FCAR holds several In-House Continuing Education Classes each Month
Classes are led by professional instructors that meet the Maryland Real Estate Commission (MREC) Continuing Education Requirements. Courses are taught in FCAR’s classroom at its office located at 478 Prospect Blvd., in the Weis Festival Shopping Center in Frederick. FCAR’s new classroom will comfortably seat 60+ classroom-style complete with laptop, projection unit, PA system and free wireless Internet for use by instructors and students.
Regular course offerings include: MD Real Estate Code of Ethics, MREC Agency-Commercial, MREC Agency – Residential, and Understanding the Contract of Sale. For a schedule of upcoming in-house course offerings and meetings:
- To View and Register for FCAR in-house classes.
- Class Cancellation Form
- Continuing Education Requirements
CE Class Fee Policy
FCAR has revised our policy regarding fees for the classes we offer to our membership.
We believe our classes are valuable to members and we want to continue to provide this service. This helps you improve by staying informed on topics relevant to the real estate business.
FCAR’s ability to provide the classes at no cost to our members is no longer financially or administratively viable. As we have reviewed our recent policy and the impact it has had on our operations, we have been very considerate of the needs of our members, as well as our own, in setting the new fee structure.
Beginning November 1st, 2018, FCAR will be reverting back to our previous policy regarding education:
- 3 Hour Class – $25 (FCAR members) $35 (nonmembers)
- 1 1/2 Hour Class – $15 (FCAR members) $30 (nonmembers)
To cancel a class that you have already registered for please use the class cancellation form.
Student Course Cancellation:
3 Hours or Less – All FCAR real estate continuing education courses of Three (3) hours in length or less shall have a $10.00 cancellation fee deducted from the refund. The cancellation shall be received by FCAR, in writing, NO LATER THAN Two (2) business days prior to the start of the subject class/course otherwise NO refund will be granted.
NOTE: Effective February 2017:
Anyone that registered for a class and does not show up for that class, WITHOUT notifying FCAR the day prior to the class, will be charged $25.00. The charge will be made directly to their FCAR account. Please be respectful by calling ahead so those on the waitlist can fill the space.
FCAR now offers On-Line Continuing Education Classes through The CE Shop!
As the Real Estate world continues to evolve, we understand the importance of providing you with excellent education opportunities and we recognize the growing demand for CE in an online format. We are proud to introduce a partnership with The CE Shop to provide CE training in an easy to use on-line format. Through this partnership, you can access great online continuing education courses that are state-approved and 100% accredited! Additionally, once you complete the course you can access your certificate instantly and The CE Shop manages all reporting to the state. We are excited to offer this great resource for CE training and look forward to an even more robust online education platform as the year progresses!
- By signing up through the FCAR website page, a portion of the class fee comes back to FCAR.
- The CE Shop has periodic promotions and giveaways, be sure to check the front page of the FCAR website for current promotions.
- Click on the image below to receive the FCAR discount:
Current CE Shop Promotions
Informed Professionals Classes
These FREE and non-CE seminars are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of FCAR members. Recent Informed Professional Series topics are: Tax Strategies for the Real Estate Professional, Understanding New Home Construction, Using Social Media Effectively, and Networking based on the “Little Black Book of Connections.” Informed Professional series are held the third Wednesday of each month from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
FCAR Policy Regarding Inclement Weather
The FCAR Office follows the policy of the Frederick County Public School (FCPS) system for inclement weather. If FCPS Schools are closed, the Association office will be closed. If FCPS Schools are delayed opening, the Association office hours will be delayed accordingly and any meetings, classes or events planned during the delayed hours will be canceled. Canceled education classes will be rescheduled if possible. Please call 301-663-0757 to confirm. A message will be available on FCAR’s website (www.fcar.org) by 8:30 a.m.
Continuing Education Requirements
You can find the Requirements for Continuing Education for Agents, Managers and Team Leaders, Associate Brokers, and Brokers on the DLLR Website:
Your Bank of Continuing Education Credits
Where Do I Find Out How Many and What Continuing Education Credits I Need?