How to Get NAR's Green Designation

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NAR's Green Designation is also available online through REALTOR® University. Visit Online Learning.REALTOR to purchase the courses online.

To obtain and use NAR’s Green Designation, three (3) requirements must be fulfilled:

  1. Complete the following courses and pass each exam with a score of 80 percent or higher;
    1. NAR Green Day 1: The Resource-Efficient Home - Retrofits, Remodels, Renovations, and New Home Construction
    2. NAR Green Day 2: Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource-Efficient Home
  2. Submit the member application for NAR’s Green Designation with proof of completion for all course requirements and proof of your REALTOR® membership.
  3. Maintain active and good membership status with the Green REsource Council and the National Association of REALTORS®.

Your Green REsource Council membership begins upon being conferred with NAR's Green Designation, providing you with editions of The REsource – our monthly eNewsletter. If you are an active member in NAR or an International member, your first year of membership is free. Your second year (starting one year after your membership starts) will reflect a pro-rated amount. Your third year and thereafter will require an annual renewal of $98.50 and an active membership with NAR to maintain and use the designation.

NAR's Green Designation counts as credit towards earning the following designations and certifications:

  • Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation

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