New Member Orientation
We are so excited that you have recently joined the Gulf Coast Association of REALTORS®!
Per the GCAR Bylaws and NAR, new members must complete New Member Orientation within 90 days of joining the association or the first date available. GCAR offers New Member Orientation Quarterly. (See Bylaws Below)
What to expect at New Member Orientation:
-2.5 hours of required Code of Ethics training
-A panel of local professionals to give a look into the anatomy of a transaction
-What is MARPAC?
-REALTOR® Safety and more!
To register for New Member Orientation, visit the calendar on the homepage. New Member Orientation is offered once every quarter.
Section 4. New Member Code of Ethics Orientation.
Applicants for REALTOR® membership and provisional REALTOR® members shall complete an orientation program on the Code of Ethics of not less than two hours and thirty minutes of instructional time. This requirement does not apply to applicants for REALTOR® membership or provisional members who have completed comparable orientation in another association, provided that REALTOR® membership has been continuous, or that any break in membership is for one year or less.
Failure to satisfy this requirement within 90 days of the date that provisional membership was granted will result in denial of the membership application or termination of provisional membership.
Code of Ethics for the National Association of REALTORS®
REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. (Background on the change to a two-year requirement is here.) The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.
The current two-year cycle began January 1, 2017. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018.
Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses.
To take the online course provided by NAR click here: NAR Code of Ethics Courses
To see if you have met the Code of Ethics requirement for the current cycle you can either:
*If you have not set this up, you can first register with your NRDS ID and Last Name