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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

GCAAR CE classes are currently offered online and in person

GCAAR is pleased to offer limited in-person-only CE classes.

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

All CE class cancellations must occur 24 hours prior to the start of class. We are unable to offer refunds within 24 hours of the scheduled class and we do not process transfers or credits at any time.

If you are unable to attend your class, here is a guide to cancel your class, as you must do so via "My Account" on gcaar.com 24 hours prior to class.

For more information on our class policies, including cancellation policies for non-CE classes, visit our education policies page.

Note that CE classes are reported to the respective Commissions for credits within seven (7) business days. DO NOT register for a class if your license expires within seven (7) business days after the class, as GCAAR makes no guarantee that your class will be reported prior to seven (7) business days.

 

     

     

    • Jun 17

      VIRTUAL: New Member Orientation Show More

      ***This course will be held virtually. By registering for this class, you agree 1) To be on time 2) To be recorded 3) To be on camera, clearly visible on screen and in a stationary setting that is conducive to learning. This means no driving, walking around, no phone calls or other distractions 4) That GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue attendance credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available in classes.

      This class is for GCAAR new REALTOR® members only.  TO REGISTER:  Send an email to: newmember@gcaar.com.

      This completes the new member orientation portion of member requirement. You will also need to complete NAR's online NMO Code of Ethics class. Once you have taken NAR's NMO Code of Ethics class, please email your completion certificate to newmember@gcaar.com .

      All new primary REALTORS® must take GCAAR's new member orientation and NAR's NMO Code of Ethics within 90 days of joining to complete their member requirement outlined on the application and in GCAAR's bylaws.

      Virtual Class:
      11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/16/2024
      • Non-Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/16/2024
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    • Jun 20

      (No CE) VIRTUAL: Bright MLS Training: Branding Yourself Through Bright Show More

      Bright MLS Trainings are NOT eligible for CE credit. They are open to GCAAR members only.

      ***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.

      Branding Yourself Through Bright

      Building or enhancing your brand is a must for any real estate agent. Let us walk you through the system and show you all the ways you can brand yourself to your contacts and potential clients. We will review updating your headshot, headers and footers, signature, CMA material, Bright's consumer site and more!

      Virtual Class:
      10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/20/2024
      • Non-Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/20/2024
    • Jun 20

      (No CE) VIRTUAL: Bright MLS Training: MLS-Touch: An On-The-Go Mobile App Show More

      Bright MLS Trainings are NOT eligible for CE credit. They are open to GCAAR members only.

      ***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.

      MLS-Touch: An On-The-Go Mobile App

      Join us to learn about the new mobile solution option to work with your clients and access Bright MLS right from your mobile device. MLS Touch offers searching that is integrated with Bright so you can access saved searches and your contacts and any activity that occurs in the app will sync back to Bright. It’s a great new tool to add your real estate toolbox!

      Virtual Class:
      01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/20/2024
      • Non-Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/20/2024
    • Jun 21

      VIRTUAL: OTG: MD Code of Ethics & Predatory Lending Show More

      **By registering for this class, you agree: 1) To be on time 2) To be recorded 3) To be on camera, clearly visible on screen and in a stationary setting that is conducive to learning. This means no driving, no walking around, no phone calls or other distractions. No Background are allowed, blurring is permitted 4) That GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available throughout class.

      This is a GCAAR On The GO class held for our member brokerages so space is limited to 5 outside registrations. This class is the same content as our regular CE class and you earn credit in the same manner.

      CREDITS:  3.0 REQUIRED hours for MD (Topic D). NO ELECTIVE CREDITS.

      This class will provide you with a deeper understanding of NAR's Code of Ethics and Maryland's Ethics Laws and Regulations, as well as practical guidance to apply ethics guidelines to everyday situations. Predatory Lending and Flipping will be discussed. This class meets the NAR Membership requirement.

      ***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: Ned Rich

      Virtual Class:
      09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 6/19/2024
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 6/19/2024
    • Jun 24

      VIRTUAL: MD Code of Ethics & Predatory Lending Show More

      **By registering for this class, you agree: 1) To be on time 2) To be recorded 3) To be on camera, clearly visible on screen and in a stationary setting that is conducive to learning. This means no driving, no walking around, no phone calls or other distractions. No Background are allowed, blurring is permitted 4) That GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available throughout class.

      CREDITS: 3.0 REQUIRED hours for MD (Topic D). NO ELECTIVE CREDITS

      This class will provide you with a deeper understanding of NAR's Code of Ethics and Maryland's Ethics Laws and Regulations, as well as practical guidance to apply ethics guidelines to everyday situations. Predatory Lending and Flipping will be discussed. This class meets the NAR Membership requirement.

      ***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: Ned Rich

      Virtual Class:
      09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 6/22/2024
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 6/22/2024
    • Jun 24

      ABR® Designation Course Show More

      ***This course will be held virtually and is offered to our GCAAR members and NAR members at a no-charge rate. THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD OVER THREE DAYS: June 24 , 25 and 26, 2024 from 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET daily. YOU MUST BE PRESENT ALL HOURS OF ALL DAYS—no makeup days nor partial credit will be available.

      By registering for this class, you will also be registered for the class on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26. Please note registration closes two hours prior to the start of class on June 24.

      By registering for this class, you agree: 1) To be on time 2) To be recorded 3) To be on camera, clearly visible on screen and in a stationary setting that is conducive to learning. This means no driving, no walking around, no phone calls or other distractions. No Background are allowed, blurring is permitted 4) That GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available throughout class.

      CREDITS: 6 ELECTIVE HOURS FOR MD LICENSEES

      The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is for real estate professionals who have a passion for working with buyer-clients and want to take their excellence and service to the next level.

      By earning the ABR® designation, you gain:

      Completing the ABR® designation course is the first step toward earning your ABR® designation. These additional steps include completing the following within three years after taking this course:

      More information on the ABR® Designation can be found here: What is the ABR® Designation | REBAC

      Instructor: Tara Houston

      Virtual Class:
      04:00 PM - 08:30 PM
      • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/24/2024
      • Non-Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/24/2024
    • Jun 25

      GCAAR YPN Bowling [Team Registration] Show More

      Join us on Tuesday, June 25 from 5:30-8:00pm for the YPN GCAAR Bowling Tournament! Doors open at 5:30pm and games begin at 6:00pm.

      Early bird pricing through June 10
      $10 for a single ticket / $50 for a team of 5

      Regular pricing beginning June 11
      $15 for a single ticket / $75 for a team of 5

      Registration closes at 12:00pm (noon) on June 25. Registration will be available at the door.

      Bowlero Bethesda: 5353 Westbard Avenue

      Bethesda, MD 20816
      05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
      • Member $75.00 / $50.00 before 6/10/2024
      • Non-Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/10/2024
    • Jun 25

      GCAAR YPN Bowling [Individual Registration] Show More

      Join us on Tuesday, June 25 from 5:30-8:00pm for the YPN GCAAR Bowling Tournament! Doors open at 5:30pm and games begin at 6:00pm.

      Early bird pricing through June 10

      $10 for a single ticket / $50 for a team of 5

      Regular pricing beginning June 11

      $15 for a single ticket / $75 for a team of 5

      Registration closes at 12:00pm (noon) on June 25. Registration will be available at the door.

      Bowlero, Bethesda: 5353 Westbard Avenue

      Bethesda, MD 20816
      05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
      • Member $15.00 / $10.00 before 6/10/2024
      • Non-Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/10/2024
    • Jun 26

      VIRTUAL: At Home With Diversity® Day 1 & 2 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: Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET daily. YOU MUST BE PRESENT ALL HOURS OF BOTH DAYS—no makeup days nor partial credit will be available.

      By registering for this class, you will also be registered for the class on Thursday, June 27, 2024. Please note registration closes two hours prior to the start of class on June 26.

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

      CREDITS: 6 ELECTIVE HOURS FOR MD LICENSEES; 6 ELECTIVE HOURS FOR DC 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®, CIPS and SRS 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: Maurice Hampton

      Virtual Class:
      10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
      • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 6/24/2024
      • Non-Member $99.00 / $99.00 before 6/24/2024
    • Jun 27

      VIRTUAL: OTG: Dealing with Death: Who’s the Client? Show More

      **By registering for this class, you agree: 1) To be on time 2) To be recorded 3) To be on camera, clearly visible on screen and in a stationary setting that is conducive to learning. This means no driving, no walking around, no phone calls or other distractions. No Background are allowed, blurring is permitted 4) That GCAAR reserves the right to decline to issue credit if you are not in an environment conducive to learning 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available throughout class.

      This is a GCAAR On The GO class held for our member brokerages so space is limited to 5 outside registrations. This class is the same content as our regular CE class and you earn credit in the same manner.

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

      Attendees of this course will learn how real property interests transfer upon the death of an owner. It provides practical tips for real estate licensees dealing with transactions where the real property was owned by deceased persons.

      ***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: Andrew DiPaola

      Virtual Class:
      02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      • Member $18.00 / $12.00 before 6/25/2024
      • Non-Member $38.00 / $38.00 before 6/25/2024