Any person who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or a combination of both, for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS® is eligible before the new qualifications take effect in 2015.
2015 Changes: The criteria for becoming a REALTOR® Emeritus in 2015 will require at least one year of serving on a national committee, which includes serving as a Director, or serving as a Federal Political Coordinator (FPC). A provision allowing for state or local association service in lieu of national service for eligibility for National Emeritus status, was approved. This provision will be sunset after 2019.
Upon approval by the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS®, no further payment of dues is necessary to the National Association by the member association of which the REALTOR® Emeritus is a member.
The dues waiver does not take effect until the following 'dues season.' For example, members approved as Emeritus at the Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo or REALTORS® Conference & Expo meetings in 2014 would have their dues waived starting in 2015 since dues are due and owing by the local associations as of Jan. 1 each year.
REALTOR® Emeritus members are exempt from the Quadrennial Ethics Training requirement.
Waiver of dues by the local association and/or state association is at the discretion of those entities. A standard certification form (provided by NAR) is necessary to begin the approval process for a REALTOR® Emeritus candidate, which is to be filled out by the local association. Any available documentation that would provide reasonable substantiation of 40 years'; membership and committee service should be attached to the form.
After the conference, each REALTOR® Emeritus member will receive a congratulatory letter, certificate and 40-year REALTOR® Emeritus lapel pin. This packet will be sent to the association to present to their members.
Any application submitted after Apr. 2, 2014 will not be approved until November 2014.
- NAR REALTOR® Emeritus Application (must be filled out by association)
View the list of past REALTORS® Emeritus Recipients.
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