November is NAR’s Designation Awareness Month

The following information is provided by the NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Development.

Each year in November, the National Association of REALTORS®—in partnership with its Institutes, Societies, and Councils—encourages members to focus on their professional education and seek additional credentials.

Get a 20% Discount in November on Online Courses

To celebrate NAR’s Designation Awareness Month, in November all online designation and certification courses offered through the Center for REALTOR® Development will be 20% off their regular pricing.

A key benefit of our online courses is that continuing education (CE) credits are also offered seamlessly and at no additional charge to the online student. Browse the online courses at the Center for REALTOR® Development that offer CE credits using this interactive map.

 Why Earn Official NAR Designations and Certifications?

In today’s rapidly changing real estate landscape, professional education is the best way to stay ahead of the competition. Successful agents make sure to keep current on emerging issues, technology, changing legalities, and other aspects of real estate. NAR’s designation and certification courses offer this knowledge.

What Education Does NAR Offer?

NAR and its affiliated organizations offer a wide variety of education and credentials for real estate professionals. Four of these organizations focus predominantly on residential real estate (REBAC, RRC, REBI, and WCR). The others focus on specialized real estate markets or activities such as commercial real estate practice and investment, property management, land brokerage, and advisory services.

In total, there are twenty-six NAR credentials. Each of these individual programs have their own web sites accessible through the link above which list requirements, benefits, and fees or dues.

In addition to these credential-focused education programs, NAR also offers an accredited and fully-online Master of Real Estate (MRE) graduate-level program, Code of Ethics Training, and the Leadership Academy.

For a comprehensive listing of all educational opportunities available from NAR, see here.


NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Development is an online platform devoted to lifelong learning, career advancement, and specialized credentials for real estate professionals. Its educational offerings provide REALTORS® with the expertise to build their businesses, better serve clients, and differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace. We primarily offer coursework that leads to official NAR designations and certifications from across NAR and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils. For more information see our web site at onlinelearning.realtor and our digital catalog.

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