Professional Development

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Excelling with Professional Development

The REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) Real Estate School is dedicated to meeting the needs of our members by providing tools to succeed in a challenging and competitive marketplace.  PWAR is your partner offering you classes, seminars, work groups and the competitive advantage in working with our professional Affiliate partners in specialty areas such as; appraisals, property management, and commercial development. PWAR offers special designations throughout the year to further advance your career. PWAR is your resource for all your educational needs.

All classes in 2022 will be conducted via HYBRID (both in-person and video options available). If the minimum number of in-person attendees are not met, the school will have the right to move the class to 100% virtual.

Policy for Virtual Class Attendance:

Class will start promptly at Class Time.

Your video (camera) must be on/stay on, and you are visible, in order to qualify for class credit. If your video (camera) is not on, and you are not visible, you will not receive class credit. ( You are able to turn your camera off briefly to go to the restroom, grab coffee , water etc.- no more than 15 minutes during a class)

Driving during a virtual class is prohibited. If you are observed driving, you will be removed from the class automatically.

Test your internet video (camera) and audio connections before class by joining a test meeting at

To increase the clarity of the audio, you may want to use headphones or earplugs vs. the speakers on your device.

Be sure your device is plugged in so your battery doesn’t die midway through the class.

If you do experience technical issues (camera or audio not working only – not Zoom login) that you can’t quickly resolve, please contact Brandy (703-565-0036)

If you can’t resolve the technical issues of video or audio before the class starts, or are unable to log into the class, contact


A designation for REALTORS® is a major part of professional development.  With this in mind, PWAR offers a variety of educational opportunities with over 100 classes annually, including designation courses, such as:

GRI_largeThe Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) is a powerful tool to attract and build new business. It increases the skill level across the entire landscape of real estate with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process.


The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) is a skill that will help REALTORS® change the way they do business and cater to clients at every stage in the home buying process. This designation will gain a unique understanding of home buyers’ needs and how to best serve them, specialized information to stay on top of home buying issues and trends, and exclusive resources to share with clients and give a competitive edge.


The goal of Military Relocation Professional Certification Core Course is to educate real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs as sellers or buyers and take full advantage of military benefits and support. Students will learn how to provide the real estate services at any stage in the service member’s military career that meet the needs of this niche market and win future referrals.

Click here to view more designations & certifications being offered at PWAR.

Lunch & Learns

PWAR also offers monthly complimentary Lunch & Learn Series for members designed to broaden your knowledge and to stay updated on current changes. As always, these Lunch & Learns are free for our members with lunch provided and a topic provided by our Affiliate members.