ECAR New Member Orientation
The requirement for new members to attend orientation can be found in the ECAR Bylaws as provided below*:
Orientation is held monthly on Zoom, usually on the second Tuesday of the month.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION AGENDA
ECAR Greeting & 3-Way Agreement
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Personal Safety for REALTORS®
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Code of Ethics
9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
MLS Cooperation, Rules & Regulations
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m – 3:40 p.m.
Antitrust & Fair Housing
3:40 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
*Article V, Section 3. Election. The procedure for election to membership shall be as follows:
(a) Applicants for REALTOR® membership shall be granted provisional membership immediately upon submission of a completed application form and remittance of applicable association dues and any application fee. Provisional members shall be considered REALTORS® and shall be subject to all of the same privileges and obligations of membership. Provisional membership is granted subject to subsequent review of the application by the Board of Directors. If the Board of Directors determines that the individual does not meet all of the qualifications for membership as established in the association’s bylaws, or, if the individual does not satisfy all of the requirements of membership (for example, completion of a mandatory orientation program) within 60 days from the association’s receipt of their application, membership may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, be terminated.
Article V, Section 4. New Member Code of Ethics Orientation. Applicants for REALTOR® membership and provisional REALTOR® members (where applicable) shall complete an orientation program on the Code of Ethics of not less than two hours and thirty minutes of instructional time. This requirement does not apply to applicants for REALTOR® membership or provisional members who have completed comparable orientation in another association, provided that REALTOR® membership has been continuous, or that any break in membership is for one year or less.
Failure to satisfy this requirement within 60 days of the date of application (or, alternatively, the date that provisional membership was granted), will result in denial of the membership application or termination of provisional membership.