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Education Schedule

Education is now included with your GCAR membership.

GCAR’s school, The Real Estate Professionals’ Institute is pleased to offer a skill-building calendar that will increase your knowledge and drive up your business! You can take continuing education courses, designations, and seminars free of charge!

Classes are offered in Saratoga, Malta, Schenectady, and Troy, as well as our training room in Albany. If we offer the class, we’ll track it for you too. All the classes you take through GCAR are recorded in the ‘class history’ section of your membership file. Log in to the GCAR membership portal, click on class history, and you can see all the classes and credits you have taken.

Class Cancellation Policy: Cancel at least 24 hours in advance. No shows are charged a $25 cancellation fee.

To cancel your class registration, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to Member Services

  2. Enter your Login ID (the same # used to log into Paragon) & Password (initially the word ‘password’ until you change it)

  3. Under Personal Services, click on ‘Your Education History’

  4. Then click on ‘Classes You are registered for’

  5. On the right side of the page you’ll see a cancellation link, click it.

  6. Then click ‘Submit Cancellation.’ There is a ten-second delay before it notes that you have canceled

  7. If you don’t see a cancellation link then you are within the 24 hour period where you need to pay the $25 cancellation fee

How to be added to a class waitlist: Call GCAR reception at 518-464-0191 and ask to be added to a class waitlist.

Too many class receipts when signing up?  No need to call, the database only recognizes you once, you are not taking up multiple spots!

Credit policy: To obtain continuing education (CE) credit for any class, you must arrive on time and sign in plus, stay for the duration of the class and sign out in observance of DOS’ requirements.

Photo and video release: Registering for a class grants us your consent to reproduce, edit, broadcast or rebroadcast any video, film, soundtrack recording and photo reproductions of yourself and/or your narrative account of your experience within said activities, for publication, display, or exhibition thereof in promotions, advertising, education, and legitimate business uses without any compensation to, and/or claim by you.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Fabulous Floors 9:00 am
Fabulous Floors @ Hyatt Place Malta
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm
Cost: $25 • Nov 7: 9am – 3pm • Nov 8: 9am – 12pm • CE Credits: 9 hours • REALTORS® Should Understand Flooring Basics • Flooring is expensive, and if it has to be replaced a potential buyer might ask their REALTOR® what type of flooring should they purchase? Or, maybe your buyer doesn’t understand why laminate wood is being used instead of hardwood. ...
Member Mixer 3:00 pm
Member Mixer @ Hyatt Place Malta
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet and greet with local flooring retailers, consumers, and builders following the Fabulous Floors class. There will be a chance to win an Echo Show and a free ethics class. Light refreshments will be provided and you will receive one drink ticket. Sponsored by Mohawk Flooring.
Broker Orientation 1:00 pm
Broker Orientation @ GCAR
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT Ethics, Fair Housing, Agency 9:00 am
SOLD OUT Ethics, Fair Housing, Agency @ GCAR
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $40 members/$85 non-members • Take Ethics, Fair Housing, and 1 hour of Agency all in one day to complete 7 Hours of continuing education. • CE Credits: 7 • Instructors: Rory O’Connor, Mary Peyton, Jeffrey Decatur, Jill Birdsall Every REALTOR® must complete Ethics by December 2018 – we are in cycle 5 (new 2-year requirement by NAR) Every REALTOR® must complete Fair Housing prior to renewing their license ...
Paint and Sip 6:00 pm
Paint and Sip @ Il Faro
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening of merriment, wine tasting, hors-d’oeuvres, and painting festive glassware. Your admission fee will benefit RPAC. Register in advance, tickets will be $35 at the door.   Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute ...
Annual Meeting 10:00 am
Annual Meeting @ Park Manor Hotel
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided. 2019 Slate of GCAR Officers and Directors In accordance with Article XI Section 4 of the bylaws of the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® a Nominating Committee was appointed by President Sommers and approved by the Board of Directors. The Committee was charged with the preparation of a slate of officers and directors for 2019. The Committee met and ...
Programs, Products, and Partners for 1st Time Home Buyers 12:30 pm
Programs, Products, and Partners for 1st Time Home Buyers @ GCAR
Nov 29 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
• Cost: $40 GCAR members/$55 non-members •REALTORS® will learn about the particular needs of first-time homebuyers, the programs, and products that are available to them and how to access these resources.  Topics include down payment assistance programs, mortgage products, construction/rehabilitation products, and housing and financial counseling/education. • CE Credits: 3 hours • Instructor: Carlton Troeger
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