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Who is it for?

NAR's Green Designation is designed for agents looking to learn about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate.

What You Gain

  • Listing in the online Green directory
  • Customizable PowerPoint presentations
  • Exclusive Industry Webinars
  • The Green Resource Council’s electronic monthly newsletter
  • Promotional tools including:
    • Logos for print media and member Web sites
    • Postcard options
    • Marketing brochures for consumers and builders
    • Personalized press releases on a variety of topics
  • Access to a web-based print shop that allows designees to customize marketing pieces for the designation and have them printed on eco-friendly paper and sent directly to clients.
  • Membership in the Green Resource Council online community
  • Toolkits, guides, and other resources available through the members-only section of the Green Resource Council web site.

How to Earn It


  • Complete three courses, available online* or in a classroom setting:
    • Green 100: Real Estate for a Sustainable Future – Awareness and Comprehension
    • Green 200: The Science of Green Building – Research and Insight
    • Green 300: Greening Your Real Estate Business – Application Skills


  • You must pass an exam after each course with a score of 80% or better.

Professional Affiliation

  • Member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®


  • Submit application form after completing the three required classes and their accompanying exams.


  • Application fee
    • None
  • Dues
    • First year free, $98.50 per year after that

For more information, visit the Green REsource Council website.

*Course discount available through the REALTOR Benefits® Program.