- Green REsource Council Info
- Earning NAR's Green Designation
- Green Course Information
- For Members
- Green Resources
"REALTOR®" is a registered membership mark and a valuable asset for each member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. To maintain the value of the term REALTOR® it is important that it be used properly and only in ways which identify individuals as members of NAR. To assist members in doing this, NAR has created a set of rules to guide members in the proper use the terms REALTOR® and REALTORS®. These rules are based upon the provisions of NAR's Bylaws, including the following:
ARTICLE V, SECTION 7, BYLAWS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Except as specifically otherwise provided in this Article, use of descriptive words or phrases in connection with the term REALTOR®, REALTORS® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® is expressly prohibited.
These rules integrate with the standards established by the Green REsource Council to form the following:
MISUSE OR UNAUTHORIZED USE IS A VIOLATION OF YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION'S BYLAWS AND/OR THE CODE OF ETHICS AND CAN SUBJECT YOU TO SANCTIONS.
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®. (Exception: Real estate practitioners whose only office is outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, or Guam do not have to belong to NAR.)
Annual membership renewal for Green REsource Council members is $99. This amount will be prorated after the first year.
Any Designation Candidate or NAR Green Designee who allows his/her GREEN membership to lapse for three months after his/her membership expiration date will be subject to a $50 reactivation fee, in addition to the prorated amount for the current year’s membership renewal.
If a Candidate* for NAR’s Green Designation lets his/her membership lapse for two or more years after his/her expiration date without completing NAR’s Green Designation in full, he/she will need to retake NAR’s Green Designation courses before being awarded the designation.
If an NAR Green Designee** fails to renew his/her membership with the Green REsource Council for three years or longer after their membership expiration date, it will result in said Designee having to take/repeat Green 100 and Green 200. He/She will not be required to take/repeat Green 300.
*The term “Candidate” refers to any person eligible to receive NAR’s Green Designation who has completed two of the three required courses of the Designation Program requirements.
** The term “Designee” refers to any person eligible to receive NAR’s Green Designation who has completed all required course work and administrative steps. This member will receive full designation benefits.