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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.

 

     

     

    • Feb 21

      VIRTUAL: Mortgage Basics 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, visible and engaged only in the class throughout 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 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available on classes. *No refunds nor class transfers will be awarded if any of the previous requirements are not met by you.

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

      Learn about: Debt Ratios, Credit Scores, Automated Underwriting, Recent Appraisal Rules, The Differences Between Different Types of Lenders, The Latest Condo Rules, A Proper Pre-Approval Letter, Loan Limits and MUCH MORE!

      ***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: Amy Goldstein

      Virtual Class:
      09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/19/2024
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/19/2024
    • Feb 21

      VIRTUAL: MD Code of Ethics & Predatory Lending 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, visible and engaged only in the class throughout 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 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available on classes. *No refunds nor class transfers will be awarded if any of the previous requirements are not met by you.

      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: Tara Houston

      Virtual Class:
      02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/19/2024
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/19/2024
    • Feb 21

      VIRTUAL: MD Fair Housing 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, visible and engaged only in the class throughout 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 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available on classes. *No refunds nor class transfers will be awarded if any of the previous requirements are not met by you.

      CREDITS: 1.5 REQUIRED hours for MD (Topic C). NO ELECTIVE CREDITS

      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: Jill Malloy

      Virtual Class:
      05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
      • Member $18.00 / $12.00 before 2/19/2024
      • Non-Member $38.00 / $38.00 before 2/19/2024
    • Feb 22

      VIRTUAL: Demystifying Condos 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, visible and engaged only in the class throughout 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 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available on classes. *No refunds nor class transfers will be awarded if any of the previous requirements are not met by you.

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

      Participants of this course will learn information on how condos, PUDs, and co-ops affect mortgage guidelines so that they can set reasonable expectations from the buyer’s or seller’s side. This will help REALTORS® identify the proper type of property to help consumers know up front what they are purchasing, in return saving consumers money. By knowing how the mortgage can be affected, they can learn how to make their transactions in these communities go much smoother and educate their client.

      ***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: David Piatek

      Virtual Class:
      09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/20/2024
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/20/2024
    • Feb 22

      VIRTUAL: DC Broker Supervision 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, visible and engaged only in the class throughout 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 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available on classes. *No refunds nor class transfers will be awarded if any of the previous requirements are not met by you.

      CREDITS: 3.0 REQUIRED hours for DC Broker licensees and 3.0 ELECTIVE hours for DC Salesperson licensees.

      This is a newly-required CE course for DC broker licensees as of the 2021-2023 cycle. During this course, key concepts discussed include the broker’s supervisory obligations and licensure requirements; the powers of the Boards/Commission and the most common violations in practice as seen by DCREC; prohibited acts; agency; advertising and supervision; independent contractors and supervision; and document review.

      ***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:
      02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/22/2024
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/22/2024
    • Feb 26

      VIRTUAL: Contracts Settlement Procedures & Disclosures 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, visible and engaged only in the class throughout 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 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available on classes. *No refunds nor class transfers will be awarded if any of the previous requirements are not met by you.

      CREDITS: 3.0 ELECTIVE hours for MD and DC licensees.

      This class will familiarize the agent with the appropriate contract forms, provisions and addenda - both available and required - and discuss how each of these documents impacts the settlement process. In addition, we will review settlement procedures and discuss issues that arise in the settlement 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: Melissa Giove Brault

      Virtual Class:
      02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/24/2024
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/24/2024
    • Feb 28

      IN PERSON (ROCKVILLE): MD Fair Housing Show More

      **This course will be held IN PERSON at the GCAAR Rockville classroom.

      CREDITS: 1.5 REQUIRED hours for MD (Topic C). NO ELECTIVE CREDITS

      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.

      Instructor: Tara Houston

      GCAAR - Rockville: 15201 Diamondback Dr

      Rockville, MD 20850
      10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Member $18.00 / $12.00 before 2/26/2024
      • Non-Member $38.00 / $38.00 before 2/26/2024
    • Feb 28

      IN PERSON (ROCKVILLE): Negotiating the Best Contract Show More

      **This course will be held IN PERSON at the GCAAR Rockville classroom.

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

       At the completion of this course, participants will have an understanding and a toolkit of effective negotiation skills and strategies to create win-win solutions for real estate transactions.

      Instructor: Tara Houston

      GCAAR - Rockville: 15201 Diamondback Dr

      Rockville, MD 20850
      01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/26/2024
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/26/2024
    • Feb 28

      VIRTUAL: OTG: Agency Disclosure in the Real World 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, visible and engaged only in the class throughout 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 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available on classes. *No refunds nor class transfers will be awarded if any of the previous requirements are not met by you.

      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; 2.0 ELECTIVE hours for VA licensees.  

      As the listing agent, you have information about a property and have to decide whether to disclose it, knowing that your client may not like it. Or right after you get the listing, the seller asks: “Should I disclose or disclaim?” Imagine you’re the buyer’s agent and two months after closing the basement floods after the first heavy rain. Who knew? Who should have known? Understand the real-life applications of agency disclosure.

      ***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: Thom Brockett

      Virtual Class:
      02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      • Member $18.00 / $12.00 before 2/26/2024
      • Non-Member $38.00 / $38.00 before 2/26/2024
    • Feb 29

      VIRTUAL: DC Legislative Update 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, visible and engaged only in the class throughout 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 5) That you have ensured that your computer, camera and mic are working prior to class. Tech support is not available on classes. *No refunds nor class transfers will be awarded if any of the previous requirements are not met by you.

      CREDITS: 3.0 REQUIRED hours for DC licensees. NO ELECTIVE CREDITS

      This course will review a number of laws governing the rights of landlords and tenants in the District of Columbia, including: DC Residential Real Property Seller Disclosure Act, DC Licensure Law, DC Agency, Code of Ethics, Tenancy, Rental Housing Act, and the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA).

      ***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: Daniel Bouchard

      Virtual Class:
      09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/27/2024
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/27/2024