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Continuing Education

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at the GSAR offices at 5958 East Taft Rd., N. Syracuse, NY 13212.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to download our continuing education booklet.

CLICK HERE  to register OR download our registration forms below.  You can also contact the education department at or 315-457-5979 x 224.

GRI Registration Form

CE Course Education Form

Scheduled Classes

CANCELLATIONS: Requests for cancellation must be received in writing no later than 72 hours prior to the class to avoid a $25 penalty.

REFUNDS: If a written cancellation request is received less than 72 hours prior to the course start date, a refund less a $25 processing fee will be granted. No refunds will be granted after the start date of the course. NO EXCEPTIONS. Send cancellation requests to 

(E) - Course Fulfills NAR's Ethics Requirements - The new Code of Ethics cycle began January 1, 2017 and ends December 31, 2018

(FH) - Course Fulfills DOC Fair Housing Requirement - Required: 3.0 hours for each license renewal

(A) - Course fulfills DOS agency requirement - Required: 2.0 hours for the first license renewal, 1.0 hour for each renewal thereafter

2017 Education Schedule

Commercial Real Estate - You Can Do It! with Ozzie Crisalli

Sept. 14, 9:00am - 12:15pm  3HRS CE  $36 for GSAR Members/$45 Non-members

Wouldn't you like to learn how to have your doctor, dentist, hairstylist, mechanic, etc. pay you for a change? Then you should attend this introductory course for anyone curious about the commercial side of the real estate business. Participants will learn how commercial and residential transactions differ, including: the motivation of the commercial client, financial considerations, and property types. The course wraps up with a “first transaction” scenario where you will put all of the pieces together.


Everything You Need to Know About Mold with Stephen Selig

Sept. 19, 9:00am-12:00pm   3.0 HRS CE   $36 for GSAR Members / $45 for Non-Members

Get the facts about mold!  It’s everywhere, but when and why does it become a health issue?  What, exactly, is mold?  How does it affect human health?  What options are available for remediating a mold problem in a house?  You’ll learn the answers to these questions and more from an expert. This is one environmental issue that all real estate professionals should know about.

Everything You Need to Know About Water Quality, Radon, Carbon Monoxide with Stephen Selig     

Sept. 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm     3.0 HRS CE     $36 for GSAR Members / $45 for Non-Members
Much of the material covered in the Everything You Need to Know About... courses was also covered in the Environmental Home Inspections course.  In these two courses, however, Stephen will go into more detail about these environmental concerns.


Five Steps of the Loyalty Ladder with Randy Templeman

September 22,  9:00am-12:00pm   3.0 HRS CE   $36 for GSAR Members / $45 for Non-Members

Real estate sales used to be an “information and inventory” business. Times have changed. The real estate industry has shifted from an emphasis on properties and transactions to the consumers and relationships. This approach encourages licensees to develop methods for building and retaining loyalty with the people they do business with. Establishing relationships emphasizes the value of long term associations with clients by focusing on trust, service and satisfaction rather than on sales transactions. By concentrating on the present as well as future needs of consumers, real estate agents can improve their relationships with clients.


(E)Designation Course GRI-1  Ethics
October 26  (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)   Use the GRI Registration Form (link above) or register through your NYSAR member account.
Instructor:  Don Cummins, Esq.

CE Credit: 7.5 hours  Cost: $125 members/$150 non-members

Capitalize on what sets REALTORS apart from real estate licensees. Satisfies NAR's mandatory quadrennial ethics training requirement and is a must for Professional Standards Committee members and local board leadership. Discover how to:

  • Put the Code of Ethics to work for you.
  • Maximize your REALTOR benefits.
  • Enhance your professionalism and your career through community involvement.

(FH) Fair Housing Compliance - Easier Than You Think with Fran Carroll

November 7, 9:00am - 12:00pm  3Hrs CE   $20 for GSAR members/$45 for non-members

Can you afford a fine in excess of $15,000 for a first time offense? Learn how to protect yourself from charges of discrimination.  If charged, you are presumed GUILTY unless you can prove your innocence. 


Did You Disclose? with Mike Smith

November 9, 9:00am-12:00pm   3.0 HRS CE   $36 for GSAR Members / $45 for Non-Members

Disclose, disclose, disclose...words every REALTOR® has heard. But what information MUST you disclose? Mike Smith, your instructor, will review disclosure forms (agency, property condition, etc.) and discuss common agent mistakes


(A) Multiple Offers…Handle with Care with Mike Smith

November 9 1:00pm – 4:00pm   3HRS CE  $36 for GSAR members/ $45 for Non-members

Learn to navigate the ethical, legal and strategic pathways that arise in multiple offer situations. Class discussion will focus on: concerns of the participants; Articles of the Code of Ethics that pertain to multiple offers; red flags; and indisputable facts about handling multiple offers


Short Sales with Donavan Pieterse

November 14, 9:00am - 1:00pm  4Hrs CE  $48 for GSAR Members/$60 for Non-Members.

If you are looking for an in-depth discussion of the short sale, you will not want to miss this class.  You will learn how to process the short sale and will be introduced to the subtle short sale warning signs and elements of a deal that make a short sale unlikely.  The foreclosure process, disclosure issues, and listing issues (e.g., tax liabilities, liens, the BPO and the rel estate commission) will be discussed.  The course closes with a group discussion of on-going and past short sale experiences.  Donavan will teach you how to successfully manage a short sale transaction step by step.


Creative Financing* with Donavan Pieterse

November 15, 9:00am - 1:00pm  4Hrs CE  $48 for GSAR Members/$60 for non-members.

Donavan will show you how to look at every real estate transaction as a possible addition to your personal real estate portfolio while at the same time helping the seller. Learn how to use seller financing, land contracts, lease options and more.  You will gain a better understanding of the benefits of owning real estate personally during inflationary times.

*Note: this is not a class on how to help buyers get a bank loan.


(E, A) Mandatory Ethics & Local Association Training with Don Radke

Dec. 12,  9:00am - 1:00pm  4Hrs CE   $20 for GSAR members/$60 for non-members

Are you "living by the Code"?  The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is your pathway to professionalism and adhering to the Code is what separates you, as a REALTOR®, from other real estate professionals. Your instructor will review: changes to the Code of Ethics; your duties to clients, customers, the public and REALTORS; the professional standards process.  REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 min. of instructional time within each ethics training cycle. This course meets the specific learning objectives and criteria established by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®.