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Continuing Education

The Greater Harrisburg REALTORS® Institute offers a variety of continuing education courses for both residential and commercial agents aimed not only at meeting continuing education requirements but also at improving professional skills.

Purchase a GHRI Season Pass today, and save $20-$50 on your 14 hours of CE for the 2020-2022 cycle. If you take more than 14 hours, you’ll save even more!

Ethics Courses

Digital World: Ethics and Law (3.5 hours)

Course will cover NAR’s Code of Ethics requirement for the January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024 Ethics cycle. Topics covered will include current RELRA regulations regarding advertising, social media posts, and other methods used by licensees. General guidelines concerning advertising, and Internet sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram and Pinterest will also be reviewed…

Digital World: Ethics and Law
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Instructor:
John Tice, GREEN

REALTORS® Breaking Bad (3.5 hours)

Approved for 3 ½ hours of CE for the 2020-2022 PA SREC Continuing Education cycle.  Course will cover NAR’s Code of Ethics requirement for the January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024 Ethics cycle, PA RELRA laws, Arbitrations, the Ethics enforcement process, Professional Standards Hearings for Ethics and Arbitrations, and Commercial Case Study reviews. Approved for NAR’s 2022-2024 Ethics requirement…

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Instructor:
Jim Helsel, SIOR, CPM, CCIM, GRI, CRB, CRE,C2EX
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Instructor:
Jim Helsel, SIOR, CPM, CCIM, GRI, CRB, CRE,C2EX

Mandatory CE Course

(Required except new licensees)

Fair Housing and the Real Estate Agent (3.5 hours)

This course will cover redlining, steering, implicit biases, how to make your company more diverse, the Federal Fair Housing Act, PA fair housing laws, and the protected classes. Course is approved for 3 ½ hours CE for the 2020-2022 CE cycle. Also approved for the PA SREC Mandatory 3 ½ hour Fair Housing requirement for the 2020-2022 CE cycle…

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Instructor:
Gary Muccio, AHWD, C2EX
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Instructor:
Sue Kichman, C2EX
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Instructor:
Chris Detweiler
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Instructor:
Gary Muccio, AHWD, C2EX
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Instructor:
Danielle Wadsworth, MRE, ABR, C2EX, MRP, SRS, AHWD, CRB, PSA

New Licensee Required Courses

(Required for those licensed after November 30, 2019 but before December 1, 2021)

Residential Module (required for new licensees) (7 hours)

The seven hour residential module is designed to enable the salesperson licensee to provide the highest level of professional services to consumers in residential transactions.  Protect yourself and your clients with proper documentation.  Real Estate Professionals will learn:  Agreement of Sale, types of construction, land development, home inspections and warranties, mortgage information, foreclosure and short sales…

Residential Module
Dates:
Instructor:
Gary Muccio, AHWD, C2EX

Commercial Module (required for new licensees) (7 hours)

One of two required classes for new licensees’ first two year renewal cycle for those licensed after November 30, 2019 but before December 1, 2021. This seven hour module is designed to enable the salesperson licensee to provide the highest level of professional services to consumers in commercial transactions. Real Estate Professionals will learn: Agreement of Sale…

Commercial Module
Dates:
Instructor:
Jim Helsel, SIOR, CPM, CCIM, GRI, CRB, CRE,C2EX

General Module (required for new licensees) (7 hours)

The purpose of this course is to provide standard salespersons with a high level of knowledge and understanding regarding key areas of real estate practice.  Protect yourself and your client with proper documentation. Real Estate Professionals will learn:  duties of licensees, closing costs for buyers and sellers, the Agreement of Sale and addenda, title reports, agency relationships…

General Module
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Instructor:
Chris Detweiler
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Instructor:
Danielle Wadsworth, MRE, ABR, C2EX, MRP, SRS, AHWD, CRB, PSA

Continuing Education Courses

Development of a BPO in Pennsylvania (3.5 hours)

Approved for 3 ½ hours of CE for the 2020-2022 CE cycle. Includes 3 Hour initial Education Requirement needed to Perform a BPO. Course will cover requirements as Course will cover requirements as outlined by the PA SREC for this course. Will cover definitions which pertain to BPOs, other valuation products such as appraisals…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI
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PHFA Training for Real Estate Licensees (3.5 hours)

This 3 ½ hour course will provide an overview of Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s history, its programs for the buyer, Single Family First Mortgage Products, eligibility requirements for products, loan closing information, and mortgage products for homeowners. Approved for 3 1.2 hours CE for the 2020-2022 CE cycle.  Please download course materials. Cost is $45…

Dates:
Instructor:
Coleen Baumert
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Bright MLS Workshop and Q&A (3.5 hours)

This course will provide students with a better understanding of how to use the MLS Tools to better serve their customers. This course will cover:  searching, understanding statuses, Maps and Reports, Auto E-mailing, the Client Portal, basics, branding and more. This course is approved for 3 ½ hours CE for the 2020-2022 CE Cycle. Cost is $45…

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Instructor:
Casey Dougherty
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Understanding Commercial Real Estate Investments and 1031 Tax Free Exchanges (7 hours)

Course will cover:  Types of Commercial Properties, Property Valuation Technique, Annual Property Operating Statements, and 1031 Tax Free Exchange information including what they are, due diligence, how to use the law and financing. Course is approved for 7 hours of CE for the 2020-2022 CE cycle. Cost is $75…

Dates:
Instructor:
Jan Castner

At Home with Diversity® Certification Course (AHWD) (7 hours)

Course will help real estate licensees to develop an increased awareness of cultural and personal biases that they may inhibit you from embracing diversity and creating a successful multicultural real estate business. Students will learn inclusive, multi-cultural marketing and advertising strategies to broaden their client base; how to formulate an inclusive business plan to them create an enduring business that is able to adapt and evolve in an ever-changing marketplace…

At Home With Diversity® Certification Course AHWD
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Instructor:
Angela Eliopoulos, CLHMS, GREEN, GRI, ABR, CIPS, RSPS, TRC, AHWD

Cybersecurity: How Technology Can Ruin Your Life (3.5 hours)

This course is designed to elevate awareness, assist students in establishing policies and procedures, and raise the level of care offered to the consumers when we promise to protect a client’s best interest. Students will learn the best methods and standards of practice to protect their clients’ sensitive information, and help prevent susceptibility to cybercrimes in the real estate industry…

Dates:
Instructor:
Craig Grant, E-Pro, CRS, GRI

Working With and Marketing to Today’s Hyper-connected Consumer (3.5 hours)

With widespread use of the Internet, social media and mobile devices, consumers have access to everything at any time, are more adept at doing their own research, have little patience, and less loyalty than customers in the past – they are hyper-connected consumers. This class will explore what is causing these changes, and how to provide you with techniques on how to set yourself up for success and meet their expectations going forward…

Working With and Marketing to Today's Hyper-connected Consumer
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Instructor:
Craig Grant, E-Pro, CRS, GRI

Right Form, Right Way, Reduce Risk (7 hours)

This course will integrate the use of standard forms into practice to provide guidance both for “how to” do business and “how to” avoid risk. Licensees participating in this course will learn more about fiduciary duties, misrepresentation and fraud, fair housing, agency relationships using standard forms, how to fill out the Agreement of Sale to protect yourself…

Dates:
Instructor:
Gary Muccio, AHWD, C2EX

Show Me The Money (3.5 hours)

Course is designed to raise knowledge and competence when preparing and presenting statements of estimated costs for both buyers and sellers.  Class will review legal requirements for preparation and presentation to clients and consumers.  Class will also cover discussion of common fees, costs associated with sale and purchase of real estate, including FHA, VA financing, USDA…

Dates:
Instructor:
Danielle Wadsworth, MRE, ABR, C2EX, MRP, SRS, AHWD, CRB, PSA
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Instructor:
Danielle Wadsworth, MRE, ABR, C2EX, MRP, SRS, AHWD, CRB, PSA

Dodging Dirty Deeds: Catching Issues Early (3.5 hours)

This is a 3 ½ hour course designed for real estate agents, which will raise awareness and competence when representing both buyers and sellers. Course will review issues with deeds and titles in advance of real estate transactions to minimize loss of time and money for clients and consumers. Approved for 3 ½ hours CE for the 2020-2022 CE cycle…

Dates:
Instructor:
Danielle Wadsworth, MRE, ABR, C2EX, MRP, SRS, AHWD, CRB, PSA
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Instructor:
Danielle Wadsworth, MRE, ABR, C2EX, MRP, SRS, AHWD, CRB, PSA

Mandatory Broker Courses

Real Estate Law (30 hours)

This is a required course for broker licensure candidates. Topics covered will include: introduction to real property, contract law, the real estate transaction, leases, law and the real estate licensee, counsel of attorney and much more. Approved for 2 broker credits. Cost is $400, plus $50 for the text book. Includes lunch every day…

Dates:
Instructor:
Victoria P. Edwards, Esquire

Real Estate Brokerage and Office Management (30 hours)

This is a required course for broker licensure candidates. Topics will include:  Communication, Leadership and Management Skills; Policies and Procedures; Marketing the Office, Company and Properties; Staffing and Recruitment; Training and Coaching your REALTORS®. Approved for 2 Broker credits and 30 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2020-2022 cycle. Cost is $400, plus $30 for text book…

Dates:
Instructor:
Sue Kichman, C2EX

Elective Broker Courses

GREEN® Designation (15 hours)

NAR’s GREEN Designation course. Day 1 will cover: The Resource Efficient Home – Retrofits, Remodels, Renovations and New Home Construction. Day 2 will cover: Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource Efficient Homes. GREEN Designation is approved for an ABR Elective credit. Approved for 1 broker elective credit and 15 hours of PA Real Estate CE for the 2020-2022 cycle…

Dates:
Instructor:
R. Scot Chambers

Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation (ABR®) (15 hours)

The goal of the 2-day ABR Designation Core Course is to establish a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed as a buyer’s representative. Students will learn how to build a buyer-representative business, value The goal of the 2-day ABR Designation Core Course is to establish a foundation of training, skills…

ABR® – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
Dates:
Instructor:
Rick Zalek

Appraiser Courses

2022-2023 National USPAP Update Course (7 hours)

Approved for 7 hours Appraisal Re-certification for the 2022-2023 Appraiser Re-certification cycle and 7 hours of CE for the Real Estate 2020-2022 Real Estate CE cycle. Fulfills 7 hour USPAP instruction requirement. This course focuses on changes to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for 2022-2023 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI

How to check your Education History

GHAR members can view all the courses they have taken at GHRI in their Education History in their Member Portal. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions.