Only NAR-authorized instructors can teach the Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) class. To become an authorized instructor, you need to meet all of the requirements; complete the instructor application and reference forms; and take both the EAH class and the Train the Trainer session.
If you are approved to become an instructor after the Train the Trainer, you will pay a $100 instructor fee and sign the Instructor's Agreement. Once these steps are completed, you will be authorized to teach the class for a two-year term.
Here are the steps to become an EAH instructor:
1. Meet the Requirements
Make sure you meet these requirements before submitting your application as applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered for review.
- A minimum of two years of experience as a real estate professional, particularly in listing and sales.
- Significant teaching experience especially in training real estate professionals.
- Experience in workforce housing or employer-assisted housing.
- Experience speaking to a medium to large size group.
- Experience meeting with an employer or organization to discuss EAH benefits.
2. Take the Employer-Assisted Housing Class
You need take the EAH class within six months of the Train the Trainer session. If you have taken the EAH class over six months ago, you will need to take the EAH class again. The EAH class will be offered both at NAR's Annual Conference and May Midyear Meetings so if you have not taken the EAH class prior to the Train the Trainer session, you can attend the EAH class at this time.
3. Complete the Application
You need to submit the Instructor Application (550 KB) and two references using the Reference Form (548 KB). A resume outlining how you meet the requirements needs to be attached to the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered or reviewed.
NAR staff will review the applications. Applicants who are approved will then need to attend a Train the Trainer session. Staff will notify applicants whether they have been approved about 8 weeks before the upcoming Train the Trainer session.
Note: The instructor application process is competitive, and individuals who complete an application are not guaranteed a spot in the Train the Trainer session.
4. Attend a Train the Trainer Session
You need to successfully complete a Train the Trainer session. The Train the Trainer is an all-day session and usually held twice a year at NAR's mid-year and annual conferences. The morning session focuses on general teaching and presentation concepts. If you have attended an ITI training, you may not need to attend the morning session.
The morning session will be followed by a break-out session that covers the instructor's responsibilities and where students will give a teaching demonstration from the EAH Class. You will need to prepare for this presentation by reviewing the instructors materials which will be sent to you several weeks before the training.
5. Join the EAH Class Online Communities
You are required to join the EAH class online community for instructors after you are approved to become an instructor. NAR will announce news and updates via the online community. You will also be able to network with other instructors, share your class and training experiences and seek out suggestions and recommendation. You will also be encouraged to join the online community for students. NAR posts EAH and workforce housing news and resources here.
6. Pay the Instructor Fee & Execute the Instructor Agreement
The Instructors Agreement sets forth the instructor requirements, terms, and related expectations NAR has established. You must indicate your acceptance of this agreement by signing and returning it to NAR upon successful completion of the Train the Trainer Class. You will need to pay the $100 instructor fee first before you receive the Instructor Agreement.
Instructor Term Renewal
If you are approved to become an authorized EAH instructor, you will be authorized to teach the EAH class for two years. Your term can be renewed for another two years provided you teach at least one class during your two-year term and teach at least one class every two years; continue to meet the instructor requirements; complete the Instructor Renewal Agreement; and pay the $50 renewal fee.
Your new term will be renewed for an additional two years beginning with the date your current term ended. If you pay the fee and/or send in your Instructor Renewal Agreement late, your new term will still begin from when your current term ended.
If you do not meet these requirements, your instructor status will become "inactive" and you will not be able to teach the EAH class. If you want to become an "active" instructor again and teach the class, you will need to complete the Reauthorization Instructor Application and, if approved, take the EAH Class and Train the Trainer Session.
Authorized EAH class instructors are listed on Realtor.org and will be able to teach the EAH class anywhere the class is offered by an authorized sponsor. Community & Political Affairs Training Sponsors hold the EAH classes and hire the instructors. You will be eligible to receive compensation for the training you provide. The instructor fee is negotiated between you and the sponsor.
You will probably need to market both yourself and the EAH class to sponsors. You may want to encourage your local or state REALTOR® association to become a sponsor and hold a class. NAR will provide you with materials to market the EAH class. The online community will also provide you with a resource to help you promote the EAH class.
For more information, contact or call Holly Moskerintz at email@example.com or 202-383-1157.