Effective January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2004, and for successive four year periods thereafter, each Realtor member of the association is required to complete quadrennial ethics training. Failure to satisfy this requirement will be considered a violation of a membership duty and you will be suspended until you complete the training. Please see below for the courses scheduled. If you’re unsure if you need to take the course or you are not sure if you are at the end of the four year period call the Board office.
On-Line Quadrennial Ethics Training - Residential & Commercial Practioners
Use the links below to access the on-line Quadrennial REALTOR® Ethics Training course developed by the National Association of REALTORS®. The course meets all learning objectives and criteria for the Quadrennial Ethics Training Policy. Now the on-line course offers the ability to customize the content for members working in either residential or commercial real estate. When registering you'll be asked to choose the appropriate course track, residential or commercial.
Each quarter the Board Office hosts a new member orienation program, from 9:00 - 4:30 p.m. The propgram covers association services, MLS and Board rules, contracts, forms, legal and environemntal issues and wraps up with a 2 1/2 hour session on the Code of Ethics. Seating is by invitation only, and only can be attended by applicants that have already submitted an application for membership. Please refer to the calendar of events below for scheduled times.
On-line New Member Ethics Training
This on-line course, developed by the National Assocation of REALTORS, meets all learning objectives and criteria for the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation Policy. While this course does satisfy the Quadrennial Training Requirement, all new agents must still attend the new member orientation program, which includes 2 1/2 hours of live instruction on the Code of Ethics.
Annually the Board offers a session for members interested in serving on the Professional Standards or Grienvance Committees. The training covers the ethics and arbitration process for volunteers and highlights examples from the inital filing of a complaint to the appeal prcess. All members are encouraged and welcome to attend.
Questions and Answers on Hot Topics
Appraisal Issues, New Reg Z and Tax Credit
Questions on the revised TILA Disclosure Requirements effective July 30, 2009 from Steve Ryan, MAR General Counsel and frequently asked questions received by the Berkshire Board Office, by Sandy Carroll.
Berkshire County Board of Realtors® -
99 West Street, Suite 200 Pittsfield, MA 01201-5845 413-442-8049 Sandra
J. Carroll, Chief Executive Officer - Sue
O'Brien, Member Services Admin - Kim Gritman, Office Clerk