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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.

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Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm GCAR
♦ CE Credits: 3.5 ♦ Instructor: Bill Alston ♦ Want to avoid problems at closing? A canceled contract? The need for an addendum? Title work to be redone? An appraisal being amended? Learn how to complete these vital contracts correctly the first time and sale smoothly through your closing! ♦ Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info.
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm GCAR
♦ CE Credits: 3 ♦ Instructor: Bill Alston ♦ Want to avoid problems at closing? A canceled contract? The need for an addendum? Title work to be redone? An appraisal being amended? Learn how to complete these vital contracts correctly the first time and sale smoothly through your closing! ♦ Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info.
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm GCAR
♦ CE Credits: 3 ♦ Instructor: Matt Hemphill, Regional Manager, HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc. ♦ Discover several different residential home renovation products available on the market today.  The focus will be on the lower down payment renovation products currently available.  These products allow home buyers to get into and renovate homes at a reasonable price, ultimately ending up with a home worth significantly more ...
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ianniello Anderson Law Office
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm GCAR
♦ Module 4 of 5: Session 2 ♦ CE Credit: 0 ♦ Are you a new REALTOR® wondering how to get started, enhance productivity and profit? Or, are you a veteran REALTOR® looking for a skills-based course to reconnect with the strategies that drive financial success? Systems & Strategies for Success will reconnect you with the information that can you’re your business thrive. There are five distinct ...
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ianniello Anderson Law Office
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ianniello Anderson Law Office
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm GCAR
♦ CE Credits: 22.5 (Includes DOS mandated 3 hours of fair housing and 2 hours of agency and 2.5 hours NAR Code of Ethics requirement) ♦ Instructor: Don Scanlon ♦ The Certified Buyer Representative (CBR®) designation establishes your commitment to excellence and integrity and certifies both to peers and consumers that you uphold the highest standard of dedication and service to real estate buyers. ...
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ianniello Anderson Law Office
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ianniello Anderson Law Office
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Nov 14 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm GCAR
♦ Instructor: Nancy Mosca, ABR, CIPS, GRI, SRES, SRS, AHWD, BPOR, ePRO, MRP, SFR ♦ CE Credit: 7.5 hours ♦ Represent seller clients in a way that keeps them coming back. Satisfies 2 hours NYS agency requirement. Get a competitive advantage with strategies to: Gain more listings. Get clients to price to sell. Enhance your marketing. Avoid Fair Housing violations and safety concerns ♦ The ...
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ianniello Anderson Law Office
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm GCAR
♦ CE Credits: 3 ♦ Instructor: Rory O’Connor ♦ This course will heighten member awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics; create an awareness of and appreciation for the role the Code can and should play in their professional lives; enhance professionalism and competency; and encourage REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable guide in their daily ...
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm GCAR
♦ CE Credits: 3 ♦ Instructor: Mary Peyton ♦ Understand the fair housing rules as they apply to everyone, regardless of culture and what it means to you the REALTOR®.  Apply regulations to how they relate to property management to keep you within the law… Didn’t think some rules applied to you? Learn how they do! ♦ Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member ...
Nov 20 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm GCAR
♦ CE Credits: 1 ♦ Instructor: Mary Peyton ♦ Agency relationships defined and discussed for the REALTOR®: Agent-Principle-Customer. What is dual agency and agency alternatives? This class is required by DOS to renew your license but, understanding agency can make the difference in your professionalism or save you a trip to ‘REALTOR® court.’ ♦ Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info
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