Professional Development, Networking Events and Seminars

GPAR helps with your educational and professional development needs. We host numerous pay as you go educational courses, including designation and continuing education. GPAR also hosts a ton of FREE networking events and seminars to connect you with key industry contacts and expand your toolbox to successfully grow your business. This section of our website contains information about upcoming events and educational opportunities and requirements for REALTORS®.

Upcoming Events

Grievance Committee Meeting

Mon. 05/06 @ 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Horizons Committee Meeting

Wed. 05/08 @ 1 – 2 p.m.

Diversity Committee Meeting

Mon. 05/13 @ 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Code of Ethics Requirement Deadline is December 31, 2024. Access the free training and more.

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Designations signify that a REALTOR® has taken a prescribed course of education, typically, at a higher level than other real estate courses. These courses help members increase skills, proficiency, and knowledge within a particular real estate discipline. Click here for all the available National Association of REALTORS® designations and certificate programs.

FREE Designation Coursework Offer: NAR has announced that it will provide its members with no-cost access to the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation course, helping REALTORS® communicate their value to buyers in this ever-evolving real estate landscape. The ABR® course, a $295 value. From late February through the end of 2024, members can complete the course via a live interactive webinar or online at their own pace.

A real estate licensee can only be classified as a REALTOR® after becoming a member of the National Association of REALTORS®

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New Member Orientation

The National Association of REALTORS® mandates attendance at a New Member Orientation as well as completing 2 hours, 30 minutes of a new member Code of Ethics Course. Orientation is held in the GPAR classroom at 123 S. Broad Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19109.

Pre-Licensing & Continuing Education Courses

GPAR helps provide the necessary continuing education and pre-licensing courses required by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission by affiliating with The CE Shop and other approved education providers.