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Education Outreach through AAR brings education classes to local areas around the state — take time for your professional development — build your network, sharpen your skills, increase your knowledge & increase your income. Many REALTORS® attribute success to their continued real estate education.

Code of Ethics Education Requirement — NAR

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within four-year cycle. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. The current four-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2016.

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Designations, Certifications & Societies

Broker University

Educational programs designed specifically for brokers and managers.

Certified Risk Management Specialist (rCRMS)

Earn this new certification and give your clients the utmost protection during their transaction.

Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

The 90-hour course of study meets the accreditation standards established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

NAR Designations & Certifications

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has nine affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils, and two certification programs. The ISCs provide a wide-ranging menu of programs and services to assist members in increasing skills, productivity and knowledge. Designations acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by each affiliated group upon completion of required courses. In addition, NAR offers two certification programs.

Property Management:  Certified Residential Property Manager (CRPM)

AAR ‘s newest certification program dedicated to property management offering property management classes that you can use for your real estate license renewal. This program was developed and designed to hone your knowledge and skills in topics that relate to your day to day business as a property manager. The curriculum was developed in concert with property management attorneys and long time property manager practitioners.  (this certification is not an NAR program)

The Property Management Bootcamp is a required course for those with less than 2 years of property management experience.  It can be used as an elective for those with more than 2 years of property management experience.

To earn the certification, students must complete all the required curriculum within two years of the first course taken and successfully pass the course exams.

Required Curriculum includes:

Topics covered in this program include:  property management bootcamp, accounting, contracts, agency, fair housing, agency, ethics, legal, disclosure, plus one elective course.  All classes are approved for c/e credit and 3 hours in length with the exception of the 6 hour Property Management Bootcamp.

Certification criteria:

  • Successful completion of the course requirements within two years of taking your first course
  • Complete and submit the CRPM Completion Form to AAR after your last class
  • Active membership in either NAR, NARPM, IREM, AMA

Note:  courses may be taken in any order.  All program approved courses taken within the prior two years will count towards the certification.

Recertification:  attend a free webinar annually to maintain the certification.  There is no certification dues.

Instructors include:  Sue Flucke, Denise Holliday, Mike Mulvena, Mike Mumford.

Upcoming Classes:

Property Management Bootcamp:

  • August 13, Tucson (in conjunction with Tucson Association of REALTORS)
  • September 25, Scottsdale (in conjunction with Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS)
  • October 27, SEVRAR (in conjunction with Southeast Valley Association of REALTORS)

The Anatomy of the AAR Property Management Agreement:

  • August 19, Elks Lodge, Tucson (in conjunction with NARPM Southern Chapter)

Complete List of Approved Courses:

T100:  Accounting (choose 1)
T101 Property Management Trust Accounting
T102 Advanced Property Management Trust Accounting
E100: Code of Ethics (choose 1)
B101 NARPM Code of Ethics
B102 NAR Code of Ethics & Property Management
L100:  Legal (choose 1)
L101 Arizona Landlord Tenant Act Part 1
L102 Case Studies in ALTA Part II
L103 Unlocking the Mysteries of ARTLA
F100:  Fair Housing  (choose 1)
F101 Accidential Fair Housing
F102 Fair Housing for the Property Manager
D100:  Disclosure  (choose 1)
D101 A Property Managers Duty to Disclose to the Public
D102 Property Management bootcamp – The Rules
D103 AAR’s Residential Lease Owner’s Property Disclosure Statement
C100:  Contract Law (choose 1)
C101 The Ins and Outs of the AAR Forms and Do I Haave to Use Them
C102 AAR Property Management Agreement
C103 The Anatomy of the Property Management Agreement
C104 The Anatomy of the AAR Lease Agreement
C105 Overview of the AAR Property Management Forms
C106 Property Management Bootcamp – The Risk
C107 Property Management: – AAR Forms & Legal Issues
A100:  Agency  (choose 1)
A101 TBD
E100:  ELECTIVES (choose 1)
E101 Will the Real Property Manager Please Stand Up (Propery Management Bootcamp)  (6 hour class)
E102 BMC For Property Managers
E103 Do It Right or Get the Heck out of Property Management
E104 3 P’s of Broker Audits
E105 How to Evict a Tenant Legally and Practical Application


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