Experienced School for Registers of Deeds

  • Chapel Hill, NC

This course reviews the basic operations of the office of register of deeds and is intended for those with several years of experience in a register of deeds office. It is different from the Basic School in that it offers more opportunities to ask questions about difficult issues encountered in practice, and it does not include an exam for initial NCARD certification.  It is different from the School for Elected Registers of Deeds in that it does not cover managerial or leadership topics. The course provides instruction on the following: 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 Online Class: $250.00

CEU10.00 hrs
CPE10.00 hrs
There are no materials avaliable for this course at this time.
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