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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. These offerings will be limited to 30 registrants as we transition back to the classroom for the first time in two years.

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.

 

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    • Feb 03

      VIRTUAL: Basics of Real Estate Bankruptcy 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.  

      Learn about the nature of bankruptcy proceedings and the effects that real estate bankruptcy estate sales have. We will also discuss the effect on liens, tenant issues and exempt properties.

      ***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: Tim Sessing

      Virtual Class:
      02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      • Member $18.00 / $12.00 before 2/1/2023
      • Non-Member $38.00 / $38.00 before 2/1/2023
    • Feb 06

      IN PERSON (ROCKVILLE): MD Code of Ethics & Predatory Lending Show More

      **This course will be held IN PERSON at the GCAAR Rockville classroom. COVID Protocols and masking regulations will follow those of Montgomery County in place at the time of the class.  Enrollment will be limited to 30 registrants  for in-person classes as we transition back to the classroom.

      CREDITS:  3.0 REQUIRED hours for MD (Topic D) and 3 ELECTIVE hours for DC licensees.  

      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.

      Instructor: Dana Hollish Hill

      GCAAR - Rockville: 15201 Diamondback Dr

      Rockville, MD 20850
      10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/4/2023
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/4/2023
    • Feb 06

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

      This course will review federal, state, and local fair housing laws in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas.

      PLEASE NOTE: For MD and VA licensees looking to earn their DC license, this is one of two classes you must take before sitting for the law portion of the DC exam. Please see our calendar for the second course, 3-hr DC Property Management.

      ***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: Renee Davis

      Virtual Class:
      02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/4/2023
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/4/2023
    • Feb 07

      IN PERSON (BROKER OFFICE): OTG: DC Legislative Update Show More

      **This course will be held IN PERSON at the Coldwell Banker Realty Office, not the GCAAR DC Office.

      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.

      This course will be held IN PERSON at the Coldwell Banker Realty Office, not the GCAAR DC Office. See below for address.

      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).

      Instructor: Deirdre Brown

      Coldwell Banker Realty: 1617 14th Street NW

      Washington, DC 20009
      09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/5/2023
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/5/2023
    • Feb 07

      IN PERSON (BROKER OFFICE): OTG: DC Property Management Show More

      **This course will be held IN PERSON at the Coldwell Banker Realty Office, not the GCAAR DC Office.

      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.

      This course will be held IN PERSON at the Coldwell Banker Realty Office, not the GCAAR DC Office. See below for address.

      CREDITS:  3.0 REQUIRED hours for DC Broker and DC Salesperson licensees. NO ELECTIVE CREDITS.   

      This course is NOT approved for DC Property Management (PM) Licensees. DC PM licensees must take the 6-hr course which GCAAR does not offer. Please visit the CE Shop to complete this course: https://gcaar.theceshop.com

      This is a newly-required CE course for DC broker and salesperson licensees as of the 2021-2023 cycle. During this course, key concepts discussed include the property manager’s role and licensure requirements; the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants; the basics of managing a common interest community or community association; record keeping responsibilities; property-management-related laws; non-residential property management; technology and safety issues; DC sustainability initiatives; and historic preservation.

      PLEASE NOTE: For MD and VA licensees looking to earn their DC license, this is one of two classes you must take before sitting for the law portion of the DC exam. Please see our calendar for the second course, 3-hr DC Fair Housing.

      Instructor: Jill Malloy

      Coldwell Banker Realty: 1617 14th Street NW

      Washington, DC 20009
      01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/5/2023
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/5/2023
    • Feb 08

      VIRTUAL: Virginia Ethics 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 REQUIRED hours for VA and 3.0 ELECTIVE hours for DC licensees.

      We will discuss the purpose, nature and history of Ethics as it relates to real estate.  We will review the most violated of the 17 articles of the code of ethics and we will discuss risk management and how to avoid issues. The 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:
      09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/6/2023
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/6/2023
    • Feb 08

      VIRTUAL: 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: Wednesday, February 08 and Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 by GCAAR staff for the class on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 listed on the calendar. Please note registration closes two hours prior to the start of class on February 08.

      CREDITS: 6 ELECTIVE HOURS FOR MD AND 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® 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: Maurice Taylor

      Virtual Class:
      02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 2/7/2023
      • Non-Member $99.00 / $99.00 before 2/7/2023
    • Feb 09

      VIRTUAL: MREC Required 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.

      CREDITS:  3.0 REQUIRED hours for MD Brokers, Branch Office Managers and Team Leaders (Topic I) and 3.0 ELECTIVE hours for DC licensees.  

      THIS COURSE IS NOT A REQUIRED COURSE FOR MD SALESPERSONS AND ASSOCIATE BROKERS. THAT COURSE IS MREC BROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS & DISCLOSURES. MD SALESPERSONS AND ASSOCIATE BROKERS THAT TAKE THIS COURSE WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTIVE CREDIT ONLY.

       Supervision is one of the largest responsibilities that gets placed on a broker, manager or team leader’s plate. We'll breakdown all the components that are needed to meet this managerial obligation; a discussion of teams, assistants, sales meetings, training sessions and the setting of policies and procedures will be covered. Learn shortcuts to supporting your staff in a manner that could will productivity and reduce possible liability.

      ***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 2/7/2023
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/7/2023
    • Feb 09

      VIRTUAL: Review of Addenda: Maryland REALTORS® Residential Contract of Sale 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.  

      Upon successfully completing this course, each student will understand the numerous contract Addenda associated with the Maryland REALTORS® Residential Contract of Sale, which was recently updated on October 1, 2022, and will be able to apply such Addenda properly to the specifics of the transaction. This course compliments the 3-hour Maryland REALTORS® Residential Contract of Sale course, but is also valuable as a standalone course.

      ***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:
      02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      • Member $36.00 / $24.00 before 2/7/2023
      • Non-Member $56.00 / $56.00 before 2/7/2023
    • Feb 09

      VIRTUAL: MD 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: Dana Hollish Hill

      Virtual Class:
      05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
      • Member $18.00 / $12.00 before 2/7/2023
      • Non-Member $38.00 / $38.00 before 2/7/2023