Board Briefs – August

Continuing Education Requirement Effective for 2021 License Renewals

As reported in last month’s brief, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law Senate Bill 55 requiring 8 hours of annual continuing education as a condition for license renewal for North Carolina general contractors who hold Unclassified, Building or Residential classifications of license.

What you need to know now:

  • The requirement is effective January 1, 2020, but continuing education credits will not be required until the license renewal for 2021.
  • The Continuing Education year will be January 1 – November 30.
  • It is currently anticipated that classes will begin in Spring of 2020.

More details will be shared in upcoming newsletters, emails and online in the coming months.

The Board Welcomes John Cooper

In July, Governor Roy Cooper appointed John Cooper, President of Raleigh-based Southeastern Properties and Development Company to a 5-year term on the Board. Mr. Cooper graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Construction Engineering and Management from N.C. State University. Mr. Cooper founded Southeastern Properties and Development Company with a high school classmate in 1996 doing small projects. Today Southeastern completes construction projects all over North Carolina and throughout the Southeast United States; their portfolio of projects includes industrial manufacturing facilities, commercial offices, government buildings, multi-family and apartment buildings, land development, restaurants and luxury homes. Mr. Cooper’s term will expire December 31, 2023.

The Board thanks Rex A. Bost

The Board extends its heartfelt appreciation to outgoing board member Rex A. Bost who has faithfully served the citizens of North Carolina for the past 8-1/2 years. Mr. Bost, president of Cary, NC based Bost Custom Homes served as Chairman of the Board from 2016 to 2018. Mr. Bost’s significant contributions have been key to the many improvements that have resulted in online license renewal and implementation of processes that are less burdensome to applicants and licensees while maintaining the integrity of public protection.