Professional Development

GPBOR is a certified Real Estate School with the RI Department Business Regulation.  We offer educational programs both for credit and non-credit at our facility and on Zoom.  To see our schedule, click here.   All students must comply with our Code of Conduct for classes.  We reserve the right to remove anyone not complying.

Reasonable Accommodations
If any reasonable accommodation is needed to ensure equal access, service or participation and/or to request sign language and/or CART services for the deaf and hard of hearing, please contact the following person who Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® has designated to handle such requests and related inquiries:

Suzanne Silva, Chief Executive Officer
12 Breakneck Hill Road, Suite 100, Lincoln, RI 02865
Email:; Telephone:  401-274-8383

Designations & Certifications
Interested in any of the designations and certifications of the National Association of REALTORS® and online continuing education courses?  Click here to access or learn more about professional development options for GPBOR members.

 REALTOR® Code of Ethics classes

The 7th cycle for this member requirement is from 1/1/22 – 12/31/24.  There are a number of options for fulfilling this membership requirement:


May 16, 2024 – from 1-4 pm, EST, on Zoom

State and National Associations:

RI Assoc. of REALTORS® 

National Assoc. of REALTORS® (No charge, no CEU options, including a course for new members who have joined in the last year, a course for existing members and a course in Spanish)

Or the Commitment to Excellence certification during this time period.

Certified Schools with the RI Department of Business Regulation with an applied Ethics course:

CE Shop
Keep Me Certified
Real Estate Nexus Training Academy
RI School of Real Estate
Training Cove

Fair Housing
GPBOR will be offering 3 complimentary fair housing courses (on Zoom) to it is members, just in time for Fair Housing Month.  Approved for 3 RI Fair Housing Core hours, each:     
3/14/24 from 9am – Noon 
4/1/24 from 6-9 pm
4/23/24 from 1-4 pm

Doing Business Across State Lines:  RI, MA & CT
GPBOR will be offering this 2-hour CEU class in person at our office at 1169 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI, 02910, on May 14, 2024 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.  Click here to learn more or to register.

Municipal Zoning:  Past, Present and Future Reform
GPBOR will be offering this 1-hour CEU class on Zoom on 5/21/24 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Registration coming soon!

Real Estate License Renewals
RI real estate licensees must renew their license every 2 years.  For those who were licensed prior to 1/1/2020, be prepared to renew by 4/30/2024.  For those that were licensed after 1/1/2020, your license has an issue date on it, which is your “anniversary”.  You will renew your license every 2 years just prior to your anniversary date.  Renewal notices come via email from the RI Department of Business Regulation’s (DBR) Real Estate Division so keep your email address current with the RI DBR.  Effective 1/1/2022, all licensees must complete 3 hours of Fair Housing Education as part of their 24 hours of continuing education in order to renew.