DLLR has approved virtual CE classes while the state of emergency is in place. These classes will be streamed via Zoom and will be conducted with the same requirements and standards as they would if they had been taught at FCAR.
Here are some things to know before you attend a virtual CE Class:
Arrive early to check-in
Be prepared to show your license to enter the class
At the time the meeting begins, the meeting will be closed and no one else will be able to enter
Monitors will still be present
All virtual classes will be recorded
Enrollment is limited to up to 20 students
All students must have their cameras on the entire class (no camera, no class credit)
Current class time duration standards remain in force
There will be no quiz or exam required at the end of the class
To read DLLR’s full statement, please click HERE.
Virtual CE Classes
FCAR offers both members and non-members continuing education classes. Classes are led by professional instructors that meet the Maryland Real Estate Commission Continuing Education Requirements. Courses are taught in FCAR’s classroom at its office located at 478 Prospect Blvd. FCAR’s facility comfortably seats 60+ in a classroom-style setting, that includes a laptop, projection unit, PA system, and free wireless Internet for use by instructors and students.
Classes are currently being taught virtually (with the exception of New Member Orientation) due to the pandemic. A Zoom link will be sent to your registered e-mail address the day before your class.
Continuing Education Fees
FCAR fees are continuing education classes are as follows:
3 Hour Class – $25 (FCAR members) $35 (nonmembers)
1 1/2 Hour Class – $15 (FCAR members) $30 (nonmembers)
Log into the Membership Director Portal to register for all CE and NonCE classes at FCAR
Verify Credits Earned
All continuing education taken through FCAR is reported to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and are credited to your license. You can verify the information submitted to DLLR by clicking HERE.
You can reach the Maryland Real Estate Commission by clicking HERE.
The video below will walk you through the process to verify your credits with DLLR.
Online Continuing Education with The CE Shop
In addition to CE classes offered at the FCAR office, CE classes through The CE Shop are now available online. FCAR has partnered with The CE Shop to provide access to courses that are state-approved and fully accredited. The CE Shop manages the classes and handles all reporting to DLLR. Through this partnership, when you sign up for The CE Shop classes through FCAR, a portion of the class fee is sent to FCAR.
NAR Code of Ethics Training Cycles
We are currently in Cycle 6, which covers January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020. NAR Code of Ethics training must be completed every two years, regardless of when your license renews. You must complete a required NAR Code of Ethics training during each cycle.
The Code of Ethics class must include the NAR and the MR portion. This class can be taken here at FCAR or online at The CE Shop. There are classes offered outside of FCAR that will also fulfill the NAR requirement. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Code of Ethics class has both the NAR and MR components.
The following information is from NAR:
Below are the cycle dates for the NAR Code of Ethics Training Requirement. Training must be completed at any time during these established cycles.
Failure to complete training during any cycle will lead to suspension of membership for the January and February immediately following the cycle deadline, with the termination of membership starting March 1 after the cycle deadline.