Education Policies

GAAR sponsors a variety of events and programs that support the professional development of members. Non-members are invited to attend programs approved by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission (NMREC) or the New Mexico Board of Real Estate Appraisers. A non-member registration fee may apply.


Attendees must pay a fee to attend some of the varied programs, events, or classes sponsored by GAAR.  In these cases, the registration process is not complete until payment is received.  If applicable, continuing education records (electronic files to NMREC and/or certificates to attendees) will be distributed only after payments have been processed.


Refunds will be offered in the following situations:

  1. If GAAR cancels a class.
  2. If the registrant cancels and notifies GAAR in writing (email acceptable), at least 2 business days in advance of the start date of the class.

Modifications to the full refund policy can be made to accommodate unique circumstances of an event or class (i.e. speaker imposes a significant cancellation penalty; registration fees are not collected by GAAR, etc.)  Modifications to the normal policy will be communicated to potential registrants.

Continuing Education Class Requirements

Classes offering CE will be administered in accordance with the New Mexico Real Estate Commission (NMREC) rules and Regulations.  Registrants are responsible for arriving by the start time of the class, signing the attendance roster, and conforming to all break periods (including lunch) as defined by the instructor.  Instructors determine time and duration of class breaks to ensure that the length of the class meets all NMREC requirements.  CE credits will not be provided to any person who does not meet the attendance requirements of the NMREC.

Classes will begin promptly at their scheduled times.  Those arriving more than 10 minutes after the scheduled start time may be allowed to attend the class, but will not be eligible to receive continuing education credit.

Class Cancellation

GAAR makes every effort to hold events and classes that are scheduled and promoted.  However, GAAR does reserve the right to cancel any class or program if circumstances necessitate this action.

Inclement Weather

In the event a class must be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather and time does not permit GAAR to notify registrants through email, a special message will be posted on the homepage of the GAAR website.  You may also check the status blog,, for information.

Requesting CE Certificate Reprints

GAAR transmits electronic files with continuing education records to the NMREC after each CE class.  GAAR also provides class participants, who have met all requirements of registration, payment, attendance, and the specific program, etc. with CE certificates.  It is the responsibility of the class participants to retain their CE certificates in a safe location.

Upon special request from the person who received the original CE certificate, GAAR will reprint certificates.  The fee for reprinting each certificate is $5.00.  Reprinted certificates will be available for pick-up at the REALTOR® Building, forty eight (48) business hours after the request has been received and acknowledged.