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.

Online CEU approved classes
Interested in gaining RI CEU credits through online training?  Check out our partners’ offerings: CE Shop, McKissock

Lunch ‘n Learns
Our popular lunch ‘n learn series is back beginning with Home Staging tips with Salt & Pine on 4/21/22 at our office in Lincoln.  Members register via the member portal.  Registration is NOW open for our 5/20 offering: Best Photography practices for your listing with Chopy Media.  Both from Noon – 1:30 pm with complimentary lunch served and attendees must adhere to our Code of Conduct.

REALTOR® Code of Ethics classes
Starting 1/1/22, we will begin the 7th cycle (1/1/22 – 12/31/24). Only REALTOR® Code of Ethics classes offered by their local Association, the State Association or the National Association will be accepted for this membership obligation per NAR.  Approved classes include:  GPBOR 11/17/22 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm   OR 3 online options marked “NAR ethics” on  or  2 online options through  or  RI Assoc. of REALTORS®  or  National Assoc. of REALTORS®.

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 4/30/2022.  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 in February so keep your email address current with the RI DBR.  What’s new for 2022?  All licensees must complete 3 hours of Fair Housing Education.