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Monday, August 19, 2019

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Event Name

Date

Advanced Matrix

This is an advanced class for experienced agents who already know how to search and do all the basic functions of Matrix. Please bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device of choice. This class is free for GFWAR MLS members and 25.00 for non-MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24-hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no-show fee.  Contact Krystal Hromadka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

This is a two-hour course that will cover the following topics:
    Detailed Map Searches
    Saved searches
    Contacts
    Auto emails
    Portal
    Carts
    Displays/Custom Displays
    Hotsheets
    CMA overview
    Stats overview
    Speedbar/Speedbar saved searches

Course# 32065
Provider# 0390
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
Credit: 2 hours

This is a required course for the Technolgy Certified Agent program.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Contacts/Auto Email/Portal

This class covers everything about Matrix Contacts, setting up auto emails for contacts, and how you and your client can use the Portal.

This class is free for GFWAR MLS members and 25.00 for non-MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24-hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no show fee.

Course #33562
Provider #0390
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
Credit: 2 hours

This course is required for the Technology Certified Agent program.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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GRI: Contracts

GRI: Contracts To Closing

Location: GFWAR Main Office (2650 Parkview Dr.)

TAR Broadcast via VTEL Presentation
Course Provider: Texas Association of REALTORS
Provider# 0001
Course# 0333

Wednesday, August 21
Thursday, August 22
Wednesday, August 28
Thursday, August 29

Credit: 30 SAE hours or 9 non-legal CE hours

Topics include:
Legal Considerations
Residential Contract Forms
Contract Descriptions
Rights & Estates

Instructors: Michica Guillory & Candy Cooke

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:30 am - Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:00 pm
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Basic Matrix

This is a basic class for new agents and will meet the requirements for obtaining a login and password to MLS. It is also great as a refresher course for experienced agents. This course will cover the basics of using Matrix as well as an overview of the MLS Rules. This class is the same as the online video tutorial but in a classroom setting. You may bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device of choice, but it is not required. This class is free for GFWAR MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24-hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no-show fee. Contact Krystal Hromadka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


CE Provider 0390
Course #33560 
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
Credit: 2 hours

This class will cover the following topics:
MLS Rules and Regulations
Home page
My Matrix
Input Listing
Add Media: photos/documents/virtual tours
Edit listing data
Change status
Edit media
Basics of searching
Map search
Speedbar basics

This class meets the requirement for an elective for the Technology Certified Agent Program.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Realist Tax

Learn the ins and outs of Realist Tax. Create labels for marketing, learn how to customize searches, export results and customize grids.

This class is free for GFWAR MLS members and 25.00 for non-MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24 hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no-show fee.

Instructor: Cindy Hoover
2 CE hours 
Course# 35834
Provider 0390

This class is a required course for the Technology Certified Agent program.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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RPR

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) delivers on-the-go access to an all-encompassing real estate platform, available exclusively to REALTORS®, and offered at no additional cost. Easily accessed through desktop, iOS, and Android devices.

Instructor: Cindy Hoover

This course qualifies for an elective for the Technology Certified Agent program.

This class is free for GFWAR MLS members but there is a 25.00 charge if you fail to attend the class without 24 hr notice.

Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cloud Suite

Cloud CMA, Cloud Streams and Cloud MLX make it easy to create amazing reports and distribute listings, helping you win over more buyers and sellers! Please join us for this informative class on the Cloud Suite platform, including Cloud CMA, Cloud Streams and Cloud MLX. Learn how to create and customize CMA's for your sellers, how to setup listing alerts for your buyers. Additionally, we will cover how to setup and use the lead generation features of Cloud CMA and Cloud Streams.

This class qualifies for the Technology Certified Agent Program.

This class is free for GFWAR MLS members, 25.00 for non-MLS members, and a 25.00 no show fee applies if there is not a 24 hour notice of cancellation.

Provider# 0390
Course# 35835
Instructor: Kim Autry
Good for 2 CE hours

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Basic Transaction Desk

Learn the basics of using Transaction Desk. Enter a listing, start a transaction, digital signatures and more.

This is a required course for the TCA certification program.

Course# 33561
Provider 0390
Instructor: Kim Autry
Credit: 2 hours CE

This class is free for GFWAR MLS members, 25.00 for non-MLS members, and a 25.00 no show fee applies if there is not a 24 hour notice of cancellation.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Writing Effective Listing Descriptions

Get Noticed by Writing Effective Listing Descriptions

Location: GFWAR Main - 2650 Parkview Drive ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                 Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number              0001
Course Number               33474
CE CE Credit                  4 non-legal hours

Come examine the qualities of effective listing descriptions that correlate to a higher sales price and learn how to emulate this style. This includes learning the proper structure and style of a real estate description as well as today’s top six keywords and other phrases to write narrative descriptions and inspired titles that get noticed and motivate the right buyers to engage! Even the most experienced real estate professional can sharpen their writing skills in this class and expand their real estate vocabulary. This is a truly unique opportunity to improve on an important yet very difficult skill set.

Instructor: Abby Vasek

Thursday, September 05, 2019 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Basic Matrix

This is a basic class for new agents and will meet the requirements for obtaining a login and password to MLS. It is also great as a refresher course for experienced agents. This course will cover the basics of using Matrix as well as an overview of the MLS Rules. This class is the same as the online video tutorial but in a classroom setting. You may bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device of choice, but it is not required. This class is free for GFWAR MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24-hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no-show fee. Contact Krystal Hromadka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

CE Provider 0390
Course #33560 
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
Credit: 2 hours

This class will cover the following topics:
MLS Rules and Regulations
Home page
My Matrix
Input Listing
Add Media: photos/documents/virtual tours
Edit listing data
Change status
Edit media
Basics of searching
Map search
Speedbar basics

This class meets the requirement for an elective for the Technology Certified Agent Program.

Thursday, September 05, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Realist Tax

Learn the ins and outs of Realist Tax. Create labels for marketing, learn how to customize searches, export results and customize grids.

This class is free for GFWAR MLS members and 25.00 for non-MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24 hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no-show fee.

Instructor: Cindy Hoover
2 CE hours 
Course# 35834
Provider 0390

This class is a required course for the Technology Certified Agent program.

Thursday, September 05, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Current Building Materials & Architecture

Current Building Materials & Architecture for Agents

Location: GFWAR Main - 2650 Parkview Drive ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                 Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number              0001
Course Number               33475
CE Credit                        4 non-legal hours

Elevate your salesmanship by increasing your knowledge of architecture and current building materials. This class studies architectural elements (inside & out) and traditional styles that help to define today’s Post-Modern, Neo-Eclectic era of architecture. We dive into current trends and the pros & cons of certain building materials and techniques being used in new construction and home improvement projects. Learn what updates have the greatest ROI and how to modify and improve an outdated home. Agents report leaving this course feeling more equipped to make recommendations for home improvements and more capable of identifying styles of architecture, as well as benefits and features of the homes they represent. Whether you’re a Buyer’s or a Seller’s Agent, the more you know about your ‘product’, the better you can sell it!

Instructor:  Abby Vasek

Thursday, September 05, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Real Estate & LinkedIn 101

Real Estate and LinkedIn 101

Location:  GFWAR Main- 2650 Parkview Drive ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                 Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number              0001
Course Number               36586
CE Credit                        2 non-legal hours

This course is designed to expose the real estate professional to the next level of business development and client-base building opportunities available via social networking sites. Focusing on LinkedIn, the largest professional network, agents will learn what LinkedIn is and how to deploy it. The course will discuss the network's application to the real estate industry, what makes this site so popular, and how effectively using LinkedIn can grow a business and expand a client base. Agents will be able to use this tool to prospect for new clients and as a contact management system for current/past clients and business partners.

This course was developed specifically for real estate license holders who are using social media as a way to market their products and services or have already embraced social media at an introductory level. The course will build upon their existing knowledge of using LinkedIn and the guidelines for appropriate use related to real estate transactions, marketing and listing of properties.

Instructor:  Tina Wilcher

Friday, September 06, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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zipForm

Learn how to setup and use the features of ZipForm Plus, including: creating new and editing existing transactions, emailing contracts to clients, working with templates, and importing MLS data. Additionally, we will cover electronic signature integration, with DocuSign, Digital Ink, and zipForm Mobile's own TouchSign platform.

This course meets the requirement for an elective for the Technology Certified Agent Program.

This class is free for GFWAR MLS members, 25.00 for non-MLS members, and a 25.00 no show fee applies if there is not a 24 hour notice of cancellation.

Provider# 0390
Course #35836
Instructor: Kim Autry
Credit: 2 hours CE

Monday, September 09, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Google Tools

This course will help real estate agents utilize Google as a business tool to generate new listings as well as market themselves to potential clients. Mobility and responding quickly to client inquiries is key for today’s real estate professional. The course will introduce the license holder to the various Google apps available to make their mobile devices into a complete mobile office. They will also learn how to use Gmail to customize contacts and manage calendars and documents all from the cloud.

This is a free class for GFWAR members, 25.00 for non-members, and there is a 25.00 no show fee without a 24-hour cancellation.

This class meets the elective requirement for the Technolgy Certified Agent program.

Provider# 0390
Course #35837
Instructor: Kim Autry
Credit: 2 hours CE

Monday, September 09, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Open Houses

Open Houses

Location: GFWAR Main - 2650 Parkview Drive ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                 Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number              0001
Course Number               32833
CE Credit                        3 non-legal hours

This is a comprehensive course on how to plan, promote, and perform highly successful open house events. It’s a week-long project with loads of tips to increase traffic and create excitement around a listing. Relevance: For many consumers, this is their first face-to-face meeting of a license-holder. This course will assist in making that first impression a good one, and perhaps get a property sold!

Instructor: Jodi Sherretts

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Matrix Tips & Tricks

Learn all of the best tips and tricks of what Matrix MLS has to offer you.

Provider# 0390
Course #35838
Instructor: Kim Autry
Credit: 2 hours CE

This course qualifies as an elective for the TCA program.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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MLS Rules and Regulations

Learn about MLS Rules and Regulations and how to avoid fines and penalties. This course covers the current MLS Rules and Regulation.


This class is free for GFWAR MLS members and 25.00 for non-MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24-hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no-show fee.

Course #33563
Provider #0390
Instructor: Kim Autry
Credit: 2 hours CE

This course is a required course for the Technology Certified Agent Program.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Real Estate Safety Matters

Real Estate Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business

Location: GFWAR Main - 2650 Parkview Drive ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                  Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number               0001
Course Number                32557
CE Credit                         3 non-legal hours

Every year real estate professionals are threatened, robbed or assaulted while performing routine duties like showing a property or conducting an open house. This course will discuss what precautions to take when meeting with customers and clients during the Listing and Buyer Agreement presentations. How to identify potential risk areas and situations to avoid, thereby reducing the exposure to becoming a crime victim during the course of normal business activity. The information provided will increase awareness and provide another level of security protocol to help keep the real estate professional and their client safe.

The license holder will learn how to assess risk in their current practice and create safety systems, scripts, and tools for listing appointments, showing a property, and conducting open houses. They will also learn how to protect personal and electronic information online, in the cloud, and on social networks. As a practical resource, this course offers easy-to-remember strategies for real estate professionals to conduct business and avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Instructor: Tina Wilcher

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Triple Your Repeat & Referral Business

Triple Your Repeat & Referral Business

Location: GFWAR Main- 2650 Parkview Drive ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number             0001
Course Number              34998
CE Credit                       2 non-legal hours

The goal of this course is to provide real estate professionals with the information needed to build their repeat and referral business by building trust in customers, clients, and fellow agents. Agents will learn how to work leads, to generate more leads, transition from passively accepting occasional referrals to a pro-active referral mindset, and make the connection between their “brand” and referral success. Participants will walk away with practical and applicable information that they can immediately begin to implement in their business model.

Instructor: Sharon Jenkins

Monday, September 16, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat

GRI: Marketing

GRI-Marketing: Business Skills

Location: GFWAR Main (2625 Parkview Drive, 76102) This course is 4 days long, September 19 & 20 and 26 & 27

TAR Broadcast via VTEL Presentation
Course # 0557
Provider # 0520
Credit: 30 hours SAE credit, 10 hours non-legal CE credit

Wednesday, September 18
Thursday, September 19
Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, September 26
All Days 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Topics include: seller services, buyer services, technology, and environment & green building.

Instructors: Gary Nordling & TBA

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:30 am - Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:00 pm
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SCR Commercial Summit

September 24 & 25 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | GFWAR Auditorium

Planned with commercial real estate license holders in mind, this conference provides vital information including current developments, important legal issues, and the economic setting with trends and projections for the Fort Worth area. Included in the summit will be 10 TREC elective credits and the required TREC Legal Update 1 & 2 courses.
 
Cost: $200 for SCR members and $225 for non-SCR members if registered by Monday, September 16, 2019. Reservations received after the registration deadline will be charged $225 for SCR members and $250 for non-SCR members.

TREC Approval Pending

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:00 am - Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:00 pm
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Advanced Matrix

This is an advanced class for experienced agents who already know how to search and do all the basic functions of Matrix. Please bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device of choice. This class is free for GFWAR MLS members and 25.00 for non-MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24-hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no-show fee.  Contact Krystal Hromadka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

This is a two-hour course that will cover the following topics:
    Detailed Map Searches
    Saved searches
    Contacts
    Auto emails
    Portal
    Carts
    Displays/Custom Displays
    Hotsheets
    CMA overview
    Stats overview
    Speedbar/Speedbar saved searches

Course# 32065
Provider# 0390
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
Credit: 2 hours

This is a required course for the Technolgy Certified Agent program.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Contacts/Auto Email/Portal

This class covers everything about Matrix Contacts, setting up auto emails for contacts, and how you and your client can use the Portal.

This class is free for GFWAR MLS members and 25.00 for non-MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24-hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no show fee.

Course #33562
Provider #0390
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
Credit: 2 hours

This course is required for the Technology Certified Agent program.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat

RPR

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) delivers on-the-go access to an all-encompassing real estate platform, available exclusively to REALTORS®, and offered at no additional cost. Easily accessed through desktop, iOS, and Android devices.

Instructor: Cindy Hoover

This course qualifies for an elective for the Technology Certified Agent program.

This class is free for GFWAR MLS members but there is a 25.00 charge if you fail to attend the class without 24 hr notice.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Legal Update I

Title: TREC Legal Update I
Course # 33197
Provider: Gr. Fort Worth Association of REALTORS
Provider# 0390
Credit: 4 Legal CE hours

Did you know that as a license holder you have ethics requirements for engaging in the real estate business? Perhaps you also belong to a trade association for the real estate business that has a code of ethics and you see that as a requirement for engaging in the business. The law and the various trade association codes of ethics are similar yet not identical. There is more to your requirements than a trade association expectation. The course covers the requirements Texas law places upon all license holders regarding ethics and conduct when facilitating a real estate transaction.

Instructor: Jim Engstrom (TREC#1633)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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GRI: Brokerage

GRI Real Estate Brokerage

Location: GFWAR Main office (2650 Parkview Dr.)

TAR Broadcast via VTEL Presentation
Provider: Texas Association of REALTORS
Provider# 0001
Course# 0778

Wednesday, October 16
Thursday, October 17
Wednesday, October 23
Thursday, October 24
4 Days of Class

Credit: 30 SAE hours or 9 non-legal CE hours

Topics include:
Professional Standards
Policies & Procedures
Brokerage and Agency Relationships
Business Development

Instructors: Jodi Sherretts & Candy Cooke

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:30 am - Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:00 pm
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Legal Update II

Title: TREC Legal Update II
Course# 33198
Provider: Gr. Fort Worth Association of REALTORS
Provider# 0390
Credit: 4 Legal CE hours

Did you know that as a license holder you have ethics requirements for engaging in the real estate business? Perhaps you also belong to a trade association for the real estate business that has a code of ethics and you see that as a requirement for engaging in the business. The law and the various trade association codes of ethics are similar yet not identical. There is more to your requirements than a trade association expectation. The course covers the requirements Texas law places upon all license holders regarding ethics and conduct when facilitating a real estate transaction.

Instructor: Jim Engstrom (TREC#1633)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

New Home Sales Agent Certification

HomesUSAAlliance 2-Day Certification hosted at the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors

The Alliance is proud to announce its 2-Day New Home Sales Agent Certification Program. To qualify for the HomesUSAAlliance New Home Sales Agent Certification, agents must complete all six (6) CE courses, which cost $165 for all six (6) courses. Courses do not need to be taken in any specific order and can also be taken as individual courses. Invest your time wisely and register for our 2-day session today!

Click here to register.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:00 am - Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:30 pm
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Realtor Launch

Course Name:  REALTOR® Launch

**Early bird deadline: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Location: GFWAR Main- 2650 Parkview Drive (76102)
LIVE Presentation

Course Date(s):    
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 (8:30 AM - 05:00 PM)
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 (8:30 AM - 05:00 PM)
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 (8:30 AM - 05:00 PM)
Friday, Nov 8, 2019 (8:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

Provider Name:  Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number:  0001
Course Number:  0537
Credit: 30 SAE credits

Course Description:
**Take before the GRI Designation** - In this intense class, you will gain insight on how to handle your transactions.
This program will include tools such as:
•prospecting
•creating business opportunities
•understanding buyer and seller expectations
•your role throughout the real estate transaction
Insight into other roles by subject matter experts such as Appraisers, Inspectors, Insurance Agents, Lenders, Title Companies, etc. will also be made available throughout the program. You will have hands-on, interactive experience to help you with your business before you even have business.

Instructor:  Shannon Ashkinos

Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:30 am - Friday, November 01, 2019 5:00 pm
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Broker Responsibility

Provider: Gr. Fort Worth Association of REALTORS
Provider# 0390
Course# 35367
Credit: 6 elective CE hours

The purpose of this course is to address the regulatory aspects of the management, operation and supervision of a real estate brokerage firm in Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of the law of agency, planning and organization of business entities, requirements for written policies and procedures, records retention and control, advertising, recruitment and training of agents, and the anatomy of a complaint filed with Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

Section 535.2 of the TREC Rules requires a broker who sponsors salespersons, a designated broker of a business entity, and a licensee who is a delegated supervisor of one or more licensees (for 6 months or more during the supervisor’s current license period), to complete this 6-hour broker responsibility course to renew a license. Any licensee may take this course. Additionally, a sponsoring broker may, by policy, require certain licensees and employees to take this course.

Instructor: Jim Engstorm

Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

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