Real Estate Broker Pre-Licensing Training

Introductory level real estate principles and practices course for which completion is required to qualify for the North Carolina real estate license examination to obtain a North Carolina real estate broker license.

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To register and pay for an Individual Continuing Education course, call Customer Service at 336.734.7023 which accepts credit card, check or money order. You may also pay in person at any of our six locations.


Instructor Information

Carolyn Hriso

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Carolyn received her broker’s license in North Carolina in 2001. Growing up at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, Carolyn moved to Raleigh, NC after high school graduation to attend Hardbarger Business College. After finishing school, she worked for Burroughs Wellcome Co. (now GlaxoSmithKline) for twenty years. During these years, as she worked and raised a family, she attended Meredith College and earned a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Communications.

Continuing her education at North Carolina State University where she earned a Master’s degree in Education and gained an M Class teaching license in the state of NC. Her desire to teach focused on adult education and Carolyn chose to use her real estate skill set to help others achieve success in the industry. Carolyn has taught both Prelicensing, Postlicensing, General Update, Bic Update, and Electives for several years at Real Estate Schools throughout North Carolina. She taught pre-licensing for St. Augustine College in Raleigh, NC where she served as adjunct professor and taught post-licensing at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC. She was CEO of two real estate firms, one in NC and one in Colorado and served as Qualifying Broker for the state of NC for a third firm. She has ABR and SRES designations and is a Certified Master Behavior Analyst (CMBA) for the DISC behavior profile. In 2009, the Women’s Council of Realtors in Raleigh, NC named her Entrepreneur of the Year.

She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, walking, crocheting, sewing, plays and concerts, museums, dinner out and time with friends. Having competed in the Miss NC pageant as a young woman, she took her love of helping young women be successful and confident, to judging Miss America qualifying pageants in the state of NC. She is mother and stepmother to six children and grandmother to five. As she reflects on her life and achievements, she finds the wisdom of her grandchildren a guiding light. Their curiosity and honesty reminds her that every day is fresh and a new start. Each day is an opportunity. And that is what brought her to teaching – “I believe we are all here to help each other and we can teach agents how to begin successful careers which lead to fulfilling lives. What fun!!”