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Blue Ridge offers NC General Contractors CE course to meet NC state requirements

Blue Ridge Community College recently received approval to offer the NC General Contractors CE course for contractors’ required eight hours of annual continuing education credits.

The course covers the two-hour mandatory North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (NCLBGC) information, plus it includes the six additional hours of elective coursework in Project Management and Tools for Managers. Registration costs $90.

These requirements were established in 1925 by the North Carolina General Assembly, and are designed for the purpose of safeguarding life, health and property and to promote public welfare.

Blue Ridge President Dr. Laura Leatherwood explained how proud she is to see the College offering such necessary courses.

“Blue Ridge is pleased to be offering this much-needed course,” Leatherwood stated. “Our general contractors are the soul of a great workforce, and we are proud to help them meet their requirements for continuing education.”

All course options will be held in the College’s Technology Education and Development Center (TEDC) located on its Henderson County campus at 49 East Campus Dr. Flat Rock, NC 28731.

The following options are available for general contractors as in-person training at this time:

Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with one hour for lunch. Held in TEDC Room 213 with a seating capacity of 16.

Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1, from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. both days. Held in TEDC Room 336 with a seating capacity of 14.

Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with one hour for lunch. Held in TEDC Room 213 with a seating capacity of 16.

There are three ways to register for the courses: online, mail-in or in-person. To register online, visit http://www2.blueridge.edu/ceclasses/; you will need to pay with a credit card to complete online registration.

To register via mail, print and complete the attached form here and mail with payment to the address on the registration form. Ensure you include the course number and class dates in the course information boxes for the class you’d like to take.

You may register in-person at the Henderson County campus in the Sink Building or the Transylvania County campus in the Straus Building. Blue Ridge offices are open Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Class participants should bring a pencil/pen to class, as well as a notebook, proof of identity, and a qualifier ID number assigned by NCLBGC. Masks or face coverings and social distancing are required while on campus.

If you have any questions about the course or the registration process, call (828) 694-1735 or (828) 694-1744.

Visit https://www.blueridge.edu/programs-courses/construction-trades/nc-general-contractors-ce/ for more information.