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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 Code of Ethics Requirement - The current Code of Ethics cycle began Jan. 1, 2019 and ends Dec. 31, 2020

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

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

2019 Education Schedule: January-June

GSAR members - log in to your member account to view the most up-to-date list of CE classes

Click here to view designation courses coming to GSAR in 2019


(FH) Fair Housing Compliance - Easier Than You Think with Fran Carroll
March 12, 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.  (At least three hours of fair housing/anti-discrimination training must be included in the 22.5 hours of CE required for license renewal).


5 Steps of the Loyalty Ladder with Randy Templeman
March 21, 9:00am – 12:00pm 3.0 HRS CE $36 Members/$45 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


(A) Flushed with Success: Rural Water & Septic Systems with Mike Smith
April 2, 9:00am – 12:00pm   3.0 HRS CE  $36 for GSAR Members/$45 for Non-members

Learn the basics on commonly used wells and septic systems so the you can confidently discuss issues with your customers and clients and suggest appropriate testing and inspections (by qualified professionals). Avoid long delays in the sale process by anticipating issues before they arise.  Wells and septic systems can be lawsuit-magnets for REALTORS®: learn how not to be a target! (satisfies 1.0 hour of DOS agency requirement)


(A) Agency Disclosure Update with Mike Smith

April 2, 1:00pm-4:00pm 3.0 HRS CE  $36 for GSAR Members/$45 for Non-members

Review of basic agency, common agency pitfalls, confusion, and misunderstanding. Students will gain an understanding of compliant behavior and generate the documentation for broker risk reduction. Satisfies 2.0 hours of DOS agency requirement


Crash Course in Contracts: Avoid the Pitfalls with Rob Carter, Esq.
April 11, 9:00am – 12:00pm   3.0 HRS CE  $36 for GSAR Members/$45 for Non-members

Learn what impact contract details will have on the closing...and beyond.  In this crash course on purchase offer contracts, you'll learn about important items to review with your buyers and sellers, along with some hot topics such as seller concessions and current trends and changes in the Central NY area. There will also be a brief review of issues specific to new construction & REO/bank owned properties.


(FH) Stay Inside Fair Housing Laws to Stay Outside of Jail with Randy Templeman
April 23, 9:00am – 12:00pm  3Hrs CE  $36 for GSAR members/$45 for non-members

Federal, State and local laws have been enacted to protect individuals from discriminatory practices in their pursuit of housing, whether renting or buying. Real estate licensees should understand these laws to ensure that no one is denied their real property rights.Do YOU understand what the laws are, who is protected, what is prohibited and how the laws are enforced?  This course will help you to avoid discriminatory activities and the resulting consequences for noncompliance of fair housing laws.  Failure to comply with the laws not only exposes you to charges of criminal acts, but may also be grounds for civil and/or disciplinary action.  SATISFIES THE DOS FAIR HOUSING/ANTI-DISCRIMINATION TRAINING REQUIREMENT. AT LEAST 3 HRS OF FAIR HOUSING/ANTI-DISCRIMINATION TRAINING IS REQURED FOR LICENSE RENEWAL


(E) (A) Ethics for REALTORS with Don Radke
April 30, 1:00-4:00pm   3.0HRS CE   $20 for GSAR members/$45 for non-members


The Home Inspection Experience with Tom Sherman
May 1 , 9:00am – 12:30pm 3.5 HRS CE  $42 for GSAR Members/ $53 for Non-members. 

This course will help you to understand the Home Inspector's job and will examine the Home Inspector/REALTOR® relationship.  Ten of the most common issues noted during home inspections will be discussed. Wouldn't that be good information to pass along to your buyers and sellers?


The 7 P’s to Getting a Buyer Representation Agreement Signed with Randy Templeman
May 22, 9:00am-12:pm 3.0 Hrs CE   $36 for GSAR members/$45 for non-members

A Buyer Representation Agreement is a contract between a real estate broker and a potential purchaser stipulating the obligations and expectations of each. In the past, these forms were not common and often failed to meet the mutual needs of the parties involved. As a result, they were rarely used. Today, brokers and consumers frequently expect their professional relationship to be formalized by a Buyer Representation Agreement that documents and clarifies the responsibilities of both the broker and the purchaser. Obtaining consent to represent through a signed buyer representation agreement can ensure that consumers receive client level service, minimize misunderstandings and help make the home buying process a positive experience.    


(E, A, FH) Agency, Ethics & Fair Housing - Only Good  Business with Don Radke
May 28, 29 & 30 (3 days 22.5 hours CE  $270 for GSAR members/315 for Non-members 

This course combines an in-depth discussion of agency relationships and agency law with a review of the NAR REALTOR Code of Ethics and Fair Housing laws and regulations.  Upon completion of this class, all of your mandatory education requirements will be satisfied.


Transaction Desk with Authentisign with Laurie Omans
June 4, 9:00am – 12:00pm   3.0 Hrs CE $36 for GSAR members/$45 for non-members

Wouldn’t you like to learn how to more effectively manage your transactions from start to finish?  Instanet Forms provides you with the tools that will help you to do just that!  Laurie Omans will be conducting a three hour lecture and demonstration on the Transaction Desk and Authentisign, available to all members through the Instanet Forms program.  You will learn all about accessing forms, creating a transaction file, Authentisign setup and a whole lot more.


(E) (A) Ethics for REALTORS with Don Radke
July 11, 1:00-4:00pm   3.0HRS CE   $20 for GSAR members/$45 for non-members

(E) (A) Ethics for REALTORS with Don Radke
September 19, 1:00-4:00pm   3.0HRS CE   $20 for GSAR members/$45 for non-members

(E)(A) Ethics for REALTORS with Don Radke
November 14, 1:00-4:00pm   3.0HRS CE   $20 for GSAR members/$45 for non-members