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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

GCAAR CE classes now available through live streaming

Given the recent executive orders in both Maryland and DC temporarily ceasing all non-essential business activities, GCAAR will continue to postpone its in-person classes and events until the orders are lifted. In the meantime, GCAAR will be able to offer live-streamed Continuing Education (CE) credits for Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia using the Zoom platform. Take a look at our calendar for a list of classes and webinars offered through this platform.

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

**In order to get any credit for attending your virtual CE classes, you must do the following, per real estate commission rules:**

  • Be ON TIME.
  • Have a functioning webcam.
  • Be visible AT ALL TIMES.

 

 

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  • Oct 18

    PS: Top Fair Housing Questions Show More

    *GCAAR Members Only* Join Jan Brito, GCAAR 2021 President, and Alexia Smokler, NAR’s Senior Policy Representative for Fair Housing, for a wide-ranging discussion of hot fair housing topics. From buyer love letters, to closing the racial homeownership gap, to NAR’s ACT! Fair Housing Action Plan, we’ll look at the big picture, discuss best practices for your business, and answer your tough fair housing questions.

    Alexia Smokler is the Senior Policy Representative for Fair Housing at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). She represents NAR’s positions on fair housing to Congress and federal agencies and manages NAR’s ACT! initiative, which emphasizes Accountability, Culture Change, and Training to advance fair housing in the industry. Before joining NAR, Alexia worked in fair housing enforcement at HUD, on a Congressional staff, and with nonprofit civil rights organizations.

    Virtual Profession Session: Not Applicable, MD N
    09:00 AM
    • Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 10/18/2021
    • Non-Member $0.00 / $0.00 before 10/18/2021
  • Oct 19

    OTG: MD Code of 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 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

    Virtual Class:
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/18/2021
    • Non-Member $45.00 / $30.00 before 10/18/2021
  • Oct 20

    DC Ethics Update 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.  

    Comparable provisions of the DC Code of Ethics for Real Estate Brokers, Salespersons and Property Managers will be compared and contrasted with the NAR Code of Ethics. Both will be discussed as all licensees may use both systems and should be aware of the procedures and requirements associated with enforcement of the Code. The class meets the NAR membership requirement.

    Instructor: Mary Chieppa

    Virtual Class:
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/19/2021
    • Non-Member $45.00 / $30.00 before 10/19/2021
  • Oct 20

    Maryland Smoke Alarm Law 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.

    This class will enhance licensee understanding of Maryland’s Smoke Alarm Law including determining proper device type, required number and placement of devices, and jurisdictional differences for one- and two-family residential buildings.

    Instructor: Robert Pettis

    Virtual Class:
    02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    • Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/19/2021
    • Non-Member $45.00 / $30.00 before 10/19/2021
  • Oct 21

    DC Legislative Update 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.

    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

    Virtual Class:
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/20/2021
    • Non-Member $45.00 / $30.00 before 10/20/2021
  • Oct 21

    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 and DC licensees.  

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

    Instructor: Michelle Adams

    Virtual Class:
    02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    • Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/20/2021
    • Non-Member $45.00 / $30.00 before 10/20/2021
  • Oct 22

    Virginia 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:  2.0 REQUIRED hours for VA and 2.0 ELECTIVE hours for DC licensees.  

    Real estate professionals have a responsibility to know and understand the applicable fair housing and civil rights laws governing the workplace and our personal conduct.  The public expects and deserves competent actions based upon thorough knowledge.  However, federal definitions of “protected classes” expand and change.  As licensees, we will learn about and review protected classes and fair housing laws throughout this course, we will become better equipped to act with honesty, competence, and intelligence in serving clients and customers.   Information includes case studies and a checklist so you can ensure your business practices are in compliance.

    Instructor: Sandra Stewart

    Virtual Class:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/21/2021
    • Non-Member $35.00 / $20.00 before 10/21/2021
  • Oct 22

    Virginia Agency 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: 1.0 REQUIRED hours for VA and 1.0 ELECTIVE hours for DC licensees.

    This class is a comprehensive review of the new Agency Law provisions in Virginia and how they affect all realtors.

    Instructor: Sandra Stewart

    Virtual Class:
    01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
    • Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/21/2021
    • Non-Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/21/2021
  • Oct 22

    Virginia Legal Update 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:  1.0 REQUIRED hour for VA and 1.0 ELECTIVE hour for DC licensees.

    The purpose of the legal updates class is to identify changes and developing trends in real estate laws governing the business.  Subject matter includes topics such as agency laws, appraisals, and agency and landlord-tenant laws.The hot topic of flood insuance and flood plain is discussed.

    Instructor: Sandra Stewart

    Virtual Class:
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    • Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/21/2021
    • Non-Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/21/2021
  • Oct 25

    OTG: 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.

    Instructor: Robert Pettis

    Virtual Class:
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Member $25.00 / $10.00 before 10/24/2021
    • Non-Member $30.00 / $15.00 before 10/24/2021