Basic School for Registers of Deeds

  • Chapel Hill, NC

This course covers the basic operations of the office of register of deeds. The class provides instruction on the following topics: overview of county government and its revenues and expenditures; sources of law and rules governing registers of deeds; organization and responsibilities of the office; introduction to real estate instruments; recording and indexing real property instruments; vital records; public records management; and marriage licenses.



Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

Additional information

Registration Fee 2021: $250

CEU10.00 hrs
CPE10.00 hrs


Attendees should bring a copy of the North Carolina Guidebook for Registers of Deeds to class.  A new, 11th edition may be available toward the end of this year and should be brought if the attendee has a copy at the time of the class. It is also sufficient to bring the already published tenth edition (2013) with the 2016 supplement (available here: ).

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Charmain Cale

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
Albert Coates Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government