Mandatory Ethics Requirement - Deadline December 31, 2012.
Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012, every REALTOR® is required to complete a minimum of 2 1/2 hours of Code of Ethics training. REALTORS® who have completed this training as a requirement of membership in another association are not required to complete additional ethics training until the next four year cycle. GSAR offers classroom ethics training throught the year.
There is no grandfathering from the Ethics requirement.
If you do not fulfill this requirement by 12/31/12, your GSAR membership and MLS access will be terminated until you have taken the course and send us proof of completion. At that time, a $75 reinstatment fee will apply. No exceptions.
If you are not sure if you have completed this requirement, please download the document at the bottom of this page which shows who has yet to complete the training (LIST WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING JANUARY 2011). Please note - if you are registered for an upcoming Ethics class, your name may appear on this list until the completion of that class. If you have taken the requirement elsewhere, we may not have record of it. Please fax proof of completion elsewhere to 457-5884.
NEW MEMBERS: You are required to take the New Member Orientation, which includes the mandatory Ethics, within 180 days of joining the Board. Therefore, if you join in mid-November, for example, you are not required to fulfill the Ethics by 12/31/12, however you ARE required to fulfill within 180 days.
Agency Training Requirement:
GSAR no longer requires all members to complete one hour of approved Agency training.
Fair Housing Requirement:
Real Estate licensees are required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved real estate continuing education within their two year license term, prior to renewal. Effective for renewals on or after July 1, 2008, the 22.5 hours must include at least three hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property. If you are grandfathered from the continuing education requirements, you are also grandfathered from the Fair Housing requirement.
This page is designed to help you stay up to date on the educational requirements. Click here for more information on the 2008 changes from the NYS Department of State