As SAR resumes in-person events, our education offerings will be held in varying formats; in-person, hybrid, or online only. Classes are listed on this page, our calendar and our online education portal. Recorded webinars are also available. If you have any questions please contact our Education Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SAR is committed to providing you with outstanding, comprehensive real estate education. Top producing REALTORS® have discovered that a key element to their success is knowledge. By taking full advantage of over 85 different classes we offer annually, you will boost your level of productivity and skillfulness.
Among the myriad of programs our full–service Education Department offers are courses to enhance and update your skills, gain tools as a new agent, and become certified in a specific area of the industry.

Don’t hesitate to contact our education staff with questions regarding your renewal, a topic you wish to see presented, or any other education related issue. We’re here to help you become a more successful REALTOR®.

Education Staff

Judy Shrivastava
Director of Education & Graphic Services
(916) 437-1207
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Marcus Arroyo
Education Services Coordinator
(916) 437-1210
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SAR offers convenient ways for you to register for a class:

  • Register online using your email address »
  • Click the link in the calendar for the class you wish to attend. Complete the bottom registration portion of the flyer – including your credit card information – and fax to (916) 779–3945.

Do you want to take your real estate business to the next level?

The National Association of REALTOR® has a variety of designation and certification programs available to assist Members in increasing their real estate knowledge, professionalism and expertise. You may acquire REALTORS® designations or certifications online. Whatever method you use, earning a designation is an excellent way to accelerate your career.

Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)
E–Pro Certification
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Learn to Lead

In six short months, you can be one of our select Members to graduate from SAR’s Leadership Academy.

Participants gain exposure to a wide variety of SAR’s internal committees, forums, and charitable events while learning about the Association’s external partners like C.A.R., MetroList® and city and county government. Once you've completed the Academy, you will be well versed on Association operations and the role leaders play in propelling SAR into the future.

Gain new skills, confidence, friends and contacts while learning the inner workings of SAR and local government. While there is no charge, we do ask your commitment to the activities we have planned from April – December.

Participation Requirements

  • Submit an application describing your interest in the Academy
  • Attend monthly group training sessions
  • Participate in a special group project
  • Attend a variety of meetings and events from April through November

For more information on this exciting opportunity, contact Sam Sger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (916) 437-1208.

Real Estate Training Institute (RETI)

Each year Sacramento Association of REALTORS'® seasoned professionals offer their time, talent, and knowledge to provide new and returning REALTORS® with many of the basics they need to jump start their businesses. As an SAR Member, we encourage you to participate in this popular training series. You will meet other Members and learn some of the "tricks of the trade" from those who have years of practical experience.


  • Taught by seasoned SAR Members
  • Includes 9 half day courses
  • Great opportunity to network and learn from your peers
  • Receive a certificate of completion if you attend at least 7 classes

Broker Training Institute (BTI)

This series provides both REALTORS® and new brokers with the information they need to open a brokerage. Classes include writing a business plan, risk management, insurance concerns, sales and marketing, making your office BRE compliant, and training agents.

  • Taught by several seasoned SAR brokers
  • Includes 8–10 half day courses
  • Great networking resource

Websites to visit when renewing your license:

Online Ed

Duane Gomer, Inc.

Bureau of Real Estate

Online courses to increase your real estate knowledge:

National Association of REALTORS®

National Association of REALTORS®

California Association of REALTORS®

The purpose of the Sacramento Association of REALTORS® Academic Certificate of Excellence (ACE) Award is to recognize SAR Members who have met the approved education class criteria.

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