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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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Events & Class Calendar

AAR offers classes to further your REALTOR® knowledge and training. View and Register for upcoming classes here.

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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)


“CFPB:  The New Closing Process” Course Trainers:

The following trainers attended an AAR Train the Trainer Program for this course which was developed in partnership with the Arizona State Escrow Association and the Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association:

Shannan Ade,

Leslie Banes,

Gary Brown,

Frank Dickens,

Christin Dockery,

Danette Earnest,

Holly Eslinger,

Evan Fuchs,

Ryan Halldorson,

Dale Hillard,

Rebecca Grossman,

Jon Kichen,

Laura Kovacs,

Anna Kruchten,

Marge  Lindsay,

Don Martin,

Laurie McDonnell,

Todd Menard,

Sherry Olsen,

Liz  Recchia,

Bridget Reynolds,

Bill Risser,

Gerry Russell,

Mary Sand,

Nancy Seago,

Jim Sexton,

Patti Shaw,

Fletcher Wilcox,

Eric Wright,



Rookie Resources – Start Smart Videos

Experienced & seasoned REALTORS® share their advice for success in this video series. Select from the videos below to get started and suceeding in real estate.