To provide its members with the tools and expertise to build their business and better serve clients, the National Association of REALTORS® and The CE Shop, Inc., have entered into a partnership to provide continuing education for REALTORS® taking online designation and certification courses at REALTOR® University’s School of Professional Development & Continuing Education.
Continuing education is now available in 20 states across the country for several courses including some of NAR’s most popular certifications and designations, which include ABRR, GREEN, SRESR, AHWD, BPOR, e-PROR, SFR, and RPRT. According to NAR, these programs help REALTORS® serve the unique needs of their clientele, including first-time homebuyers, seniors, consumers interested in green building practices, and buyers and sellers involved in foreclosures and short sales. The CE Shop and NAR are currently in the process of securing continuing education for additional states in the U.S.
“REALTORS® bring value to their clients, and continuing education is just one example of how they do that,” says NAR President Moe Veissi. “These courses encourage REALTORS® to strengthen their skills while offering them a chance to stay up-to-date with their designations, certifications and state-mandated continuing education hours. Meanwhile, homebuyers and sellers can rest assured they are working with a professional who has exceptional real estate knowledge and experience.”
As an added member benefit, the courses being offered are approved for continuing education credit at no additional cost. The REALTOR® University School of Professional Development & Continuing Education offers over 400 hours of online education and professional development courses through Learning Library Inc. and is the exclusive provider of courses leading to NAR’s official designations and certifications.
REALTOR® University also has received approval to operate from the Illinois Board of Higher Education and has submitted an application for degree-granting authority to the Board. REALTOR® University will be applying for candidacy for accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Information about NAR is available at www.realtor.org.