Designations and Certifications give REALTORS® an opportunity to set themselves apart by increasing their proficiency in specific areas. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and other industry related associations offer a variety of programs for both commercial and residential agents. As defined by NAR:
About: Designations are specialized credentials for REALTORS®. Designations offer extensive benefits which are continually improved upon and expanded. For this reason, maintaining a designation requires annual dues and continued membership in NAR. Designations have specific core course and elective course requirements, both which may serve as approved education credits toward other NAR credentials.
About: Like designations, certifications are also specialized credentials for REALTORS®. The benefits they offer hold high value, but are not as extensive as those for designations. For this reason, maintaining a certification requires only an application fee and continued membership in NAR, but no annual dues. Certifications have specific course requirements which may serve as approved education credits toward other NAR credentials.
MCBOR LIFETIME EMERITUS APPLICATION
MCBOR REALTOR® members honored with Lifetime Emeritus status are welcome to attend all MCBOR events, and participate on committees in a non-voting capacity. The following criteria must be met in order to apply for this status:
A member of MCBOR who has retired from real estate, no longer having an active real estate license
-Has maintained their REALTOR® status continuously with NAR for a minimum of 30 years
-Has faithfully served MCBOR during their tenure as a MCBOR Member (min 10 years)
-Has notably contributed their time and efforts toward the aims and objectives of MCBOR
-Has attained the age of 65 years
The application below must be completed, reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors before lifetime emeritus status it was awarded. Please contact the board office with any questions.
pABRM Accredited Buyer Representative Manager
Geared toward real estate firm brokers, owners or managers who want to incorporate buyer representation into their daily practice. Designees have taken and passed both the ABR and ABRM course and provided documentation of past management experience. Offered through the National Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council, 430 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (800) 648-6224. www.REBAC.net
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
IREM offers individual credential programs for CPM Certified Property Manager, ARM Accredited Residential Manager, ACoM Accredited Commercial Manager and AMO Accredited Management Organization. Contact IREM at 312-329-6000. www.irem.org
CAI Certified Auctioneers Institute
The Certified Auctioneers Institute is the most prestigious designation awarded in the auction industry. For more information visit the National Auctioneers Association .
MAI Member Appraisal Institute
MAI professional membership designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation of commercial, industrial, residential, and other types of properties and advise clients on real estate investment decisions. Offered by the Appraisal Institute, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60611-1980, (312) 335-4100. www.appraisalinstitute.org
RLI Realtors Land Institute
RLI was established in 1944 as a trade association for REALTORS® who specialize in the brokerage of land. RLI members specialize in five land categories. Members may earn the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation. Contact 800/441-LAND (5263). www.rliland.com