FAQs

I'm ready to get started with my coursework. Where do I start?

Start by visiting Training4RE.com. From there, you can choose your courses for NAR Green Day 1 and NAR Green Day 2. Please complete the courses in order. Also please remember that the courses must be taken within one year of each other to be counted toward NAR's Green Designation. You will not be charged a membership fee with the Green REsource Council during this first calendar year.

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Are NAR's Green Designation courses available near me?

Classroom courses are offered through the REBAC network of licensed course providers, which includes REALTOR® associations, proprietary schools, and national franchises. Live courses are available in most states, but we do not currently guarantee live course offerings in each state. Please be patient when looking for a live course offering, and keep checking Training4RE.com – more course offerings are added daily!
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Are NAR's Green Designation courses available online?

NAR Green Day 1 and NAR Green Day 2 will be available online at REALTOR® University in April, 2016. Online courses will be offered individually (if you only need one course) and at a bundle pricing (if you wish to take the entire designation online).

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How much are the online courses?

Each course's suggested retail price is $149. We will be offering a bundle price online that will include both courses for the reduced price of $250. Please check with your course provider to determine if any discounts apply for the live course offerings.

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I purchased my NAR Green Designation courses online – how long do I have to complete them?

You have one year from the time of purchase to access and complete your online courses. In that time, you may log in and out of your account as many times as you like, and complete the courses when it is convenient for you. If you have questions or experience technical difficulties while taking an online course, please contact Learning Library Support with REALTOR® University at 877.762.9322 x222.

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Do NAR's Green Designation courses count toward continuing education credit?

Yes, the courses are eligible for continuing education credit. Please check with your provider (classroom courses) or REALTOR® University (online courses) on how many credits are available.

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Does NAR recognize any other certification or designation programs related to green properties and practices?

No. Unfortunately we are not able to accept other programs for credit toward NAR's Green Designation. Please contact the GRC with questions.

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I have substantial education and/or experience in green real estate and green building. Can I test out of all the educational requirements of NAR's Green Designation?

While we are thrilled so many individuals bring considerable education and experience as prospective students for NAR's Green Designation program, it is not possible to test out of the education requirements for the program. We need to guarantee that everyone who earns NAR's Green Designation and distinguishes himself or herself as a NAR Green Designee has the same core or baseline education from the National Association of REALTORS®. As you know, NAR's Green Designation is the only training program for real estate agents conferred and endorsed by NAR. It is therefore essential that all students complete course training from NAR.

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When am I awarded NAR's Green Designation?

To be awarded NAR's Green Designation, you must have taken and passed NAR Green Day 1 and NAR Green Day 2, submitted your application and all applicable certificates of completion, and had those documents approved by the Green REsource Council. You must also be a member in good standing with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the Green REsource Council to earn and maintain this designation. You will be notified by the Green REsource Council via email when you have achieved NAR's Green Designation.

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How do I maintain NAR's Green Designation?

To earn and maintain NAR’s GREEN designation, you must continue your membership with both the Green REsource Council and the National Association of REALTORS®. Any Designation Candidate or NAR Green Designee who allows his/her GREEN membership to lapse for three months (90 days) after his/her membership expiration date will be subject to a $50 reactivation fee, in addition to the current year’s membership renewal amount. Should your Green REsource Council membership lapse without payment for more than three (3) years, you will need to retake NAR’s Green Designation Courses before reinstating your NAR Green Designation.

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I've completed my green coursework. When can I gain access to the member services portion of GreenREsourceCouncil.org and begin marketing?

You may only call yourself an NAR Green Designee and use NAR's Green Designation when you have been informed by the Green REsource Council via email that your application has been approved and you have been awarded NAR's Green Designation. You will then receive login instructions for the members portion of the website, which contains marketing materials, logos, numerous web-based resources, the latest news and industry information, and a searchable network of other NAR Green Designees.

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Do I have to be a member of NAR to be a member The Green Resource Council?

Yes, all members of NAR's Green REsource Council must also be active members of the National Association of REALTORS®, with the exception of real estate practitioners whose only office is outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, or Guam. These members do not need to join NAR.

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