For the current continuing education cycle (November 16, 2020 through November 15, 2021) there is NO mandatory course. All 9 CE hours can be on any topic offered in a course approved by the N.D. Real Estate Commission.
There is NOT a grace period for completing your education. If you do not have the required number of hours for an active license, you need to renew to the inactive status until you have completed the required education. Keep in mind that the continuing education hours you use to activate an inactive license cannot be used to meet the 9 hrs. of continuing education required annually.