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GCAAR

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

GCAAR CE classes are currently offered online and in person

Starting in April, GCAAR is pleased to offer limited in-person-only classes. These offerings will be limited to 30 registrants through June as we transition back to the classroom for the first time in two years. COVID protocols and masking regulations will follow those of the host jurisdiction in place at the time of the class.

Maryland, D.C. and Virginia CE classes, designation/certification offerings and events, including our Profession Sessions, will continue to be offered online via Zoom. Take a look at our calendar below for a list of classes and events offered online or in person. 

Registration for all CE classes closes two hours prior to the start of class.

Haven’t used Zoom before? Use this Joining a Zoom Meeting guide to get started.

**In order to earn credit for attending your CE classes, you agree to the following, per real estate Commission rules:**


Virtual:

  1. 1) To be on time
  2. 2) To be recorded
  3. 3) To be on camera, visible and engaged only in the class throughout the class. This means no driving, walking around, no phone calls or other distractions.
  4. 4) That GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning.

 

In person:

  1. 1) To be on time
  2. 2) To be present and engaged only with the class throughout the entire class
  3. 3) That the use of all electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.) is prohibited during class

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  • Jun 01

    VIRTUAL: Maryland Fair Housing Show More

    **This course will be held virtually. By registering for this class, you agree 1) to be recorded, 2) to be on camera, visible, and engaged throughout the class, and 3) GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning.

    CREDITS:  1.5 REQUIRED hours for MD (Topic C) and 1.5 ELECTIVE hours for DC licensees.

    This course will discuss federal, state, and local fair housing laws. We will also cover the different protected classes and how to work with diverse buyers and sellers.

    ***For each virtual class, the connection instructions email with the Zoom link, compliance details, and course materials is sent by 5 pm ET the business day before the class (i.e. Friday for a Monday class, Tuesday for a Wednesday class), as well as again in a reminder two hours prior to class.

    Instructor: Colleen Smyth

    Virtual Class:
    02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    • Member $18.00 / $12.00 before 5/30/2022
    • Non-Member $38.00 / $38.00 before 5/30/2022
  • Jun 01

    VIRTUAL: Negotiating Multiple Offers Show More

    **This course will be held virtually. By registering for this class, you agree 1) to be recorded, 2) to be on camera, visible, and engaged throughout the class, and 3) GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning.

    CREDITS:  2.0 ELECTIVE hours for MD, DC and VA licensees.

    Dealing with multiple offers is not easy, but it is very much a part of what we do as agents.Working with your client can be challenging but if you study and follow proven negotiation strategies you will put your clients in a competitive situation and have a much better chance of closing the transaction.

    ***For each virtual class, the connection instructions email with the Zoom link, compliance details, and course materials is sent by 5 pm ET the business day before the class (i.e. Friday for a Monday class, Tuesday for a Wednesday class), as well as again in a reminder two hours prior to class.

    Instructor: Mary Chieppa

    Virtual Class:
    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    • Member $24.00 / $16.00 before 5/30/2022
    • Non-Member $44.00 / $44.00 before 5/30/2022
  • Jun 02

    VIRTUAL: Residential Design & Inspection Show More

    **This course will be held virtually. By registering for this class, you agree 1) to be recorded, 2) to be on camera, visible, and engaged throughout the class, and 3) GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning.

    CREDITS:  3.0 ELECTIVE hours for MD and DC licensees.

    Learn the basics of structural engineering and design of residential construction including analyzing loads, State and local building codes, permits, bearing walls, determining floor joist sizes, concrete and steel design, foundations, and more. Other topics include basic residential construction and how to discuss with buyers and sellers items commonly identified during the home inspection process including Maryland's new smoke alarm law.  

    ***For each virtual class, the connection instructions email with the Zoom link, compliance details, and course materials is sent by 5 pm ET the business day before the class (i.e. Friday for a Monday class, Tuesday for a Wednesday class), as well as again in a reminder two hours prior to class.

    Instructor: Robert Pettis

    Virtual Class:
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 5/31/2022
    • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 5/31/2022
  • Jun 02

    At Home With Diversity® Day 1 Show More

    ***This course will be held virtually and is offered to our GCAAR members at a no-charge rate. THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD OVER TWO DAYS: Thursday, June 02 and Thursday, June 09, 2022 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET daily. YOU MUST BE PRESENT ALL HOURS OF BOTH DAYS—no makeup days will be available.

    By registering for this class, you will also be registered by GCAAR staff for the class on Thursday, June 09, 2022 listed on the calendar. Please note registration closes two hours prior to the start of class on June 02.

    CREDITS: 6 ELECTIVE HOURS FOR MD LICENSEES.

    As part of our continued commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the real estate industry, GCAAR is proud to offer the At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) certification course.  AHWD covers how to work effectively with diverse populations by developing business practices rooted in inclusion and equality to help buyers of all cultural backgrounds achieve the dream of homeownership.

    What You Gain

    -Knowledge of the subtleties of U.S. fair housing laws

    -Business etiquette for specific cultures

    -An edge in expanding your business to include international clientele

    -Credit towards the ABR® and CIPS designations, and as a task in the C2EX program

    In order to earn the certification, you must: 1) Actively participate on camera in all hours of the course across both days; 2) Be a REALTOR® member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and 3) Complete an application and pay a one-time fee to NAR after successful completion of the course. This fee has been discounted to $40 from $75.

    Instructor: Margo Wheeler

    Virtual Class:
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/1/2022
    • Non-Member $99.00 / $99.00 before 6/1/2022
  • Jun 06

    VIRTUAL: Short Sales Show More

    **This course will be held virtually. By registering for this class, you agree 1) to be recorded, 2) to be on camera, visible, and engaged throughout the class, and 3) GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning.

    CREDITS:  3.0 ELECTIVE hours for MD, DC and VA licensees.  

    You will also learn how to complete a short sale transaction and learn ways to improve the process.

    ***For each virtual class, the connection instructions email with the Zoom link, compliance details, and course materials is sent by 5 pm ET the business day before the class (i.e. Friday for a Monday class, Tuesday for a Wednesday class), as well as again in a reminder two hours prior to class.

    Instructor: Michelle Adams

    Virtual Class:
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 6/4/2022
    • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 6/4/2022
  • Jun 08

    PS: Maryland Mortgage Program Show More

    GCAAR MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! Profession sessions are not eligible for CE credit.

    The Maryland Mortgage Program is the State of Md. Mortgage Program.  MMP provides the lowest interest rates to include down payment and closing cost assistance.  There are several programs to choose from and many Lenders that can provide these products.  The training includes the choice of programs, the marketing of these programs and how to close deals with this knowledge.

    Virtual Profession Session:
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/8/2022
    • Non-Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/8/2022
  • Jun 09

    VIRTUAL: Successful Open Houses Show More

    **This course will be held virtually. By registering for this class, you agree 1) to be recorded, 2) to be on camera, visible, and engaged throughout the class, and 3) GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning.

    CREDITS:  1.5 ELECTIVE hours for MD and DC licensees, and 1.0 ELECTIVE hours for VA licensees.

    Interactive discourse involving both novice and experienced agents in discussions covering such topics as the necessary preparation required for conducting an effective open house; maximizing visitor turnout and understanding the rules of agency, specifically whom the open house agent can represent.

    ***For each virtual class, the connection instructions email with the Zoom link, compliance details, and course materials is sent by 5 pm ET the business day before the class (i.e. Friday for a Monday class, Tuesday for a Wednesday class), as well as again in a reminder two hours prior to class.

    Instructor: Mary Chieppa

    Virtual Class:
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Member $18.00 / $12.00 before 6/7/2022
    • Non-Member $38.00 / $38.00 before 6/7/2022
  • Jun 09

    At Home With Diversity® Day 2 Show More

    This is the second day of the At Home With Diversity® Certification Course occurring on Thursday, June 02 and Thursday, June 09, 2022 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm ET daily.

    To register for the two-day course, visit: At Home With Diversity® Certification Course Day 1.

    By registering for the class listing on June 02, you will also be registered by GCAAR staff for this class on Thursday, June 09, 2022. YOU MUST BE PRESENT ALL HOURS OF BOTH DAYS—no makeup days will be available. This course will be held virtually and is offered to our GCAAR members at a no-charge rate. CREDITS: 6 ELECTIVE HOURS FOR MD LICENSEES.

    Instructor: Margo Wheeler

    Virtual Class:
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/8/2022
    • Non-Member $99.00 / $99.00 before 6/8/2022
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