New Member Orientation

CDAR offers New Member Orientation to all new and returning members of the association. Orientation has now returned to an in-person event. For CDAR Orientation, check-in begins at 8:30 AM and the session starts promptly at 9 AM, ending no later than 10:30 AM. We have designed the session to be informative and useful to your business. Orientation will include things that you need to be aware of, such as:

  • Introduction to CDAR Leadership and Staff
  • Find out what your membership gets you
  • MLS assistance and information
  • Products and services to build your business
  • …and more!

Prior to taking our New Member Orientation, you must also complete the mandatory NAR Online Ethics Training session for new members. You must complete this course prior to attendance of Orientation so that you can be officially sworn in as a REALTOR® member. You must also watch the following videos on Anti-Trust, Fair Housing, and NAR Bias Override.

Remember, all members are required to complete or show proof of orientation within 90 days of the date of application.

Upcoming Orientation Dates

CDAR New Member Orientation has returned to in-person attendance, and is held at the CDAR Office (44475 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260). Please note that for you to receive credit for our New Member Orientation, you MUST attend the full session. There will be no exceptions made to this requirement.

For a full list of our Orientation dates, please see the days, times, and links below:


Ahead of the New Member Orientation, there are a number of materials that we offer for the meeting. We ask that you review these documents ahead of your scheduled orientation.

CDAR Resources

C.A.R. Resources

NAR Resources