00am-12:00pm
11/30/17 8:00am-12:00pm
11/30/17 1:00pm-5:00pm
4/18/18 8:00am-12:00pm
Elective – 19 Mistakes Commercial Brokers Make (Chandler)
4/18/18 1:00pm-5:00pm
BICUP – Commercial Version (Chandler)
4/25/18 1:00pm-5:00pm
CE Day: BICUP – Commercial Version (Dunklin)
4/25/18 1:00pm-5:00pm
CE Day: GenUp – Commercial Version (Chandler)
5/2/18 8:00am-12:00pm
BICUP – Commercial Version (Chandler)
5/2/18 1:00pm-5:00pm
Elective – Eminent Domain: What Agents Should Know (Justice)
5/22/18 8:00am-12:00pm
CE Day: BICUP – Commercial Version (Dunklin)
5/22/18 8:00am-12:00pm
CE Day: GenUp – Commercial Version (Chandler)
5/22/18 1:00pm-5:00pm
CE Day: Elective – The Tax Deferred Exchange IRC (Brennan)
6/6/18 1:00pm-5:00pm
GenUp – Commercial Version (Dunklin)

NOTE: If you are BIC or BIC eligible (status per the NCREC), you must now take the Broker-in-Charge Update (BICUP).  If you are not a Broker-in-Charge or Broker-in-Charge eligible, you take the General Update (GenUp), formerly know as the Mandatory Update. If you take the “wrong” update it can mean the loss of BIC or BIC eligible status, or it can mean you get no CE credit. Do not take both updates.

*NAR Ethics Requirement Deadline

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2017. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018.

Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses.


All courses are $65 for members and $85 for non-members.

Instructor Bios

  • Whitney Brennan — IPX1031®
    IPX1031® Vice President, Whitney is located in the Atlanta office. Prior to joining IPX1031®, Whitney held key management and business development positions at other nationwide 1031 companies. With over 15 years of real estate industry experience, much of it focused on 1031 Exchanges, Whitney is an invaluable asset to investors, real estate, legal and tax advisors with her vast 1031 Exchange knowledge and experience. Whitney frequently lectures on 1031 Exchanges and provides continuing education seminars for attorneys, accountants, financial planners, real estate professionals and investors. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Cindy S. Chandler, CRE, CCIM — The Chandler Group
    Cindy Chandler has her own real estate consulting and training company, The Chandler Group. Previously, she was a developer and syndicator. She currently serves on the NC Real Estate Commission is on NAR’s Executive Committee. Her past positions include Chair of Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Committee and Zoning Committee, Chair of Mecklenburg County Zoning Board of Adjustment, President of the NC Association of Realtors and numerous positions with national, state and local Realtor Associations. She was named 2013 “Realtor of the Year” by CRCBR.
  • Garth K. Dunklin, JD, CCIM, CRE — Bass, Dunklin, Little, McCullough & Smith, PLLC
    As an attorney, Garth’s practice focuses on all aspects of real estate. He is active with the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® and served on the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance Board of Governors from 1997-2006. He also served on North Carolina’s CCIM’s Board of Directors. Garth chairs the RCA Forms Committee which publishes the commercial series of forms, and he authored the “Commercial Real Estate” chapter of the North Carolina Real Estate Manual.
  • Keenya Justice — Principal Attorney and Founding Partner, The Justice Firm, LLC
    Keenya Toney Justice is the principal attorney and founding partner for The Justice Firm, LLC.  The Charlotte-based boutique law firm specializes in eminent domain/condemnation law.  The firm was founded on the deeply held belief private property ownership is the bedrock of our democracy.  The Justice Firm, LLC works closely with clients across the state of North Carolina to ensure legal and financial rights are protected when a property is at risk of acquisition by private or public entities for public use.  Ms. Justice (nee Toney) is the first African-American woman to simultaneously earn a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has successfully completed both the basic and advanced Condemnation appraising courses offered by the North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Georgia and the District of Columbia.

CE Day

Mark your calendars for the CRCBR CE Day on November 30 at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus. CRCBR will offer a full day of CE. This will be a great way to network with other commercial brokers and get your CE out of the way for the 2017-18 licensing year! All classes are CE Approved in NC. Partnership opportunities will also be available. Lunch is provided.

Online CE – available any day, any time

The Mingle School of Real Estate offers Real Time Learn online video CE courses with Cindy Chandler and other award-winning NC instructors. Learn more here:

Other CE Opportunities

minglelogoDon’t see a CRCBR continuing education class that fits your schedule?  Enroll in a continuing education class at Mingle School of Real Estate, the official school of the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association.  Classes are available at Mingle School or offsite locations in the Ballantyne, Concord, Huntersville, Matthews, Mooresville or University areas. Click here for more information or to register. 

Mingle also offers Real Time Learn online courses. Learn more here: