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All licensees are required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education, including at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least two hours of agency related instruction must be completed within two-years of your initial licensing date.

Fair Housing (3 hours)

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!

Code of Ethics (2.5 hours)

NAR grants REALTORS® the ability to use their trade mark name ‘REALTORS®’ because they adhere to a code of ethics that governs conduct. NAR requires a 2.5 hour code of ethics class to be taken by members once every three years. The current cycle 6 started January 1, 2019 and ends December 31, 2021.

Law of Agency (2 hours)

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.’

Continuing Education

Education is the foundation for Professionalism in the real estate industry. GCAR’s Real Estate Professional’s Institute offers a skill-building calendar to meet the NY Department of State and the National Association of REALTORS® education requirements.  Classes are offered throughout the Capital District and at our headquarters, 451 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.