Mr. McGowan has earned the designation Certified Distance Education Instructor. We offer ARELLO-certified courses for Distance Learning and are approved for Distance Learning in Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Colin is a licensed Real Estate .Broker in the State of Maryland and is a Court-recognized expert witness in the laws and standards of practice pertaining to the fields of real estate and construction. As a consultant for the Eastern European Real Estate Property Foundation involved in the formalization and privatization of the real estate industry in that part of the world, Colin traveled to Europe frequently. In June 2010 Colin achieved CDEI certification status.

Well respected by his peers, Colin was awarded the Carroll County "Real Estate Educator" award and the Prince George's County Association of Realtors "Educator of the Year" award, and is a National Association of Realtors "Realtor Emeritus".

Staff Instructors
  • Andrew P. Taylor, Esquire
  • William Duncan Patterson, CCIM
  • David Stromberg, Real Estate Associate Broker
Our instructors have been carefully selected by the Frederick Academy for their expertise and ability to prepare sales associate and broker candidates for the real estate licensing examinations and to provide licensees with the most comprehensive and up-to-date continuing education.