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GCAR’s REALTOR® school, The Real Estate Professional’s 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 throughout the Capital District and at our headquarters at 451 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.  All classes are tracked and recorded in the member login under ‘Class History’ for easy review.

Member Pricing

All classes are free of charge for GCAR members.

Non-Member Pricing

Classes that include CE credit are $13 per credit hour. Non-credit classes are $10 per hour.

School Policies

Class Cancellation Policy: Cancel at least 24 hours in advance using the online cancelation process shown below. Members who register for a class and do not show are charged a $25 cancellation fee.

To cancel a GCAR education course follow these steps:

  1. Login to GCAR Member Services. Your username is your member ID and your password is ‘password’ in lower case unless you updated it. Call GCAR at 518.464.0191 x13 for additional assistance
  2. On the left side of the screen under ‘click here to,’ click on ‘Your Education history’
  3. Then click on ‘Classes you are registered for’
  4. To cancel the class, click on the blue box: ‘Registration Cancellation’
  5. Then click on ‘Submit cancellation’ (You must complete this step to cancel!)
  6. Click on ‘Back to the main menu’ to return and conduct other business

To view the classes you’ve taken through GCAR, follow these steps:

  1. Login into GCAR Member Services
  2. Enter your Logon ID (member#)
  3. Enter your Password (the word ‘password’ unless you changed it)
  4. On the left column, click on ‘Your Education History’
  5. Click on ‘Classes You have taken’
  6. Courses that contained DOS core content  or NAR requirements will show in the course title: Fair Housing ‘FH,’ Agency A/1 or A/2, Ethics ‘E,’ Legal ‘L.’
  7. GCAR will only track a class taken outside of GCAR if it is a code of ethics course. Please send any outside ethics course to kdemczar@gcar.com so we can log and update NAR of compliance

CE credit policy: members will receive continuing education credit (CE) for those courses noted with CE if they: follow the Zoom or classroom rules.  Zoom rules require members to have video and audio capability, sign their legal name into the chat feature when they arrive and exit class and not miss more than 10% of class content. Live classroom rules are the same as Zoom rules with the exception of a physical sign in, sign out process. For full-day courses, student sign-in is required upon return from the lunch break.

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.